Canadian named Chelsea’s Academy Player of the Year

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Calgary-born defender Fikayo Tomori earns accolade after a fine 2015-16 campaign with the West London club's academy set-up.

Canadian named Chelsea’s Academy Player of the Year

Calgary-born defender Fikayo Tomori earns accolade after a fine 2015-16 campaign with the West London club's academy set-up.

Prior to the conclusion of the English Premier League season on Sunday, Chelsea handed out its end-of-season players awards this weekend, with Canadian youngster Fikayo Tomori named the club’s Academy Player of the Year.

The 18-year-old defender, who was named in Guus Hiddink’s 18-man roster for Wednesday’s 1-1 draw at Liverpool, had a fine season with The Blues. This included a goal in the final of this season’s English FA Youth Cup, as Tomori helped the West London outfit to the title for a second straight year.

Born in Calgary, Alberta, Tomori has lived in England most of his life and has been part of Chelsea’s youth system since the age of eight.

Last November, he joined the Canadian U-20 national team set-up for a training camp before captaining the side to a surprising 2-1 friendly win over England U-20s this past March.

He is expected to meet up with the Canadian U-20 squad later this month for a training camp and a pair of friendlies in Costa Rica.

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