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Fikayo Tomori

Fikayo Tomori
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Tomori playing for Chelsea in 2019
Personal information
Full name Oluwafikayomi Oluwadamilola Tomori[1]
Date of birth (1997-12-19) 19 December 1997 (age 21)[2]
Place of birth Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Chelsea
Number 29
Youth career
2005-2016 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016- Chelsea 12 (1)
2017 -> Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 9 (0)
2017-2018 -> Hull City (loan) 25 (0)
2018-2019 -> Derby County (loan) 44 (1)
National team?
2016 Canada U20 3 (0)
2016 England U19 5 (0)
2016-2017 England U20 15 (0)
2017-2019 England U21 15 (0)
2019- England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:11, 30 November 2019 (UTC)
? National team caps and goals correct as of 19:24, 17 November 2019 (UTC)

Oluwafikayomi Oluwadamilola "Fikayo" Tomori (born 19 December 1997) is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Chelsea and the England national team. He has represented both Canada and England at youth level. Mainly plays as centre-back, Tomori can also play as a right-back.[3]

Club career

Chelsea

2005-16: Youth career

Tomori joined Chelsea at under-8 level and progressed through the club's academy system.[4] 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.[4]

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.[5] 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 Ivanovi? in the 60th minute.[6] Although Tomori was included in the United States pre-season tour, he did not make a single appearance.[7] On 1 August 2016, Tomori signed a new four-year contract ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.[8] On 12 August 2016, Tomori was handed the number 33 shirt prior to the season's beginning, switching from his previous number 43.[9]

2017: 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.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12] 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.[13]

2017-18: Loan to Hull City

On 31 August 2017, Tomori joined Championship side Hull City on a season long loan deal.[14] He made his debut on 13 September 2017, in a 2-1 defeat away to Fulham.[15]

2018-19: Loan to Derby County

On 6 August 2018, Tomori joined Championship side Derby County on a season long loan.[16] He made his debut on 11 August in a 1-4 loss against Leeds United.[17][18] His time at the club saw him named the club's "Player of the Year".[19]

2019-present: Return to Chelsea

Following the expiration of his loan, Tomori returned to Chelsea where he was given the No. 29 shirt.[20] On 31 August 2019, Tomori made his first start for Chelsea against Sheffield United, which ended a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.[21] He scored his first goal for Chelsea on 14 September 2019, opening the scoring with long-range curler from outside the box, in a 5-2 away win over Wolves.[22]

International career

Tomori was eligible to represent Nigeria at international level through his parents,[23]Canada through his birth in Calgary and England through his upbringing having lived in the country since he was a toddler.[4][24]

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.[25][26]

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.[25] On 4 June 2016, Tomori made his England U19 debut in a 2-0 defeat against Mexico U20s, playing the full 90 minutes.[27] 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.[28] 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.[29]

England U21s

On 27 May 2019, Tomori was included in England's 23-man squad for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.[30]

England senior team

On 3 October 2019, Tomori received his first call-up to the England senior squad for forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifying matches.[31] He later said he was committed to playing for England, following interest from Nigeria and Canada; he had previously represented Canada at youth level.[32] Tomori made his debut for England on 17 November 2019 against Kosovo.[33]

Career statistics

As of match played 30 November 2019[34]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup EFL Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 2015-16[35] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2019-20[36] Premier League 11 1 0 0 0 0 4[a] 0 1[b] 0 16 1
Total 12 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 17 1
Chelsea U23 2016-17[37] -- -- -- -- 2[c] 0 2 0
Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 2016-17[37] Championship 9 0 1 0 -- -- -- 10 0
Hull City (loan) 2017-18[38] Championship 25 0 1 0 -- -- -- 26 0
Derby County (loan) 2018-19[39] Championship 44 1 4 0 4 1 -- 3[d] 0 55 2
Career total 90 2 6 0 4 1 4 0 6 0 110 3
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ Appearance in UEFA Super Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy
  4. ^ Appearances in EFL Championship play-offs

International

As of match played 17 November 2019[40]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
England 2019 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours

Chelsea Youth

England U20

England U21

Individual

See also

References

  1. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Fikayo Tomori". 11v11. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Fikayo Tomori". chelseafc.com. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Fikayo Tomori". TheChels.info.
  5. ^ "Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea". BBC Sport. 11 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Chelsea 1-1 Leicester City". BBC Sport. 15 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Summary: International Champions Cup". Retrieved 2016.
  8. ^ "Tomori new deal on tour". Chelsea F.C. 1 August 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  9. ^ "Squad list announced". Chelsea F.C. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "Albion sign Chelsea defender on loan". Brighton & Hove Albion Official Site. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "Lincoln City 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion". BBC Sport. 28 January 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ "Barnsley 0-2 Brighton & Hove Albion". BBC Sport. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ "Leeds United 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion". BBC Sport. 20 March 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "Hull City sign Chelsea defender on loan". Sky Sports. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  15. ^ "Fulham 2-1 Hull City". BBC Sport. BBC. 13 September 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  16. ^ "Fikayo Tomori: Chelsea defender joins Derby County on loan". BBC Sport. 6 August 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  17. ^ "DERBY COUNTY VS LEEDS UNITED". Leeds United. 11 August 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  18. ^ "Derby 1-4 Leeds - Bielsa's side thrash Rams with brilliant attacking display". BBC Sport. 11 August 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  19. ^ "Fikayo Tomori named Derby County's player of the year". Derby Telegraph. 24 April 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ "Chelsea 2019/20 Squad Numbers Announced". Chelsea F.C. 2 August 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ "Chelsea 2-2 Sheffield United". SkySports. 31 August 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  22. ^ "Wolves 2-5 Chelsea". SkySports. 14 September 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  23. ^ David Paszto (13 May 2016). "Chelsea teenager Fikayo Tomori turning heads on both sides of the Atlantic". Vox Media. Retrieved 2016.
  24. ^ "Canada U-20 Fikayo Tomori named Chelsea FC's Academy Player of the Year". MLS. 14 May 2016.
  25. ^ a b "England Under-19s squad named for Mexico double header". TheFA. 16 May 2016.
  26. ^ "Fikayo Tomori: How Canada helped set 'mystery' defender on path to stardom". 14 October 2019. Retrieved 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  27. ^ "England Under-19s succumb to second-half goals in Mexico". TheFA. 4 June 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  28. ^ Johnson, Simon (12 June 2017). "Chelsea duo Fikayo Tomori and Jake Clarke-Salter in demand after England's U20s World Cup win". Evening Standard. Retrieved 2017.
  29. ^ "Under-20 World Cup: England beat Venezuela in final". BBC Sport. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  30. ^ "ENGLAND U21S SQUAD NAMED BY AIDY BOOTHROYD FOR THIS SUMMER'S EURO FINALS IN ITALY". The FA. 27 May 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  31. ^ "Dele Alli & Jesse Lingard left out of England squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers". 3 October 2019. Retrieved 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  32. ^ "Fikayo Tomori 'commits' to England after 'surprise' call-up". 8 October 2019. Retrieved 2019 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  33. ^ McNulty, Phil (17 November 2019). "Kosovo 0-4 England". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2019.
  34. ^ Fikayo Tomori at Soccerway
  35. ^ "Games played by Fikayo Tomori in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2019.
  36. ^ "Games played by Fikayo Tomori in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2019.
  37. ^ a b "Games played by Fikayo Tomori in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2019.
  38. ^ "Games played by Fikayo Tomori in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2019.
  39. ^ "Games played by Fikayo Tomori in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 2019.
  40. ^ McNulty, Phil (17 November 2019). "Kosovo 0-4 England". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2019.
  41. ^ "Final fightback takes England U21S to Toulon hat-trick with win over Mexico". The Football Association. 9 June 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  42. ^ "Technical Reportfinals" (PDF). UEFA. Retrieved 2016.
  43. ^ "Tomori Wins Jack Stamps Player of the Year Award". Derby County F.C. Retrieved 2019.

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