Players receive Premier League Debut Footballs

21 Aug 2015
Jordan Rossiter and Joe Gomez made their PL debuts for Liverpool in 2015/16

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Under a new initiative all home-grown players who made their debut in the 2015/16 Premier League were given a "Premier League Debut Football" to mark the achievement.

Each player each received a personalised, engraved case containing a Premier League Nike Ordem III, the official match ball for the 2015/16 season, detailing the event. 

The new initiative, started by the Premier League Youth Department to celebrate the achievement of younger players, will be rolled out to all home-grown debutants, irrespective of their age, and continue from the 2016/17 campaign.

Premier League's home-grown debutants 2015/16

Player Club Debut date Opponent
Benik Afobe AFC Bournemouth 12 January West Ham
Callum Wilson AFC Bournemouth 8 August Aston Villa
Charlie Daniels AFC Bournemouth 8 August Aston Villa
Eunan O'Kane AFC Bournemouth 8 August Aston Villa
Harry Arter AFC Bournemouth 1 November Southampton
Joshua King AFC Bournemouth 8 August Aston Villa
Lee Tomlin AFC Bournemouth 17 August Liverpool
Marc Pugh AFC Bournemouth 8 August Aston Villa
Max Gradel AFC Bournemouth 8 August Aston Villa
Ryan Allsop AFC Bournemouth 28 November Everton
Shaun Macdonald AFC Bournemouth 17 October Man City
Simon Francis AFC Bournemouth 8 August Aston Villa
Steve Cook AFC Bournemouth 8 August Aston Villa
Tommy Elphick AFC Bournemouth 8 August Aston Villa
Tyrone Mings AFC Bournemouth 29 August Leicester
Alex Iwobi Arsenal 31 October Swansea
Andre Green Aston Villa 13 March Spurs
Jordan Lyden Aston Villa 14 February Liverpool
Kevin Toner Aston Villa 23 April Southampton
Fikayo Tomori Chelsea 15 May Leicester
Jake Clarke-Salter Chelsea 2 April Aston Villa
Tammy Abraham Chelsea 11 May Liverpool
Hiram Boateng Crystal Palace 6 February Swansea
Patrick Bamford* Crystal Palace 16 August Arsenal
Sullay Kaikai Crystal Palace 15 May Southampton
Callum Connolly Everton 16 April Southampton
Jonjoe Kenny Everton 15 May Norwich
Kieran Dowell Everton 30 April AFC Bournemouth
Matthew Pennington Everton 30 April AFC Bournemouth
Thomas Davies Everton 16 April Southampton
Demarai Gray Leicester 16 January Aston Villa
Joseph Dodoo Leicester 29 August AFC Bournemouth
Cameron Brannagan Liverpool 1 May Swansea
Conor Randall Liverpool 17 April AFC Bournemouth
Danny Ward Liverpool 17 April AFC Bournemouth
Jordan Rossiter Liverpool 24 August Arsenal
Joseph Gomez Liverpool 9 August Stoke
Kevin Stewart Liverpool 14 February Aston Villa
Sheyi Ojo Liverpool 20 March Southampton
Bersant Celina Man City 6 February Leicester
Man Utd 7 November West Brom
Donald Love Man Utd 13 February Sunderland
James Weir Man Utd 28 February Arsenal
Marcus Rashford Man Utd 28 February Arsenal
Ivan Toney Newcastle 26 September Chelsea
Jamaal Lascelles Newcastle 3 October Man City
Jamie Sterry Newcastle 15 May Spurs
Karl Darlow Newcastle 28 December West Brom
Kyle Lafferty Norwich 3 October Leicester
Lewis Grabban Norwich 8 August Crystal Palace
Adam Matthews Sunderland 8 August Leicester
Duncan Watmore Sunderland 15 August Norwich
George Honeyman Sunderland 15 May Watford
Jordan Pickford Sunderland 16 Janary Spurs
Rees Greenwood Sunderland 15 May Watford
Thomas Robson Sunderland 15 May Watford
Dele Alli Spurs 8 August Man Utd
Joshua Onomah Spurs 2 November Aston Villa
Ikechi Anya Watford 8 August Everton
Troy Deeney Watford 8 August Everton
Jonathan Leko West Brom 2 April Sunderland
Sam Field West Brom 15 May Liverpool
Tyler Roberts West Brom 15 May Liverpool
Joshua Cullen West Ham 29 August Liverpool
Michail Antonio West Ham 19 September Man City
Reece Oxford West Ham 9 August Arsenal
Samuel Byram West Ham 23 January Man City

*on loan from Chelsea

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