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Premier League Debut Balls 2019/20

1 Aug 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 Video
Harry Wilson BOU v AVL (A) 17 Aug Video
Jack Stacey BOU v EVE (H), 15 Sep Video
Lloyd Kelly BOU v WOL (A) 24 Jun -
Steven Alzate BHA v NEW (A) 21 Sep Video
Aaron Connolly BHA v MCI (A) 31 Aug Video 
Adam Webster BHA v MCI (A) 31 Aug Video
Josh Brownhill BUR v BOU (H) 22 Feb Details
Max Thompson BUR v MCI (A) 22 Jun Details
Tariq Lamptey** CHE v ARS (A) 29 Dec -
Mason Mount CHE v MUN (A) 11 Aug Video 
Reece James CHE v NEW (H) 19 Oct -
Faustino Anjorin CHE v EVE (H) 8 Mar -
Armando Broja CHE v EVE (H) 8 Mar -
Brandon Pierrick CRY v NOR (A) 1 Jan -
Tyrick Mitchell CRY v LEI (A) 4 Jul -
Anthony Gordon EVE v WHU (A) 18 Jan Details
Jarrad Branthwaite EVE v WOL (A) 12 Jul -
James Justin LEI v WAT (H) 4 Dec -
Luke Thomas LEI v SHU (H) 16 Jul -
George Hirst LEI v TOT (A) 19 Jul -
Curtis Jones LIV v BOU (A) 7 Dec -
Neco Williams LIV v CRY (H) 24 Jun -
Angelino MCI v WAT (H) 21 Sep -
Tommy Doyle MCI v NEW (H) 8 Jul -
Daniel James MUN v CHE (H) 11 Aug Video
Brandon Williams MUN v LIV (H) 19 Oct Photos
Matthew Longstaff NEW v MUN (H) 6 Oct Details
Kelland Watts NEW v LIV (H) Jul 26 -
Max Aarons NOR v LIV (A) 9 Aug Video
Todd Cantwell NOR v LIV (A) 9 Aug Video
Ben Godfrey NOR v LIV (A) 9 Aug Video
Jamal Lewis NOR v LIV (A) 9 Aug Video
Josh Martin NOR v SOU (H) 19 Jun -
Akin Famewo NOR v MCI (A) 26 Jul -
Jordan Thomas NOR v MCI (A) 26 Jul -
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 Video
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
Kieron Freeman SHU v NEW (A) 21 Jun -
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 -
 Kevin Danso SOU v BHA (A) 24 Aug -
 Nathan Tella SOU v NOR (A) 19 Jun -
 Jake Vokins SOU v BHA (H) 16 Jul -
Japhet Tanganga TOT v LIV (H) 11 Jan Video
Nathan Holland WHU v WOL (A) 4 Dec
David Martin WHU v CHE (A) 30 Nov Video
Jeremy Ngakia WHU v LIV (H) 29 Jan -

**Tariq Lamptey has since moved to Brighton

See: Elite Player Performance Plan

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