[People Profile] All We Know About Shandon Baptiste Biography, Career, Family, Networth
Shandon Harkeem B. Baptiste was born on the 8th of April, 1998. He is a Grenadian professional footballer, who plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Brentford and the Grenada national team. He was a graduate from the Oxford United and Reading academies.
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|Full Names||Shandon Harkeem Baptiste|
|Place of birth||Grenada, spain|
|Date Of Birth||8 April 1998|
|State of Origin||Grenada, spain|
2014–2015 JMA Reading
2015–2017 Oxford United
2017–2020 Oxford United
2017–2018 → Hampton & Richmond Borough (loan)
|Salary||£7,600 per week|
An attacking midfielder Baptiste started his career at Reading at seven years old. was deemed “too small” by the club, he was let go at the age of fifteen. After a brief stint playing park football and at the John Madejski Academy Baptiste signed a scholarship contract with Oxford United in September 2015. Despite suffering two shoulder dislocations during the 2016-17 campaign, Baptiste signed a professional six-
month contract in May of 2017 which was signed in August of 2017. Baptiste played the two EFL Trophy appearances during the first two months of the 2017-18 campaign and in December 2017, he signed a contract extension of 18 months that included the option of signing a second year. Then, in December, he left the club by way of loan for the remainder of the season.
Baptiste was a regular in his 2019-19 League One season as a regular for the team. He scored his first goal as a senior in the three-goal EFL Cup second-round victory over Newport County on 28 August 2018. Following his sixth appearance in his season in the league, he was signed an extension of four years to his contract. Baptiste was out for two months due to an injury to his shoulder that was the third time and when he returned in January of 2019 the club suffered an end-of-season anterior cruciate ligament tear during the FA Cup third round match against Brentford. He played in 14 games and scored a goal in his 2018-19 campaign.
Baptiste returned to full-time training in the beginning of August 2019 , and was an almost constant presence for the club during the beginning of the season 2019-20. He was a key player in the Us in their run to the quarterfinals in the EFL Cup, scoring in a 4-0 win against Premier League club West Ham United in the third round. He also acted as captain of the team against Manchester City in the quarter-finals. Baptiste was part of 27 games with four scores in the 2019-20 season before leaving the club on the 31st of January 2020. For the duration of 2 1/2 seasons in professional football at Kassam Stadium, Kassam Stadium, Baptiste made 43 appearances and scored five goals.
Hampton & Richmond Borough (loan)
On the 22nd of December, 2017 Baptiste was signed by National League South club Hampton & Richmond Borough on the basis of a one-month loan. This was extended to the close year 2017-18. He played 23 games during a season that ended with a loss on penalties against Braintree Town in the National League South play-off Final.
On the 31st January of 2020, Baptiste was transferred into Championship team Brentford for an unspecified amount that was reported as PS2.25 million, with add-ons . He signed a four-year contract with an option of a second year. He played in 13 games throughout the season of 2019-20, which culminated in a losing in 2020’s Championship final play-off. Baptiste started the 2020-21 season mostly involved the Brentford’s EFL Cup campaign, before being injured to his lateral meniscus during the match against West Bromwich Albion on 22 September 2020. The tear eventually required surgery. While he was out, Brentford secured promotion to the Premier League with victory in the 2021 Championship play-off Final.
Baptiste was able to enter the preseason of 2021-22 fully recovered and returned to the field as a second-half substitute in a friendly win of 1-0 against AFC Wimbledon on 17 July 2021. However, an injury to his ankle forced Baptiste out of the start in the season. Baptiste played his first appearance on the pitch in over 11 months, as a substitute late in the 1-1 Premier League draw with Aston Villa on August 28, 2021. At 29 minutes in his five appearances of the campaign, a win 2-1 against West Ham United on 3 October, Baptiste suffered a dislocated left shoulder that was a problem that kept him out for seven weeks. He spent the rest of the campaign in a sub role , and made his debut goal in the draw against Leeds United on 5 December. Baptiste completed the 2021-22 campaign with 25 appearances, and one goal.
On November 14, Baptiste received a call-up to the English Schools’ U18 squad to attend a development week at Lilleshall. After three years and after he had made the move into professional soccer, he played three appearances in a friendly match for Grenada during the 2017-18 campaign and scored a goal. Baptiste was selected as a player of the 2019-20 CONCACAF Nations League qualifying matches in September of 2019, however, he afterward, he refused the call-up in order to keep his eligibility to play in England.