Nathaniel Chalobah

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Nathaniel Chalobah
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Personal information
Full nameNathaniel Nyakie Chalobah[1]
Date of birth(1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 19)
Place of birthFreetown, Sierra Leone[2]
Height1.85m (6 ft 1 in)[3]
Playing positionDefender / Midfielder
Club information
Current clubMiddlesbrough
(on loan from Chelsea)
Youth career
2005–2012Chelsea
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2012–Chelsea0(0)
2012–2013Watford (loan)38(5)
2013–2014Nottingham Forest (loan)12(2)
2014–Middlesbrough (loan)1(0)
National team
2008–2009England U166(0)
2009–2011England U1734(1)
2011–England U1913(2)
2012–England U2112(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:19, 15 January 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:19, 15 January 2014 (UTC)
 
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Nathaniel Chalobah
Nathaniel Chalobah (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full nameNathaniel Nyakie Chalobah[1]
Date of birth(1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 19)
Place of birthFreetown, Sierra Leone[2]
Height1.85m (6 ft 1 in)[3]
Playing positionDefender / Midfielder
Club information
Current clubMiddlesbrough
(on loan from Chelsea)
Youth career
2005–2012Chelsea
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2012–Chelsea0(0)
2012–2013Watford (loan)38(5)
2013–2014Nottingham Forest (loan)12(2)
2014–Middlesbrough (loan)1(0)
National team
2008–2009England U166(0)
2009–2011England U1734(1)
2011–England U1913(2)
2012–England U2112(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:19, 15 January 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:19, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

Nathaniel Nyakie Chalobah (born 12 December 1994) is a professional footballer. He can operate both as a defender or midfielder and currently plays for Middlesbrough on loan from Chelsea.

Club career[edit]

Chelsea[edit]

Born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Chalobah came through the Chelsea academy, having been there since his pre-teens. During the 2010–11 season he featured for Chelsea reserves while still a schoolboy, winning the national championship with the side that season.[2] In 2011–12, Chalobah regularly captained both Chelsea's reserve and youth sides, and led the 2012 FA Youth Cup winning side.[2] He signed a professional contract with Chelsea in January 2012 shortly after turning 17, lasting until summer 2014.[2] He was an unused substitute for the Chelsea first-team at the age of 15, in their League Cup clash against Newcastle[4] and traveled with them to the 2012 UEFA Champions League final in Munich, which Chelsea won. On 30 August 2013, Chalobah signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea, stating that he wishes to stay at Chelsea for his entire career.[5]

Watford (loan)[edit]

Chalobah signed on loan for Championship side Watford on 31 August 2012 until January 2013.[6] He made his professional debut for the club on 18 September 2012 against Brighton & Hove Albion, coming on as 73rd minute substitute for Fernando Forestieri.[7] He later made his first professional start, lasting the full 90 minutes in Watford's 2–2 draw with Bristol City, on 23 September.[8] On 17 November, Chalobah scored his first goal for Watford in a 2–1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.[9] He scored his second goal for Watford in a 1–1 draw against Burnley, on 15 December, with a fine volley from the edge of the box,[10] 3 days after his 18th birthday.

On 2 January 2013, Chalobah extended his loan at Watford until the end of the 2012–13 season. Chalobah scored his 5th goal of the season for Watford with a stunning 30-yard strike against Leicester City on 26 April 2013. Watford won the match 2–1.[11]

Chalobah's performances helped to guide Watford to the Championship playoff final, where they were defeated 1–0 by Crystal Palace.

Nottingham Forest (loan)[edit]

On 19 September 2013 Chalobah signed a loan deal with Nottingham Forest until January 15, 2014.[12] Manager Billy Davies remarked upon his arrival “He’s a tremendous young talent."[13] Chalobah made his debut from the start in Forest's trip to Doncaster Rovers on 21 September 2013 and he scored his first Forest goal in a 3–1 defeat away to Yeovil Town on 26 October 2013.[citation needed]

Middlesbrough (loan)[edit]

On 16 January 2014, Nathaniel joined Middlesbrough on loan for the remainder of the 2013–14 season.[14]

International career[edit]

He made his England under-16 debut at the age of 13 in October 2008, and his England under-17 debut aged 14 in July 2009. He won the 2010 European Championship and later captaining the side at the age of 15. Chalobah made his England under-19 debut in September 2011.,[15] and went on to captain them until the 8th of November 2012 when he was called up to the England under-21 squad for a match against Northern Ireland.[16] Chalobah made his England Under-21 debut on 13 November 2012, replacing Jordan Henderson in the 76th minute.[17] Chalobah is also eligible for Sierra Leone.

Style of play[edit]

Chalobah is well known for his versatility, work-rate, and fitness levels, both in defending and attacking sense. He is described as, "Tall, athletic and can operate in either midfield or defence, being notably quick in the tackle."[18]

Personal life[edit]

Chalobah studied at Bishop Thomas Grant School in Streatham, South London.[19] Chalobah's younger brother, Trevoh, is currently in the Chelsea academy.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 28 January 2014[20]
ClubDivisionSeasonAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
LeagueFA CupLeague CupOtherTotal
Watford (loan)Championship2012–13385100030425
Nottingham Forest (loan)Championship2013–14122000000122
Middlesbrough (loan)Championship2013–140000000000
Career totals447100030547

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Chelsea

England[edit]

UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship: 2010

Individual[edit]

England Men's Youth Player of the Year (1): 2013[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists". Premier League. 19 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d NATHANIEL CHALOBAH, chelseafc.com, accessed 18 September 2012
  3. ^ http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/nathaniel-chalobah/profil/spieler_128900.html
  4. ^ Dawkes, Phil (18 September 2012). "MATCH REPORT: Chelsea 3–4 Newcastle". BBC. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Chalobah signs until 2018". chelseafc.com. 30 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "OFFICIAL: Chelsea’s Chalobah Signs". Watford F.C. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "MATCH REPORT: Watford 0–1 Brighton". Watford F.C. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  8. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/17661490
  9. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20278320
  10. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20650396
  11. ^ "Goal of the day: Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford) vs Leicester". inside World Soccer. 27 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "Chalobah loaned to Forest". chelseafc.com. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  13. ^ . Nottingham Forest http://www.nottinghamforest.co.uk/news/article/chalobah-a-tremendous-talent-1066388.aspx. Retrieved 21 September 2013.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ "Boro Sign Nathaniel". Middlesbrough FC. 16 January 2014. 
  15. ^ NATHANIEL CHALOBAH, thefa.com, accessed 18 September 2012
  16. ^ [1], thefa.com, accessed 8 November 2012
  17. ^ [2], thefa.com, accessed 13 November 2012
  18. ^ "Nathaniel Chalobah". FA.com. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  19. ^ "News Magazine of Bishop Thomas Grant School". Bishop Thomas Grant School. 1 March 2013. 
  20. ^ Nathaniel Chalobah career stats at Soccerbase
  21. ^ http://www.thefa.com/News/2013/feb/mens-youth-england-c-award-030213.aspx

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