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Jaidon Anthony

Date of birth:
1st December 1999
Date signed:
From scholar
1st December 2020 v Preston

Frontman Jaidon Anthony broke into the AFC Bournemouth first team in 2020/21 having progressed through the club’s academy ranks.

Anthony made five substitute appearances in the Championship and came off the bench twice as the Cherries reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

He spent ten years on the books at Arsenal, progressing alongside the likes of Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson, before earning a scholarship at Vitality Stadium after impressing during a trial in 2016.

Born in Hackney, London, Anthony helped the Cherries lift the EFL Youth Alliance Cup and EFL Merit League Two title in his first season at the club.

He progressed to the club’s under-21 squad and helped them win the Central League Cup in 2018/19.

After regularly training with the first-team squad, he signed a new contract with the club in the summer of 2019 and again in 2020.

He scored once in four appearances as the Cherries reached the last 16 of the Premier League Cup in 2019/20.

On transfer deadline day in January 2020, Anthony joined National South outfit Weymouth on loan and helped them win promotion to the National League via the play-offs.

He scored in their play-off semi-final win over Dorking Wanderers and netted a penalty in the Terras’ shootout victory against Dartford in the final.

He came off the bench in the Cherries’ two pre-season friendlies in 2020, replacing Arnaut Danjuma in the 2-1 defeat by Benfica.

And Anthony completed the scoring as the Cherries lifted the Betway Cup after triumphing 5-3 against West Ham at the London Stadium.

Anthony celebrated his 21st birthday by making his first-team debut, coming off the bench as a 71st-minute substitute in a 3-2 defeat by Preston North End in December 2020.

The winger assisted Sam Surridge for a late second goal as the Cherries came close to pulling off a dramatic comeback.

Anthony made four further substitute appearances in the Championship and also came off the bench in the fourth round and quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

He was on the scoresheet as the Cherries triumph 4-2 against Real Balompedica Linense in their first pre-season friendly of 2021/22.

He was named in the starting line-up for the opening day game with West Brom and quickly established himself as a key member of the squad.

Anthony made two assists in his opening two fixtures of the season before scoring his first Cherries goal against Birmingham City at St Andrew's.

He scored eight goals and made seven assists in 48 games in the season, helping the Cherries win automatic promotion to the Premier League.  

Anthony continued to feature regularly in 2022/23, making his top flight debut as a substitute against former side Arsenal.

He netted his first Premier League goal in September 2022, completing a dramatic comeback victory over Nottingham Forest at City Ground. The win was later awarded the most improbable comeback of the season by the Premier League. 

He bagged twice against Everton, in the Carabao Cup and the league, before scoring in the home fixture over Forest to take his total to four goals in 34 games in his first season in the Premier League. 

Anthony played three times in the 2023/24 campaign, assisting David Brooks' first goal since his return from cancer in the Carabao Cup win over Swansea City. 

On transfer deadline day in September 2023, Anthony completed a loan move to Sky Bet Championship side Leeds United in the deal that took Luis Sinisterra to Vitality Stadium. 

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