Liverpool veteran James Milner has been made an Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to football and to charity.
Milner was presented with the honour by Prince William in the investiture ceremony on Tuesday, before sharing a laugh with one another.
The midfielder has spent two decades in the top flight and has won every domestic trophy there is to win at club level, including the Premier League title with both Manchester City and his current club Liverpool.
Milner then added a Champions League trophy to his collection during the 2018-19 campaign after Jurgen Klopp’s side overcame Tottenham in their Madrid final.
He would go on to add a UEFA Super Cup winner’s medal the following season, as well as a FIFA Club World Cup.
James Milner (right) is made a Member of the Order of the British Empire by Prince William
Liverpool midfielder Milner, 37, shares a joke with the Prince of Wales during the ceremony
Milner proudly shows off his MBE honour at Windsor Castle following Tuesday’s ceremony
Milner won the Premier League title with both Manchester City and his current club Liverpool
The 37-year-old also won the Champions League with Liverpool in the 2018-19 campaign
Milner’s versatility has seen him deployed in many different positions on the football pitch and is often used in some of the most taxing positions on the pitch in the heart of midfield and as a left back.
And despite turning 37 last month, Milner has shown he can still hold his own at the top tier with his fitness and professionalism seen as a benchmark for many of his peers.
And Milner isn’t the only footballer to be honour at Tuesday’s special investiture ceremony.
Mike Summerbee, star of the Manchester City side of the 1960s and 70s, was made an OBE for services to football and to charity.
The 80-year-old, who made 357 league appearances for City, helped the club win the First Division in 1967-68 campaign before going on to secure the FA Cup, League Cup, Cup Winners’ Cup and Charity Shield in the following years.
Mike Summerbee (right), star of the Man City side of the 1960s and 70s, is awarded his OBE
Summerbee is a regular at City matches, home and away, in his role as a club ambassador
He remains one of the most popular City figures after all of his many career achievements
Summerbee remains one of City’s most popular former players and still attends every City home and away game as an ambassador for the club.
He spoke about his love for the Etihad outfit in an exclusive interview with Sportsmail last month.
Sophie Ingle, captain of the Wales women’s football team, was also made an OBE for services to football.
Chelsea midfielder Ingle has more than 100 international appearances to her name, and was part of the Great Britain squad at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.
Sophie Ingle, captain of the Wales women’s football team, was also made an OBE on Tuesday
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