[People Profile] All We Know About Dominic Solanke Biography, Career, Family, Networth
Dominic Ayodele Solanke-Mitchell was born 14 September 1997 also known by his nickname Dominic Solanke, is an English professional footballer who is a striker for Premier League side AFC Bournemouth. He played one game for the English national team in 2017.
Solanke’s career began with Chelsea and made his debut for the first team in October of 2014. Solanke spent the 2015-16 season on loan at Vitesse within the Eredivisie. He joined Liverpool in July of 2017 having played 27 times before moving to AFC Bournemouth in January 2019.
Solanke has played for England at every level, including junior, under-21 and senior levels. He was a champion at in the year 2014 the UEFA European Under-17 Championship and the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup with his country . He also received the Golden Ball award for best player at the 2017 World Cup.
Childhood and early life
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Profiling Dominic Ayodele Solanke-MitchellA Quick Glance At Dominic Ayodele Solanke-Mitchell
|Full Names||Masour "Ousmane" Dembele|
|Place of birth||Reading, England|
|Date Of Birth||14 September 1997|
|State of Origin||Reading, England|
|Current team||AFC Bournemouth|
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2016 → Vitesse (loan)
2019– AFC Bournemouth 128
2012–2013 England U16
2013–2014 England U17
2014–2015 England U18
2015–2016 England U19
2016–2017 England U20
2015–2019 England U21
|Salary||£27,000 per week|
|Net Worth||8.6 Million|
Solanke is a native of Reading, Berkshire to a Nigerian father and an English mother. He was a student at Brighton Hill Community College in Basingstoke.
Early in the career
Solanke began his career with Chelsea in 2004 when they had their under-eight squad. The 2013-14 season was when Solanke netted 20 goals across 25 games in the under-18 squad. On May 6, 2014 Solanke scored two last-minute goals when Chelsea recovered from behind by two goals to defeat local opponents Fulham 7-6 at the FA Youth Cup Final. On the 29th of July, 2014 Jose Mourinho stated a belief that he would be blamed if Solanke were not to make it to the professional England player under his direction and also stated that Solanke will be part of the first team squad for the 2014-15 season.
Solanke was signed to his debut professional deal for Chelsea in September of 2014. Because of the injury to Diego Costa, Solanke was selected as a substitute for the Premier League match against Crystal Palace on the 18th of October, 2014. The following day Solanke made his first team debut as substitute for Oscar at the end of the 70th minute in the 6-0 victory over NK Maribor in the UEFA Champions League. It made him the youngest footballer to play at the UEFA Champions League for Chelsea.
He was named the most prolific scorer during the groups stages in the UEFA Youth League after scoring an hat-trick during the final match of the group stage with Sporting CP. On the 10th of April, 2015 Solanke scored two goals in the semi-finals of the 2014-15 UEFA Youth League against A.S. Roma, to propel Chelsea to the final. Solanke scored in the 3-2 win against Shakhtar Donetsk during the UEFA Youth League final, finishing the competition with twelve goals in nine appearances when Chelsea were awarded the title. On the 20th of April, 2015 Solanke scored a last-minute goal that gave the winning 3-1 in the opening phase of the FA Youth Cup final against Manchester City. He was part of the 2-1 win of the second leg, and Chelsea took the final victory 5-1 on an aggregate. 7 May 2015 was the day that Solanke scored 41 goals in the league after scoring a hat trick in a 4-3 win against Liverpool U21. Solanke was awarded the first Chelsea Academy player of the Award during the season 2014-15.
Season 2015-16 The loan to Vitesse
On August 4, 2015, Solanke was signed by Eredivisie team Vitesse on an extended loan for the duration of the season to gain experience in the first team. After receiving approval from FIFA for playing in the Netherlands and making his debut on August 23rd 2015, making his way from the bench in the 79th minute of the match against Feyenoord which ended with a 2-0 loss for Vitesse. One week later, Solanke scored his first goal in a victory of 4-1 against SC Cambuur after coming off the bench with just 15 minutes left. Solanke ended the season scoring seven goals in his first 25 games,[23three goals ahead of the leading goal scorer Valeri Qazaishvili. He also fell one goal ahead of runner-up Milot Rashica.
After rescinding numerous loan offers from various club, Solanke has been retained by Chelsea as their third striker choice after Diego Costa and Michy Batshuayi in the beginning in the season 2016-17. On August 23, 2016 he took part the Chelsea matchday team his first appearance since his return from his loan with Vitesse in Chelsea’s EFL Cup home tie against Bristol Rovers. Solanke was an uninvolved substitute in Chelsea’s victory of 3-2. In February of 2017, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte stated that it was likely Solanke would depart the club in the summer following the expiration date of his contract.
On May 30, 2017, Solanke signed a contract to sign with Premier League club Liverpool on 1 July following the end of his Chelsea contract. Solanke was officially accepted as an official Liverpool player on the 10th of July 2017 with Liverpool expecting to pay a set fee of approximately PS3 million. His debut came with the club on August 16, 2017 in the form of an opportunist for Roberto Firmino in a 2-1 UEFA Champions League first-leg win against Hoffenheim. It was his debut Premier League start for Liverpool was on the 30th of November, in a 3-0 win against Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium. The goal was his debut Liverpool goal on the 13th May in 2018, the last date of 2017-18’s season during the 4-0 win at home in the match against Brighton & Hove Albion.
Solanke signed with the same Premier League club AFC Bournemouth on January 4, 2019 under an extended contract for an unspecified amount that was which was reported by BBC Sport as PS19 million.
His debut was on February 2, in a 2-0 defeat away in the league against Cardiff City in the league.
Solanke scored the first as well as second Premier League goals for Bournemouth during his 39th appearance in the league on July 12, 2020, scoring a 4-1 victory against Leicester City. Solanke scored his second goal in the Bournemouth’s 3-1 win over Everton on the last day of the season, but it wasn’t enough to keep the club from being relegated back to the Championship.
Solanke scored 15 goals during the Championship in the 2020-21 campaign He was also the joint top goalscorer of the club in the league alongside Arnaut Danjuma.
Solanke enjoyed a great 2021-22 Championship season scoring 29 goals and providing 7 assists.
Solanke has played for England at every level of youth. The month of May, 2014 saw Solanke played in the of the under-17 squad that took home the 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship. Solanke was the tournament’s joint leading scorer with four goals across four games with a brace against Turkey and a goal that in the semi-final which secured an appearance in the final and the goal scored by England during the championship final.
In January of 2015, Solanke was named the England Men’s Youth Player of the Year in 2014. In March of 2015, Solanke collected his trophy and was invited to join the senior England team. Solanke was selected as an under-19 player to compete in at the 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.
Solanke was included in the squad of under-20 players in the squad for 2017’s FIFA U-20 World Cup. Solanke scored four goals in the tournament. In the quarterfinals Solanke scored his only goal against Mexico in the quarter-finals. England made it to the semi-final. He scored two goals in the semi-final when England defeated Italy 3-1 to make it to the final. Solanke began his career in the final as England defeated Venezuela by 1-0 during the championship. Solanke was presented with the Golden Ball as the player of the tournament.
Solanke was selected by the senior squad to the senior team for the very first time on November 2017 to play an international friendly with Brazil on Wembley Stadium. Solanke was an substitute in the 75th minute of the 0-0 draw.
On May 27, 2019 Solanke was named in England’s 23-man squad to play in the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.