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Sheyi Ojo

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  • Sheyi's Profile

  • Age: 20 years old
  • Date of Birth: 19 June 1997
  • Place of Birth: Hemel Hempstead, England
  • Nationality: English
  • Height: 179cm
  • Weight: 81.4kg
  • Debut: 22 August 2017: Fulham 0-1 Bristol Rovers (Carabao Cup)
  • Previous Club(s): Milton Keynes Dons, Liverpool, Wigan Athletic (loan), Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan)

Biography

On 16th August 2017 the Club announced the signing of Sheyi Ojo from Liverpool on a season-long loan.

Ojo, who can operate across the front line, came through MK Dons’ academy before joining the Reds in a multi-million pound deal at the age of 14 in November 2011. He’d spent time training with the Dons’ first team prior to the switch.

His first taste of professional football came during a loan spell with Wigan Athletic, where he made 11 appearances in the second half of the 2014/15 Sky Bet Championship campaign.

Ojo was back in England’s second tier for the first half of the following term, scoring three times in 19 appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers, including one at Craven Cottage.

He made his debut for the Merseyside club in an FA Cup draw against Exeter City in January 2016, before scoring on his first appearance at Anfield as Liverpool won the Replay 3-0.

A further nine run-outs followed for the youngster in 2015/16, including eight in the Barclays Premier League, which saw him contribute four assists.

After featuring in all of England’s matches, scoring twice, at the Under-19 European Championship that summer as the Lions reached the Semi-Finals, a back injury hindered his start to the subsequent domestic campaign, although he still made two appearances for Liverpool in the FA Cup.

He has represented his country at every age group from Under-16s to Under-20s, and was a part of history this summer as England won the U20 World Cup. The 20-year-old played in five of his nation’s matches, missing only the Round of 16 and Quarter-Final ties.

His most impressive performance arguably came in the Semi-Final against Italy, where he came off the bench to make two goals in England’s 3-1 victory.

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Overall
Minutes played 563
Appearances 7
Substitutions (Off) 3
Offence
Goals -
Minutes per goal -
Shooting Accuracy  (On Target / Off Target) 7 / 6
Hit Woodwork 1
Chances Created 4
Assists 1
Crosses (Successful) 1
Offsides 5
Dribbles (Successful) 16
Corners Won 7
Movement
Touches 309
Passes (Successful) 137
 »  Short (Successful) 136
 »  Long (Successful) 1
Throw-ins (Successful) 1
Defence
Clean Sheets 1
Goals Conceded 6
 »  Inside Box 6
Tackles (Won) 12
Interceptions 2
Clearances 4
Duels (Won) 47
 »  Ground Duels (Won) 42
 »  Aerial Duels (Won) 5
Discipline
Fouls (Committed / Suffered) 8 / 13
Bookings 1
Sent Off -
Handballs 2