Hamza Choudhury

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Hamza Choudhury
Personal information
Full name Hamza Dewan Choudhury[1]
Date of birth (1997-10-01) 1 October 1997 (age 21)
Place of birth Loughborough, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Leicester City
Number 38
Youth career
2011–2015 Leicester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Leicester City 12 (0)
2015–2016Burton Albion (loan) 13 (0)
2016–2017Burton Albion (loan) 13 (0)
National team
2018– England U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:12, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

Hamza Dewan Choudhury (Bengali: হামজা দেওয়ান চৌধুরী; born 1 October 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Leicester City.

Club career[edit]

Choudhury began his career at the Leicester City Academy, and at the age of 16 was reportedly monitored by a number of top European clubs.[3] He joined League One leaders Burton Albion on a one-month loan deal on 27 February 2016.[4] He made his debut in the Football League later that same day, coming on as a 77th-minute substitute for Tom Naylor in a 0–0 draw with Walsall at the Pirelli Stadium.[5] On 6 August 2016, Choudhury signed another loan deal with Burton Albion for the 2016–17 season.[6] On the same day, Choudhury featured in Burton Albion's first ever Football League Championship game, claiming an assist in a 4–3 defeat against Nottingham Forest.[7]

On 19 September 2017, Choudhury debuted for Leicester City coming on as substitute in the 82nd minute of a EFL Cup 3rd round home win against Liverpool.[8] On 28 November 2017, Choudhury made his Premier League debut for Leicester coming on as substitute in the 83rd minute of a home win against Tottenham.[9] His first Premier League start came on 14 April 2018, in a 2–1 away defeat to Burnley.[10]

International career[edit]

On 26 May 2018, Choudhury made his debut for the England national under-21 football team, coming on as a substitute during the 2–1 win against China under-21 in the 2018 Toulon Tournament.[11] Choudhury started for England in the next match of the tournament, a 0–0 draw against Mexico.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Choudhury's father is Grenadian and his mother is of Bangladeshi descent. Regarding his ethnicity Hamza has stated: "Both my parents are Bangladeshi and I have been brought up in an Asian family, but I have Caribbean blood in me as my dad is from Grenada. We have a massive family".[13][14]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 12 January 2019
Season Club Division League FA Cup League Cup Other[15] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2015–16[16] Leicester City Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18[17] 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
2018–19[18] 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 7 0
2015–16[16] Burton Albion (loan) League One 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2016–17 Championship 13 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
Career total 36 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 42 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of temporary transfers of players under written contract between 01/08/2016 and 31/08/2016" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 24. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Hamza Choudhury". Leicester City F.C. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Transfer news: Leicester City youngster Hamza Choudhury attracting European interest". Sky Sports. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  4. ^ Wilkinson, Ashley (27 February 2016). "Burton Albion transfer news: Leicester City youngster Hamza Choudhury signs on loan". Burton Mail. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Burton's lead at the top of League One was cut to two points after they were held by fellow high-flyers Walsall". BBC Sport. 27 February 2016. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Hamza Choudhury re-signs on loan". 6 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Forest: On the whistle match report". Burton Albion F.C. 6 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Carabao Cup: Leicester City vs Liverpool – 2:0". 19 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Premier League: Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur – 2:1". 28 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Burnley 2–1 Leicester City". BBC Sport. 14 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Choudhury makes maiden England u21s appearance". Leicester City Football Club. 27 May 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  12. ^ "England U21S 0 Mexico U21S 0: Young Lions remain on course for Toulon Tournament semis despite stalemate". 29 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  13. ^ Tanner, Rob (12 October 2017). "Why Leicester City's local lad Hamza Choudhury really stands out". Leicester Mercury. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  14. ^ Qureshi, Ayesha (January 2016). British Bangladeshi Power & Inspiration. British Bangla Media Group. p. 31. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  15. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Football League Trophy.
  16. ^ a b "Games played by Hamza Choudhury in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  17. ^ "Hamza Choudhury – Season 2017/18 Football Stats". Soccer Base. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Hamza Choudhury – Season 2018/19 Football Stats". Soccer Base. Retrieved 26 September 2018.

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