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Oluwafikayomi Oluwadamilola "Fikayo" Tomori

Oluwafikayomi Oluwadamilola Tomori

Oluwafikayomi Oluwadamilola Popularly called: "Fikayo" Tomori was born on the 19th of December 1997.

He is a professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Serie A club; AC Milan and the England National Team.

Although born in Calgary Canada to Nigerian parents, but before the age of one, Tomori moved with his family to England where he was raised and as a result, he represents England at international level.

He began playing for Riverview United in Kent when he was six. He attended Gravesend Grammer School in Kent from 2009 until 2014, when he decided to leave Gravesend to go to Chelsea full time at age 16.

Club Career

Tomori joined the Chelsea Academy at under-8 level and progressed through the club's academy system. He was part of the Chelsea youth side which recorded back-to-back triumphs in both the UEFA Youth League and the FA Youth Cup in 2015 and 2016. 

On 11 May 2016, Tomori was named to the first – team substitute bench in Chelsea's 1–1 draw with Liverpool. However, he failed to make an appearance at Anfield.

On 15 May 2016, in Chelsea's final game of the 2015/16 campaign, Tomori made his professional debut in a 1–1 draw with Premier League champions Leicester City.

August 1st 2016, Tomori signed a new four-year contract ahead of the 2016–17 campaign but by January 23 2017, Tomori joined Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion on loan for the remainder of the 2016–17 campaign. Five days later, Tomori made his Brighton debut in a 3–1 away defeat against National League side Lincoln City in the FA Cup fourth round, in which he scored an own goal to give Lincoln the lead.

On 31 August 2017, Tomori joined Championship side Hull City on a season long loan deal. He made his debut on 13 September 2017, in a 2–1 defeat away to Fulham. Again, another loan move for him but this time around it was Derby County On 6 August 2018 where he won the club's "Player of the Year" at the end of the 2018-2019 Championship season.

International Career

Following the expiration of his loan, Tomori returned to Chelsea where he was given the No. 29 shirt. On 31 August 2019, Tomori made his first start for Chelsea against Sheffield United, which ended a 2–2 draw at Stamford Bridge. He scored his first goal for Chelsea on 14 September 2019, opening the scoring with long-range curler from outside the box, in a 5–2 away win over Wolverhampton Wanderers. He scored a header against former club Hull City to help Chelsea to a 2–1 win in the fourth round of the FA Cup at the KCOM Stadium on 25 January 2020.

Now this is where a major career breakthrough began for Tomori, On 22 January 2021, Tomori joined Italian side AC Milan on loan for the remainder of the 2020–21 season with an option to buy. Four days later, he made his debut in the Coppa Italia quarter-final against Inter Milan in the Derby della Madonnina, coming on as a substitute for the injured Simon Kjær in a 2–1 away defeat, however, On 9 May 2021, Tomori scored his first goal for Milan in a 3–0 away league win over rivals Juventus. He became the first Englishman to score for Milan since David Beckham in 2009 and it was the club's first away win against Juventus in the league since March 2011

On 17 June 2021, Tomori signed a permanent deal with Milan until 30 June 2025, after the club exercised their £25m buy option from his previous loan.

The 2021-2022 seaon was his first full season in Seria A and also the season he won his first scudetto. Tomori scored his first goal of the season on 7 December 2021, against Liverpool in a Champions League match; Milan eventually lost 2–1. With his teammate Simon Kjær out of action for the remainder of season due to injury, Tomori became a regular in the starting lineup.

On 22 May 2022, Milan secured their first Scudetto in first 11 years, Tomori being pivotal part in Milan defence, which conceded only 31 goals throughout the campaign, the best number in the league beside Napoli, also Milan only conceded 2 goals in last 11 matches in the campaign when Tomori and Kalulu partnership started.