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Premier League Debut Balls 2019/20

7 Oct 2019
Mason Mount receives Debut Ball from Premier League Head of Youth Neil Saunders (left) and Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard (right)

Commemorative Debut Ball marks a homegrown player's journey to the Premier League

The Premier League Debut Balls initiative was introduced in 2015/16 to celebrate the achievement of homegrown players making their first appearance in the competition. 

With an official Nike match ball from the season of the player's debut housed in a personalised, engraved case, the Debut Ball is given to all homegrown debutants who have been developed at an Academy of a club in the English football pyramid for three years or more at the time of their first appearance, irrespective of age.

It also marks a player's journey to the top level, and the development and support given by their clubs, Academies, friends and family along the way.

It also highlights the Premier League's commitment to the development of more and better homegrown players through its Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP).

"It's important we recognise players' hard work and their achievements to date and also importantly the Academy staff, the player's family and everyone who has helped him to get where he is," said the Premier League's Head of Youth, Neil Saunders. 

2019/20 homegrown debutants*
Player Club Debut match
Aaron Ramsdale AFC Bournemouth v Sheff Utd (H) 10 Aug
Harry Wilson AFC Bournemouth v Aston Villa (A) 17 Aug
Jack Stacey AFC Bournemouth v Everton (H), 15 Sep
Keinan Davis Aston Villa v AFC Bournemouth (H) 17 Aug
Conor Hourihane Aston Villa v Spurs (A) 10 Aug
Ezri Konsa Aston Villa v Norwich (A) 5 Oct
Steven Alzate Brighton v Newcastle (A) 21 Sep
Aaron Connolly Brighton v Man City (A) 31 Aug
Adam Webster Brighton v Man City (A) 31 Aug
Mason Mount Chelsea v Man Utd (A) 11 Aug
Angelino Manchester City v Watford (H) 21 Sep
Daniel James Manchester United v Chelsea (H) 11 Aug
Matthew Longstaff Newcastle United v Man Utd (H) 6 Oct
Max Aarons Norwich City v Liverpool (A) 9 Aug
Todd Cantwell Norwich City v Liverpool (A) 9 Aug
Ben Godfrey Norwich City v Liverpool (A) 9 Aug
Jamal Lewis Norwich City v Liverpool (A) 9 Aug
George Baldock Sheffield United v AFC Bournemouth (A) 10 Aug
Leon Clarke Sheffield United v Liverpool (H) 28 Sep
John Egan Sheffield United v AFC Bournemouth (A) 10 Aug
Luke Freeman Sheffield United v AFC Bournemouth (A) 10 Aug
Dean Henderson Sheffield United v AFC Bournemouth (A) 10 Aug
John Lundstram Sheffield United v AFC Bournemouth (A) 10 Aug
David McGoldrick Sheffield United v AFC Bournemouth (A) 10 Aug
Oliver Norwood Sheffield United v AFC Bournemouth (A) 10 Aug
Jack O'Connell Sheffield United v AFC Bournemouth (A) 10 Aug
Ben Osborn Sheffield United v Chelsea (A) 31 Aug
Che Adams Southampton v Burnley (A) 10 Aug

*Correct after Matchweek 8

See: Elite Player Performance Plan

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