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Eddie Nketiah Biography

Ghanaian Footballer

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Edward Keddar Nketiah (born 30 May 1999), known as Eddie Nketiah, is an English professional footballer who hails from Lewisham, London. He plays as a striker for the Premier League club Arsenal. Nketiah began his career with Arsenal, making his debut in 2017, and also had a significant loan spell at Leeds United during their 2019–20 Championship title-winning season.

Eddie Nketiah
Full Name Edward Keddar Nketiah
Born May 30, 1999 (age 24)
Nationality Ghanaian
Occupation Footballer
Relationship Status Single
Awards FA Community Shield 2023
Organization Arsenal FC

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Early Life

  • Born on 30 May 1999 in Lewisham, London.
  • Has Ghanaian parents.
  • Began his football journey with Chelsea after being scouted at age nine while playing for the south-east London Sunday team Hillyfielders.
  • Released by Chelsea in 2015.



  • Joined the Arsenal Academy after leaving Chelsea.
  • Scored 15 goals in 16 appearances for the under-18 team during the 2016–17 season.
  • Made his debut for Arsenal’s first team in a UEFA Europa League match against BATE Borisov in 2017.
  • Scored his first Premier League goal against Burnley on 12 May 2019.

Loan to Leeds United

  • Joined Leeds United on loan for the 2019–20 season.
  • Scored on his Championship debut against Brentford.
  • Made a total of 17 appearances for Leeds in the Championship.

Return to Arsenal

  • Recalled from his loan spell early by Arsenal on 1 January 2020.
  • Became a regular in Arsenal’s lineup, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic hiatus.
  • Playe d a significant role in Arsenal’s 2020–21 and 2021–22 seasons, scoring several crucial goals.
  • Signed a new contract with Arsenal until June 2027.

International Career

  • Eligible to play for both England and Ghana.
  • Made his international debut for England at the under-19 level.
  • Scored multiple goals for the England under-19 and under-21 teams.
  • Became England U21s’ record goal scorer.

Awards and Nominations

  • Won the FA Cup with Arsenal in the 2019–20 season.
  • Secured the FA Community Shield with Arsenal in 2020 and 2023.
  • Was part of Leeds United’s EFL Championship title-winning team in 2019–20.
  • Represented England U21 in the Toulon Tournament in 2018 and won.

Source: Wikipedia

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