Eddie Nketiah

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Eddie Nketiah
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Nketiah playing for Arsenal in 2018
Personal information
Full name Edward Keddar Nketiah[1]
Date of birth (1999-05-30) 30 May 1999 (age 19)
Place of birth Lewisham, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Arsenal
Number 49
Youth career
0000–2008 Hillyfielders
2008–2015 Chelsea
2015–2017 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Arsenal 4 (0)
National team
2017 England U18 2 (4)
2017–2018 England U19 10 (9)
2018– England U20 4 (3)
2018– England U21 4 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 November 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2018

Edward Keddar Nketiah (born 30 May 1999) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League Arsenal.

Club career[edit]

Born in London, and raised in Lewisham, Nketiah started his career with Chelsea but was released by the club at the under-14 level in 2015.[3] He eventually joined the Arsenal Academy and played for the club at both the under-23 and under-18s level.[3] During the 2016–17 season, Nketiah scored 15 goals in 16 appearances for the under-18s while also bagging 12 goals in 26 appearances for the under-23 side.[4] After that season, Nketiah was called up by Arsène Wenger for the senior side's pre-season trip to Australia and China.[5]

On 28 September 2017, Nketiah was called up again to the senior side, this time for Arsenal's Europa League match against BATE Borisov. He came on as an 89th-minute substitute for Joe Willock as Arsenal won 4–2.[6] His next appearance came nearly a month later against Norwich City in the League Cup as an 85th-minute substitute. He scored after 15 seconds with his first touch to tie the match, adding another in extra time to win it for the Gunners.[7]

International career[edit]

Nketiah made his international debut for England at the U18 level, playing a match against Saudi Arabia U19 on 22 March 2017. He scored the second goal for England in the 58th minute as they won 2–0.[8] In his next match, against Qatar U19, Nketiah scored a hat-trick as England won 4–0.[9] In November 2017, Nketiah scored four goals for the England under-19 team in a qualifier for the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship against the Faroe Islands.[10] Nketiah was one of a number of players withdrawn from selection for the tournament by their club.[11]

On 18 May 2018, Nketiah received his first call up to the England U21 team by manager Aidy Boothroyd for the Toulon Tournament.[12] Nketiah scored twice in the semi-final against Scotland[13] and provided the assist for Kieran Dowell to score the winning goal against Mexico in the final.[14]

In September 2018, Nketiah scored for the England under-20 team in a defeat away to the Netherlands.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 5 January 2019[16]
Club Season League Domestic Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal 2017–18 Premier League 3 0 1 0 1 2 5[a] 0 10 2
2018–19 Premier League 1 0 1 0 1 0 2[a] 0 5 0
Career total 4 0 2 0 2 2 7 0 15 2
  1. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Europa League

Honours[edit]

Arsenal

International

England U21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players Registered as Scholars in Accordance with Rule C.3 Between 01/06/2015 and 30/06/2015" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 15. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Eddie Nketiah: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  3. ^ a b Bird, Jorge (25 May 2016). "Everything you need to know about Arsenal's brightest young goalscorer Edward Nketiah". Squawka. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Arsenal FC news: All you need to know about Eddie Nketiah, the Gunners and England talent making headlines". TalkSport. 30 March 2017. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Lucas Perez, Kieran Gibbs left off Arsenal's preseason tour squad". ESPN FC. 9 July 2017. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  6. ^ "BATE Borisov 2–4 Arsenal". Soccerway.
  7. ^ Emons, Michael. "Arsenal 2–1 Norwich City". bbc.com/football. British Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  8. ^ "England Under-18s seal win over Saudi Arabia in first of three games". The Football Association. 22 March 2017. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Report: Qatar 0–4 England Under-18s". The Football Association. 27 March 2017. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Young Lions start Euro defence with 6-0 win over Faroe Islands as Nketiah bags four". The Football Association. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  11. ^ "European Championships: England begin defence of U19 title without star names". BBC Sport. 16 July 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  12. ^ "ENGLAND U21S HEAD TO MAURICE REVELLO TOURNAMENT IN TOULON WITH A 20-MAN SQUAD". The Football Association. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Toulon Tournament: England U21s beat Scotland 3-1 to reach final". BBC Sport. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  14. ^ a b O'Keeffe, Greg (9 June 2018). "Toulon Tournament: England U21s secure third successive title with 2-1 win over Mexico". BBC Sport. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Young Lions in action". The Football Association. 10 September 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018.
  16. ^ Eddie Nketiah at Soccerway
  17. ^ "Nketiah double helps Arsenal win PL2 title". Premier League. 21 April 2018. Retrieved 16 September 2018.

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