Full Name: Dominic Ayodele Solanke-Mitchell
Height: 1.85 m
Nationality: England
Date of Birth: September 14, 1997 (19)
Weight: 75 kg
2nd Nationality: Nigeria
Birthplace: Basingstoke
Foot: Right

Dominic Solanke

Dominic Solanke (14 September 1997) is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Chelsea.

Youth Career

Joined Chelsea aged 8 in 2004.

A prolific scorer at youth level, Solanke scored 41 goals in 39 games in the 2014-15 season.

Won the 2013-14 FA Youth Cup scoring two late goals in the Final.

Won the 2014-15 UEFA Youth League.


Named the Chelsea Academy Player of the Year for 2014–15.


Won the 2014-15 FA Youth Cup.


Signed a three-year professional contract on September 15th 2014.

Named on the bench for a Premier League match against Crystal Palace in October 2014.

A week later he became the youngest player to debut in the Champions League for Chelsea as he made his professional debut on a 6–0 win over NK Maribor.

Ended contract talks with Chelsea in February 2017 after it was reported he had demanded a pay rise from £7,000 to £50,000 a week. This was later found out to be false.

Vitesse Arnhem (loan)

Joined Vitesse Arnhem on loan for the 2015-16 season.

Made his debut in August 2015 against Feyenoord.

Scored his first senior goal in a 4–1 victory over SC Cambuur in August 2015.

Scored 7 goals in 26 games before returning to Chelsea.


Eligible to play atinternational level for England & Nigeria.

Won the 2012 Sky Sports Victory Shield with England Under-16’s.

2014 European Under-17 Championships winner as tournament’s joint top scorer with four goals in four appearances.

Named England Men’s Youth Player of the Year in 2014.

Called up to the 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship squad.

Club career
Years Teams Apps Gls
2012-15 Chelsea U18 (Youth)  47  (36)
2013-15 Chelsea U19 (Youth)  11  (12)
2013-15 Chelsea U23 (Youth)  19  (15)
2014- Chelsea  1  (0)
2015-16 --- Vitesse (Loan)  26  (7)
National team
2012 England U16  6  (1)
2013 England U17  14  (11)
2014 England U18  7  (3)
2015 England U19  10  (3)
2016 England U20  5  (4)
2015 England U21  3  (0)


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