Akin Famewo

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Akin Famewo
Personal information
Full name Akinlolu Richard Olamide Famewo[1]
Date of birth (1998-11-09) 9 November 1998 (age 20)[2]
Place of birth Lewisham, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.87 m)[3]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Norwich City
Youth career
0000–2016 Luton Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2019 Luton Town 6 (0)
2018–2019Grimsby Town (loan) 10 (0)
2019– Norwich City 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:56, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Akinlolu Richard Olamide Famewo (born 9 November 1998) is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Championship club Norwich City.

Career[edit]

Luton Town[edit]

Born in Lewisham, Greater London, Famewo joined Luton Town as an under-10 and progressed through the club's youth system.[4] He was a member of the under-18 team that won the Youth Alliance South East title and the Youth Alliance Cup in 2015–16,[5][6] and also reached the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup, in which they lost 1–0 to Blackburn Rovers.[7]

Famewo signed his first professional contract on 18 July 2016 at the start of the second year of his scholarship.[4] He was named in the matchday squad for the first time on 10 August for Luton's 3–1 win at home to newly relegated Championship club Aston Villa in the EFL Cup first round, but remained an unused substitute.[2][8] Famewo made his professional debut on 16 August as an 86th-minute substitute for Jordan Cook in a 2–1 win at home to Newport County.[9] His first start came on 30 August in Luton's 2–1 win away to Gillingham in the EFL Trophy and made his first league start in a 1–1 draw away to Hartlepool United on 27 September.[10] After Famewo's full league debut, manager Nathan Jones said "He was outstanding and he's going to be a top player. He has all the attributes and he's ours and we're proud of him".[11] Famewo missed much of the rest of the campaign due to injury,[12] but he returned to Luton's matchday squad as an unused substitute for the final part of the season and finished 2016–17 with six appearances.[10][13]

Famewo signed a one-year extension to his contract on 6 July 2018 to keep him at the club until June 2020, and joined League Two club Grimsby Town on a season-long loan.[14] He was recalled by Luton on 29 January 2019, having made 12 appearances for Grimsby.[15]

Norwich City[edit]

Famewo signed for Championship club Norwich City on 29 January 2019 on a one-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 29 January 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup EFL Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Luton Town 2016–17[10] League Two 3 0 0 0 0 0 3[a] 0 6 0
2017–18[17] League Two 3 0 0 0 0 0 5[a] 0 8 0
2018–19[18] League One 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 6 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 14 0
Grimsby Town (loan) 2018–19[18] League Two 10 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 12 0
Norwich City 2018–19[18] Championship 0 0 0 0
Career total 16 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 26 0
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EFL: Club retained and released lists published". English Football League. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Akin Famewo". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Akin Famewo". Luton Town F.C. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  4. ^ a b Simmonds, Mike (18 July 2016). "Famewo pens first professional deal at Luton". Luton Today. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  5. ^ Simmonds, Mike (13 January 2016). "Hatters U18s clinch Youth Alliance title". Luton Today. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  6. ^ Simmonds, Mike (21 April 2016). "Hinds at the double as Hatters U18s clinch Youth Alliance Cup". Luton Today. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  7. ^ Simmonds, Mike (24 February 2016). "FA Youth Cup: Brave Hatters U18s knocked out by Blackburn". Luton Today. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  8. ^ Shepka, Phil (10 August 2016). "Luton Town 3–1 Aston Villa". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  9. ^ Simmonds, Mike (16 August 2016). "McGeehan wins it for Hatters with controversial injury time penalty". Luton Today. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  10. ^ a b c "Games played by Akin Famewo in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
    "Luton Town 4–1 Wycombe Wanderers". BBC Sport. 3 September 2016. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  11. ^ Simmonds, Mike (29 September 2016). "'Outstanding' Famewo tipped for a big future by Luton boss". Luton Today. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  12. ^ Simmonds, Mike (9 January 2017). "Growing pains have hampered Famewo's development". Luton Today. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Akin Famewo: 2016/2017". ESPN FC. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Akin Famewo: Grimsby Town sign Luton Town defender on loan". BBC Sport. 6 July 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  15. ^ Findlater, James (29 January 2019). "Akin Famewo recalled from Grimsby Town loan as he makes move to Championship". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  16. ^ "Akin Famewo: Luton defender joins Norwich City on 18-month deal". BBC Sport. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Games played by Akin Famewo in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  18. ^ a b c "Games played by Akin Famewo in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 January 2019.

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