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Dominic Iorfa (footballer, born 1995)

Dominic Iorfa (born 24 June 1995) is an English footballer who plays as a defender. He is currently on loan at Ipswich Town from Wolverhampton Wanderers. He is the son of former Nigerian footballer Dominic Iorfa.

Dominic Iorfa
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Iorfa playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2015.
Personal information
Full name Dominic Iorfa[1]
Date of birth (1995-06-24) 24 June 1995 (age 22)
Place of birth Southend-on-Sea, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Ipswich Town
(on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Youth career
Southend United
0000–2013 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Wolverhampton Wanderers 84 (0)
2014 Shrewsbury Town (loan) 7 (0)
2017– Ipswich Town (loan) 10 (0)
National team
2013 England U18 1 (0)
2014–2015 England U20 4 (0)
2015–2017 England U21 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:07, 1 October 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:39, 30 June 2017 (UTC)

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CareerEdit

The son of a former Nigerian international footballer of the same name, Iorfa was part of the youth system at his local club Southend United before joining the academy of Wolverhampton Wanderers at the age of 15.[2]

He moved on a one-month loan to League One Shrewsbury Town on 18 March 2014,[3] and made his senior debut the same day as a substitute in a 0–1 defeat at Colchester.[4] Iorfa's first senior start came eleven days later in a 1–0 loss to Walsall at the Bescot Stadium, receiving his first yellow card also.[5] Overall Iorfa made seven appearances for the Shrews in a campaign which ultimately resulted in relegation.

Following his return to Wolves, Iorfa made his first appearance for the club as a surprise starter in a 2–1 loss to Bournemouth at Molineux on 6 December 2014.[6] He swiftly became the club's first choice right-back, starting in twenty-one of Wolves' twenty-five remaining fixtures following his debut. Having made his debut at the start of a 4-game unbeaten run, Iorfa became a fan favourite and a regular to the first team. In January 2015, Iorfa won the football league's Young Player Of The Month award,[7] and that same day went on to assist a goal in a 3–0 win for Wolves against Fulham.

Iorfa received his first ever red card in the first game of the 2016–17 season, a straight red against Rotherham at the New York Stadium on 6 August 2016. Wolves were 2–0 down at the time but fought back despite being down to 10 men to draw 2–2 with goals from George Saville and Jón Daði Böðvarsson in Walter Zenga's first game as head coach.[8] He is signed to the club until summer 2019.[9]

On 14 July 2017 Iorfa was sent on a season-long loan to fellow Championship side Ipswich Town.[10]

International careerEdit

Iorfa has been capped by England at under-18 level and under-20 level.[2] According to his father, Iorfa will consider playing for Nigeria only after his 23rd birthday.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 30 September 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wolves 2014–15[12] Championship 20 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
2015–16[13] 42 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 46 0
2016–17[14] 22 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 25 0
Total 84 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 93 0
Shrewsbury (loan) 2013–14[15] League One 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Ipswich Town (loan) 2017–18[16] Championship 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
Total 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 0
Career total 101 0 4 0 6 0 0 0 111 0

HonoursEdit

IndividualEdit

Football League Young Player Of The Month: January 2015[17]

InternationalEdit

England

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Professional Retain List & Free Transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 3 June 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Iorfa for England!". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 1 March 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Wolves defender joins Shrewsbury Town on loan". BBC Sport. 18 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Colchester 1–0 Shrewsbury". BBC Sport. 18 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Walsall 1–0 Shrewsbury". Sky Sports. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Wolves 1–2 Bournemouth". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Cartwright, Phil (21 February 2015). "Dominic Iorfa: Wolves defender wins Football League award". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Rotherham 2–2 Wolves". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "New deal for Dom". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 24 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "Dominic Iorfa: Ipswich Town sign Wolves defender on season-long loan". BBC Sport. 14 July 2017. 
  11. ^ http://thenationonlineng.net/dominic-iorfa-for-eagles-at-23-father/
  12. ^ "Games played by Dominic Iorfa in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Dominic Iorfa in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Dominic Iorfa in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Dominic Iorfa in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 20 August 2016. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Dominic Iorfa in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 7 October 2017. 
  17. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31461635
  18. ^ http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/england-under-21s-win-toulon-8078295

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