Dominic Calvert-Lewin

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Manchester United v Everton, 17 September 2017 (35) cropped.jpg
Calvert-Lewin playing for Everton in 2017
Personal information
Full name Dominic Nathaniel Calvert-Lewin[1]
Date of birth (1997-03-16) 16 March 1997 (age 21)[2]
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.87 m)[3]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Everton
Number 29
Youth career
2005–2014 Sheffield United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2016 Sheffield United 11 (0)
2014–2015Stalybridge Celtic (loan) 5 (6)
2015–2016Northampton Town (loan) 20 (5)
2016– Everton 54 (7)
National team
2016–2017 England U20[4] 14 (6)
2017– England U21[5] 11 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:09, 24 November 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:36, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Dominic Nathaniel Calvert-Lewin (born 16 March 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Everton and the England under-21 team.

Born in Sheffield, he began his career at local team Sheffield United, making his senior debut on loan at Conference North team Stalybridge Celtic in December 2014. He spent the first half of the 2015–16 season on loan at Northampton Town in League Two, and in August 2016 he joined Everton for a fee of £1.5 million. Calvert-Lewin was part of the England under-20 team that won the 2017 World Cup, scoring in the final.

Club career[edit]

Sheffield United[edit]

Calvert-Lewin joined the Youth Academy of Sheffield United on 28 April 2005.[6] After progressing through the ranks of Sheffield United youth team, he signed a scholarships with the academy when he was sixteen.[7]

Calvert-Lewin appeared in the first team as an unused substitute, in a 2–1 win over Aston Villa in the third round of FA Cup on 4 January 2014.[8] After this, he was awarded for the League Football Education's 'The 11'.[9]

On 24 December 2014, Calvert-Lewin was loaned out to Conference North team Stalybridge Celtic for a youth loan.[10] Two days later, he scored twice on his debut, in a 4–2 win at Hyde United[11] and scored against them again in the reverse fixture on 1 January, in a 7–1 win.[12] At the beginning of February 2015, Calvert-Lewin returned to his parent club, having scored six times in five appearances.[13]

In early April 2015, he signed a new long-term deal to keep him at Bramall Lane until summer 2018.[14] Calvert-Lewin made his professional début for the senior team on 25 April in League One, in a 1–1 draw away at Leyton Orient as a 66th-minute substitute.[6][15] At the end of the 2014–15 season, he went on to make two appearances. In the club's pre-season tour ahead of the 2015–16 season, Calvert-Lewin scored in a friendly match, in a 1–0 win over Ilkeston on 9 July.[16] Following the match, manager Nigel Adkins hinted that Calvert-Lewin earned himself a first team chance in the 2015–16 season.[17]

On 7 August 2015, Calvert-Lewin joined League Two team Northampton Town on loan until January.[18] He made his debut four days later, scoring in a 3–0 home win against Blackpool in the first round of the League Cup.[19] Despite keen on extending his loan at the club,[20] this did not materialise.[21] By the time he left, he had made 26 appearances and scored eight times across all competitions.

After his loan spell at Northampton Town came to an end in January 2016, Calvert-Lewin returned to the first team at Sheffield United[22] and did not make his first appearance on 13 February, in a 1–0 win over Doncaster Rovers.[23] Nevertheless, he went on to make nine appearance for the side in the 2015–16 season.

Ahead of the 2016–17 season, there were hints of Calvert-Lewin making a first team breakthrough, with his former manager Wilder appointed as the new Sheffield United manager.[24] He only made one appearance in the 2016–17 season, which was against Crewe Alexandra, in a 2–1 loss in the EFL Cup campaign.[25]

Everton[edit]

Calvert-Lewin signed for Everton in a £1.5 million deal on 31 August 2016.[26] He later reflected on joining Everton, describing the move as "simply too good to resist."[27]

He made his debut as a substitute in a 2–1 win over Arsenal on 13 December 2016.[28] After missing out for two months, due to ankle injury,[29] Calvert-Lewin scored his first goal for Everton in a Premier League fixture against Hull City on 18 March 2017, a 4–0 win.[30] On 3 May 2017, Calvert-Lewin signed a five-year contract, keeping him until 2022.[31] At the end of the 2016–17 season, he finished his first season, making eleven appearances and scoring once in all competitions.

Following his World Cup performance, BBC Sport expected Calvert-Lewin to make a first team breakthrough ahead of the 2017–18 season.[32] Calvert-Lewin scored the winner for Everton in their Europa League third qualifying round second leg against Slovakian side MFK Ružomberok on 3 August 2017.[33] He scored his first brace for the club in the third round of the Carabao Cup against Sunderland on 20 September, ending a run of three games in which Everton did not score.[34] He also scored Everton's only goal in the fourth round as his side bowed out of the competition to Chelsea. Calvert-Lewin penned a new contract with Everton on 14 December, along with fellow club youngsters Jonjoe Kenny and Mason Holgate, keeping him at Goodison Park until June 2023.[35] To that point in the season, Calvert-Lewin had 2 goals and 6 assists in 12 league starts.

Style of play[edit]

Sheffield United staff Keith Briggs and Neill Collins reacted positively about Calvert-Lewin, including his attitude, while Chris Short described him as "football mad and a special talent."[36] Manager Nigel Clough said of him: "He's a big lad who is good technically for the stage he's at and he's going to win headers against anybody", while manager Nigel Adkins described Calvert-Lewin's impressive performance in a training session: "He took the ball with his back to goal, controlled it and popped an overhead kick straight in the top corner. Brilliant stuff."[37]

International career[edit]

England U20[edit]

Calvert-Lewin made his England U20 debut on 1 September 2016, in a 1–1 draw against Brazil U20, followed up scoring in his second appearance, in a 2–1 loss three days later.[38] He later scored against Germany U20 (twice)[39] and Senegal U20.[40]

Calvert-Lewin was selected to play for England in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea. He scored two goals in the tournament;[41] his first was the first goal of tournament for England scored in the match against Argentina,[42] the last was the winning goal in the final as they beat Venezuela 1–0.[43] He joined Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters as the only England players to score in a World Cup Final.[44][45]

Personal life[edit]

Growing up in Sheffield, England, Calvert-Lewin supported Sheffield United.[46] During his time at the club, he resided with his then teammate Ryan Cresswell and developed a good friendship.[46] He also said he still gets advice from his father.[47]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 11 November 2018[48]
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sheffield United 2014–15 League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2015–16 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2016–17 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
Stalybridge Celtic (loan) 2014–15 Conference North 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 6
Northampton Town (loan) 2015–16 League Two 20 5 2 1 2 1 2[a] 1 26 8
Everton 2016–17 Premier League 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
2017–18 Premier League 32 4 1 0 2 3 9[b] 1 44 8
2018–19 Premier League 11 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 12 4
Total 54 7 1 0 3 5 9 1 67 13
Career total 90 18 3 1 6 6 11 2 110 27
  1. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

Honours[edit]

England U20

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