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English Football – Released Players – Summer 2022

 

 

Last Updated – 23rd May 2022

 

 

Here’s the players who’ve so far been released by clubs in the Premier League, Championship, League One & League Two. These are from the club’s retain/release lists and from general announcements made by the clubs. I’ll update this page throughout the summer as information of who’s becoming a free agent becomes available so bookmark this page to see how things evolve. When the released player moves to a new club I’ll put that in brackets next to the player so you can see which footballers are still free agents.

 

 

Premier League Released Players – Summer 2022

 

Arsenal

Aston Villa

Brentford – Julian Jeanvier, Zanka

Brighton

Burnley

Chelsea – Charly Musounda, Antonio Rudiger(Real Madrid)

Crystal Palace – Martin Kelly

Everton – Cenk Tosun

Leeds United – Nohan Kenneh(Hibernian)

Leicester

Liverpool – Elijah Dixon-Bonner, Divock Origi

Man City – Fernandinho

Man Utd – Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Edinson Cavani, D’Mani Mellor

Newcastle Utd

Norwich City – Lukas Rupp, Josip Drmic, Josh Giurgi, Aston Oxborough, Nelson Khumbeni, Reece McAlear, Solomon Alidor-Hamilton, Olatunde Okeowo

Southampton – Harry Lewis(Bradford City)

Tottenham Hotspur – Jordan Hackett, Dante Cassanova, Khalon Haysman, Oliver Turner, Jeremie Mukendi

Watford – Ben Foster, Kamil Conteh(Middlesbrough)

West Ham – Andriy Yarmolenko

Wolves

 

 

Championship Released Players – Summer 2022

 

AFC Bournemouth – Gary Cahill, Brennan Camp, Ryan Glover, Connor Kurran-Browne, Luke Nippard, Owen Palmer, Aaron Roberts, Jack Seddon

Offered New Contracts – Cameron Plain, Owen Bevan, Matthew Burgess, Tarik Gidaree, Euan Pollock, Billy Terrell, Jack Wadham

Barnsley – Aapo Halme, George Miller, Connor Hodgson, Daniel Jinadu, Tomas Kalinauskas, Archie Brown, Blake Goucher, Ben Hall, Jack Sherlock, Lloyd Smith

Birmingham City – Jeremie Bela, Renedi Masampu, Archie Matthews, Kristian Pedersen, Oriol Soldevilla, Kane Thompson-Sommers, Connal Trueman, Yoane Zohore

Offered New Contracts – Alfie Brooks, Rico Browne, Rico Patterson, Tommy Fogarty, Callum Sullivan, Kieran Wakefield

Blackburn Rovers – Bradley Johnson, Joe Rothwell Jacob Davenport, Harry Chapman, Luke Brennan, Connor McBride, Sam Durrant, Joe Nolan, Joe Ferguson, Brandon Lonsdale, Evan Cunningham

In Talks With – Darragh Lenihan, Ryan Nyambe

Offered New Contracts – Jalil Saadi, Isaac Whitehall, Patrick Gamble, Harrison Wood, Charlie Weston, George Pratt, Felix Goddard, Kristi Montgomery, Jay Haddow

Blackpool – Cameron Antwi, Ryan Grant, Johnny Johnston, Matthew Liptrott, Charlie Monks, Ethan Robson, Sky Sinclair, Grant Ward

Bristol City – Danny Simpson, Callum O’Dowda, Khari Allen, Louis Britton, Barney Soady, Nathaniel Willliams

In Talks With – Will Buse, Robbie Cundy, Andy King, Timm Klose

Cardiff – Marlon Pack, Alex Smithies, Aden Flint

Coventry – Jodi Jones, Josh Pask, Jonny Ngandu, Aaron Evans-Harriott

Derby County

Fulham – Fabio Carvalho(Liverpool), Cyrus Christie, Fabri, Michael Hector, Alfie Mawson, Jean Michel Seri, Timmy Abraham, Jacob Adams, Eric Ameyaw, Xavier Benjamin, Tyler Caton, Jerome Opoku, Jonathan Page, Julian Schwarzer, Jaylan Wildbore

Offered New Contracts – Tyrese Francois, Steven Sessegnon, Taye Ashby-Hammond, Imani Lanquedoc, Georgios Okkas, Ollie O’Neill, Oliver Sanderson, Jay Williams

Huddersfield

Hull City – Tom Huddlestone, Richie Smallwood, Tom Eaves, Louis Beckett, Ahmed Salam, Sam Deacon, Henry Curtis, Billy Leach, Rio Dyer

Offered New Contracts – Harry Fisk, Jake Leake, Tom Nixon, Harry Lovick, Oliver Green, Will Jarvis, McCauley Snelgrove

Luton Town – Elliot Lee, TQ Addy, Sam Beckwith, Corey Panter, Jake Peck, Eddie Corbit, Adam Wedd, Matt Moloney, Ben Stevens

In Discussions with – Danny Hylton, Kal Naismith, Robert Snodgrass

Offered New Contracts – Jameson Horlick, Avan Jones, Conor Lawless, Tra Lucas, Casey Petit, Josh Allen, Jacob Cowler

Middlesbrough – Alberto Balde, Jacob Bulmer, Rumarn Burrell, Malik Dijksteel, Harry Green, Lucas Howe, Alex Hutchinson, Connor Malley, Josh Marshall, Sol Bamba, Lee Peltier, Neil Taylor

Offered New Contract – Jonny Howson

Millwall – Alex Pearce, Connor Mahoney, Sean O’Brien, Junior Tiensia, Kai Garande, Dan Moss(Woking), Jayden Davis, Ryan Hammond, Ramez Hefzalla, Bobby Dailly,

Offered Contracts to – Jed Wallace, Kyle Smith, Tom Leahy, Chin Okoli, George Walker, Nino Adom-Malaki

In Talks with – Maikel Kieftenbeld

Nottingham Forest – Baba Fernandes, Josh Barnes

Peterborough Utd – David Cornell, Serhat Tadesmir, Kyle Barker, Connor Peters, Ethan Bojang, Kobe Chong

Preston North End – Paul Huntingdon, Connor Ripley, Ethan Walker, Izzy Brown, Jack Baxter, Jacob Holland-Wilkinson, Jamie Thomas, Joe Rafferty, Joe Rodwell-Grant, Mathew Hudson, Oliver Lombard, Scott Sinclair, Tom Barkhuizen, Declyn Duggan, Joe Blanchard, Levi Lewis, Teddy Mfuni, Vaughn Green

In Talks With – Bambo Diaby

Queens Park Rangers – Charlie Austin, Dominic Ball, Dillon Barnes, David Marshall(Hibernian), Lee Wallace, Kieren Westwood, Brandon Aveiro, Amrit Bansal-McNulty, Nathan Carlyle, Franklin Domi, Jake Frailing, Max Little, Tom Middleshurst, Marco Ramkilde, Shiloh Remy, Kayden Williams-Lowe, Kai Wollard-Innocent

Offered new Contracts – Adam Dougui, Raheem Conte, Armelindo Mema, Arkell Jude-Boyd, Mason McClean

In Talks With – Albert Adomah, Yoann Barbet, Moses Odubajo, Charlie Owens

Reading – Terell Thomas, Brandon Barker, Orjan Nyland, Felipe Araruna, Alen Halilovic, Marc McNulty, Ethan Bristow, James Holden(Cambridge United), Lynford Sackey, Malachi Talent-Aryeetey, Jordan Addo-Antoine

In Talks With – Junior Hoilett, Michael Morrison, John Swift

Offered New Contracts – Nelson Abbey, Jeriel Dorsett, Imari Samuels, Claudio Osorio, Kian Leavy, Rashawn Scott, Kelvin Ehibhatiomhan, Nahum Melvin-Lambert, Mamadi Camara, Jahmari Clarke, Tyrell Ashcroft, Louie Holzman, Hamid Abdel Salam, Sam Paul, Matthew Rowley, Benjamin Purcell

Sheffield Utd – David McGoldrick, Lys Mousset, Luke Freeman

Stoke – Tommy Smith, James Chester, Steven Fletcher, Tom Ince

Swansea City – Korey Smith, Ben Hamer, Yan Dhanda, Jamie Searle, Nico Defreitas-Hansen, Josh Gould, Scott Butler, Rio Campbell, Ben Erickson, Cameron Evans, Jaden Forrester, Jacob Jones, Dylan Morgan, Ryan Bassett, Joshua Edwards, Aaron Hillier, Dylan Perkins, Tyler Evans

Offered New Contracts – Josh Thomas, Kai Ludvigsen, Kian Jenkins, Ruben Davies

West Brom – Andy Carroll, Sam Johnstone

 

 

League One Released Players – Summer 2022

 

AFC Wimbledon – Cheye Alexander, Corie Andrews, Darius Charles, Ben Heneghan, Egli Kaja, Jack Madelin, Isaac Olaniyan, Zaki Oualah, Derick Osei Yaw

Offered Contracts to – Huseyin Biler, Elliott Bolton, Nesta Guinness-Walker, Anthony Hartigan, Paul Osew, Zach Robinson

Accrington Stanley – Matt Butcher, Stephen Sama, Lewis Mansell, Ben Pleavin, Luke Stowe, Kevin Spinelli

Bolton Wanderers – Alex Baptiste, Andrew Tutte, Liam Gordon, Nathan Delfouneso, Liam Edwards, Matty Alexander, Jay Fitzmartin, Reiss Greenidge, Mitchell Henry

Offered New Contract – Adam Senior

Burton Albion – Danny Rowe, Michael Bostwick(Stevenage), Oumar Niasse, Aaron Amadi-Holloway, Luke Redfern

Offered New Contracts – John Brayford, Michael Mancienne, Joe Powell, Callum Hawkins, Tom Hewlett, Daniel Moore, Thierry Latty-Fairweather, Ben Radcliffe, Jakub Niemczyk

Cambridge Utd – Wes Hoolahan, Kai McKenzie-Lyle, Tom Dickens, Jack Iredale(Bolton Wanderers)

Charlton Athletic – Chris Gunter, Conor Washington, Adam Matthews, Ben Watson, Pape Souare, Stephen Henderson, Terrell Agyemang, Wassim Aouachria, Jimmy Appiah, Hady Ghandour, Johl Powell, James Vennings, Harry Whitling

Offered New Contracts – Euan Williams, Nathan Harvey, Jason Adigun, Tolu Ladapo, Miles Leaburn, Mack Reilly, Seydil Toure

Cheltenham Town – Charlie Colkett, Scott Flinders, Conor Thomas(Crewe Alexandra), Andy Williams, Will Boyle, Jake Parsisson, Harvey Skurek, Joe Hunt, Will Taylor, Will Ramsay, Connor Jakeways, Charlie Dashfield, Josh Aldridge, Archie Woodhall, Brennan Denness-Barrett, Felix Miles

Offered New Contracts – Dylan Barkers, Ellis Chapman, Zac Guinan, Max Harris

Crewe Alexandra – Will Jaaskelainen, Chris Porter, Scott Kashket, Luke Murphy, Tyreece Onyeka, Joe Robbins, Nathan Woodthorpe, Sam Booth, Travis Johnson

Doncaster Rovers – Cameron John, Fejiri Okenabirhie, Dan Gardner, Branden Horton, Ed Williams, AJ Greaves, Lirak Hassani

Offered New Contracts – John Bostock, Aidan Barlow, Bobby Faulkner

Fleetwood Town – Harrison Biggins(Doncaster Rovers), Callum Camps, Kieran O’Hara, Anthony Pilkington, Billy Batch, Connor Eastham, Matthew Fenton, Covy Smith, Donte Thompson-Prempeh

Offered New Contract – Danny Andrew

Gillingham – Mustapha Carayol, Aaron Chapman, Ryan Jackson, Harvey Lintott, Danny Lloyd, Christian Maghoma, Vadaine Oliver, Gerard Sithole, Ben Thompson, Tom Crump, Ethan Smith, Josh Leach, Oli Britton

Offered New Contracts – Bailey Akehurst, Josh Chambers, Robbie McKenzie, Jack Tucker

Ipswich Town – James Norwood, Myles Kenlock, Tomas Holy, Tom Carroll, Bailey Clements, Brett McGavin, Levi Andoh, Ola Bello, Ross Crane, Dylan Crowe, Tommy Smith, Bert White

Lincoln City – John Marquis, Max Melbourne

In talks with – Conor McGrandles, Liam Bridcutt

MK Dons – Aden Baldwin, Jay Bird, Hiram Boateng, John Freeman, Brandon Mason, Connor Wickham

Offered New Contracts – David Kasamu, Josh McEachran

Morecambe – Rhys Bennett, Toumani Diagouraga, Greg Leigh, Jacob Mensah, Freddie Price

Offered New Contracts – Arthur Gnahoua, Adam Smith, Aaron Wildig

Oxford Utd – Sam Winnall, Jamie Hanson, Leon Chambers-Parillion, Michael Elechi, Joel Cooper, Mark Sykes(Bristol City)

Offered New Contracts – Billy Bodin, Alex Gorrin, Slavi Spasov

Plymouth Argyle – Ollie Tomlinson, Carlo Garside, Oscar Massey, Ethan Mitchell, Lewis Moyle, Oscar Rutherford, Jamal Salawu, Angel Waruih, Rhys Shirley, Alfie Wotton

Offered New Contract – Finley Craske

Portsmouth – Harvey Hughes, Izzy Kaba, Conor Manderson, David Setters, Paul Downing, Callum Johnson, Ollie Webber, Shaun Williams

In talks with – Reeco Hackett, Michael Jacobs, Aiden O’Brien, Sean Raggett

Rotherham Utd – Jake Cooper, Jacob Gratton, Freddie Ladapo, Angus MacDonald, Joe Mattock, Mickel Miller

In talks with – Michael Smith, Michael Ihiekwe, Jamie Lindsay

Sheffield Wednesday – Kwame Boateng, Alex Bonnington, Josh Dawodu, Lewis Farmer, Charles Hagan, Jayden Onen, Josh Render, Declan Thompson, Liam Waldock, Saido Berahino, Chey Dunkley, Sam Hutchinson

Offered New Contracts – Jack Hunt, Massimo Luongo, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Joe Wildsmith

Shrewsbury Town– Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Shaun Whalley, Aaron Pierre, Joshua Daniels, David Davis, Cameron Gregory

Offered new Contract – Jaden Bevan

Sunderland

Wigan Athletic – Adam Brooks, Sam Campbell, Arthur Lomax, Sam Owens, Dan Smith, Levi Welsh

Offered New Contracts – Owen Mooney, Tom Watson

Wycombe Wanderers

 

 

League Two Released Players – Summer 2022

 

Barrow – Tom Beadling, Mike Jones, Kgosi Ntlhe, Dimitri Sea, George Williams, Matthew Platt(Bradford)

In Talks With – James Jones, Scott Moloney

Bradford City – Callum Cooke, Caolan Lavery, Gareth Evans, Oliver Sukiennicki, Richard O’Donnell(Rochdale), Theo Robinson

Offered New Contracts – Charles Vernam, Charlie Wood, Elliot Watt, Levi Sutton, Luke Hendrie, Paudie O’Connor

Bristol Rovers – Junior Brown, Leon Clarke, Cameron Hargreaves, Cian Harries, Ollie Hulbert, Ben Liddle, Pablo Martinez, Tom Mehew, Jon Nolan, Brett Pitman, Kieran Phillips, Lucas Tomlinson, Glenn Whelan

Carlisle Utd – Josh Barnett, Dylan Garvey, DJ Taylor, Charlie Watt, Lewis Alessandra, Danny Devine, Mark Howard, Jamie Devitt, Manasse Mampala, Rod McDonald, Kelvin Mellor(Crewe Alexandra), Gime Toure

Offered New Contracts – Taylor Charters, Brennan Dickenson, Magnus Norman, Joe Riley

Colchester Utd – Dean Gerken, Miles Welch-Hayes, Sam Cornish, Diogo Freitas, Camron Gbadebo, Andre Hasanally, Bryan Ifeanyi, Emmanuel Martins, Tom Stagg

Offered New Contracts – Harry Beade, Chay Cooper, Jake Hutchinson, Al-Amin Kazeem, Billy Cracknell, Samson Tovide, Donell Thomas, London Akolbire

In Talks with – Emyr Huws

Crawley Town – Henry Burnett, Archie Davies, Tyler Frost, Alfie Jones, Reece Grego-Cox, Ricardo German

In talks with – Alex Battle, Emmanuel Adebowale, Sam Matthews, Mark Marshall, Taylor Semour, Ashley Nadesan, Jordan Tunniclife, Ali Gundogdu

Exeter City – Nigel Atangana, Callum Rowe, Colin Daniel, Ben Seymour, Jordan Dyer, Jack Veale, James Dodd, Ellis Johnson

In Talks with – Jonathan Grounds

Forest Green Rovers – Taylor Allen, Jack Evans, Opi Edwards, Jake Young(Bradford City), Elliott Whitehouse, Vaughn Covil, Luke Hallett, Ebou Adams(Cardiff City)

In Talks With – Kane Wilson, Dan Sweeney, Nicky Cadden, Sadou Diallo

Harrogate Town – Ryan Fallowfield, Lewis Page, Mark Beck, Joe Cracknell, Simon Power, Connor Kirby, Joe Leesley

In talks with – Rory McArdle

Hartlepool Utd – Zaine Francis-Angol, Josh MacDonald, Olufela Olomola, Martin Smith

Offered New Contracts – Timi Odusina, Jordan Cook, Gary Liddle, Luke Molyneux, Mark Shelton

Leyton Orient – Callum Reilly, Antony Papadopoulos

Offered New Contracts – Sam Sargeant, Jephte Tanga, Harrison Sodje, Emmanuel Harvest

Mansfield Town

Newport County – Ryan Haynes, Alex Fisher, Courtney Senior, Padraig Amond, Louis Hall, Ryan Hillier, Charles Bullock, Iestyn Evans, Dixon Kabongo, Aneurin Livermore, Zac Mather, Ethan Morgan, Kian Pritchard, Callum Ryan-Phillips

Offered Contracts to – Dom Telford, Courtney Baker-Richardson

Northampton Town – Michael Harriman, Scott Pollock, Sid Nelson, Benny Ashley-Seal, Joseph Mills, Josh Flanagan, Danny Rose

Offered New Contracts – Liam Roberts, Fraser Horsfall, Shaun McWilliams, Peter Abimbola, Miguel Ngwa, Jack Connor

Oldham Athletic – Dylan Bahamboula, Kane Badby, Ousseynou Cisse, Raphael Diarra, Dylan Fage, Jamie Hopcutt, Kyle Jameson, Davis Keillor-Dunn, Christopher Missilou, Tope Obadeyi, Carl Piergianni, Danny Rogers, Callum Whelan

In talks with – Nicky Adams, Jack Stobbs, Joe Edwards, Trey Turner

Port Vale

Rochdale – Joel Coleman, Matty Done, Joe Dunne, Jay Lynch, Alex Newby, Brad Wade, Mikey Caldwell, Ben Kershaw, Jesper Laurence, Kacper Mialowski

Offered New Contracts – Max Clark, Stephen Dooley, Eoghan O’Connell, Corey O’Keeffe, Jordan Scanlon, Peter Thomas

Salford City – Tom Elliott, Ash Hunter, Matty Willock, Luke Burgess, Tylor Golden, Hayden Campbell, Liam Loughlan, Cerny Ando, Anton Smith, Ben Rydel, Mo Touray, Ian Henderson, Oli Fannon

Offered Contracts to – Donald Love, Ash Eastham, Jordan Turnbull, Kevin Berkoe, Matthew Sargent, Theo Vassell, Donovan Lescott, Djavan Pedro

Scunthorpe Utd – Rory Watson, Tom Collins, Harry Jessop, Lewis Thompson, Aaron Jarvis, Tom Pugh, Kenan Dunnwald-Turan, Harry Baker, Anthony Grant, Harry Bunn

In Discussions With – Jai Rowe, Finley Shrimpton

Stevenage – Scott Cuthbert, Ben Coker, Luke O’Neill, Luke Prosser, Sacha Bastien, James Daly, Harry Draper, Timmy Smith, Ed Upson, Chris Lines, Charlie Carter, Bruno Andrade, Bradley Barry, Sam Dreyer, Luis Fernandez

Sutton Utd – Kenny Davis, Ricky Korboa, Stuart Nelson

Swindon Town

Tranmere Rovers – Callum McManaman, Jay Spearing, Nathaniel Knight-Percival, Joe Maguire, Nicky Maynard, Mani Dieseruvwe

In Discussions With – Calum McDonald, Peter Clarke, Joe Murphy, Sam Foley, Ryan Stratulis

Walsall – Tom Leak, Joe Willis, Jack Rose, Zak Mills, Lee Tomlin

In Talks With – Emmanuel Osadebe

 

 

50 England Under 21 Dual Nationals who’ve not opted for England

 

 

50 England Under 21 Dual Nationals who’ve not opted for England

 

 

Gk – Adam Przbek, Daniel Jinadu, Thimothee Lo-Tutala, Hubert Graczyk, Serine Sanneh, Sam Long, Oliver Webber, Cieran Slicker

Def – Ethan Ampadu, Marcel Lavinier, Mark McGuinness, Leo Cardoso, Louis Jackson, Zac Ashworth, Ed Turns, Lewis Macari, Finn Cousin-Dawson

Mid – Felix Nmecha, Matt O’Riley, Callum Styles, Jamie Bowden, Brennan Johnson, Sylvester Jasper, Elliot Anderson, Joe Hodge, Charlie McCann, Harvey Neville, Dejan Tetek, Kallum Cesay, Jadan Raymond, Mohamed Ali Cho, Mahamadou Susoho, Matthew Craig, Michael Craig, Thomas Bloxham, Jamal Musiala, Lewis Fiorini, Kamil Conteh, Jack Henry-Francis, Scott High, Harry Vaughan

For – Paul Glatzel, Armando Broja, Yunus Musah, Fabio Carvalho, Armstrong Okoflex, Jeremy Sarmiento, Kwadwo Baah, Mika Biereth, Michael Olise

 

When I started to compile this list I didn’t think I’d get to fifty but it just goes to show how many players out there have chosen different countries to play for. The scary thing is that this is just the Under 21 players born from 2000 onwards. There’s lots more footballers who’ve switched who are older. It’s very difficult for England to keep footballers if they have another country to play for. The amazing thing is that if you kept digging you’d find more Under 21 players who switched such is the output now of the English football system.

It’s obviously not all bad news. England are producing an amazing array of footballers who are doing really well at present so if players have other options they have to consider them. Playing international football for other countries opens up new career avenues for footballers; more scouts see them so it makes sense to do it for another country.

What it does do though is make England’s age group teams less strong which isn’t as good as you want as much competition as possible. Also down the line we don’t know how many of these footballers would’ve gone on to play for the England Senior team. Jamal Musiala would’ve done but we don’t know yet to what scale of player England is losing. We’ll only know that when we can look back in quite a few years’ time.

It’s not easy to keep all these players so it’s inevitable there will be some drop off but England have to focus on the ones who commit to the country and try to keep as many as they can interested for as long as possible.

Here’s a sample team from this fifty

 

  1. Thimothee Lo-Tutala
  2. Marcel Lavinier
  3. Callum Styles
  4. Matt O’Riley
  5. Ethan Ampadu
  6. Mark McGuinness
  7. Michael Olise
  8. Jamal Musiala
  9. Armando Broja
  10. Brennan Johnson
  11. Yunus Musah

 

This is a good side and most of this eleven will have good careers and that’s a tribute to the English system. Now the FA have to find a way to keep the best ones and that’s not going to be easy but if they can find a way it should only enhance the good youth development work that’s happened over the last 10 years & will continue to supply England with great players for quite some years to come.

 

 

50 2005 born English Footballers

 

 

 

50 2005 born English Players

 

 

Gk – True Grant, Darryl Ombang, Luca Gunter, Tom Reid

Def – Lino Sousa, Josh Davidson, Josh Feeney, Habeeb Ogunneye, Ashley Phillips, Isaac Smith, Jayden Barber, Alfie Dorrington, Jake Batty, Tyler Fredricson, Calum Scanlon, Henry Fieldson, Travis Patterson, Kane Taylor

Mid – Tudor Mendel-Idowu, Bobby Clark, Jobe Bellingham, Will Alves, Kamari Doyle, Leo Castledine, Rio Kyerematen, Kobbie Mainoo, Nico O’Reilly, Oliver Scarles, Sam Rak-Sakyi, Billy Gee, Harry Whitwell, Brandon Khela, Jacob Wright, Jack Hinshelwood, Ben Parkinson, Emran Soglo, Ronnie McGrath, Owen Barker, Billy Heaps, Ellis Stanton, Amario Cozier-Duberry, Zain Silcott-Duberry

For – Emre Tegzel, Jamie Donley, Ronnie Stutter, Princewill Ehibhatiomhan, Zion Atta, Dominic Ballard, Lemar Gordon, Kai Yearn

 

 

Here’s my first attempt at picking the best fifty 2005 born English players. Am sure over the next four or five years I’ll do more versions as players emerge and fall away. It’s not been the best of starts for these 2005 born players as they didn’t qualify for the Under 17 Euros. That’s a pity but it doesn’t necessarily mean that this is a bad age group.

This was one of the hardest first groups to put together. There hasn’t been an emergence of 2005 born players. None have so far played in the Premier League & only Jobe Bellingham has appeared in the Championship. I do wonder if these 2005’s will blossom more next season when the all the 2003’s have moved out of the Under 18’s as that is such a strong group whilst the 2004’s are also doing very well. Hopefully this is just a slow burning year which we’ll come back to down the line to see what progression they’ve made.

 

 

50 2000 born English Footballers

 

 

50 2000 born English Footballers

 

 

Gk – Joe Bursik, Etienne Green, Thomas McGill

Def – Marc Guehi, Max Aarons, Tariq Lamptey, Jonathan Panzo, Brandon Williams, Jeremy Ngakia, Ben Johnson, Jayden Bogle, Dominic Thompson, Steven Sessegnon, Djed Spence, Osaze Urhoghide, Ryan Giles, Sam McCallum, Lewis Gibson, Nathan Ferguson, Joel Latibeaudiere, Tom Holmes, Oliver  Casey, Zech Medley, Di’Shon Bernard, Jacob Greaves, Tom Holmes

Mid – Oli Skipp, Conor Gallagher, Ryan Sessegnon, Phil Foden, Angel Gomes, Morgan Gibbs-White, Taylor Richards, Matty Longstaff, Max Bird, Dru Yearwood, Rekeem Harper, Nya Kirby, Matty Wolfe, Jon Russell

For – Callum Hudson-Odoi, Jadon Sancho, Rhian Brewster, Emile Smith-Rowe, Danny Loader, Jack Clarke, Ian Carlo Poveda, Joseph Hungbo, Reo Griffiths, Callum Morton

 

 

This will be my last go at bringing together this age group and from next season they’ll no longer be Under 21 footballers. What a journey they’ve had since winning that Under 17 World Cup back in 2017. With the Under 20’s winning that years Under 20 World Cup also, this group really helped redefine English football and the nucleus of this 2000 born group will win a lot of England caps over the next few years.

From the last list I did of this age group back in January 2019, 19 players have changed so there’s been quite a bit of movement.  Here’s a sample 2000 born team: –

 

  1. Josef Bursik
  2. Max Aarons
  3. Ryan Sessegnon
  4. Oliver Skipp
  5. Marc Guehi
  6. Di’Shon Bernard
  7. Emile Smith Rowe
  8. Conor Gallagher
  9. Phil Foden
  10. Callum Hudson-Odoi
  11. Jadon Sancho

 

Of these players already six have played for the Senior England side which illustrates how well this age group has progressed from winning that Under 17 World Cup. I do wonder if they’ll be able to keep hold of Callum Hudson-Odoi. It’s looking more & more like he’ll switch to Ghana but England should try their damnest to keep him but you have to accept it’s the player’s decision.

 

That’s the funny thing that’s now happening to English football; losing so many players to other countries. When putting together this list four players switched. They were Callum Styles, Felix Nmecha, Antoine Semenyo & Matt O’Riley. It just goes to show how the world has opened up and how England have to fight to keep the best players they produce. This fight is going to continue over the next few years, especially whilst the England team is so hard to break into as players seek opportunities to further their careers. You can’t blame them in that. Other than that, this has been an amazing year group to follow & I only hope England have similar age groups to come further down the line.

 

 

 

50 2003 born English Footballers

 

 

 

50 2003 born English Footballers

 

 

Gk – Teddy Sharman-Lowe, Matt Cox, Tobi Oluwayemi

Def – Levi Colwill, Reece Welch, Luke Mbete, James Norris, CJ Egan-Riley, Ronnie Edwards, Callum Doyle, Jamal Baptiste, Finley Burns, Ethan Ingram, Dylan Williams, Jarell Quansah, Will Fish, Derrick Abu, Daniel Oyegoke, Bashir Humphreys

Mid – Jude Bellingham, Harvey Elliott, Aaron Ramsey, Harvey Vale, Carney Chukwuemeka, Alex Scott, Charlie Patino, Samuel Iling, James Balagizi, Omari Hutchinson, Nohan Kenneh, Malcolm Ebiowei, Tim Iroegbunam, Nile John, Tyler Onyango, Max Woltman, Ayman Benarous, John-Kymani Gordon, Xavier Simons

For – Liam Delap, Daniel Jebbison, Sam Edozie, Jonathan Rowe, Karamoko Dembele, Lewis Dobbin, Joe Hugill, Charlie McNeil, Lewis Richardson, Louie Barry, Mason Burstow, Harvey Blair

 

 

This is my second attempt at doing a 2003 list. The first was back in December 2019 and hasn’t the world changed since then! 30 players from then have made it onto this list so there’s been some evolution. This is a very strong year group and there were a lot of players unlucky not to make it into the fifty. Similarly if I do this list again in a year’s time it will evolve as the players evolve but it’s so exciting to see such a strong group that’s going to evolve lots over the next few years.

Here’s a sample team

 

  1. Matt Cox
  2. CJ Egan-Riley
  3. James Norris
  4. Tim Iroegbunam
  5. Levi Colwill
  6. Bashir Humphreys
  7. Harvey Elliott
  8. Jude Bellingham
  9. Liam Delap
  10. Carney Chukwuemeka
  11. Sam Edozie

 

This is another good team of players. Already Bellingham has progressed to England. Don’t think it will be too long before Harvey Elliott makes that jump. Liam Delap looks a fantastic striker whilst it’ll be fascinating to see how some of the others do as they strive to make the breakthrough.

It would be remiss of me not to mention Jamal Musiala. England are losing a lot of footballers at the moment; he is from this age group and he is one who would’ve gone on to play for England but he had a great option and took it. England will keep the majority of good players they produce but occasionally one will slip through the net and that’s happened this time. With any luck it won’t happen too regularly but it’s also a compliment as to how hard it’s become to break into the Senior England side and that’s never been the case in recent times and reflects how well Southgate has done; long may that continue

 

 

50 2001 born English Footballers

 

 

 

50 2001 born English Footballers

 

 

Gk – Josh Griffiths, Carl Rushworth, Zach Jeacock

Def – Luke Thomas, Cody Drameh, Clinton Mola, Lee Buchanan, Rhys Williams, Aji Alese, Henry Lawrence, Vontae Daley-Campbell, Ethan Laird, Nathanael Ogbeta, Luis Binks

Mid – Bukayo Saka, Jacob Ramsey, Tommy Doyle, James Garner, Curtis Jones, Leighton Clarkson, Dan Neil, Bali Mumba, Louie Sibley, Tino Anjorin, Dilan Markanday, Harvey White, D’Margio Wright-Phillips, Liam Shaw, Tyler Burey, Tyrhys Dolan, Billy Mitchell, Paris Maghoma, Marcel Lewis, Trae Coyle, Matty Daly, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, Taylor Perry, J’Neil Bennett, Daniel Adshead, Jake Cain

For – Falorin Balogun, Anthony Gordon, Mason Greenwood, Tyreece John-Jules, Cameron Archer, Morgan Whittaker, Ellis Simms, Kion Etete, Rayhaan Tulloch, Keane Lewis-Potter

 

 

This is my second attempt at a 2001 list. The last time I did this group was way back in November 2018 so there’s been some change, 32 footballers are on both lists so this group hasn’t changed as much as others but there’s still been some significant movement. The standout player in this list is Bukayo Saka but quite a few of these 2001’s are still in the Under 21’s and still have time on their side to improve etc.

Here’s a sample team made up of these 2001 footballers

 

  1. Josh Griffiths
  2. Cody Drameh
  3. Luke Thomas
  4. James Garner
  5. Rhys Williams
  6. Aji Alese
  7. Anthony Gordon
  8. Curtis Jones
  9. Falorin Balogun
  10. Jacob Ramsey
  11. Bukayo Saka

 

 

Really like this team. Players like Luke Thomas, Jacob Ramsey & Curtis Jones look exceedingly promising. It wouldn’t be a surprise if quite a few of these players end up playing for England like Saka. We’ll see down the line.

 

 

50 2002 born English Footballers

 

 

 

50 2002 born English Players

 

 

Gk – James Trafford, Harvey Cartwright, Louie Moulden, Brad Young

Def – Kaine Hayden, Haydon Roberts, Jarrad Branthwaite, Charlie Cresswell, Josh Wilson-Esbrand, Taylor Harwood-Bellis, Teden Mengi, Valentino Livramento, Malachi Walcott, Nathan Wood, Dynel Simeu, Dennis Cirkin, James Hill, Kyron Gordon, Femi Seriki, Matthew Bondswell

Mid – Miguel Azeez, Lewis Bate, Jack Jenkins, Tyler Morton, James McAtee, Luke Cundle, Fabio Carvalho, Myles Peart-Harris, Jensen Weir, Liam Thompson, Teddy Jenks, Dan Chesters, Ben Knight, Harrison Burrows

For – Jaden Philogene-Bidace, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, Luke Plange, Joe Gelhardt, Sam Greenwood, Cole Palmer, Morgan Rogers, Jay Stansfield, Noni Madueke, Josh Coburn, Kido Taylor-Hart, Layton Stewart, Christian Saydee, Rafael Garcia, Ricky-Jade Jones, Caleb Chukwuemeka

 

 

This is my third attempt at a 2002 list. The last was in January 2021 and in that time only 34 players are the same so in just a year there’s been a big shift in this age group and lots of players have emerged. This is an important year group as it’s the start of the next Under 21 cycle so there’s still so much time for these footballers to develop and grow

It’s amazing this age group looks so strong considering it’s lost the following players

Lost to other nations – Yunus Musah, Harvey Neville, Jeremy Sarmiento, Armstrong Okoflex, Elliot Anderson, Daniel Jinadu, Joe Hodge, Charlie McCann, Dejan Tetek

These 9 would’ve all added to the depth of this age group but have chosen other countries. That’s understandable as the pathways for other countries might be more open whereas England’s is more stacked than it’s ever been.

There were plenty of other footballers who could’ve been included so I’m expecting this 2002 group to morph some more. Each year group is different. Some like the 2000’s didn’t change too much at all but these 2002’s are still evolving.

Here’s a sample team

 

  1. Harvey Cartwright
  2. Valentino Livramento
  3. Joshua Wilson-Esbrand
  4. Lewis Bate
  5. Taylor Harwood-Bellis
  6. Charlie Cresswell
  7. Noni Madueke
  8. Tyler Morton
  9. Joe Gelhardt
  10. James McAtee
  11. Cole Palmer

 

That’s a really strong looking team. These 2002’s look so promising and hopefully the vast majority of them will have great careers and I’m sure more will emerge over the next few years.

 

 

 

Free Agents – Mar 2022

 

 

It’s March. Not long now until the summer transfer window opens but there’s still plenty of free agents out there. Who does your club need?

 

 

Free Agents

 

Gk – Keiren Westwood, Edward Ogbebor-Onaiwu, Costel Pantilimon, Henry Kendrick, Abdoulaye Diallo, Sam French, Ali Ahamada, Giedrius Arlauskis, Jack Ruddy, Orjan Nyland, Robbin Ruiter, Daniel Prieto, Cameron Yates

 

Def – Ahmed Elmohamady, Jordan Aina, Branislav Ivanovic, Martin Cranie, Lucas Gamblin, Ethan Wassall, Mason Barrett, Brandon Mason, Marc Navarro, Andre Wisdom, Jordi Govea, Harvie Gardiner, Neven Subotic, Malique Spooner, Winston Reid, Charlie Daniels, Zeki Fryers, Rodrigo Ely, Charlie Blanks, Will Sanders, Conor McLaughlin, Laurent Koscielny, Marcelo Djalo

 

Mid – Eunan O’Kane, Abdi Sharif, Henri Saivet, Harlem Hale, Dylan Duncan, Tristan Nydam, Bobby Carroll, Charlie Farr, Kevin Gonzalez, Josh Shonibare, Mitchel Bergkamp, Lewis MacLeod, Dion McGhee, Johnny Spike Gill, Harry Forrester, Keith Asare, John Mikel Obi, Jota Peleteiro, Mo Diame, Jermaine Hylton, Joe Dearman, George Baker, Jardel Francis, Elvis Manu, Toni Silva, Isak Ssewankambo, Seb Thompson, Andres Perez de Gracia

 

For – Layton Ndukwu, Hal Robson-Kanu, Yaya Sanogo, David Nugent, Jerome Sinclair, Rodel Richards, Alfie Matthews, Josh Parker, Cheikh Diaby, Aribim Pepple, Elliot Andrew, Emmanuel Riviere, Giovani Dos Santos, Diego Costa, Isaac Mbenza, Shayon Harrison, Devarn Green, Krisztian Nemeth

 

 

Out of Contract Players – Summer 2022

 

 

Final Update – 3rd May 2022

 

 

Here’s a list of Out of Contract footballers this summer from the Premier League, Championship, League One & League Two. I will endeavour to keep this list updated until the end of the season as clubs start to give players new contracts or release players depending on how their seasons are going. Who could your club potentially sign when the transfer window opens?

 

 

Premier League Players Out of Contract – Summer 2022

 

Arsenal – Mohamed Elneny, Alexandre Lacazette, Ed Nketiah, Jonathan Dinzeyi, Joel Lopez, George Lewis, Tim Akinola

Aston Villa – Ashley Young, Conor Hourihane, Akos Onodi, Indiana Vassilev, Tommi O’Reilly, Dewain Sewell

Brentford – Zanka, Julian Jeanvier, Christian Eriksen, Max Haygarth, Roy Syla, Wraynel Hercules, Roco Rees, Ben Hockenhull, Tristan Crama, Jude Russell, Jaakko Oksanen, Dom Jefferies, Alex Gilbert, Lewis Gordon, Gustav Mogensen, Hans Mpongo

Brighton – Tudor Baluta, Pascal Gross, Danny Welbeck, Leo Ostigard, Toby Bull, Lars Dendoncker, Ayo Tanimowo, Sam Packham, Ben Wilson, Alex Cochrane, Tommy Reid

Burnley – James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Erik Pieters, Phil Bardsley, Jack Cork, Dale Stephens, Aaron Lennon, Matej Vydra, Ashley Barnes, Lukas Jensen, Harry Williams, Finlay Armstrong, Ethen Vaughan, Joel Connolly, Anthony Gomez Mancini, Corey Brennan, Dara Costelloe, Joe McGlynn, Joel Mumbongo, Anthony Driscoll-Glennon, Adam Phillips, Jacob Hamilton, Sam Waller, Jack Leckie, Dan Sassi, Benn Ward, Dane McCullough, Jacson Coppack, Keelan Williams, Will Couch, Will Hugill, Kade Ratchford, Ruairi Bevan, George Walters, Sean Etoluku, Michael Mellon, Joe Smyth-Ferguson

Chelsea – Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Charly Musonda Jr, Jake Clarke-Salter, Danny Drinkwater, Sam McClelland, Josh Brooking, Xavier Simons, George McEachran, Thierno Ballo, Dion Rankine, Ethan Wady

Crystal Palace – James Tomkins, Jaroslaw Jach, Nathaniel Clyne, Martin Kelly, Cheikhou Kouyate, James McArthur, Jeffrey Schlupp, Jordan Ayew, Jacob Montes, Nya Kirby, Jack Wells-Morrison, Matthew Vigor, Owen Goodman, Joe Whitworth, Kanye Jobson, Joe Sheridan, Ryan Bartley, Tayo Adaramola, Cameron Lewis-Brown, Joseph Ling, Jadan Raymond, Fionn Mooney, Maliq Cadogan, Victor Akinwale

Everton – Asmir Begovic, Andy Lonergan, Jonjoe Kenny, Fabien Delph, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Cenk Tosun, Zan Luk Leban, Jack Barrett, Joseph Anderson, Harry Hagan, Sebastien Kristensen, Einar Iversen, Rhys Hughes, Sebastian Quirk, Sean McAllister, Mackenzie Hunt

Leeds United – Nohan Kenneh, Owen Bray, Alfie Hughes, Bobby Kamwa, Mitch Picksley, Will Brook, Joe Littlewood, Taylor Ragan, Harvey Sutcliffe, Keenan Carole, Lui Bradbury, Josh Galloway

Leicester – Eldin Jakupovic, Daniel Amartey, Callum Hulme, Khanya Leshabela, Tyrese Shade, Bailey Aisthorpe, Vontae Daley-Campbell

Liverpool – Loris Karius, Adrian, James Milner, Divock Origi, Ben Woodburn, Jake Cain

Man City – Scott Carson, Daniel Arzani, Ryotaro Meshino, Rowan McDonald, James Trafford

Man Utd – Lee Grant, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Edinson Cavani, Tahith Chong, Dermot Mee, Ondrej Mastny, Paul McShane, Charlie Wellens, Noam Emeram, Mateo Mejia, Dylan Levitt, Daniel Polakowski, Rhys Bennett,

Newcastle Utd – Paul Dummett, Sean Longstaff, Lewis Cass, Bradley Cross, Charlie Wiggett, Ryan Barrett, Mo Sangare, Reagan Thomson, Tom Allan, Kyle Crossley

Norwich City – Lukas Rupp, Josip Drmic, Rocky Bushiri, Jon McCraken, Nelson Khumbeni, Josh Giurgi, Dubem Eze

Southampton – Alex McCarthy, Fraser Forster, Willy Caballero, Harry Lewis, Jack Stephens, Shane Long, Lewis Payne, Sam Bailey, Oludare Olufunwa, Ethan Burnett, Kgaogelo Chauke, Kazeem Olaigbe, Benni Smales-Braithwaite, Ramello Mitchell, Sam Bellis, Jack Bycroft, Harvey Woods, Eddie Beach, Matty Carson, Kaya Tshaka

Tottenham Hotspur – Thimothee Lo-Tutala, Dermi Lusala, Kallum Cesay, Yago Santiago, Romaine Mundle

Watford – Ben Foster, Nicolas N’koulou, Tom Cleverley, Juraj Kucka, Derek Agyakwa, George Langston, Kane Crichlow, Maurizio Pochettino, Tiago Cukur, Daniel Phillips, Myles Roberts, Kamil Conteh, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, Kyreece Lisbie, Andres Aguilar, Kyrell Lisbie, James Morris, Shaqai Forde

West Ham – Lukasz Fabianski, David Martin, Angelo Ogbonna, Ryan Fredericks, Andriy Yarmolenko, Brian Kinnear, Mesaque Dju, Nathan Trott, Nathan Holland, Remy Coddington

Wolves – John Ruddy, Romain Saiss, Marcal, Joao Moutinho, Jamie Pardington, Joseph Joseph, Raphael Nya, Michael Agboola, Pascal Juan Estrada, Conor Carty, Faisu Sangare, Luke Matheson, Dion Sanderson, Joe Young, Lewis Richards

 

 

Championship Players Out of Contract – Summer 2022

 

AFC Bournemouth – Orjan Nyland, Gary Cahill, Robbie Brady, David Brooks, Jake Scrimshaw, Sam Sherring

Barnsley – Aapo Halme, Romal Palmer, George Miller, Jordan Helliwell, Connor Hodgson, Joe Ackroyd, Will Lancaster, Tomas Kalinauskas, Harrison Nejman, Lloyd Smith, Keegan Hartley, Kieran Flavell

Birmingham City – Connal Trueman, Kristian Pedersen, Jeremie Bela, Lukas Jutkiewicz, Archie Matthews, Renedi Masampu, Kane Thompson-Sommers, Oriol Soldevila, Adan George, Yoane Zohore, Rico Browne

Blackburn – Darragh Lenihan, Ryan Nyambe, Jacob Davenport, Joe Rothwell, Bradley Johnson, Ben Brereton-Diaz, Harry Chapman, Tyler Magloire, Hayden Carter, Jordan Eastham, Sam Barnes, Joseph Ferguson, Jalil Saadi, Jared Harlock, Joe Nolan, Luke Brennan, Connor McBride, Sam Burns, Brandon Lonsdale, Felix Goddard

Blackpool – Stuart Moore, Marvin Ekpiteta, Jordan Thorniley, Richard Keogh, Cameron Antwi, Grant Ward, Josh Bowler, Keshi Anderson, Ethan Robson, Ryan Grant, Alec McLahlan

Bristol City – Harvey Wiles-Richards, Timm Klose, Andy King, Callum O’Dowda, James Taylor, Will Buse, Duncan Idehen, James Morton, Tommy Backwell, Tommy Conway, Robbie Cundy, Louis Britton

Cardiff – Sean Morrison, Aden Flint, Will Vaulks, Joe Ralls, Marlon Pack, Isaac Vassell, Josh Murphy, Keenan Patten, Rohan Luthra, Ibrahim Bakhare, Jai Semenyo, Tavio D’Almeida, Siyabongo Ligendza, James Connolly, Jac Clay, Rhys Schwank, James Crole, Bryan Aleme, Ciaron Brown

Coventry – Jordan Shipley, Jodi Jones, Josh Pask, Jonny Ngandu, Cian Tyler, Aidan Finnegan, Aaron Evans-Harriott, Blaine Rowe, Jay McGrath, Ryan Howley

Derby County – Kelle Roos, Ryan Allsop, Richard Stearman, Curtis Davies, Eiran Cashin, Lee Buchanan, Craig Forsyth, Nathan Byrne, Liam Thompson, Ravel Morrison, Louie Watson, Tom Lawrence, Colin Kazim-Richards, Malcolm Ebiowei, Harrison Foulkes, Connor Dixon, Tyree Wilson, Isaac Hutchinson, Alfie Roberts, Charlie Rutt, Rhys Brailsford

Fulham – Fabri, Alfie Mawson, Michael Hector, Tim Ream, Jean Michael Seri, Tyrese Francois, Fabio Carvalho, Neekens Kabano, Steven Sessegnon, Cyrus Christie, Eric Ameyaw, Idris Odutayo, Luciano D’Auria-Henry, Jonathan Page, Ollie O’Neill, Adrion Pajaziti, Jerome Opoku, Taye Ashby-Hammond, Georgios Okkas, Oliver Sanderson

Huddersfield – Jamal Blackman, Naby Sarr, Harry Toffolo, Alex Vallejo, Josh Koroma, Frazier Campbell, Reece Brown, Connor Shanks, Kit Elliott, Micah Obiero, Patrick Jones, Loick Ayina, Josh Okpolokpo, Luke Daley, Ernaldo Krasniqi,

Hull City – Matt Ingram, Sean McLoughlin, Callum Elder, Josh Emmanuel, Tom Huddlestone,  Smallwood, George Honeyman, Mallik Wilks, Tom Eaves, Harry Lovick, Louis Beckett, Oliver Green, Harvey Cartwright, Matty Jacob, Jake Leake, Tom Nixon, Billy Chadwick, Josh Hinds, Ahmed Salam, Harry Wallis, Billy Leach, Henry Curtis, Sam Deacon, Thomas Macauley, Rio Dyer

Luton – Harry Isted, Tom Lockyer, Sonny Bradley, Reece Burke, Gabriel Osho, Amari’i Bell, Kal Naismith, Dan Potts, James Bree, Peter Kioso, Pelly Ruddock, Allan Campbell, Luke Berry, Henri Lansbury, Fred Onyedinma, Jordan Clark, Elijah Adebayo, Harry Cornick, Admiral Muskwe, Danny Hylton, Cameron Jerome, Glen Rea, Dion Pereira, Corey Panter, Ben Stevens, TQ Addy, Josh Neufville, Sam Beckwith, Avan Jones, Robert Snodgrass

Middlesbrough – Sol Bamba, Neil Taylor, Lee Peltier, Jonny Howson, Max Metcalfe, Brad James, Daniel Dodds, Cain Sykes, Connor Malley, Isaiah Cornet, Jeremy Sivi, Joseph Gibson, Harry Green, Alberto Balde, Rumarn Burrell, George Gitau, Jack Stott

Millwall – Alex Pearce, Maikel Kieftenbald, Billy Mitchell, Jed Wallace, Connor Mahoney, Hayden Muller, Kai Garande, Abdul Abdulmalik, Isaac Oloafe

Nottingham Forest – Tobias Figueiredo, Gaetan Bong, Lewis Grabban, Carl Jenkinson, Josh Barnes, Alex Gibson-Hammond, Sam Sanders, Baba Fernandes, Riley Harbottle, Rezart Rama, Fin Back, Marcelo Saraiva, Oliver Hammond, Ateef Konate, Will Swan, James Clarridge

Peterborough Utd – Will Blackmore, Jack Taylor, Harrison Burrows, Idris Kanu, Serhat Tasdemir, Kobe Jae Chong, Johnson Gyamfi

Preston North End – Connor Ripley, Mathew Hudson, Bambo Diaby, Paul Huntingdon, Joe Rafferty, Scott Sinclair, Ethan Walker, Tom Barkhuizen, Izzy Brown, Jordan Storey, Jamie Thomas, Joe Rodwell-Grant, Oliver Lombard, Lewis Coulton, Jack Baxter, Jacob Holland-Wilkinson

Queens Park Rangers – David Marshall, Yoann Barbet, Lee Wallace, Moses Odubajo, Dominic Ball, Charlie Owens, Albert Adomah, Olamide Shodipo, Harry Halwax, Rafferty Pedder, Brandon Aveiro, Joseph Ajose, Marco Ramkilde, Sean Adarkwa, Dillon Barnes, Aaron Drewe, Keiren Westwood

Reading – Tom Holmes, Michael Morrison, Ethan Bristow, Andy Yiadom, Felipe Araruna, John Swift, Andy Rinomhota, Josh Laurent, Alen Halilovic, Junior Hoilett, Femi Azeez, Marc McNulty, James Holden, Nelson Abbey, Imari Samuels, Lynford Sackey, Claudio Osorio, Mamadi Camara, Nahum Melvin-Lambert, Jeriel Dorsett, Brandon Barker, Orjan Nyland, Terell Thomas

Sheffield Utd – Adam Davies, Chris Basham, Jack Robinson, Ben Osborn, David McGoldrick, Lys Mousset, Kyron Gordon, Jean Belehouan, Marcus Dewhurst, Filip Uremovic

Stoke – James Chester, Phil Jagielka, Josh Tymon, Tommy Smith, Joe Allen, Mario Vrancic, Nick Powell, Steven Fletcher, Benik Afobe, Tom Ince, Robbie Hemfrey, Edward Jones, Kieran Coates, Dan Malone, Adam Porter, Gabriel Adebambo, Pat Jarrett, D’Margio Wright-Phillips, Christian Norton, Douglas James-Taylor, Connor Taylor, Ethon Varian

Swansea – Ben Hamer, Josh Gould, Korey Smith, Yan Dhanda, Jamie Searle, Nicholas DeFreitas-Hansen, Cameron Evans, Cian Williams, Jacob Jones, Dylan Morgan, Joshua Thomas, Jaden Forrester

West Brom – Sam Johnstone, David Button, Jake Livermore, Andy Carroll, Romaine Sawyers, Ted Cann, Kevin Joshua, Aurio Teixeira, Mark Southall,

 

 

League One Players Out of Contract – Summer 2022

 

AFC Wimbledon – Nesta Guinness-Walker, Paul Osew, Aaron Cosgrave, Kwaku Frimpong, Quaine Bartley, Josh Hallard, Derick Osei

Accrington Stanley – Stephen Sama, Ross Sykes, Seamus Conneely, Matt Butcher, Liam Coyle, Sean McConville, Jack Nolan, Lewis Mansell, Colby Bishop, Dan Martin, Rhys Fenlon, Ben Pleavin, Dylan Moonan, Oliver Patrick, Josh Woods

Bolton Wanderers – Alex Baptiste, Liam Gordon, Kieran Lee, MJ Williams, Andrew Tutte, George Thomason, Reiss Alexander, Matthew Alexander

Burton Albion – Tom Hewlett, Callum Hawkins, Daniel Moore, Michael Mancienne, John Brayford, Tom Hamer, Charlie Lakin, Ciaran Gilligan, Joe Powell, Danny Rowe, Michael Bostwick, Aaron Amadi-Holloway, Luke Redfern, Ben McLean

Cambridge Utd – Will Mannion, Kai McKenzie-Lyle, Greg Taylor, Jack Iredale, Harrison Dunk, Liam O’Neil, Adam May, Wes Hoolahan, Joe Ironside, Tom Dickens

Charlton Athletic – Stephen Henderson, Jason Pearce, Ryan Inniss, Ben Purrington, Pape Souare, Chris Gunter, Adam Matthews, Jake Forster-Caskey, Ben Watson, Corey Blackett-Taylor, Conor Washington, Josh Davison, Wassim Aouachria, Deji Elerewe

Cheltenham Town – Max Harris, Will Boyle, Reece Hutchinson, Dylan Barkers, Charlie Colkett, Liam Sercombe, Alfie May, George Lloyd

Crewe Alexandra – Dave Richards, Will Jaaskelainen, Rio Adebisi, Travis Johnson, Luke Murphy, Tom Lowery, Tariq Uwakwe, Scott Kashket, Chris Porter, Mikael Mandron, Nathan Woodthorpe, Tyreece Onyeka

Doncaster Rovers – Louis Jones, Ben Bottomley, Tom Anderson, Ben Blythe, Cameron John, Branden Horton, John Bostock, Dan Gardner, Anthony Greaves, Lirak Hassani, Aidan Barlow, Ed Williams

Fleetwood Town – Kieran O’Hara, Tom Clarke, Danny Andrew, Callum Camps, Harrison Biggins, Anthony Pilkington, Billy Batch, Jake Wallace

Gillingham – Christian Maghoma, Jack Tucker, Robbie McKenzie, Ryan Jackson, Ben Thompson, Stuart O’Keefe, Alex MacDonald, Vadaine Oliver, Henry Woods

Ipswich Town – Tom Carroll, Sone Aluko, Kayden Jackson, James Norwood, Myles Kenlock, Matt Ward, Bert White, Brooklyn Kabongolo, Levi Andoh, Dylan Crowe, Tete Yengi, Ola Bello, Tyreece Simpson, Jesse Nwabueze, Tawanda Chirewa, Zak Bradshaw, Ben Morris, Bailey Clements, Antoni Bort, Alfie Cutbush, Fraser Alexander, Harley Curtis, Cameron Stewart

Lincoln City – Joe Walsh, Cohen Bramall, Max Melbourne, Ziyad Al-Oyouni, John Marquis

MK Dons – Dean Lewington, Tennai Watson, Hiram Boateng, Connor Wickham, Jay Bird, Brandon Mason

Morecambe – Adam Smith, Rhys Bennett, Jacob Mensah, Greg Leigh, Ryan McLaughlin, Toumani Diagouraga, Ousmane Fane, Shane McLoughlin

Oxford Utd – Jack Stevens, Elliott Moore, Sam Long, Jamie Hanson, Billy Bodin, Sam Winnall, Sam Baldock, Michael Elechi

Plymouth Argyle – Luke McCormick, Rhys Shirley, Ollie Tomlinson, Brandon Pursall, Will Jenkins-Davies

Portsmouth – Harry Jewitt-White, Sean Raggett, Shaun Williams, Louis Tomlinson, Michael Jacobs, Aiden O’Brien, Jayden Reid, Marcus Harness, Reeco Hackett-Fairchild, Paul Downing, Callum Johnson, Alfie Bridgman

Rotherham Utd – Viktor Johansson, Josh Chapman, Angus MacDonald, Michael Ihiekwe, Joe Mattock, Jamie Lindsay, Mickel Miller, Chiedozie Ogbene, Michael Smith, Freddie Ladapo, Joshua Kayode, Elliot Ellis, Ciaran McGuckin

Sheffield Wednesday – Joe Wildsmith, Chey Dunkley, Jack Hunt, Sam Hutchinson, Massimo Luongo, Callum Paterson, Saido Berahino, Leojo Davidson

Shrewsbury Town – Harry Burgoyne, Cameron Gregory, Aaron Pierre, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, Josh Vela, David Davis, Elliott Bennett, Shaun Whalley, Joshua Daniels, Rekeil Pyke

Sunderland – Lee Burge, Arbenit Xhemajli, Bailey Wright, Jordan Willis, Aiden McGeady, Patrick Roberts, Lynden Gooch, Benjamin Kimpioka, Will Grigg, Nicky Gyimah, Cieran Dunne, Nathan Newall, Tyrese Dyce, Vinnie Steels, Luke Chapman, Patrick Almond, Stephen Wearne, Will Harris, Adam Richardson, Harrison Bond, Sonny Singh, Caden Kelly, Kenton Richardson, Sam Wilding

Wigan Athletic – Luke Robinson, James McClean, Gavin Massey, Callum Lang, Kieran Lloyd, Tom Watson, Charlie Hughes, Dan Smith, Arthur Lomax, Chris Sze, Kian Monks, Levi Walsh

Wycombe Wanderers – David Stockdale, Tyla Dickinson, Adam Przybek, Ryan Tafazolli, Anthony Stewart, Joe Jacobson, Dominic Gape, Curtis Thompson, David Wheeler, Daryl Horgan, Garath McCleary, Sam Vokes, Tjay De Barr, Connor Parsons, Max Ram, Chris Forino-Joseph, Malachi Linton, Jean Baptiste-Fischer

 

 

League Two Players Out of Contract – Summer 2022

 

Barrow – Scott Moloney, Matty Platt, James Jones, Kgosi Ntlhe, Connor Brown, Tom Beadling, Mike Jones, Tom White, Josh Kay, George Williams, Dimitri Sea

Bradford City – Richard O’Donnell, Paudie O’Connor, Reece Staunton, Matty Foulds, Yann Songo’o, Levi Sutton, Elliot Watt, Charlie Wood, Oliver Sukiennicki, Gareth Evans, Callum Cooke, Oliver Norman, Charles Vernam, Theo Robinson, Lee Angol, Caolan Lavery

Bristol Rovers – Lucas Tomlinson, Anssi Jaakkola, Cian Harries, Trevor Clarke, Junior Brown, Glenn Whelan, Paul Coutts, Cameron Hargreaves, Sam Nicholson, Antony Evans, Alex Rodman, Leon Clarke, Kieran Phillips, Ben Liddle, Ollie Hulbert, Brett Pitman, Jed Ward, Pablo Martinez, Sam Heal, Tom Mehew, Joe Budd, Kinsly Murray

Carlisle Utd – Mark Howard, Magnus Norman, Rod McDonald, Morgan Feeney, Kelvin Mellor, Joe Riley, Daniel Devine, Taylor Charters, Josh Dixon, Brennan Dickenson, Jamie Devitt, Gime Toure, Lewis Alessandra

Colchester Utd – Dean Gerken, Shamal George, Miles Welch-Hayes, Emyr Huws, Gene Kennedy, Samson Tovide, Ted Collins, Cameron Gbadebo, Billy Cracknell, Harry Beadle, Al-Amin Kazeem, Chay Cooper, Sam Cornish, Andre Hasanally, Donnell Thomas, Jake Hutchinson, Endurance Johnson, Namory Kane, Frankie Terry, Ellis Sullivan, Kacy Paris, Jaiden Drakes-Thomas, Kai Redgrave, Kaan Bennett, Darnell Asare-Williams

Crawley Town – Alfie Jones, Taylor Seymour, Tony Craig, Jordan Tunnicliffe, George Francomb, Archie Davies, Jack Payne, Jake Hessenthaler, Jack Powell, Henry Burnett, Reece Grego-Cox, Tyler Frost, Sam Matthews, Mark Marshall, Tom Nichols, Kwesi Appiah, Ricardo German, Ashley Nadesan, Manny Adebowale, Harry Ransom, Rafiq Khaleel, Alex Battle

Exeter City – Scott Brown, Harry Lee, Jack Arthur, Jonathan Grounds, Alex Hartridge, Colin Daniel, Timothee Dieng, Nigel Atangana, Archie Collins, Jack Veale, Jevani Brown, Callum Rowe, Jordan Dyer, Alfie Pond, Ellis Johnson, James Dodd, Nelson Iseguan, Ben Seymour, Sonny Cox

Forest Green Rovers – Baily Cargill, Jordan Moore-Taylor, Dominic Bernard, Dan Sweeney, Kane Wilson, Sadou Diallo, Ebou Adams, Elliott Whitehouse, Taylor Allen, Nicky Cadden, Opi Edwards, Vaughan Covill, Jamille Matt, Jake Young, Josh March, Jack Evans, Luke Hallett, Jack Carter, Finn Bell, Murphy Bennett

Harrogate Town – Mark Oxley, Joe Cracknell, Rory McArdle, Lewis Page, Warren Burrell, Nathan Sheron, Alex Pattison, Connor Kirby, Josh Falkingham, Simon Power, George Thomson, Mark Beck, Jack Muldoon, Joe Leesley

Hartlepool Utd – Ben Killip, Patrick Boyes, Gary Liddle, Neill Byrne, Timi Odusina, Zaine Francis-Angol, David Ferguson, Reagan Ogle, Martin Smith, Mark Shelton, Tom Crawford, Gavan Hoolahan, Luke Molyneux, Jordan Cook, Mark Cullen, Marcus Carver, Joe Grey, Josh MacDonald

Leyton Orient – Sam Sargeant, Rhys Byrne, Adam Thompson, Jayden Sweeney, Tom James, Hector Kyprianou, Darren Pratley, Callum Reilly, Matt Young, Antony Papadopoulos, Ruel Sotirou, Daniel Nkrumah, Zech Obiero, Jephte Tanga, Noah Phillips

Mansfield Town – Marek Stech, Farrend Rawson, George Cooper, Stephen McLaughlin, Kieran Wallace, Ryan Burke, Jaden Charles, James Clarke, James Perch, Stephen Quinn, Ollie Clarke, George Maris, Keaton Wood, Ethan Hill, Jason Law, Jordan Bowery, Nathan Caine, Jimmy Knowles, Tyrese Sinclair, James Gale

Newport County – James Clarke, Ryan Haynes, Cameron Norman, Aneurin Livermore, Kevin Ellison, Courtney Senior, Courtney Baker-Richardson, Alex Fisher, Dom Telford, Padraig Amond, Louis Hall, Kian Pritchard, Callum Ryan-Phillips, Iestyn Evans, Charlie Bullock, Ethan Morgan, Evan Ovendale, Jack Karadogan, Zack Maher

Northampton Town – Jonny Maxted, Sid Nelson, Fraser Horsfall, Max Dyche, Joseph Mills, Josh Flanagan, Michael Harriman, Shaun McWilliams, Scott Pollock, Liam Cross, Sam Hoskins, Benny Ashley-Seal, Danny Rose

Oldham Athletic – Danny Rogers, Kacper Danielewicz, Jordan Clarke, Raphael Diarra, Alan Sheehan, Carl Piergianni, Kyle Jameson, Will Sutton, Sam Hart, Dylan Fage, Ousseynou Cisse, Christopher Missilou, Callum Whelan, Nicky Adams, Davis Keilor-Dunn, Dylan Bahamboula, Jamie Hopcutt, Tope Obadeyi, Jack Stobbs, Hallam Hope, Mike Fondop, Junior Luamba, Jack Williams,

Port Vale – Aidan Stone, Joseph Collinge, Nathan Smith, Mal Benning, James Gibbons, David Worrall, Kamani McFarlane, Alex Hurst, David Amoo, Jamie Proctor, Ben Sangare, Eden Bailey, Nelson Agho

Rochdale – Joel Coleman, Joel Lynch, Bradley Wade, Jim McNulty, Eoghan O’Connell, Max Taylor, Joe Dunne, Max Clark, Matt Done, Corey O’Keeffe, Ethan Brierley, Stephen Dooley, Alex Newby,

Salford City – Jordan Turnbull, Donald Love, Tylor Golden, Theo Vassell, Matty Lund, Matty Willock, Luke Burgess, Ben Rydel, Ashley Hunter, Ian Henderson, Anton Smith, Joel Torrance

Scunthorpe Utd – Rory Watson, Tom Collins, Emmanuel Onariase, Lewis Thompson, Mason O’Malley, Jai Rowe, Finley Shrimpton, Tom Pugh, Dan Gallimore, Cameron Wilson, Harry Bunn, Devarn Green, Joe Nuttall, Kenan Dunnwald-Turan, Harry Jessop, Aaron Jarvis, Harry Baker

Stevenage – Alfie Williams, Laurie Walker, Sacha Bastien, Scott Cuthbert, Luke Prosser, Ross Marshall, Ben Coker, Luke O’Neill, Brad Barry, Luther James-Wildin, Ed Upson, Jake Reeves, Jake Taylor, Chris Lines, Arthur Read, Charlie Carter, Bruno Andrade, Luke Norris, Henry Draper, James Daly, Jamie Reid, Sam Dreyer, Sam Tinubu

Sutton Utd – Dean Bouzanis, Stuart Nelson, Filip Chalupniczak, Coby Rowe, Ben Goodliffe, Louis John, Rob Milsom, Ben Wyatt, Jonathan Barden, Joe Kizzi, Craig Eastmond, Harry Beautyman, Kenny Davis, Adam Lovatt, Alistair Smith, Will Randall, Ricky Korboa, Enzio Boldewijn, David Ajiboye, Omar Bugiel, Donovan Wilson, Craig Dundas, Richie Bennett, Kylian Kouassi

Swindon Town – Joe Wollacott, Emmanuel Idem, Lewis Ward, Mathieu Baudry, Dion Conroy, Ellis Iandolo, Rob Hunt, Ryan East, Jordan Lyden, Ben Gladwin, Louis Reed, Ricky Aguiar, Mo Dabre, Jonathan Williams, Jack Payne, Jayden Mitchell-Lawson, Mandela Egbo

Tranmere Rovers – Joe Murphy, Peter Clarke, Nicky Maynard, Sam Foley, Jay Spearing, Callum McManaman, Nathaniel Knight-Percival, Kieron Morris, Joe Maguire, Emmanuel Dieseruvwe, Tom Davies, Callum McDonald, Chris Merrie, Charlie Jolley, Kyle Hayde, Ben Jones, Jake Burton, Ryan Stratulis

Walsall – Mat Sadler, Jack Rose, Zak Mills, Manny Monthe, Emmanuel Osadebe, Rory Holden, Tom Leak, Joe Willis, Sam Perry, Joe Foulkes, Lee Tomlin

 

 

English Players in the PL 25 man Squads – Feb 2022

 

 

Here is a breakdown of all the English Players in the 25 man Premier League Squads. All these players are Home Grown unless stated.

 

 

Arsenal – 5 – Rob Holding, Ed Nketiah, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale, Jonathan Dinzeyi

Aston Villa – 7 – Kortney Hause, Ezri Konsa, Tyrone Mings, Ollie Watkins, Ashley Young, Danny Ings, Calum Chambers

Brentford – 3 – Rico Henry, Ivan Toney, Josh Dasilva

Brighton – 6 – Solly March, Lewis Dunk, Jason Steele, Adam Webster, Adam Lallana, Danny Welbeck

Burnley – 14 – Matt Lowton, Ashley Barnes, Ben Mee, Nick Pope, James Tarkowski, Ashley Westwood, Jack Cork, Charlie Taylor, Jay Rodriguez, Josh Brownhill, Dale Stephens, Will Norris, Dwight McNeil, Aaron Lennon

Chelsea – 7 – Ben Chilwell, Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mason Mount, Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah, Marcus Bettinelli

Crystal Palace – 10 – Joel Ward, Martin Kelly, James Tomkins, Eberechi Eze, Nathaniel Clyne, Jack Butland, Luke Dreher, Tyrick Mitchell, Remi Matthews, Will Hughes

Everton – 11 – Michael Keane, Jordan Pickford, Fabian Delph, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Mason Holgate, Ben Godfrey, Jonjoe Kenny, Andros Townsend, Demarai Gray, Andy Lonergan, Dele Alli

Leeds Utd – 6 – Luke Ayling, Kalvin Phillips, Adam Forshaw, Patrick Bamford, Jack Harrison, Jamie Shackleton

Leicester City – 9 – Jamie Vardy, Marc Albrighton, James Maddison, Hamza Choudhury, Harvey Barnes, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Ryan Bertrand, Ade Lookman, James Justin

Liverpool – 6 – Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joe Gomez, Nathaniel Phillips, Trent Alexander-Arnold

Man City – 5 – Raheem Sterling, John Stones, Kyle Walker, Scott Carson, Jack Grealish

Man Utd – 9 – Luke Shaw, Lee Grant, Marcus Rashford, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Dean Henderson, Phil Jones, Jesse Lingard, Tom Heaton

Newcastle – 12 – Karl Darlow, Jamaal Lascelles, Jonjo Shelvey, Sean Longstaff, Dwight Gayle, Callum Wilson, Jacob Murphy, Mark Gillespie, Joe Willock, Kieran Trippier, Dan Burn, Matt Targett

Norwich City – 4 – Sam Byram, Kieran Dowell, Angus Gunn, Ben Gibson

Southampton – 11 – Jack Stephens, Nathan Redmond, Alex McCarthy, James Ward-Prowse, Harry Lewis, Kyle Walker-Peters, Theo Walcott, Fraser Forster, Nathan Tella, Adam Armstrong, Olly Lancashire

Tottenham Hotspur – 6 – Harry Kane, Harry Winks, Japhet Tanganga, Tobi Omole, Brandon Austin, Eric Dier (Not Home Grown)

Watford – 3 – Tom Cleverley, Ben Foster, Ashley Fletcher

West Ham – 7 – Mark Noble, Aaron Cresswell, Ryan Fredericks, David Martin, Jarrod Bowen, Craig Dawson, Declan Rice

Wolves – 3 – Conor Coady, John Ruddy, Max Kilman

 

 

February 2022 Squad Info

 

438 Premier League Players in 25 man Squads

144 English Players in Premier League Squads (Only 1 isn’t home grown)

32.88% Players are English

Most English Players – 14 – Burnley

Least English Players – 3 – Brentford, Watford & Wolves

Average Number of English Players per Squad – 7.2

 

 

This list contains only over 21 players so the likes of Phil Foden & Jadon Sancho who are still categorized as Under 21’s aren’t yet eligible & so don’t feature in these 25 man Squads.

Overall there’s been a bit of a fall in the number of English players in the 25 man Squads. The peak was in Feb 2021 when 36.04% of the Squads were English. Last September is was at 34.72% but it’s fallen to 32.88%. There are multiple reasons for this trend. Firstly players have been lost because they switched nationality; Secondly players like Tuanzebe & Maitland-Niles have gone abroad which is actually a good thing overall although not good for these stats. Finally you get players falling out of the league on loan or permanently. Don’t think this fall will be permanent and next September when the 2000 borns enter the 25 man Squads I’m expecting this to go up again.

Overall even though the number of players has dropped from 158 back in September to 144 now, it hasn’t affected the quality of what’s there so that good. With so many good Under 21 players emerging from so many different teams the future looks bright; five years ago it was hard to envision this so overall English football is heading in the right direction on the pitch which is great for all concerned.

 

 

September 2021 Squad Info

 

455 Premier League Players in 25 man Squads

158 English Players in Premier League Squads (Only 1 isn’t home grown)

34.72% Players are English

Most English Players – Burnley – 16

Least English Players – Brentford & Wolves – 3

Average Number of English Players per Squad – 7.9

 

 

February 2021 Squad Info

 

444 Premier League Players in 25 man Squads

160 English Players in Premier League Squads (Only 1 isn’t home grown)

36.04% Players are English

Most English Players – Sheffield Utd – 14

Least English Players – Arsenal & Chelsea – 2

Average Number of English Players per Squad – 8