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.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 13, 2016
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.