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Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Player Stats

Appearances
103
Goals
21
Assists
9
Yellow cards
11

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Everton completed the signing of Dominic Calvert-Lewin on transfer deadline day in August 2016.

The striker penned a four-year deal and joined for an undisclosed fee, linking up with David Unsworth’s Under-23s.

He has since established himself as an important first-team player and by the end of 2018-19 had amassed 93 senior appearances for the Toffees.

Thirty-eight of these came in 2018-19, as the player progressed impressively under the tutelage of manager Marco Silva. The England Under-21 international's physicality, work-rate and intelligent link-up play consistently caught the eye as he delivered a series of mature centre-forward displays.

Calvert-Lewin struck eight times during the season and in the campaign's closing months emerged as Silva's first-choice striker, starting 10 of Everton's final 11 top-flight games. His run of starting appearances coincided with an excellent run of form for the Blues, which included wins over top-six sides Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.

Born in Sheffield, Calvert-Lewin came through the ranks at hometown club Sheffield United, making his senior debut in a 1-1 draw at Leyton Orient in April 2015.

The following August, he joined Northampton Town on loan and scored eight goals in 26 appearances for the League Two Cobblers.

Capable of playing as both a striker and in midfield, Calvert-Lewin made two outings for the Blades in 2016-17 before finalising his move to Goodison Park.

After several fine performances and five goals for the Under-23s, then-manager Ronald Koeman handed Calvert-Lewin his first taste of Premier League action during a memorable 2-1 victory over Arsenal under the floodlights in December 2016.

Calvert-Lewin's first start - against Southampton - soon followed but his involvement was cut painfully short when he suffered ankle ligament damage and was forced off after just 12 minutes.

Following more than two months on the sidelines, the attacker came straight back into the first-team fold and netted his maiden Everton goal in a 4-0 win over Hull City.

Calvert-Lewin scored the winning goal for England against Venezuela in the Under-20 World Cup final in summer 2017, before making an exceptional start to the 2017-18 campaign, the youngster delivering a succession of powerful and skilful performances in the Toffees attack.

Indeed, the season would prove to be a breakthrough campaign for Calvert-Lewin. He made the most appearances of any Everton outfield player (44) and scored eight times.

His ability as a creative force, meanwhile, was highlighted by his six assists during the season - the highest number of any Blues player.

He was rewarded for his sizzling form when he signed a new contract in December 2017 to keep him at the Club until June 2023.

Calvert-Lewin is a regular for England's Under-21 side and by the end of the 2018-19 season had netted seven goals in 17 outings at that level.

 

Contracted until: June 2023

 

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