Reece James

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Reece James
0Full Name
0Date of Birth 8 December 1999
0Place of Birth London
0Position Defender/Midfielder
0Chelsea career 2007 -
0Debut n/a
0Games (goals) n/a
0Other clubs Wigan Athletic (loan)

Reece James is a defender currently on loan at Wigan Athletic from Chelsea.


Pre-Chelsea career

Reece joined Chelsea as an eight-year old.

Chelsea career

Reece made his Under-18 debut against West Ham United in March 2016 and quickly grew into a steady, reliable and unflappable presence in Jody Morris' youth team as a first-year scholar, missing just two matches en route to a treble success. He began the season as a right winger before settling into a full-back or wing-back role, and slotted comfortably into a Cesar Azpilicueta-esque centre-back position as the big games came late in the campaign.

A regular in the Development Squad in 2017-18, he also captained the Under-18s to a record fifth successive FA Youth Cup triumph whilst earning himself the club's Young Player of the Season award. In June 2018 he signed a new four-year contract and joined Wigan Athletic on loan.


Reece has represented England at multiple levels, earning his first caps during April 2017's Under-18 tour to the Middle East, before then winning both the European Under-19 Championship and the Toulon Tournament later that summer.

Career statistics

Youth, Reserve and Under-21 Football

Season Under-18 European Dev Squad Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2015-16 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2016-17 35 3 0 0 1 0 36 3
2017-18 9 0 8 0 26 4 43 4
Total 48 3 8 0 26 4 83 7

Career honours


Reece signed a new contract in June of 2018 that runs until the end of the 2021-22 season.

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