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2021/22 Premier League Debut Balls

5 Jan 2022
Man City's Cole Palmer with his Debut Ball

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

The Premier League Debut Balls initiative celebrates the achievement of homegrown players 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.

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).

Players receive Debut Balls
2021/22 homegrown debutants
Player Club Debut match Details
Folarin Balogun ARS v Brentford (A) 13 Aug -
Cameron Archer AVL v Man Utd (A) 25 Sep -
Taylor Richards BHA v Everton (H) 28 Aug -
Jason Steele BHA v Aston Villa (A) 20 Nov -
Shandon Baptiste BRE v Aston Villa (A) 28 Aug Details
Marcus Forss BRE v Arsenal (H) 13 Aug Details
Charlie Goode BRE v Norwich (H) 6 Nov Details
Rico Henry BRE v Arsenal (H) 13 Aug Details
Ethan Pinnock BRE v Arsenal (H) 13 Aug Details
David Raya BRE v Arsenal (H) 13 Aug Details
Mads Bech Sorensen BRE v Arsenal (H) 13 Aug Details
Finley Stevens BRE v Southampton (A) 11 Jan -
Dominic Thompson BRE v Brighton (A) 26 Dec -
Nathan Collins BUR v Norwich (H) 2 Oct -
Trevoh Chalobah CHE v Crystal Palace (H) 14 Aug Video
Nathan Ferguson CRY v Spurs (A) 26 Dec -
Marc Guehi CRY v Chelsea (A) 14 Aug Video
Michael Olise CRY v Spurs (H) 11 Sep Video
Jesurun Rak-Sakyi CRY v Chelsea (A) 14 Aug Video
Lewis Dobbin EVE v Norwich (H) 25 Sep -
Tyler Onyango EVE v Man City (A) 21 Nov -
Ellis Simms EVE v Chelsea (A) 16 Dec -
Lewis Bate LEE v West Ham (A) 16 Jan -
Cameron Cresswell LEE v West Ham (H) 25 Sep -
Cody Drameh LEE v Norwich (A) 31 Oct -
Joe Gelhardt LEE v Southampton (A) 16 Oct -
Sam Greenwood LEE v Arsenal (H) 18 Dec -
Liam McCarron LEE v Arsenal (H) 18 Dec -
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall LEI v Norwich (A) 29 Aug -
Kasey McAteer LEI v Newcastle (H) 12 Dec -
Kaide Gordon LIV v Brentford (H) 16 Jan -
Tyler Morton LIV v Arsenal (H) 20 Nov -
James McAtee MCI v Everton (H) 21 Nov -
Cole Palmer MCI v Norwich City (H) 21 Aug -
Jadon Sancho MUN v Leeds United (H) 14 Aug -
Freddie Woodman NEW v West Ham United (H) 14 Aug Details
Bali Mumba NOR v Manchester City (A) 21 Aug Details
Andrew Omobamidele NOR v Arsenal (A) 11 Sep Details
Jon Rowe NOR v Crystal Palace (A) 28 Dec -
Valentino Livramento SOU v Everton (A) 14 Aug -
Daniel Bachmann WAT v Aston Villa (H) 14 Aug Details
William Troost-Ekong WAT v Aston Villa (H) 14 Aug Details
Harrison Ashby WHU v Arsenal (A) 15 Dec -
Sonny Perkins WHU v Leeds (H) 16 Jan -
Luke Cundle WOL v Southampton (H) 15 Jan -

*Correct as of Matchweek 22

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