Kieran Dowell

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Kieran Dowell
Personal information
Full name Kieran O'Neill Dowell[1]
Date of birth (1997-10-10) 10 October 1997 (age 21)[2]
Place of birth Ormskirk, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[3]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Everton
Number 28
Youth career
2005–2014 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Everton 2 (0)
2017–2018Nottingham Forest (loan) 38 (9)
National team
2012 England U16 1 (0)
2013–2014 England U17 7 (0)
2014–2015 England U18 3 (0)
2016–2017 England U20 16 (1)
2017– England U21 11 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:51, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:30, 16 October 2018 (UTC)

Kieran O'Neill Dowell (born 10 October 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Everton. Dowell also represents the England under-21 team.

Club career[edit]

Everton[edit]

Born in Ormskirk, Lancashire, Dowell joined Everton's academy at the age of 7.[4] After progressing through the ranks and the reserve side, he signed a scholarship with the club in June 2014.[5] He then scored in a friendly for the Everton U21 side, in a 1–0 win over Rhyl on 26 July 2014.[6]

Dowell made his debut for the club on 11 December 2014, replacing the injured Christian Atsu 11 minutes into a UEFA Europa League group match against FC Krasnodar at Goodison Park. Everton, who had already advanced into the next round, lost 0–1.[7] With his only first team appearances of the season, he signed his first professional contract with the club.[8]

After being given a number 51 shirt in the 2015–16 season, Dowell, however, suffered ankle injury that saw him sidelined for two months.[9] He scored on his return for the Everton U21 on 6 December 2015, in a 3–1 win over Liverpool U23.[10] Dowell went on to score nine more goals for the reserve side, including a stunner against Southampton U21 and a hat-trick against Leicester City U23.[11] On 30 April 2016, he made his Premier League debut as a 87th-minute substitute for Ross Barkley in a 2–1 home win over Bournemouth.[12] Dowell then started the final game of the 2015–16 season against Norwich City at Goodison Park.[13]

Two months after making his Premier League debut, Dowell signed a three-year contract with the club, keeping him until 2019.[14] In the 2016–17 season, Dowell was a member of the Everton U23 squad to win the inaugural Premier League 2 title, in which he made the total of 22 appearances and scoring 5 times.[8] His performance throughout April won him April's Premier League 2 Player of the Month.[15]

Nottingham Forest (loan)[edit]

On 3 August 2017, Dowell signed on a season-long loan with Championship side Nottingham Forest.[16]

Dowell made his Nottingham Forest debut, coming on as a second-half substitute, in a 1–0 win over Millwall in the opening game of the season.[17] He scored his first goal for Forest in a 4–3 win at Brentford on 12 August 2017.[18] Since making his Nottingham Forest debut, he became the club's first team regular.[19] Dowell scored again on 30 September 2017, in a 2–1 win over Sheffield United.[20] Four weeks later, on 28 October 2017, he scored his first ever hat-trick, in a 3–2 win over Hull City.[21] After the match, Dowell's performance was praised by local newspaper Nottingham Post and the club's supporters.[22]

International career[edit]

After representing England at lower youth levels, Dowell was selected for the England under-20 team for the first time, making his debut in a 1–1 draw against Brazil alongside Everton teammate Dominic Calvert-Lewin.[23] In May 2017, Dowell was selected for the England U20 in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[24] After setting up two goals in a 3–0 win over Argentina on Matchday 1 of the group stage, he scored the only goal against hosts South Korea, ensuring a place in the second round for England.[25] He also started in the final, in which England beat Venezuela 1–0 for England's first triumph in a global tournament since their World Cup victory in 1966.[26]

Following the end of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, Dowell was called up to the England U21 squad, for whom he made his debut in a 1–1 draw with Netherlands U21 on 1 September 2017.[27]

Dowell is also eligible to represent the Republic of Ireland through his Irish grandparents.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 9 June 2018 [28]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Everton 2014–15[29] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
2015–16[30] Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2016–17[31] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18[32] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Nottingham Forest 2017–18[32] Championship 38 9 2 1 3 0 43 10
Career total 40 9 2 1 3 0 1 0 46 10
  1. ^ Appearance in the Europa League

Personal life[edit]

Born in Ormskirk, England, Dowell grew up supporting Everton, the team he would eventually play for, and idolised Mikel Arteta.[33] While at the academy, he was a ball-boy when he was 14.[34] At 20, he moved out of his parents' house for an apartment.[35]

Honours[edit]

England U20

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barclays Premier League Squad Lists 2014/15 published". Premier League. Archived from the original on 5 January 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Kieran Dowell". 11v11. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Kieran Dowell: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 28 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Kieran Dowell". Everton. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  5. ^ "15 Become Scholars". Everton F.C. 28 June 2014. Archived from the original on 4 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
    "Next Generation: Kieran Dowell". Everton F.C. 26 May 2016. Archived from the original on 4 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Report: Everton U21s 1–0 Rhyl". Everton F.C. 26 July 2014. Archived from the original on 4 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Everton 0–1 FK Krasnodar". BBC Sport. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Meet new Nottingham Forest signing Kieran Dowell – the teenager with a cracking shot and fine left foot". Nottingham Post. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
    "Under-23s: Story Of The Season". Everton F.C. 25 April 2017. Archived from the original on 4 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Lennon To Wear Number 12". Everton F.C. 2 September 2015. Archived from the original on 4 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
    "Everton prospect Kieran Dowell could miss two months after ankle surgery". Liverpool Echo. 20 August 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Are these two Everton's midfield axis of the future?". Liverpool Echo. 6 December 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Match Report: Everton U21 v Southampton U21". Everton F.C. 15 February 2016. Archived from the original on 4 February 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
    "Watch Kieran Dowell's stunning Everton hat trick as he continues to knock on first-team door". Liverpool Echo. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Everton 2 – 1 AFC Bournemouth". BBC Sport. 30 April 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Everton 3 – 1 Norwich City". BBC Sport. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Kieran Dowell signs revised three-year contract with Everton". ESPN. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Under-23s Midfielder Wins Award". Everton F.C. 12 May 2017. Archived from the original on 4 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Dowell joins on loan". Nottingham Forest F.C. 3 August 2017. Archived from the original on 4 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
    "Done deal: Kieran Dowell joins Nottingham Forest on season-long loan from Everton". Nottingham Post. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  17. ^ "Nottingham Forest 1 – 0 Millwall". BBC Sport. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  18. ^ "Brentford 3–4 Nottingham Forest". BBC Sport. 12 August 2017. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  19. ^ "Kieran Dowell, Barrie McKay and Tendayi Darikwa earn top marks from Nottingham Forest fans as they 'Rate The Players'". Nottingham Post. 6 August 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017."Nottingham Forest's Kieran Dowell loving 'every minute' of whirlwind few months in his career". Nottingham Post. 3 September 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  20. ^ "Nottingham Forest 2–1 Sheffield United: Blades charge ends". Sky Sports. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  21. ^ "Hull City 2 – Nottingham Forest 3: Kieran Dowell hits hat-trick to tame Tigers". Daily Express. 28 October 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  22. ^ "Nottingham Forest hat-trick hero Kieran Dowell scored two 'absolute belters'". Nottingham Post. 28 October 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  23. ^ "International Blues". Everton F.C. 1 September 2016. Archived from the original on 4 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
    "International Round-Up". Everton F.C. 2 September 2016. Archived from the original on 4 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  24. ^ "Dowell Raring To Go". Everton F.C. 25 May 2017. Archived from the original on 4 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  25. ^ "Under-20 World Cup: England beat Argentina 3–0 in opening match". BBC Sport. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
    "Everton's Kieran Dowell seals top spot for England at Under-20 World Cup". The Guardian. 26 May 2017.
  26. ^ "Under-20 World Cup: England beat Venezuela in final". BBC Sport. 11 June 2017.
  27. ^ "Five Blues Named In England Under-21s Squad". Everton F.C. 28 September 2017. Archived from the original on 4 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
    "Calvert-Lewin On Target For Young Lions". Everton F.C. 1 September 2017. Archived from the original on 4 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  28. ^ Kieran Dowell at Soccerway. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  29. ^ "Games played by Kieran Dowell in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  30. ^ "Games played by Kieran Dowell in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  31. ^ "Games played by Kieran Dowell in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  32. ^ a b "Games played by Kieran Dowell in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 October 2017.
  33. ^ "My Football Hero: Kieran Dowell". Everton F.C. 1 July 2017. Archived from the original on 4 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  34. ^ "Everton starlet Kieran Dowell Q&A;: Studying David Silva, worshipping Arteta and itching for a first team chance". Liverpool Echo. 26 March 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  35. ^ "Everton youngster Kieran Dowell on Nottingham Forest, England and... getting his Sky fixed". Liverpool Echo. 3 September 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.

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