Steven Sessegnon

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Steven Sessegnon
Steven Sessegnon 2018.jpg
Sessegnon in 2018
Personal information
Full name Zeze Steven Sessegnon[1]
Date of birth (2000-05-18) 18 May 2000 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Roehampton, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.74 m)[3]
Position(s) Right-back
Club information
Current team
Fulham
Youth career
2008–2017 Fulham
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Fulham 14 (0)
2020–2021Bristol City (loan) 16 (0)
2022Plymouth Argyle (loan) 7 (0)
National team
2015 England U16 1 (0)
2017 England U17 10 (0)
2018 England U18 2 (0)
2018–2019 England U19 9 (2)
2019– England U20 2 (0)
2019– England U21 5 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18:56, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 00:31, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Zeze Steven Sessegnon (born 18 May 2000) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender or midfielder for Fulham.

Club career[edit]

On 28 June 2017, Sessegnon signed his first professional contract with Fulham, pledging his future to the West London club until 2020.[4] He made his debut on 8 August 2017 in an EFL Cup first round tie against Wycombe Wanderers.[5] He played the full ninety minutes in a Fulham win, playing the last nine minutes on the pitch with brother Ryan.[6][7] He also featured in the following round two weeks later, a 1–0 home defeat to League One side Bristol Rovers.[8] His first appearance in league football arrived on 16 August 2019 in the Championship versus Huddersfield Town.[5]

Sessegnon signed a season-long loan deal with Championship club Bristol City on 7 September 2020.[9]

On 31 January 2022, Sessegnon joined EFL League One side Plymouth Argyle on loan for the remainder of the 2021–22 season.[10]

International career[edit]

Sessegnon has represented England at U16 up to U20 level.[11] His one appearance for the U16s came on 4 December 2015 versus Brazil.[11]

Sessegnon was called up to the England squad for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India.[12] He featured five times, including a start in the final, as England won the trophy.[5]

March 2018 saw Sessegnon win his first U18 caps, versus Qatar and Argentina respectively.[11] In May 2018, Sessegnon was selected for the U18s squad for the 2018 Panda Cup.[13]

His opening Under-19s call-up came in the following August for friendlies with the Netherlands and Belgium.[14] He scored for the U19s on 14 November versus Moldova.[15]

Sessegnon made his England U20 debut during the opening 2019 Toulon Tournament defeat to Japan on 1 June 2019.[5]

On 30 August 2019, Sessegnon was included in the England U21 squad for the first time[16] and made his debut during the 3–2 2021 U21 Euro qualifying win against Turkey on 6 September 2019.[17]

Personal life[edit]

He is the twin brother of fellow professional footballer, and former Fulham team-mate, Ryan.[3] Their older brother Chris plays football at semi-professional level, and they are cousins of Beninese international footballer Stéphane Sessègnon.[18][19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 8 May 2021
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
Fulham U21 2017–18[20] 1[a] 0 1 0
2018–19[21] 1[a] 0 1 0
Total 2 0 2 0
Fulham 2017–18[20] Championship 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
2018–19[21] Premier League 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
2019–20[22] Championship 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
2020–21[23] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 14 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 19 0
Bristol City (loan) 2020–21[23] Championship 16 0 0 0 2 0 18 0
Career total 30 0 1 0 6 0 2 0 39 0
  1. ^ a b Appearances in EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

Fulham

England U17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club list of registered players: As at 19th May 2018: Fulham" (PDF). English Football League. p. 16. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Steven Sessegnon". 11v11. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Steven Sessegnon profile". Fulham F.C. 9 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Steven's Pro Deal". Fulham Football Club. 28 June 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d "Steven Sessegnon profile". Soccerway. 9 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Wycombe Wanderers 0–2 Fulham". Fulham F.C. 8 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Wycombe Wanderers 0–2 Fulham". BBC Sport. 8 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Fulham 0–1 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 22 August 2017.
  9. ^ "CITY SECURE SESSEGNON LOAN". Bristol City. 7 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Sessegnon signs". Plymouth Argyle FC. 31 January 2022. Retrieved 1 February 2022.
  11. ^ a b c "Steven Sessegnon profile". The Football Association. 9 August 2017. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  12. ^ "England squad name for FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 in India". The Football Association. 26 September 2017. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  13. ^ "England U18s head to China for the Panda Cup this month with a 19-man squad named". The Football Association. 10 May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Keith Downing picks 23-man squad for Netherlands and Belgium". The Football Association. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Under-19 - England - Steven Sessegnon". UEFA. 14 November 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  16. ^ "ENGLAND U21S KICK-OFF A NEW CAMPAIGN AND AIDY BOOTHROYD HAS PICKED HIS SQUAD". The FA. 30 August 2019. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  17. ^ "EDDIE NKETIAH AND REISS NELSON SCORE AS ENGLAND U21S WIN OPENING EURO QUALIFIER". The FA. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  18. ^ "England's under-17s: They don't walk around with 1966 noose around necks". The Guardian. 6 November 2020. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Fulham teen Ryan Sessegnon". London Evening Standard. 27 January 2017. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  20. ^ a b "Games played by Steven Sessegnon in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Steven Sessegnon in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  22. ^ "Games played by Steven Sessegnon in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Steven Sessegnon in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  24. ^ Stevens, Rob (4 August 2020). "Brentford 1–2 Fulham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  25. ^ Hafez, Shamoon (17 January 2019). "England's U17 World Cup winners - where are they now?". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 January 2019.

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