Charlie Wakefield

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Charlie Wakefield
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0Full Name Charlie Mark Wakefield
0Date of Birth April 10th 1998
0Place of Birth Worthing, Sussex, England
0Position Defender/Midfielder
0Chelsea career 2010 -
0Debut n/a
0Games (goals) n/a
0Other clubs None

Charlie Wakefield is a versatile defender or midfielder currently playing in Chelsea's academy teams.

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Pre-Chelsea career

Charlie joined Chelsea as an Under-12.

Chelsea career

Charlie made his Under-18 debut in February 2014 and racked up a further four appearances by the end of the season. Showing versatility and no little talent in his first season as a scholar in 2014-15, he lined up at right-back and all across the attacking midfield roles, making thirty total appearances and coming away with winners' medals in both the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League.

As a second-year and armed with a professional contract, he made considerable strides in 2015-16. Weighing in as a regular contributor with goals and assists in Joe Edwards' Under-18 team, he also grew into a role in the victorious 2015-16 UEFA Youth League team whilst adding another Youth Cup to his medal haul as well. Towards the end of the season Adi Viveash handed him greater exposure to Under-21 football, where early returns proved very promising indeed. They continued too, as despite missing several chunks of 2016-17 through hamstring problems, he produced a team-high six assists in thirteen appearances and looked very much at home at Premier League 2 level.

International

Charlie has been capped by England at Under-16 level and scored against Wales in the 2013 Sky Sports Victory Shield.

Career statistics

Youth, Reserve and Under-21 Football

Season Under-18 Euro U19 Under-21 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2013-14 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2014-15 25 3 4 0 1 0 30 3
2015-16 25 6 4 1 6 0 35 7
2016-17 - - - - 13 1 13 1
Total 55 9 8 1 20 0 83 11

(Statistics accurate as of the end of the 2016-17 season)

Career honours

Contract

Charlie signed professional terms in July 2015, with his contract set to expire at the end of the 2017-18 season.

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