Top facts about Dominic Solanke, xGoalanke

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Here you would go through an engaging ride through some of the most intriguing top facts about Dominic Solanke; so without further ado, let's buckle up for the long ride ahead.

Dominic Solanke, is an English football player who currently plays for Championship club AFC Bournemouth in the position of a striker.

Back to his early careers, Solanke began playing professional football at the youth academy of


in 2004. His first-team debut was in October 2014 while in the 2013-14 season he managed to become one of the most promising players of the Blues as he made 20 goals in 25 games for the U18 team.

To such an extent that he ended up as the top scorer of the UEFA Youth League group stage and was granted the title of the Chelsea Academy Player of the Year.

In pursuit of gaining experience, in the 2015-16 season, he moved to the Eredivisie club Vitesse on loan. That season he played really good there as he racked up 7 goals in 25 games.

Then he came back to Stamford Bridge before the summer of 2017 and when his contract at Chelsea was expired, he left for


in July 2017.

Although he appeared 27 times for Liverpool, he never turned out to a regular in their first team. So in January 2019, he got contracted a long-term deal with AFC Bournemouth, with a fee of around 19 Million Pound.

On the international stage, he has played for England at all youth, under-21 and senior levels. He won the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship and the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup and achieved the Golden Ball award for best player in the latter one.

Top facts about Dominic Solanke that you might want to know

Here you would go through an engaging ride through some of the most intriguing top facts about Dominic Solanke; so without further ado, let's buckle up for the long ride ahead.

Dominic Solanke facts in brief


  • Full name

    : Dominic Ayodele Solanke-Mitchell

  • Nickname

    : xGoalanke

Personal information

  • Date of birth

    : September 14, 1997

  • Place of birth

    : Basingstoke

  • Star sign

    : Virgo

  • Country

    : United Kingdom

  • Age

    : 23

  • Nationality

    : English

  • Ethnicity

    : Multiracial

  • Net worth

    : 10 Million Euro (8.6 Million Pound)

  • Market value

    : 18 Million Euro (15.5 Million Pound)

  • Marital status

    : Single

Physical status

  • Height

    : 6 feet 2 inches (1.87 m) 

  • Weight

    : 165 lbs (75 kg) 

  • Hair color

    : Black

  • Eye color

    : Dark brown

Football information

  • Profession

    : Footballer

  • Current club

    : Bournemouth

  • Position

    : Striker

  • Jeresy number

    : 9

  • Traits

    : Flair player

Dominic Solanke childhood

Dominic Ayodele Solanke-Mitchell hailed from Reading, England on the 14th day of September 1997 to his Nigerian father and British mother.

Although he was born in Britain, he has Nigerian ancestors through his biological father. He belongs to the Yoruba ethnic group of Nigeria, who inhabited the country's southwest. In

Dominic Solanke childhood

, he went through a very traumatic experience.

He had to witness the deterioration of his parent's relationship as they began to fall apart, therefore it took not a long time that his father walked out on his family and left Solanke and his mother living on their own having hardly any money.

With the passage of time, his emotional frustration receded as his mother went on and married his stepfather, who healed her and her sons' wounded hearts.

His childhood was spent as he grew up with his brothers and sisters. At the same time, he attended Brighton Hill Community School, while there he had his sight set on soccer which brought him a rush of comfort away from his bitter realities.

But his forgotten dad, after a while came back to his son's life steering his son destiny toward a football career as it has paid its dividends at the moment.

As his sentimental frustrations began to fade away, his firm passion for football, led him to register and flourishingly pass trials at Chelsea academy in 2004.

There in the quest to become a senior club player for Chelsea, he exhibited a welter of perseverance and hard works in his club and international side.

Dominic Solanke professional career

While he began his football profession with Chelsea's under-eight team in 2004, later in the 2013-14 season he succeeded to score 20 goals in 25 appearances for their under-18 team.

His first professional contract was signed in 2014, joining Chelsea, while his first-team debut occurred on 21 October 2014, appearing as a substitute for Oscar in the 73rd minute of a 6–0 win over NK Maribor in the UEFA Champions League. This saw him be revered as the youngest player who debuted in the UEFA Champions League for Chelsea.

Then he also ended up being the top scorer in the group stages of the UEFA Youth League following his scoring a hat-trick in the final group stage match against Sporting CP. Likewise, on 10 April 2015, he put away two goals in the semi-final of the 2014–15 UEFA Youth League against A.S. Roma which sent Chelsea into the final.

He netted in the 3–2 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Youth League final, while the tournament was finished as he racked up 12 goals in nine appearances with Chelsea winning the title.

On 20 April 2015, he netted a late goal to give his side a 3–1 win in the first leg of the FA Youth Cup final against

Manchester City

. He featured in the 2–1 triumph in the second leg, when Chelsea won the final 5–2 on aggregate.

On 7 May 2015, with scoring a hat-trick in a 4–3 wining against Liverpool U21, he racked up 41 goals for the season. Even he was granted the inaugural Chelsea Academy Player of the Year award in the 2014–15 season.

On 4 August 2015, he was transferred to Eredivisie club


on a season-long loan for the sake of broadening his first-team experience.

After he was approved by FIFA to represent the Netherlands, his debut occurred on 23 August 2015, as he came on as a 79th-minute substitute in his side 0-2 defeat against



Just after a week, he put away his first goal in a 4–1 triumph over SC Cambuur as he came off the bench with 15 minutes to go. He finished the season by scoring seven goals in his 25 appearances.

In the season of 2016–17, he refused numerous loan offers from several clubs to the end of being retained as the third-choice striker of Chelsea behind Diego Costa and Michy Batshuayi.

In February 2017, it was revealed by Chelsea manager Antonio Conte that he would most probably leave the club in the summer because of his contract expiration.

On 30 May 2017, he accepted to get a contract with Premier League club Liverpool as he was officially announced as a Liverpool player on 10 July 2017, while Liverpool appeared to pay a tribunal-set fee of around £3 million.

His debut for the club occurred on 16 August 2017, while he was replaced with

Roberto Firmino

in a 2–1 UEFA Champions League first-leg victory over Hoffenheim. His first Premier League start for Liverpool took place on 30 November in a 3–0 triumph over Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium.

Likewise, he put away his first Liverpool goal on 13 May 2018, coinciding with the final day of the 2017–18 season, in the 4–0 home win against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Solanke got contracted with the next Premier League club AFC Bournemouth on 4 January 2019 on a long-term deal for a reportedly unrevealed fee of around £19 million. His debut was on 2 February in a 2–0 away defeat to Cardiff City in the league.

In his 39th league appearance on 12 July 2020, in a 4–1 victory over

Leicester City

he put away his first and second Premier League goals for Bournemouth.

Afterwards, he found the net in Bournemouth's 3–1 triumph over Everton on the final day of the league season yet it did not end up saving them from relegation to the Championship.

Most spectacularly of all, he racked up fifteen goals in the Championship for the 2020–21 season so as to become the club’s joint top goal scorer in the league for that season.

On the international stage, he represented England at all youth levels. In May 2014, as he was a member of the under-17 team that won the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, he became the tournament's joint top scorer with scoring four times in his four caps consisting of a brace against Turkey, a goal in the semi-final which secured a place in the final, and his side's goal in the final.

In January 2015, he was honoured to be called the


Men's Youth Player of the Year for 2014. In March 2015, he collected his trophy and was invited to practice with the senior England squad. He was included in the under-19 squad for the 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship as well.

Likewise, he was among the under-20 squad for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup as he scored four goals for them including the only goal against Mexico of the quarter-final that led them into the semi-final, along with his two scorings in the semi-final in their 3–1 victory over Italy to reach the final.

He also starred in their 1–0 win against Venezuela in the final while he earned the Golden Ball of the player in the tournament.

In November 2017, he earned his first call up for the senior team in a friendly 0–0 draw against Brazil as he came on as a 75th-minute substitute.

Moreover, on 27 May 2019, he was among England's 23-man squad for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Dominic Solanke personal life

In regard to

top facts about Dominic Solanke

and delving into his personal life affairs, there is not much data currently available; especially his hidden romances has escaped the scrutiny of the public eye, perhaps owing to the fact that his love life is either very private or presumably drama-free with his unrevealed girlfriend.

Therefore as he has made his mind not reveal any information about his relationships, it is a herculean task to find much about his love life and dating history.

But in order to provide even further insight into top facts about Dominic Solanke, other aspects of his personal life away from football would help you to depict a picture of him in your mind. He seems to have an ordinary life while it is among his priorities to wear simple but elegant clothes.

He has a particular method in his life that has its origins from his belief that nothing occurs on the basis of chance. Therefore there is no wonder to see him achieve that much success in his youth career from winning the academy player of the year to winning the U20 World Cup as he assumes them his credentials for better gaming time.

As one of the most inspiring top facts about Dominic Solanke, it is notable to suggest that he once expressed: "Don’t ever let someone tell you that your dreams are too big. If you want something, go get it.” This was at the time that he shared a photo of himself with Chelsea legend as he joined the Chelsea academy when he was 8 years old.

Dominic Solanke net worth


top facts about Dominic Solanke

, it is fascinating to indicate that he is among those affluent footballers with no money worries as his large fortune provided him with the opportunity of taking advantage of a life full of showoffs which is mostly accompanied by his holidays, which makes him more popular as well.

Moreover in his mansion, he has a luxurious lifestyle and takes huge delight in putting his monies into buying expensive wines.

He was considered to be one of the most promising products of Chelsea's youth academy while he was earning 2 Million Pound yearly at Stamford Bridge. Afterwards, he was transferred to Liverpool as he earned 1.3 Million Euros per year there.

In January 2019, he got contracted with


that saw him earn a huge salary of 1.5 million euros (1.3 Million Pound) per year.


Dominic Solanke net worth

is assumed to be 8.6 Million Pound in as much as Bournemouth invested a hefty amount of money in this striker and bought him for 19 Million Pound.

His current market value is also estimated to be around €12,00m. Besides he is seen to drive a black Range Rover as he arrived at Bournemouth's training ground.

Dominic Solanke social media

In the last part of our

top facts about Dominic Solanke

, we can point out that he is active on networking platforms like Instagram.

So in regard to

Dominic Solanke social media

activity on Instagram, he has racked up around 587 thousand followers with his account of


, while the overwhelming majority of his posts are related to his football profession.

Among top facts about Dominic Solanke's social media, it is amazing to signify that the kind of posts he shares suggests that he is not indifferent toward those trends that intend to promote goodness and the justice of the world.


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