Alex Kiwomya

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Alex Kiwomya
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0Full Name Andrew Alexander Kiwomya
0Date of Birth 20th May 1996
0Place of Birth Sheffield, England
0Position Striker
0Chelsea career 2010 -
0Debut n/a
0Games (goals) n/a
0Other clubs Barnsley (loan)
Fleetwood Town (loan)

Alex Kiwomya (born 20th May 1996 in Sheffield, England) is a striker currently playing in Chelsea's Under-21 team.

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Pre-Chelsea career

Alex, the son of former journeyman lower league striker Andy Kiwomya and nephew of former Arsenal and Ipswich man Chris, joined Chelsea in 2010 from Rotherham United. He is an accomplished junior athlete, amongst the fastest 100m runners in the country in every age group he has competed.

Chelsea career

Alex made his Under-18 debut at the back end of the 2010-11 season before starting the 2011-12 season with a bang, notching a hat-trick against Birmingham City in his first outing of the campaign. He made his debut for Dermot Drummy's reserve team as a 15 year-old in October 2011 but would return to the Under-18s for the rest of the season, revelling in his role as a super-sub. All eight of his goals came from the bench and his exceptional pace proved an asset in the 2011-12 FA Youth Cup campaign.

After two seasons of being almost exclusively a super-sub, he became a fully-fledged contributor in his first season as a scholar, starting regularly for the Under-18s as well as the FA Youth Cup and NextGen Series squads, as well as making further strides in the Under-21 setup. He finished as the club's leading scorer in the Youth Cup run with six goals, whilst an impressive NextGen campaign was soured when he was sent off in the Final for two bookable offences.

He bounced back well in 2013-14, making up for European disappointment by scoring four times in the group stages of the 2013-14 UEFA Youth League whilst also holding down a regular berth in the Under-21 team. His goalscoring form picked up as the season went on but he fell ill in the final month of the campaign and was unable to play any part in either of the Under-21 Premier League or FA Youth Cup Finals that he had done so much to help the Blues towards.

He started the 2014-15 season in mixed form, playing well in the UEFA Youth League (which ultimately saw him wind up with a winners' medal) and contributing at Under-21 level before heading out on his first professional loan at Barnsley. He played five times before manager Danny Wilson was sacked, at which point he returned and helped the Under-21s to a third-place finish in the league.

2015-16 was a quieter affair as injury and illness limited him to just seven Under-21 starts and a second career loan move, again to League One but this time to Fleetwood, ended in similar circumstances to his previous adventure.

International

Alex has played for England at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18 and Under-19 levels.

Career statistics

Youth, Reserve and Under-21 Football

Season Under-18 Euro U19 Under-21 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2010-11 2 0 - - 0 0 2 0
2011-12 20 8 - - 3 0 23 8
2012-13 17 10 7 3 6 0 30 13
2013-14 4 3 8 5 17 3 29 11
2014-15 - - 6 1 16 2 22 3
2015-16 - - - - 13 0 13 0
Total 43 21 21 9 55 5 119 35

Senior Club Football

Season Club League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2014-15 Barnsley (loan) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2015-16 Fleetwood Town (loan) 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0

(Statistics accurate as of the end of the 2015-16 season)

Career honours

Contract

Alex signed a new contract in July 2016 to take him through to the end of the 2016-17 season. 1

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