The 24-year-old was called up to the Three Lions squad for the games against Malta and Slovakia but had to settle for a place on the bench.
However, he played on the left side of a three-man defence as Gareth Southgate’s men ended their qualification campaign in Vilnius.
It was a winning start for the former Hull man, who moved to the King Power Stadium in the summer following the Tigers' relegation to the Championship, and Maguire admitted it put the seal on a topsy-turvy few months in his career.
"It’s been a great year for myself," he told the Mirror. "An up-and-down one with Hull getting relegated, then signing for Leicester.
"It’s a dream come true to make my debut for England. It’s something I always wanted to do as a young boy and I’m sure there’s thousands and thousands of kids who dream and wake up every morning thinking that’s what they want to be. I feel very proud and very privileged."
Qualification for the 2018 World Cup is now in the bag but England face two huge challenges in November’s friendlies against Germany and Brazil, and the Sheffield-born ace is hoping for another taste of the action.
"Playing week in, week out in the Premier League is massive. You’re coming across the best players in the world in probably the best league in the world," he added.
"Coming away on an international basis it helps you when you’re playing week in, week out. That’s why I went to Leicester and I’ve been doing that so hopefully it continues."