Reece Oxford

Reece Oxford

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Country: England/Jamaica

Date of birth: 16/12/1998 (16 years old)

Place of birth: London (England)

Height: 190cm

Youth career: Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United (since 2011)

Senior career: West Ham United

Squad number: 35

Current national team: England U-19

Position: central defender, defensive midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 750.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round (2/0), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/0), 2015/16 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase (3/0)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Vincent Kompany & Rio Ferdinand

 

Strengths:

– pace Untitled1

– tackling and intercepting Untitled1

– aerial duels Untitled1

– athleticism Untitled1

– positioning Untitled

– leadership Untitled

– passing Untitled

– concentration Untitled

– charisma Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

No significant weaknesses.

 

Style of play:

– elegant and powerful ball playing defender

– modern defender, who combines strength with good technique and passing

– likes to play long balls

– plays the ball out of defence very well

– extremely dominant in the air

– very good tackler and man marker

– determined and hardworking

– very good at breaking down opposition plays due to his positional sense, defensive attributes, tactical intelligence, and ability to read the game

– good vision and comfort on the ball

– fearless and good at timing tackles

– natural leader

– courageous, tenacious and eager to sacrifice

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 4-4-2.

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League summary:

Premier League 2015/2016 (ongoing): 3 matches/0 goals (West Ham)

 

Description:

Reece Oxford started playing football at Tottenham Hotspur’s academy but was released in 2011. He then joined West Ham United at U13 level. During the 2014/2015 the season he made a number of appearances on the West Ham bench in the Premier League. He made his competitive debut on 2 July 2015, aged 16, starting in midfield in a UEFA Europa League first qualifying round first leg tie against FC Lusitanos, a 3–0 home win. In doing so, he became West Ham’s youngest ever player. A short time later, on 9 August the same year, Oxford started his first professional league game, as “The Hammers” began the Premier League season against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, playing the first 79 minutes of a 2–0 victory before being replaced by Kevin Nolan – thanks to that he became the second youngest Premier League starter of all time, after Jose Baxter. He represented and captained England at the 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, where young “Three Lions ” lost to Russia in the quarter-final. Unfortunately, West Ham refused permission for him to play in the 2015 U-17 World Cup in Chile, fearing exposure to an international football tournament would lead to burnout. Currently he is a member of England U-19 setup.

 

Quotes:

“If he is going to be one of the best we have produced, he has to be some player, with James Tomkins here and then Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Rio Ferdinand and the rest. Where he is at his age, he has done exactly what he needs to do.”

(Terry Westley – West Ham’s academy director)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.

 

Links:

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