Meet Faustino Anjorin, The 17 Year Old Nigerian Player Who Made History For Chelsea [Photos]
Aged 17 years, 10 months and 2 days, Anjorin has become the youngest player of Nigerian descent to debut for Chelsea in a UK football competition, breaking the record previously held by Fikayo Tomori (another Nigerian), who was aged 18 years, 4 months and 26 days when he debuted for Chelsea in the Premier League in May 2016.
He has Nigerian parents but was born in Poole, United Kingdom and has represented England in their youth teams.
Anjorin was given a chance by the club’s new management team, after the teenager enjoyed a blistering start to the season, scoring five goals in his first seven games forn Chelsea’s Under 23.- including a brace in the EFL Trophy win over Swindon last month..
He is currently Chelsea’s development group top goalscorer, opening his account in the UEFA Youth League, Premier League 2 and the EFL Trophy ….
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