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|Full Name||Iké Dominique Ugbo|
|Date of Birth||21 September 1998|
|Place of Birth||London, England|
|Chelsea career||2007 -|
Iké Ugbo is a forward currently playing in Chelsea's Academy team.
Iké joined Chelsea as an Under-10 and spent much of his formative development as a midfielder before moving further forward as an Under-15.
Iké made his Under-18 debut in March 2014 as an Under-15 and scored his first goal against Bolton Wanderers a few weeks later. He played regularly as a schoolboy in 2014-15 and grabbed four goals before Christmas, finishing with a very respectable tally of eleven and Under-21 appearances whilst still an Under-16. Stepping up as a scholar, he had the burden of replacing the prolific goals scored by Tammy Abraham and Dominic Solanke before him but handled the responsibility superbly, finishing with 24 goals in all competitions and finished second to former-team mate Eddie Nketiah, now of Arsenal, in the league golden boot race. Appearances in both the 2015-16 FA Youth Cup and 2015-16 UEFA Youth League ensured winners' medals in both competitions whilst he finished the season with a run in the Under-21 team.
He was required to become the leading centre-forward for the Development Squad in 2016-17 with every available option out on loan, and he thrived. His work off the ball and with his back to goal was of particular impressive note as he scored 25 times in all competitions, helping the Under-18s to a domestic treble with 10 goals in the FA Youth Cup.
Iké has represented England up to Under-18 level, earning a call-up for the 2015 Under-17 European Championships and World Cup.
He is also eligible to represent Nigeria.
Youth, Reserve and Under-21 Football
(Statistics accurate as of the end of the 2016-17 season)
- 2014-15 UEFA Youth League
- 2015-16 UEFA Youth League
- 2015-16 FA Youth Cup
- 2016-17 FA Youth Cup
- 2016-17 Under-18 Premier League
Iké signed a professional contract on his 17th birthday running to the end of the 2017-18 season.