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Ellis Simms 50

 

Everton picked up the tall young striker, Ellis Simms in 2017, after he had been released from the Manchester City Academy at the age of 16. Before that, he had been at Blackburn Rovers.

He started slowly in his first season for Everton U18s, not getting may goals until the Spring of 2018, when he scored 4 in as many games — a sign of what was to come...

The next season was much more impressive: the youngster then blazed a fantastic trail with Everton U18s, firing an incredible 32 goals in 21 Under-18 Premier League matches. In all competitions, he was on target 46 times during the 2018-19 season. He played a few times for the Under-23 team during the season, scoring just 10 minutes into his Under-23 debut after coming off the bench in a Premier League International Cup game at Brighton & Hove Albion in October 2018.

Not necessarily a technically gifted player, Simms's raw speed and power worked remarkably well for him with the U18s, where the team played to his strengths as a supreme goal-poacher. 

On the back of this remarkable record, Simms agreed his first professional deal in May 2019 and moved up to David Unsworth's U23 squad. He would find the goals harder to come by at that level, however, and struggled a little for the first half of the season, scoring 13 in total before the season was curtailed by the Coronavirus pandemic.

However, his potential was recognised that season by an appearance on the bench for the first-team as manager Carlo Ancelotti took advantage of the extra substitutes allowed under "Project Restart" in the summer of 2020 to give the teenager a taste of life among the senior squad.

 

FactFile

Squad numbers 50, 72
Position Striker
Nationality England
Born Oldham
Date of birth 5 January 2001
Height  6'-1" (1.83 m) 
Joined 1 July 2017
Joined from [Manchester City]
Signed under Ronald Koeman
Transfer fee No Fee
Contract duration 2 + 2 years
Contract expires June 2021
Full debut Under-23s only
Previous Clubs  Manchester City
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Everton Career

Season Squad No. League Apps (sub) League Goals Cup Apps (sub) Cup Goals Total Apps (sub) Total Goals
2018-19 72 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0
2019-20 50 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0
  Totals 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0

Academy U23s Career

Season Team League Apps Cup Apps League Goals Cup Goals
2018-19 Under-23s 2 (2) 1 (1) 0 1
2019-20 Under-23s 11 (4) 9 (4) 8 3

Academy U18s Career

Season Team League Apps Cup Apps League Goals Cup Goals
2017-18 Under-18s  11 (6) 1 (2) 4 1
2018-19 Under-18s 20 (1) 9 (1) 32 13
           



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