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2020/21 Premier League Debut Balls

25 Feb 2021
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Homegrown players receive commemorative Debut Ball as recognition for their rise to the top flight

The Premier League Debut Balls initiative is in its sixth season and celebrates the achievement of homegrown players in making their first appearance in the top flight. 

A 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 prior to their 21st birthday.

Each player receives an official Nike match ball from the season of their debut, housed in a personalised, engraved case.

"The Debut Ball initiative provides a great opportunity to recognise what is a significant milestone in a player's career, and the hard work and dedication required for him to arrive at this point," said the Premier League's Head of Youth, Neil Saunders.

"It is also a nice opportunity to recognise the important role of the Academy, the player’s family, and others who may have supported his development." 

Launched in 2015/16, the Debut Balls initiative also underlines the Premier League's ongoing commitment to develop more and better homegrown players through its Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP).

2020/21 homegrown debutants*
Player Club Debut match More
Matthew Cash AVL v SHU (H) 21 Sep -
Jacob Ramsey AVL v FUL (A) 28 Sep -
Ollie Watkins AVL v SHU (H) 21 Sep
Jayson Molumby BHA v AVL (A) 21 Nov -
Robert Sanchez BHA v TOT (A) 1 Nov Video
Ben White BHA v CHE (H) 14 Sep -
Josh Benson BUR v MCI (A) 28 Nov Details
Jimmy Dunne BUR v LEI (A), 20 Sep Details
Bailey Peacock-Farrell BUR v MCI (A) 28 Nov Details
Eberechi Eze CRY v SOU (H) 12 Sep -
Tosin Adarabioyo FUL v SHU (A) 18 Oct -
Michael Hector FUL v ARS (H) 12 Sep -
Josh Maja FUL v WHU (H) 6 Feb -
Antonee Robinson FUL v WOL (A) 4 Oct -
Marek Rodak FUL v ARS (H) 12 Sep -
Luke Ayling LEE v LIV (A) 12 Sep
Leif Davis LEE v MCI (H) 3 Oct -
Jack Harrison LEE v LIV (A) 12 Sep -
Niall Huggins LEE v ARS (A) 14 Feb -
Kalvin Phillips LEE v LIV (A) 12 Sep -
Ian Poveda-Ocampo LEE v SHU (A) 27 Sep -
Jamie Shackleton LEE v LIV (A) 12 Sep -
Caoimhin Kelleher LIV v WOL (H) 6 Dec Details
Nathaniel Phillips LIV v WHU (H) 31 Oct Details
Rhys Williams LIV v TOT (H) 16 Dec Details
Liam Delap MCI v LEI (H) 27 Sep Video
Shola Shoretire MUN v NEW (H) 21 Feb -
Elliot Anderson NEW v ARS (A) 18 Jan -
Jayden Bogle SHU v BHA (A) 20 Dec Details
Rhian Brewster SHU v FUL (H) 18 Oct Details
Kean Bryan SHU v WBA (A) 28 Nov Details
Antwoine Hackford SHU v CRY (A) 2 Jan Details
Max Lowe SHU v FUL (H) 18 Oct Details
Daniel N'Lundulu SOU v EVE (H) 25 Oct -
Caleb Watts SOU v ARS (H) 26 Jan -
Joe Rodon TOT v BUR (A) 26 Oct -
Dane Scarlett TOT v WBA (H) 7 Feb -
Semi Ajayi WBA v LEI (H) 13 Sep -
Kyle Edwards WBA v LEI (H) 13 Sep -
Conor Gallagher WBA v BUR (H) 19 Oct -
Sam Johnstone WBA v LEI (H) 13 Sep -
Dara O'Shea WBA v LEI (H) 13 Sep -
Romaine Sawyers WBA v LEI (H) 13 Sep -
Conor Townsend WBA v CHE (H) 26 Sep -
Owen Otasowie WOL v CHE (H) 15 Dec -

*Correct up to Matchweek 25

See: Elite Player Performance Plan

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