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Ike Dominique Ugbo (born 21 September 1998) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Roda JC in the Dutch Eerste Divisie on loan from Chelsea.

Ike Ugbo
Personal information
Full name Ike Dominique Ugbo[1]
Date of birth (1998-09-21) 21 September 1998 (age 21)[2]
Place of birth Lewisham, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.86 m)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Roda JC
(loan from Chelsea)
Number 9
Youth career
2007–2017 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Chelsea 0 (0)
2017–2018Barnsley (loan) 16 (1)
2018Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 15 (2)
2018–2019Scunthorpe United (loan) 15 (1)
2019–Roda JC (loan) 13 (7)
National team
2014–2015 England U17 15 (5)
2017 England U20 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:04, 15 November 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:48, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

Early and personal lifeEdit

Ugbo was born in Lewisham, Greater London.[2] Ugbo is of Nigerian descent.[3]

Club careerEdit

Ugbo began his career with Chelsea at under-10 level turning professional in 2015.[4]

On 17 July 2017, Ugbo signed a season-long loan deal with Barnsley.[5] On 5 August 2017, Ugbo made his debut off the bench against Bristol City which resulted in a 3–1 loss.[6] On 3 January 2018, Ugbo's loan spell with Barnsley was terminated, following a lack of game time.[7]

The next day, Ugbo joined League One club Milton Keynes Dons on loan for the remainder of the 2017–18 season.[8] On 6 January 2018, Ugbo made his debut for the club, featuring in a 0–1 third round FA Cup away victory over Queens Park Rangers.[6]

He joined Scunthorpe United on loan in August 2018, alongside Jak Alnwick.[9]

In August 2019, it was announced the striker would head to Holland to spend the season on loan at Roda JC in the Dutch second tier.[10]

International careerEdit

Ugbo has represented England at under-17 and under-20 level.[11] In June 2017, Ugbo also scored once in three appearances as England's under-20 side won the Toulon Tournament.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 8 November 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea 2017–18[6] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018–19[12] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Barnsley (loan) 2017–18[6] Championship 16 1 0 0 2 1 18 2
Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 2017–18[6] League One 15 2 2 0 0 0 17 2
Scunthorpe United (loan) 2018–19[12] League One 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
Roda JC (loan) 2019–20[13] Eerste Divisie 13 7 1 0 14 7
Career total 59 11 4 0 2 1 0 0 65 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/09/2015 and 30/09/2015" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 5. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Profile". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  3. ^ Christian Okpara (18 April 2016). "Does the English Premiership hold the key to Nigeria's revival?". Nigeria Guardian. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Everything you need to know about Chelsea striker Ike Ugbo". Bristol Post. 5 May 2017. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Ike Ugbo: Barnsley sign Chelsea striker on a season-long loan deal". BBC Sport. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Games played by Ike Ugbo in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Two return from loans". Chelsea F.C. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Ike Ugbo: Chelsea striker joins MK Dons on loan after Barnsley spell". BBC Sport. 4 January 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Jak Alnwick and Ike Ugbo: Scunthorpe sign Rangers goalkeeper and Chelsea striker". BBC Sport. 30 August 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  10. ^ https://www.chelseafc.com/en/teams/on-loan-players/ike-ugbo
  11. ^ "Profile". The Football Association. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Games played by Ike Ugbo in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Games played by Ike Ugbo in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 15 August 2019.

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