Timothy Fosu-Mensah

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Timothy Fosu-Mensah
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Fosu-Mensah playing for Manchester United in 2016
Personal information
Full name Evans Timothy Fosu Fosu-Mensah[1]
Date of birth (1998-01-02) 2 January 1998 (age 21)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[2]
Playing position Defender
Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Fulham
(on loan from Manchester United)
Number 21
Youth career
2005–2006 A.V.V. Zeeburgia
2006–2014 Ajax
2014–2016 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– Manchester United 12 (0)
2017–2018Crystal Palace (loan) 21 (0)
2018–Fulham (loan) 12 (0)
National team
2013 Netherlands U15 4 (0)
2013–2014 Netherlands U16 7 (0)
2014–2015 Netherlands U17 13 (1)
2015–2017 Netherlands U19 10 (0)
2016– Netherlands U21 5 (0)
2017– Netherlands 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:29, 15 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:30, 26 September 2018 (UTC)

Evans Timothy Fosu Fosu-Mensah (born 2 January 1998) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder, centre-back or full-back for Fulham, on loan from fellow Premier League club Manchester United, and the Netherlands national team.

Club career[edit]

Manchester United[edit]

Born in Amsterdam to Ghanaian parents, Fosu-Mensah began his career with Ajax, before moving to England in 2014. Fosu-Mensah has played for Manchester United's youth teams in a variety of positions, including centre-back, right-back and central midfield. He made his professional debut at left-back on 28 February 2016, in a 3–2 Premier League win at home to Arsenal, coming on as a 55th-minute substitute for Marcos Rojo.[3]

On 19 October 2016, he signed a new long-term contract with Manchester United until 2020, with the option to extend for a further year.[4]

Crystal Palace (loan)[edit]

On 10 August 2017, Fosu-Mensah joined Crystal Palace on a season-long loan, reuniting with his former boss at Ajax, Frank de Boer.[5] He made his debut for Palace two days later on 12 August 2017 against newly promoted Huddersfield Town, losing 3–0.[6] Despite the defeat, Fosu-Mensah was praised for his last-minute tackle on Steve Mounié, denying him a hat-trick.[7][8]

Fulham (loan)[edit]

On 9 August 2018, Fosu-Mensah joined Fulham on a season-long loan.[9] He made his debut for Fulham on 18 August 2018, in a 3–1 away defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, playing the full 90 minutes. On 5 November 2018, he scored an own-goal in a 1–0 away defeat to Huddersfield Town in the Premier League.[10]

International career[edit]

Having played at under-15, under-16, under-17 and under-19 levels for the Netherlands, Fosu-Mensah was rewarded for his performances for Manchester United with his first call-up to the senior team for friendlies against the Republic of Ireland, Poland and Austria. He is also eligible to play for Ghana as he qualifies through his parents. He received another call-up to the senior squad on 28 August 2017, replacing the injured Kenny Tete for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against France and Bulgaria.[11] Fosu-Mensah made his first senior appearance for the Netherlands on 31 August 2017, when he was named in the starting line-up against France in a 4–0 defeat.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Fosu-Mensah is the brother of fellow footballer Alfons Fosu-Mensah.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 13 April 2019[2]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup EFL Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester United 2015–16 Premier League 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2016–17 Premier League 4 0 2 0 1 0 4[a] 0 0 0 11 0
2017–18 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018–19 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 12 0 4 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 21 0
Crystal Palace (loan) 2017–18 Premier League 21 0 1 0 2 0 24 0
Fulham (loan) 2018–19 Premier League 12 0 0 0 1 0 13 0
Career total 45 0 5 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 58 0
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 26 March 2018[14]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Netherlands 2017 2 0
2018 1 0
Total 3 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Manchester United

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Squads for 2016/17 Premier League confirmed". Premier League. 1 September 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Netherlands – T. Fosu-Mensah – Profile with news, career statistics and history – Soccerway". us.soccerway.com. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  3. ^ Jurejko, Jonathan (28 February 2016). "Manchester United 3–2 Arsenal". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Manchester United news: Timothy Fosu-Mensah signs new long-term deal at Old Trafford". The Independent. 19 October 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Fosu-Mensah Joins On One Year Loan". cpfc.co.uk. Crystal Palace FC. 10 August 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Crystal Palace 0–3 Huddersfield Town". BBC Sport. 12 August 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Crystal Palace fans react on Twitter to Timothy Fosu-Mensah's debut performance". Here Is The City. 13 August 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Manchester United defender Tim Fosu-Mensah a silver lining for Crystal Palace". 14 August 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Timothy Fosu-Mensah joins Fulham on loan from Manchester United". Manchester Evening News. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Huddersfield Town 1-0 Fulham". ESPN.com. ESPN. 5 November 2018. Retrieved 8 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Timothy Fosu-Mensah naar Oranje". OnsOranje. 28 August 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Manchester United player Timothy Fosu-Mensah sends message to Jose Mourinho". Manchester Evening News. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Dutch striker cleared to join squad". colwynbayfc.co.uk. Colwyn Bay FC. 2 October 2015. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Timothy Fosu-Mensah". EU-football.info. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Player profile: Timothy Fosu-Mensah – Official Manchester United Website". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Ajax 0 Manchester United 2: Jose Mourinho's team make Manchester proud as they win the Europa League". telegraph.co.uk. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 10 August 2017.

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