Ismail Seremba

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Ismail Seremba
0Full Name Ismail Luswata Seremba
0Date of Birth 5 January 1995
0Place of Birth Brent, London, England
0Position Attacking Midfielder/Forward
0Chelsea career 2007 - 2013
0Debut n/a
0Games (goals) n/a
0Other clubs n/a

Ismail Seremba (born 5 January 1995 in Brent, London, England) is an attacking midfielder or forward who was formerly a member of the Chelsea academy.


Pre-Chelsea career

Of Ugandan descent, Ismail became involved with the club's academy in his early teens.

Chelsea career

Ismail debuted in the Under-18 team during the 2010-11 season and scored his first goal at home to Crystal Palace before notching a week later against West Ham United. He had been played as a lone striker, having been used more out wide in the junior age groups, but upon becoming a full-time first-year scholar in 2011-12 he reverted to a wider role again.

His 24 appearances were roughly split between starting and coming off the bench and it contributed to his struggles with consistency, but he was able to find the back of the net five times and develop in the league whilst the first-choice players were part of the 2011-12 FA Youth Cup run. He was also able to benefit from this by making strides into the reserve setup, and scored his first goal for Dermot Drummy's team against Fulham in April 2012.

2012-13 was something of a washout for Ismail though, with appearances not forthcoming in a competitive squad, and despite making his way into the teams at both Under-21 and Under-18 levels late in the campaign, he was officially released at the end of his contract.


Ismail is yet to earn international representation but is also eligible for Uganda, who in December 2011 expressed an interest in calling up the London-born forward.

Career statistics

Youth, Reserve and Under-21 Football

Season Under-18 NextGen Under-21 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2010-11 7 2 - - 0 0 7 2
2011-12 24 5 - - 3 1 27 6
2012-13 3 0 0 0 4 0 7 0
Total 34 7 0 0 7 1 41 8

(Statistics accurate as of the end of the 2012-13 season)

Career honours

Post Chelsea Career

Ismail signed a scholarship agreement with the University of Akron in Ohio, United States. Unfortunately, his stay there was blighted by two serious cruciate ligament knee injuries.

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