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2021/22 Premier League Debut Balls

1 Sep 2021

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).

2021/22 homegrown debutants
Player Club Debut match
Folarin Balogun ARS v Brentford (A) 13 Aug
Taylor Richards BHA v Everton (H) 28 Aug
Shandon Baptiste BRE v Aston Villa (A) 28 Aug
Marcus Forss BRE v Arsenal (H) 13 Aug
Rico Henry BRE v Arsenal (H) 13 Aug
Ethan Pinnock BRE v Arsenal (H) 13 Aug
David Raya BRE v Arsenal (H) 13 Aug
Mads Bech Sorensen BRE v Arsenal (H) 13 Aug
Trevoh Chalobah CHE v Crystal Palace (H) 14 Aug
Marc Guehi CRY v Chelsea (A) 14 Aug
Jesurun Rak-Sakyi CRY v Chelsea (A) 14 Aug
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall LEI v Norwich (A) 29 Aug
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
Bali Mumba NOR v Manchester City (A) 21 Aug
Andrew Omobamidele NOR v Arsenal (A) 11 Sep
Valentino Livramento SOU v Everton (A) 14 Aug
Daniel Bachmann WAT v Aston Villa (H) 14 Aug
William Troost-Ekong WAT v Aston Villa (H) 14 Aug

*Correct as of Matchweek 4

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