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Tariq Lamptey
Personal information
Full name Tariq Kwame Nii-Lante Lamptey[1]
Date of birth (2000-09-30) 30 September 2000 (age 19)[2]
Place of birth Hillingdon, England
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.64 m)[3]
Playing position(s) Right wing-back, right-back
Club information
Current team
Brighton & Hove Albion
Number 2
Youth career
2008–2019 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019–2020 Chelsea 1 (0)
2020– Brighton & Hove Albion 10 (0)
National team
2018 England U18 3 (0)
2018–2019 England U19 9 (1)
2019–2020 England U20 6 (0)
2020– England U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 September 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 September 2020 (UTC)

Tariq Kwame Nii-Lante Lamptey (born 30 September 2000) is an English professional footballer who plays predominately as a right wing-back for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion and the England national under-21 team.

Club career

Chelsea

Lamptey was born in Hillingdon, Greater London.[4] He is a product of the Chelsea youth system, joining the academy at the age of 8.[5]

On 29 December 2019, Lamptey made his professional footballing debut away against Arsenal in the Premier League, replacing Fikayo Tomori in the 59th minute where he was a lively presence helping Chelsea come back from 1–0 down to win 2–1.[6] Speaking to Chelsea TV after the game, Lamptey described how nervous he was making his debut: "My heart was racing, this is the moment me and my family have been waiting for."[7] Lamptey became the seventh academy graduate to make a first-team appearance during Frank Lampard's managerial tenure at Chelsea, following in the footsteps of Mason Mount, Billy Gilmour, Reece James, Marc Guehi, Tino Anjorin and Ian Maatsen.[5] Lamptey made two more appearances for Chelsea both coming in FA Cup wins over Nottingham Forest at home and Hull City away before leaving the club.[8][9] He made a total of three appearances for The Blues.

Brighton & Hove Albion

On 31 January 2020, the winter transfer deadline day, Lamptey completed a permanent transfer to Brighton & Hove Albion, signing a three and a half year deal.[10][11] Lamptey made an impressive debut for The Seagulls in his first Premier League start, a 0–0 away draw against Leicester on 23 June - Brighton's second match back from the Premier League's temporary break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[12][13]

He started in The Seagulls opening match of the 2020–21 season against his former club Chelsea in which he set up Leandro Trossard's goal in the 3–1 home defeat.[14]

International career

Born in England, Lamptey is of Ghanaian descent. He is a youth international for England having represented the Young Lions from U18 to U21 level. In July 2020 he was contacted by the Ghana FA about potentially switching to represent Ghana internationally.[15] However, on 8 September 2020, Lamptey made his England U21 debut starting in a 2–1 away victory over Austria U21 in European qualfying.[16]

Career statistics

As of 20 September 2020[17]
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 2019–20 Premier League 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Brighton & Hove Albion 2019–20 Premier League 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2020–21 Premier League 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Career total 11 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 13 0

References

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs publish 2019/20 retained lists". Premier League. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Tariq Lamptey: Overview". Premier League. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Tariq Lamptey: Profile". worldfootball.net. HEIM:SPIEL. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Tariq Lamptey". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Retrieved 16 February 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Lampard unveils latest Chelsea Academy talent as Tariq Lamptey becomes 7th debutant of season - We Ain't Got No History". SB Nation. 30 December 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Arsenal 1–2 Chelsea". BBC Sport. 29 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Tariq Lamptey | My heart was racing, this is the moment me and my family have been waiting for | Official Site | Chelsea Football Club". ChelseaFC. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Chelsea 2-0 Nottingham Forest, FA Cup third round - BBC Sport". BBC Sport. 5 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Hull City 1-2 Chelsea: Blues edge Tigers to reach fifth round - BBC Sport". 25 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Tariq Lamptey has today completed a permanent transfer to Brighton and Hove Albion". Chelsea. Retrieved 31 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Tariq Lamptey: Brighton sign 19-year-old defender from Chelsea". BBC. 31 January 2020. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  12. ^ "Leicester 0-0 Brighton: Kasper Schmeichel saves penalty as Foxes draw again - BBC Sport". BBC. 23 June 2020. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  13. ^ "Tariq Lamptey: Signed from Chelsea for the future but making huge impact today". Eastbourne Herald. 4 July 2020. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  14. ^ "Premier League: Brighton 1–3 Chelsea". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  15. ^ "PHOTOS: Ghanaian youngster Tariq Lamptey joined by family as he signs professional Chelsea contract". GhanaSoccernet.
  16. ^ "Eddie Nketiah scores again in England U21 win – BBC Sport". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  17. ^ Tariq Lamptey at Soccerway