Fikayo Tomori

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Fikayo Tomori
Personal information
Full name Oluwafikayomi Oluwadamilola Tomori[1]
Date of birth (1997-12-19) 19 December 1997 (age 21)[2]
Place of birth Calgary, Canada
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Derby County
(on loan from Chelsea)
Number 5
Youth career
2005–2016 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Chelsea 1 (0)
2017Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 9 (0)
2017–2018Hull City (loan) 25 (0)
2018–Derby County (loan) 44 (1)
National team
2016 Canada U20 3 (0)
2016 England U19 5 (0)
2016–2017 England U20 15 (0)
2017– England U21 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:18, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:54, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

Oluwafikayomi Oluwadamilola "Fikayo" Tomori (born 19 December 1997) is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Championship club Derby County, on loan from Premier League club Chelsea. He has represented both Canada and England at youth level.

Club career[edit]

Chelsea[edit]

Tomori joined Chelsea at under-8 level and progressed through the club's academy system.[3] He was part of the Chelsea youth side which recorded back to back triumphs in both the UEFA Youth League and the FA Youth Cup in 2015 and 2016.[3]

On 11 May 2016, Tomori was named upon the first-team substitute bench along with fellow academy players Tammy Abraham and Kasey Palmer, in Chelsea's 1–1 draw with Liverpool. However, he failed to make an appearance at Anfield.[4] On 15 May 2016, in Chelsea's final game of the 2015/16 campaign, Tomori made his professional debut in a 1–1 draw with Premier League champions Leicester City, replacing Branislav Ivanović in the 60th minute.[5] Although Tomori was included in the United States pre-season tour, he did not make a single appearance.[6] On 1 August 2016, Tomori signed a new four-year contract ahead of the 2016–17 campaign.[7] On 12 August 2016, Tomori was handed the number 33 shirt prior to the season's beginning, switching from his previous number 43.[8]

Loan to Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

On 23 January 2017, Tomori joined Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion on loan for the remainder of the 2016–17 campaign.[9] Five days later, Tomori made his Brighton debut in a 3–1 away defeat against National League side Lincoln City in the FA Cup fourth round, in which he scored an own goal to give Lincoln the lead.[10] On 18 February 2017, Tomori made his league debut for Brighton, in their 2–0 away victory against Barnsley, replacing Anthony Knockaert in stoppage time of the second half.[11] On 18 March 2017, Tomori was given his first start for Brighton in their 2–0 away defeat against Leeds United, featuring for the entire 90 minutes.[12]

Loan to Hull City[edit]

On 31 August 2017, Tomori joined Championship side Hull City on a season long loan deal.[13] He made his debut on 13 September 2017, in a 2–1 defeat away to Fulham.[14]

Loan to Derby County[edit]

On 6 August 2018, Tomori joined Championship side Derby County on a season long loan.[15] He made his debut on 11 August in a 1-4 loss against Leeds United.[16][17]

International career[edit]

Tomori is eligible to represent Nigeria at international level through his parents,[18] Canada through his birth in Calgary and England through his upbringing having lived in the country since he was a toddler.[3][19]

Canadian national youth team[edit]

On 27 March 2016, Tomori captained Canada U20 to a 2–1 victory over England U20 on his third appearance for the nation.[20]

England national youth teams[edit]

On 16 May 2016, in the next international break and a day after making his professional club debut, Tomori was called up to the England U19 squad.[20] On 4 June 2016, Tomori made his England U19 debut in a 2–0 defeat against Mexico U20s, playing the full 90 minutes.[21] Tomori was also part of the England 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship squad which reached the semi-finals before being knocked out by Italy.

2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup[edit]

Tomori was selected for the England under-20 team in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Tomori however scored an own goal in England's second group game against Guinea.[22] Nevertheless, Tomori would help England beat Venezuela in the final 1–0, which is England's first win in a global tournament since their World Cup victory of 1966.[23]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 15 May 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
Chelsea 2015–16[24] Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Chelsea U23 2016–17[24] 2[a] 0 2 0
Brighton & Hove Albion (loan) 2016–17[24] Championship 9 0 1 0 10 0
Hull City (loan) 2017–18[24] Championship 25 0 1 0 26 0
Derby County (loan) 2018–19[24] Championship 44 1 4 0 4 1 2[b] 0 54 2
Career total 79 1 6 0 4 1 4 0 93 2
  1. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy
  2. ^ Appearance in EFL Championship play-offs

Honours[edit]

Chelsea Reserves

England U20

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic 2017: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Fikayo Tomori". 11v11. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Fikayo Tomori". TheChels.info.
  4. ^ "Liverpool 1–1 Chelsea". BBC Sport. 11 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Chelsea 1–1 Leicester City". BBC Sport. 15 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Summary: International Champions Cup". Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Tomori new deal on tour". Chelsea F.C. 1 August 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Squad list announced". Chelsea F.C. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  9. ^ "Albion sign Chelsea defender on loan". Brighton & Hove Albion Official Site. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Lincoln City 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion". BBC Sport. 28 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Barnsley 0-2 Brighton & Hove Albion". BBC Sport. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Leeds United 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion". BBC Sport. 20 March 2017. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  13. ^ "Hull City sign Chelsea defender on loan". Sky Sports. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Fulham 2–1 Hull City". BBC Sport. BBC. 13 September 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Fikayo Tomori: Chelsea defender joins Derby County on loan". BBC Sport. 6 August 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  16. ^ "DERBY COUNTY VS LEEDS UNITED". Leeds United. 11 August 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  17. ^ "Derby 1-4 Leeds - Bielsa's side thrash Rams with brilliant attacking display". BBC Sport. 11 August 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  18. ^ David Paszto (13 May 2016). "Chelsea teenager Fikayo Tomori turning heads on both sides of the Atlantic". Vox Media. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  19. ^ "Canada U-20 Fikayo Tomori named Chelsea FC's Academy Player of the Year". MLS. 14 May 2016.
  20. ^ a b "England Under-19s squad named for Mexico double header". TheFA. 16 May 2016.
  21. ^ "England Under-19s succumb to second-half goals in Mexico". TheFA. 4 June 2016. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  22. ^ Johnson, Simon (12 June 2017). "Chelsea duo Fikayo Tomori and Jake Clarke-Salter in demand after England's U20s World Cup win". Evening Standard. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  23. ^ "Under-20 World Cup: England beat Venezuela in final". BBC Sport. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  24. ^ a b c d e Fikayo Tomori at Soccerway
  25. ^ "Technical Reportfinals" (PDF). UEFA.com. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  26. ^ "Tomori Wins Jack Stamps Player of the Year Award". Derby County Football Club. Retrieved 23 April 2019.

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