Fikayo Tomori

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Fikayo Tomori
Personal information
Full name Oluwafikayomi Oluwadamilola Tomori[1]
Date of birth (1997-12-19) 19 December 1997 (age 19)[2]
Place of birth Calgary, Canada
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Hull City
(on loan from Chelsea)
Number 29
Youth career
2005–2016 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Chelsea 1 (0)
2017 Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 9 (0)
2017– Hull City (loan) 12 (0)
National team
2016 Canada U20 3 (0)
2016 England U19 5 (0)
2016–2017 England U20 15 (0)
2017– England U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:25, 9 December 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:01, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

Oluwafikayomi Oluwadamilola "Fikayo" Tomori (born 19 December 1997) is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Championship club Hull City, on loan from Premier League club Chelsea.

Club career

Chelsea

Tomori joined Chelsea at under-8 level and progressed through the clubs academy system.[3] He was part of the Chelsea youth side which recorded back to back triumphs in both the UEFA Youth League and the FA Youth Cup in 2015 and 2016.[3]

On 11 May 2016, Tomori was named upon the first-team substitute bench along with fellow academy players Tammy Abraham and Kasey Palmer, in Chelsea's 1–1 draw with Liverpool. However, he failed to make an appearance at Anfield.[4] On 15 May 2016, in Chelsea's final game of the 2015/16 campaign, Tomori made his professional debut in a 1–1 draw with Premier League champions Leicester City, replacing Branislav Ivanović in the 60th minute.[5] Although Tomori was included in the United States pre-season tour, he did not make a single appearance.[6] On 1 August 2016, Tomori signed a new four-year contract ahead of the 2016–17 campaign.[7] On 12 August 2016, Tomori was handed the number 33 shirt prior to the season's beginning, switching from his previous number 43.[8]

Loan to Brighton & Hove Albion

On 23 January 2017, Tomori joined Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion on loan for the remainder of the 2016–17 campaign.[9] Five days later, Tomori made his Brighton debut in a 3–1 away defeat against National League side Lincoln City in the FA Cup fourth round, in which he scored an own goal to give Lincoln the lead.[10] On 18 February 2017, Tomori made his league debut for Brighton, in their 2–0 away victory against Barnsley, replacing Anthony Knockaert in stoppage time of the second half.[11] On 18 March 2017, Tomori was given his first start for Brighton in their 2–0 away defeat against Leeds United, featuring for the entire 90 minutes.[12]Qq

Loan to Hull City

On 31 August 2017, Tomori joined Championship side Hull City on a season long loan deal.[13] He made his debut on 13 September 2017, in a 2–1 defeat away to Fulham.[14]

International career

Tomori is eligible to represent Nigeria at international level through his parents,[15] Canada through his birth in Calgary and England through his upbringing having lived in the country since he was a toddler.[3][16]

Canadian national youth team

On 27 March 2016, Tomori captained Canada U20 to a 2–1 victory over England U20 on his third appearance for the nation.[17]

England national youth teams

On 16 May 2016, in the next international break and a day after making his professional club debut, Tomori was called up to the England U19 squad.[17] On 4 June 2016, Tomori made his England U19 debut in a 2–0 defeat against Mexico U20s, playing the full 90 minutes.[18] Tomori was also part of the England 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship squad which reached the semi-finals before being knocked out by Italy.

2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup

Tomori was selected for the England under-20 team in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Tomori however scored an own goal in England's second group game against Guinea.[19] Nevertheless Tomori would help England beat Venezuela in the final 1–0, which is England's first win in a global tournament since their World Cup victory of 1966.[20]

Career statistics

As of 9 December 2017.[21]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 2015–16 Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 2016–17 Championship 9 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
Hull City (loan) 2017–18 Championship 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Career total 22 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 0

Honours

Chelsea Reserves
Brighton & Hove Albion
England U20

Individual

References

  1. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Fikayo Tomori". 11v11. Retrieved 8 October 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Fikayo Tomori". TheChels.info. 
  4. ^ "Liverpool 1–1 Chelsea". BBC Sport. 11 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Chelsea 1–1 Leicester City". BBC Sport. 15 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Summary: International Champions Cup". Retrieved 15 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Tomori new deal on tour". Chelsea F.C. 1 August 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Squad list announced". Chelsea F.C. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Albion sign Chelsea defender on loan". Brighton & Hove Albion Official Site. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Lincoln City 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion". BBC Sport. 28 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017. 
  11. ^ "Barnsley 0-2 Brighton & Hove Albion". BBC Sport. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 
  12. ^ "Leeds United 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion". BBC Sport. 20 March 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "Hull City sign Chelsea defender on loan". Sky Sports. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017. 
  14. ^ "Fulham 2–1 Hull City". BBC Sport. BBC. 13 September 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017. 
  15. ^ David Paszto (13 May 2016). "Chelsea teenager Fikayo Tomori turning heads on both sides of the Atlantic". Vox Media. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  16. ^ "Canada U-20 Fikayo Tomori named Chelsea FC's Academy Player of the Year". MLS. 14 May 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "England Under-19s squad named for Mexico double header". TheFA. 16 May 2016. 
  18. ^ "England Under-19s succumb to second-half goals in Mexico". TheFA. 4 June 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 
  19. ^ Johnson, Simon (12 June 2017). "Chelsea duo Fikayo Tomori and Jake Clarke-Salter in demand after England's U20s World Cup win". Evening Standard. 
  20. ^ "Under-20 World Cup: England beat Venezuela in final". BBC Sport. 11 June 2017. 
  21. ^ Fikayo Tomori at Soccerway
  22. ^ "Technical Reportfinals" (PDF). UEFA.com. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
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