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|Date of Birth||8 December 1999|
|Place of Birth||London|
|Chelsea career||2007 -|
|Debut||25 September 2019|
|Games (goals)||1 (1)|
|Other clubs||Wigan Athletic (loan)|
Reece James is a defender currently on loan at Wigan Athletic from Chelsea.
Reece joined Chelsea as an eight-year old.
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. There, he was outstanding in every way, earning a clean sweep of club awards, proving himself in both defence and midfield, and earning a return to Chelsea and a promotion to the first-team squad. An ankle injury suffered in the Toulon Tournament set his debut back to September, but he subsequently earned himself a regular spot in manager Frank Lampard's plans.
Reece has represented England at every level up to Under-21, 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.
Youth, Reserve and Under-21 Football
- 2016-17 FA Youth Cup
- 2016-17 Under-18 Premier League
- 2017-18 FA Youth Cup
- 2017-18 Under-18 Premier League
- 2017 Toulon Tournament (England)
- 2017 European Under-19 Championships (England)
Reece signed a new contract in January of 2020 that runs until the end of the 2024-25 season.
|1 Kepa • 2 Rüdiger • 3 Alonso • 4 Christensen • 5 Jorginho • 5 Thiago Silva • 7 Kanté|
• 8 Barkley • 9 Abraham • 10 Pulisic • 11 Werner • 12 Loftus-Cheek • 13 Caballero
• 15 Zouma • 16 Mendy • 17 Kovacic • 19 Mount • 20 Hudson-Odoi
• 12 Chilwell • 22 Ziyech • 24 James • 28 Azpilicueta • 29 Havertz • 33 Emerson• 55 Anjorin
Manager: Thomas Tuchel