Mason Mount

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Mason Mount
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Mount playing for Chelsea in 2019
Personal information
Full name Mason Tony Mount[1]
Date of birth (1999-01-10) 10 January 1999 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Portsmouth, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[3]
Position(s) Attacking midfielder / Central midfielder[4]
Club information
Current team
Chelsea
Number 19
Youth career
2005–2017 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Chelsea 67 (13)
2017–2018Vitesse (loan) 29 (9)
2018–2019Derby County (loan) 35 (8)
National team
2014–2015 England U16[5] 5 (0)
2015–2016 England U17[6] 9 (2)
2016–2017 England U18[7] 5 (3)
2017–2018 England U19[8] 16 (7)
2018– England U21[9] 4 (1)
2019– England 16 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:11, 10 April 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:55, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Mason Tony Mount (born 10 January 1999) is an English professional footballer who plays as an attacking or central midfielder for Premier League club Chelsea and the England national team.

Mount joined Chelsea at the age of six, and began his senior career on loan to Vitesse in the Dutch Eredivisie and Derby County in the Championship before making his Chelsea debut in 2019.

Club career[edit]

Chelsea[edit]

Youth levels[edit]

Mount was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire.[10] His father Tony was a player and manager at non-League level with local clubs such as Havant Town.[11] He was playing under-6 football in local leagues as a four-year-old and spent one day a week training in the academies of Portsmouth and Chelsea.[12] Mount joined Chelsea at the age of six, in 2005.[11][13] He made his under-18 debut as an under-15 during the 2013–14 season and added several more appearances in the following season.[citation needed] Mount went on to play for both under-18 and under-21 teams during the 2016–17 season, in which he scored 10 goals in 30 appearances.[citation needed] He signed a new four-year contract with Chelsea in July 2017.[14]

Loans to Vitesse and Derby County[edit]

Mount joined Dutch Eredivisie club Vitesse on 24 July 2017 on a season-long loan.[14] He made his first-team debut on 26 August, as a 77th-minute substitute during Vitesse's 2–1 home defeat against AZ.[15][16] The following month, he was given his first start in Vitesse's KNVB Cup first-round defeat away to fifth-tier team Swift, playing the full 90 minutes of the 0–0 draw, which Swift won in a penalty shoot-out.[15][17] He scored his first goal for Vitesse on 1 October in the 76th minute of a 1–1 home draw with Utrecht.[15][18] Mount went onto appear in the Eredivisie Team of the Week on several occasions and win the Vitesse Player of the Year award.[19]

During Vitesse's Eredivisie European play-off semi-final first leg against ADO Den Haag on 9 May 2018, Mount scored his first hat-trick, as Vitesse won 5–2 away.[15] In the second leg, Mount scored in a 2–1 win as Vitesse won 7–3 on aggregate.[15] In the first leg of the final against Utrecht, Mount opened the scoring but was booked and therefore suspended for the second leg.[15] Mount made 39 appearances in all competitions for Vitesse, scoring 14 times, before returning to Chelsea.

Mount joined Championship club Derby County on 17 July 2018 on a season-long loan.[20] He scored a 60th-minute equaliser on his debut for Derby on 3 August 2018, during a 2–1 away victory over Reading.[21]

Mount was sidelined for two months after suffering a hamstring injury in a FA Cup game against Accrington Stanley.[22] He returned in a 6–1 win over Rotherham United, winning a penalty for teammate Martyn Waghorn and later scoring.[23] Two weeks later, he scored his second senior hat-trick in a 4–0 Championship league game against Bolton Wanderers,[24] keeping Derby in contention for the promotion playoff.[25]

2019–20 season: First-team breakthrough[edit]

Mount playing for Chelsea in 2019

On 15 July 2019, Mount signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea.[26][27] He made his competitive debut for Chelsea on 11 August 2019 in a 0–4 away defeat to Manchester United in the Premier League.[28] He scored his first Chelsea goal a week later against Leicester City during Frank Lampard's home debut as manager at Stamford Bridge, a 1–1 draw,[29] and added another in the next game away to Norwich City.[30] On 17 September, he suffered an ankle injury against Valencia in the Champions League opener.[31]

In March 2020, Mount was spoken to by Chelsea for ignoring self-isolation rules during the coronavirus pandemic. While the entire squad was forced to self-isolate due to Callum Hudson-Odoi's positive coronavirus test, Mount had gone to play football with friends, including West Ham's Declan Rice.[32] On 22 July 2020, he became the first Chelsea Academy graduate to make his first team debut and complete 50 appearances in the same season.[33] On the final day of the 2019–20 Premier League season in a 2-0 victory against Wolves, Mount scored the first goal from a free kick and assisted Olivier Giroud for the second goal to help Chelsea secure a place in the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League.[34]

2020–21 season: Key figure in the first team[edit]

Mount started the 2020–21 season well, as he featured in all Chelsea matches including the one against Barnsley in the third round of the EFL Cup on 23 September, which ended in a 6–0 win at home.[35] Three days later on 26 September, Mount scored his first goal of the season against West Bromwich Albion in a 3–3 away draw.[36] In the next fixture, however, Mount missed the decisive penalty in Chelsea’s 5–4 shootout loss away to Tottenham Hotspur in the fourth round of the EFL Cup on 29 September.[37] He scored in back-to-back games in January, first in a 4–0 win at Morecambe in the third round of the FA Cup and then away to Fulham in a 1–0 Premier League victory.[38][39] On 24 January 2021, Mount captained Chelsea for the first time in a 3–1 win at home over Luton Town in the FA Cup.[40] On 4 March, Mount scored the only goal in a 1–0 away league win over Liverpool, handing the Reds their fifth consecutive league defeat at Anfield for the first time in their history.[41]

Mount scored his first goal in European football in Chelsea's 2–0 win over Porto in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on 7 April.[42]

International career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Mount has represented England at under-16, under-17, under-18 and under-19 levels.[43] Mount represented the under-17s at the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.[44]

Mount was included in the under-19 team for the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.[45] He provided the assist for Lukas Nmecha to score the winning goal against Portugal in the final.[46] He was subsequently named Golden Player of the tournament.[47]

On 27 May 2019, Mount was included in England's 23-man squad for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.[48]

Senior[edit]

Following his impressive season with Vitesse, Mount was invited by manager Gareth Southgate to train with the senior team for a week ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[49] He was called up to the senior team for the UEFA Nations League matches against Croatia and Spain in October 2018.[50]

Mount made his debut for the England senior team on 7 September 2019 as a 67th-minute substitute in England's 4–0 home win over Bulgaria in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying.[51] He scored his first goal for England on 17 November in a 4–0 away win against Kosovo in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying.[52]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 17 April 2021
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup[a] League Cup[b] Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea U23 2016–17[53] 3[c] 0 3 0
Vitesse (loan) 2017–18[15] Eredivisie 29 9 1 0 6[d] 0 3[e] 5 39 14
Derby County (loan) 2018–19[54] Championship 35 8 2 0 4 2 3[f] 1 44 11
Chelsea 2019–20[55] Premier League 37 7 6 1 1 0 8[g] 0 1[h] 0 53 8
2020–21[56] Premier League 30 6 4 1 2 0 8[g] 1 44 8
Total 67 13 10 2 3 0 16 1 1 0 97 16
Career total 131 30 13 2 7 2 22 1 10 6 183 41
  1. ^ Includes KNVB Cup, FA Cup
  2. ^ Includes EFL Cup
  3. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy
  4. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  5. ^ Appearances in Eredivisie European play-offs
  6. ^ Appearances in Championship play-offs
  7. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  8. ^ Appearance in UEFA Super Cup

International[edit]

As of match played 31 March 2021[57]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
England 2019 6 1
2020 7 2
2021 3 1
Total 16 4
As of match played 31 March 2021. England score listed first, score column indicates score after each Mount goal.[57]
List of international goals scored by Mason Mount
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 17 November 2019 Fadil Vokrri Stadium, Pristina, Kosovo 6  Kosovo 4–0 4–0 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification [58]
2 11 October 2020 Wembley Stadium, London, England 9  Belgium 2–1 2–1 2020–21 UEFA Nations League A [59]
3 18 November 2020 Wembley Stadium, London, England 13  Iceland 2–0 4–0 2020–21 UEFA Nations League A [60]
4 28 March 2021 Arena Kombëtare, Tirana, Albania 15  Albania 2–0 2–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification [61]

Honours[edit]

Chelsea Youth

Chelsea

England U19

Individual

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