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Premier League Debut Balls 2019/20

16 Mar 2020
Anthony Gordon receives his Premier League Debut Ball

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 presented by Cadbury, 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 More
Emile Smith-Rowe ARS v MCI (H) 15 Dec Photo
Keinan Davis AVL v BOU (H) 17 Aug -
Conor Hourihane AVL v TOT (A) 10 Aug
Kortney Hause AVL v SHU (A) 14 Dec -
Ezri Konsa AVL v NOR (A) 5 Oct -
Aaron Ramsdale BOU v SHU (H) 10 Aug Details
Harry Wilson BOU v AVL (A) 17 Aug Details
Jack Stacey BOU v EVE (H), 15 Sep Details
Steven Alzate BHA v NEW (A) 21 Sep Details
Aaron Connolly BHA v MCI (A) 31 Aug Details 
Adam Webster BHA v MCI (A) 31 Aug Details
Josh Brownhill BUR v BOU (H) 22 Feb -
Tariq Lamptey** CHE v ARS (A) 29 Dec -
Mason Mount CHE v MUN (A) 11 Aug Details 
Reece James CHE v NEW (H) 19 Oct -
Brandon Pierrick CRY v NOR (A) 1 Jan -
Anthony Gordon EVE v WHU (A) 18 Jan Details 
Justin James LEI v WAT (H) 4 Dec -
Curtis Jones LIV v BOU (A) 7 Dec -
Angelino MCI v WAT (H) 21 Sep -
Daniel James MUN v CHE (H) 11 Aug Details
Brandon Williams MUN v LIV (H) 19 Oct Photos
Matthew Longstaff NEW v MUN (H) 6 Oct Details
Max Aarons NOR v LIV (A) 9 Aug Details
Todd Cantwell NOR v LIV (A) 9 Aug Details
Ben Godfrey NOR v LIV (A) 9 Aug Details
Jamal Lewis NOR v LIV (A) 9 Aug Details
George Baldock SHU v BOU (A) 10 Aug Video
Leon Clarke SHU v LIV (H) 28 Sep -
John Egan SHU v BOU (A) 10 Aug Video
Luke Freeman SHU v BOU (A) 10 Aug Video
Dean Henderson SHU v BOU (A) 10 Aug Video
John Lundstram SHU v BOU (A) 10 Aug Details
David McGoldrick SHU v BOU (A) 10 Aug Video
Simon Moore SHU v MUN (H) 24 Nov -
Oliver Norwood SHU v BOU (A) 10 Aug Video
Jack O'Connell SHU v BOU (A) 10 Aug Video
Ben Osborn SHU v CHE (A) 31 Aug Video
Che Adams SOU v BUR (A) 10 Aug
William Smallbone SOU v AVL (H) 22 Feb -
Japhet Tanganga TOT v LIV (H) 11 Jan Details
Nathan Holland WHU v WOL (A) 4 Dec
David Martin WHU v CHE (A) 30 Nov Details
Jeremy Ngakia WHU v LIV (H) 29 Jan -

*Correct after Matchweek 27
**Tariq Lamptey has since moved to Brighton

See: Elite Player Performance Plan

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