Liverpool First Team
Full Name: Dominic Ayodele Solanke-Mitchell
Height: 1.85 m
Nationality: England
Date of Birth: 14th September 1997 (20)
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 Liverpool.

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.

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.

Return to Chelsea

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.

Reported that Liverpool, Celtic and German side RB Leipzig where interested signing him when his contracted expired.


In May 2017, it was announced he had agreed to join Liverpool when his contract runs with Chelsea runs out, with the fee to be set by tribunal.

Signed for Liverpool in July 2017 for £3 million.

Scored in his first game for Liverpool, a great strike in a friendly against Crystal Palace.

Made his full debut in August 2017 against Hoffenheim in the Champions League.


Eligible to play at international 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.

Called up for the 2017 Under-20 World Cup.

Won the Under-20 World Cup with England, winning the Golden Ball for best player.

Called up to the England senor team in November 2017 for the friendly against Brazil following a number of injuries, making his debut as a substitute.

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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)
2014-2017 Chelsea  1  (0)
2015-16 --- Vitesse (Loan)  26  (7)
2017- Liverpool  10  (0)
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)
2017 England  1  (0)


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