Oluwafikayomi Oluwadamilola Fikayo Tomori, also known as Fikayo Tomori is a professional footballer who was born in Calgary, Canada. He started his career at both youth and senior level with Chelsea FC. Read on to learn some of the tops facts about Fikayo Tomori.
Fikayo Tomori mainly plays as a centre-back, but his flexibility allows him to play as a right-back as well. Regarding his style of playing, apparently he likes playing short passes.
It is also noteworthy to mention that his physical abilities such as stamina and pace are some of the qualities that catch the eye in the first place.
Although his club career has always been full of ups and downs since he was mostly loaned to various football clubs, he has never lost his sense of optimism in his future.
Since Fikayo Tomori was a child, his idol was the former French footballer, Thierry Henry who used to play at some of the greatest football clubs like Barcelona, Arsenal and Juventus but is currently working as a professional football coach for Monaco.
Fikayo Tomori was born on 19 December 1997 in a Nigerian family. He was actually born in Calgary, Canada but later his parents moved to England when he was seven years old, where he grew up along with his beloved younger sister.
In actuality, before moving to Canada, Tomori’s parents used to live in Lagos, Nigeria. A
fact you about Fikayo Tomori
that as a fan, you might need to know is that he originally comes from an upper-class family. Actually, one of his relatives was the former Deputy Governor of the state of Osun, Nigeria.
A few months ago in an interview he described the kind of family he grew up in:
“My parents were very no nonsense I’d say. I had to do well at school, I had to be focused in everything I was doing and I had to give 100%. They didn’t allow me to quit things easily. They were big on making sure I had respect for other people and things like that.
“They were very disciplined people and I think that comes from their Nigerian side where things are very no nonsense and it’s about doing everything to the best of your ability and having respect for others. I’ve carried that with me throughout my life even though I’ve been playing in England.”
The starting point of Tomori’s career and also the basics of growing roots and passion for football within him, was the time when he first attended school. If he had a chance, he would use it just to play football with his classmates.
School gave him an opportunity to play during sports period, and that t was the moment when Tomori realized playing football is his enthusiasm.
In 2005, Fikayo Tomori started training inChelsea
at under-8 level. He carried on, developing skills, practicing as hard as he could until 2016 when he finally found his spot on the first team in the centre-back position.
One fact about Fikayo Tomori that you might want to know is that before coming out of the youth system, he took part in the UEFA Youth League as well as the FA Youth Cup in both seasons 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.
On 11 May 2016, in the 1-1 draw againstLiverpool
, Tomori was called upon the first-team as a substitute; however, he didn’t make an appearance as his debut for the Blues. Also in the beginning of his career in the team, he was handed a shirt with the number 43 on it.
Only four days later, Fikayo finally made his first professional appearance for Chelsea in the end of the season 2015-2016. He came as a 60-minute substitute forBranislav Ivanovic
in a 1-1 draw over the Premier League championsLeicester City
Early in the 2016-2017 season, Fikayo Tomori signed a new contract with Chelsea on 1 August 2016, which extended his career in the club to four more years. As a result, he changed his jersey to number 33.
However, on 23 January 2017, Fikayo was loaned to the Championship sideBrighton & Hove Albion
for the rest of the season 2016-2017. He made his debut for the new club in in the 4th round of FA Cup which happened to be a 3-1 away defeat against the National League sideLincoln City
. But shockingly, he scored an own goal in the same match.
Later on 18 February 2017, Fikayo made his league debut for Brighton, coming as a substitute in the 2-0 away win at Barnsley. He also had his first experience of starting a game on 18 March 2017 versus Leeds United that ended in a 2-0 away defeat.
fact about Fikayo Tomori
is that he joined the Championship sideHull City
on 31 August 2017 on a one-season loan. He made his first appearance almost two weeks later against Fulham with the result of a 2-1 away defeat.
Right after leaving Hull City, on 6 August 2018, Fikayo Tomori joinedDerby County
on another season long loan. Five days later he appeared for the first in the fixture against Leeds United that turned out a 1-4 loss.
Fikayo had quite a good time playing for the new club as he was announced as their "Player of the Year". He was also the first loan player of this club to win such award.
Tomori came upon the time of his career when he had to return to Chelsea as they gave him a new shirt with number 29. He started afresh on 31 August 2019, making his debut of the season in a match over Sheffield United, resulting in a 2-2 draw.
He also scored two goals in the same season; the first one on 14 September 2019 in a 5-2 away win over Wolverhampton Wanderers and the other one in a 2-1 victory at his former team, Hull City for the 4th round of FA Cup.
Just like most of his professional career, Tomori was once more loaned to the Italian sideAC Milan
on 22 January 2021 until the end of season. The deal also included an option to buy Fikayo for £25 million plus £5 million in add-ons clause.
He made his debut coming as a substitute for Simon Kjær in the Coppa Italia quarter-final againstInter Milan
. The Derby finished with a 2-1 away defeat.
In the end of 2020 when Tomori was interviewed, on the subject of playing in Milan he said:
“Everybody would love to live a fairytale, but football and life aren't fairytales. I’m not saying I’m never going to be at Chelsea again. But at this time, I’m not a Chelsea player. I’m at Milan and I have to be focused on here and, who knows, I could have a fairytale in Milan.”
A fact about Fikayo Tomori is that he had three options to choose regarding his international career; these options include Canada since he was born there,Nigeria
through his parents and finallyEngland
, the country where he grew up.
He started his international career playing for Canada national team at under-20 youth level. He also wore a captain armband on 27 March 2016 in a 2-1 win at England U20. That match was in fact, Tomori’s third international appearance.
One day before making his club debut at the senior level, he was called up to play at the England under-19. Therefore, Tomori made his first appearance in a game versus Mexico under-20 that ended in a 2-1 loss.
In addition to his international career, Fikayo was included in the England’s squad for the 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. The team even made it to the semi-final but were at last defeated by Italy.
Fikayo Tomori also participated in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in which he scored an own goal over Guinea. On the other hand, he contributed in England beating Venezuela in the final 1–0, which is considered to be England's first win in a global tournament since their 1966 World Cup victory.
On 27 May 2019, Fikayo Tomori was also selected for the England's squad consisting of 23 players for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.
Finally after three years he was called up to play for England at the senior level for the Euro 2020 qualifying games. As a matter of fact, Tomori made his international debut in a fixture overKosovo
on 17 November 2019.
By taking a close look at
Fikayo Tomori’s social media
accounts you will realize how much he cares about the outlook of his page and relies on communication which connects him to his loyal fans.
Tomori is active on all the three platforms Instagram (@fikayotomori
) with more than 819k followers, Twitter (@fikayotomori_
) with over 308.2k followers as well as Facebook. But it seems like Instagram is Fikayo’s favorite spot to spend time on.
Also among his other accounts, he has the most followers on his Instagram page which day after day is getting closer to 1 million. As a matter of fact, every week he posts pictures mostly taken from him while playing in his jersey, driving his car, spending time and hanging out with friends, partying and also taking vacations.
When it comes to writing captions, Tomori prefers to keep it simple and therefore, chooses short captions that describe a whole situation or motivate his followers.
There is no official evidence proving this 23-year-old footballer is dating anyone at the moment, but anyway it had been rumored that Amber Gill might be the one! Yes, another Love Islander!
Born on 4 August 1997, Amber Gill is a beauty therapist as well as the winner of Love Island season 5. She was born in Newcastle, United Kingdom.
All the assumptions go back to when Amber commented on one of Fikayo’s Instagram posts, complimenting his outstanding style. But right before Christmas 2021, Amber admitted that she is dating someone; however, Gill didn’t reveal any name and only said:
“It’s someone I’ve known from before, it’s not somebody I’ve known from lockdown onwards. But yes I’m happy, I’m really happy.”
Although it leaves Tomori with a high possibility of being single, reportedly this young footballer had been dating someone for a while before even starting his senior career. Nonetheless, no name has been mentioned so far.
Oluwafikayomi Oluwadamilola "Fikayo" Tomori
19 December 1997
fact about Fikayo Tomori
is that playing for Chelsea also give him an opportunity to meet Tammy Abraham, with whom he has been best friend ever since his early career at this club.
If you are wondering what Fikayo Tomori's personality might be like, then read what he has said about himself:
“I’d say I’m pretty laid back, pretty calm, I don’t get flustered by things. Obviously as a human being I have emotions and I have things that happen to me.
“Like anyone I have my down days but normally I’m pretty calm and pretty mellow. I like that trait about me. I’m not too up or too down, just more middle of the road and good like that.”
As a hobby, he loves to spend some time alone thinking and making new decisions so as to change his life in better ways. He is said to be the type of guy who actually acts the same way he talks.
On the other side, family is another priority to this young footballer. He cares a lot about putting enough time aside just to spend it with them. Also having a younger sister has turned him into a protective and caring brother.
Now let’s together look into details in connection to
Fikayo Tomori’s net worth
and salary as well as his market value.
As previously stated, he is the product of Chelsea’s youth system; he has been playing at senior level since 2016. Up to now, his entire club career has been somehow chaotic since he himself has mostly been loaned to various clubs at times.
Although the subject of transfer fee is something that has never been discussed, as mentioned before Tomori’s deal with the new club, Milan includes an option to buy the player for £25 million.
In regard to
Fikayo Tomori’s salary
it should be noted that as of 2019, his income is thought to be around €600,000 per year, which also means he earns €2,974 per day and €124 per hour!
Another fact about Fikayo Tomori is that apparently the 23-year-old footballer is not linked to any advertising company and football is his main source of income. Thereby, it leaves the estimated number of €2 million as his current net worth.
According to the pictures that has been taken from the English footballer, it seems like Tomori has an excellent taste when it comes to cars as he owns a magnificent black Audi. In addition to his personal properties, he also has a beautiful mansion located in London, England.
Last thing you might want to know about Tomori is that his market value is approximately €10 million.