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Reece James (footballer, born 1999)

Reece James (born 8 December 1999) is an English professional footballer who plays as a full back for Premier League club Chelsea.

Reece James
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Personal information
Full name Reece James[1]
Date of birth (1999-12-08) 8 December 1999 (age 19)[2]
Place of birth Redbridge, England
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[3]
Playing position Full back
Club information
Current team
Chelsea
Number 24
Youth career
2006–2018 Chelsea
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Chelsea 0 (0)
2018–2019Wigan Athletic (loan) 45 (3)
National team
2017 England U18 3 (0)
2017–2018 England U19 8 (0)
2017– England U20 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:54, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:15, 7 June 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Born in London, James joined Chelsea at the age of six and turned professional in March 2017.[4] During the 2017–18 season he captained the under-18s to win the FA Youth Cup and was named Academy Player of the Season.[4] He signed a new four-year contract with the club in June 2018.[4] Later that month he joined Wigan Athletic on loan for the 2018–19 season.[5][6]

In March 2019 he was selected to the 2018–19 Championship Team of the Season.[7] He won three awards at Wigan Athletic's end of season awards, including Player of the Year.[8]

International careerEdit

He has represented England at youth level from Under-17 up to Under-20.[9][10][11] In May 2017, James was included in an England U20 squad for the 2017 Toulon Tournament.[12] He started in the final as England defeated the Ivory Coast to retain their title.[13]

In July 2017, James was part of the England Under-19 squad that won the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.[14] He started in the semi-final against the Czech Republic.[15]

James was a member of the U20 squad that travelled to the 2019 Toulon Tournament and was carried off on a stretcher with ankle ligament damage during the first-half of the final group game defeat to Chile on 7 June 2019.[16]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 5 May 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Chelsea U23 2016–17[17] 1[a] 0 1 0
2017–18[18] 6[a] 1 6 1
Total 7 1 7 1
Chelsea 2018–19[19] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019–20[20] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wigan Athletic (loan) 2018–19[19] Championship 45 3 1 0 0 0 46 3
Career totals 45 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 53 4
  1. ^ a b Appearances in EFL Trophy

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Chelsea Reserves[4]

InternationalEdit

England U20

England U19[14]

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Premier League clubs publish retained lists". Premier League. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Profile". 11v11. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Reece James profile". Chelsea F.C. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Profile". Chelsea F.C. Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Reece James: Wigan Athletic sign Chelsea full-back on season-long loan". BBC Sport. 27 June 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  6. ^ Reece James at Soccerway. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  7. ^ "EFL awards: Che Adams, Teemu Pukki & Billy Sharp on Championship shortlist". BBC Sport. 26 March 2019. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d "REECE JAMES SCOOPS TRIO OF AWARDS AT WIGAN ATHLETIC END OF SEASON PARTY IN THE PARK". Wigan Athletic F.C. 6 May 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  9. ^ "England Football Online - under-19". England Football Online. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  10. ^ "England Football Online - under-20". England Football Online. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  11. ^ "England Football Online - under-21". England Football Online. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Toulon squad selected". The Football Association. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  13. ^ "Spot on Young Lions hold their nerve to retain Toulon Tournament title". The Football Association. 10 June 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  14. ^ a b "European Under-19 Championship: England beat Portugal in final". BBC Sport. 15 July 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  15. ^ "England U19s 1–0 Czech Republic". The Football Association. 12 July 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  16. ^ "YOUNG LIONS SUFFER A THIRD DEFEAT IN TOULON AFTER TWO LATE GOALS TURN GAME AROUND". The Football Association. 7 June 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  17. ^ "Games played by Reece James in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  18. ^ "Games played by Reece James in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Reece James in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  20. ^ "Games played by Reece James in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Chelsea defender Reece James named in Toulon best XI after England victory". London Evening Standard. 12 June 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2019.