Fikayo Tomori

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Fikayo Tomori
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0Full Name Oluwafikayomi Oluwadamilola Tomori
0Date of Birth 19th December 1997
0Place of Birth Calgary, Alberta, Canada
0Position Defender
0Chelsea career 2005 -
0Debut 15 May 2016
0Games (goals) 1 (0)
0Other clubs n/a

Fikayo Tomori is a defender currently playing for Chelsea.

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Pre-Chelsea career

Fikayo joined Chelsea at Under-8 level.

Chelsea career

Fikayo made his Under-18 debut as an Under-16 in August 2013 and made half a dozen appearances by Christmas, both at right-back and at centre-back, but his involvement tapered off thereafter as a result of his educational requirements, and the second half of the year was a quieter affair for him. As a first-year scholar in 2014-15 he impressed so often in the first half of the campaign he was promoted to an Under-21 debut before Christmas. Going from strength to strength, he was a key figure in the club's FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League successes and finished the season as an Under-21 regular.

That rapid progress continued unabated in 2015-16 as, not satisfied with becoming a regular at the heart of the defence at all three age groups he was eligible for, he began to contribute at the other end. Having not scored a goal since his Under-16 season, he found the net six times after Christmas including crucial goals in the Finals of both the 2015-16 UEFA Youth League and 2015-16 FA Youth Cup, which combined with his exceptional defensive displays led to further recognition. Training regularly with the first team, he was handed the number 43 shirt and was an unused substitute away to Liverpool at the end of the season before making his senior debut at home to Leicester City on the final day.

International

Fikayo was born in Canada to Nigerian parents before moving to England at a very young age. He is eligible to represent all three countries and in November 2015 was called up by Canada's Under-20 team. Later that same season he was called up by England for the European Under-19 Championships and has gone on to represent them at Under-20 level too.

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 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2014-15 27 0 8 0 6 0 41 0
2015-16 8 3 9 1 17 2 34 6
Total 44 3 17 1 23 2 84 6

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

First team

Season Prem FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2015-16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

"Correct as of 16 May 2016"

Career honours

Contract

Fikayo signed a new deal in August 2016 to expire at the end of the 2019-20 season. [1]

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