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Aaron Ramsdale

Position:
Goalkeeper
Date of birth:
14th May 1998
Nationality:
England
Height:
188
Date signed:
31st January 2017
Debut:
Sheffield United
Previous clubs:
Sheffield United

Aaron Ramsdale won the race to become AFC Bournemouth’s first-choice goalkeeper for the 2019/20 Premier League season.

Ramsdale, who joined the Cherries from Sheffield United in January 2017, was rewarded for his progress with a new long-term contract in October 2019.

Released by Bolton Wanderers, in part for being considered too small, he joined the Sheffield United academy and graduated through the Blades youth set-up.

Impressing with the England youth teams, he was handed his first-team opportunity by boss Chris Wilder in the first round of the FA Cup, with Ramsdale making his debut in a 6-0 win over Leyton Orient in November 2016.

He also played against Bolton Wanderers as the Blades exited the competition in the second round.

Ramsdale joined the Cherries on a four-and-a-half year deal and manager Eddie Howe said he had "all the attributes to get to the top".

He made 19 appearances during a loan spell with Chesterfield in League Two in the second-half of 2017/18, his exploits failing to save the Spireites from dropping into the National League.

Ramsdale then played a starring role in AFC Wimbledon's escape from relegation during a memorable loan spell with the Dons in 2018/19.

He kept six clean sheets in the final 12 games of the season as they stayed up against the odds, having been struggling near the foot of the table when he joined in January.

Ramsdale was named League One fans’ player of the month for April 2019 and also won two club awards – the Natalie Callow Memorial Trophy for young player of the year and the WDON player of the year.

He made 23 league and cup appearances during his stay at Kingsmeadow.

Internationally, the stopper has represented England at under-18, under-19, under-20 and under-21 level.

He played all five games and kept three clean sheets as England won the European Under-19 Championship in the summer of 2017.

Click here to read an in-depth feature with Ramsdale.

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