Ryan Ledson joined Everton’s Academy at the age of five.
He signed his first professional contract upon turning 17 on 19 August 2014, capping a remarkable calendar year.
Becoming a pivotal part of the Club’s Under-21 side at the age of 16, he was a surprise name on the first-team bench for the game at Southampton in April.
He could have been in line to make his senior bow in subsequent games but for his country’s call.
And it would prove to be worthwhile, as Ledson captained England Under-17s to glory in the European Championship Finals in Malta.