Sheffield England World Cup star Harry Maguire announces birth of daughter

Sheffield-born England World Cup hero Harry Maguire and fiancee Fern Hawkins have announced the birth of their baby daughter.

Wednesday, 3rd April 2019, 14:42 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd April 2019, 15:24 pm

Miss Hawkins took to Instagram this morning to reveal the arrival of Lillie Saint Maguire - nine months after England beat Colombia in the World Cup.  

The couple, who have been dating for seven years, shared a picture of the newborn, with Harry, 26, writing: 'Welcome Lillie Saint Maguire,' after keeping the pregnancy a secret.

Harry McGuire and Fern Hawkins shared a picture of new daughter Lillie on Instagram. (Photo: Fern Hawkins/Instagram)

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Fern, 24, posted the same picture of the baby, as she held hands with new dad Harry, writing: 'A little project I have been working on for the past nine months.' 

The couple both come from Sheffield and got engaged in February 2018 after a seven year courtship.

The Leicester City star was one of the heroes of last summer’s World Cup which saw England progress to the semi-finals before defeat to Croatia.

Beginning his career in the youth ranks at Sheffield United before graduating to the first team in 2011. Mosborough-based Maguire scored against Sweden in the quarter finals.

After the game, he poked fun at a snap that showed him chatting to Fern, as she stood on the side lines and took to Twitter to post the snap with the caption: 'Can you ask the neighbours to put the bins out on Monday? We're not going home just yet.'