Born: 18 May 2000 (Roehampton, England)
Ryan Sessegnon joined us from Fulham in August, 2019.
An attack-minded left-sided wing-back/full-back, Ryan is back in the fold in 2021/22 after a successful loan spell at Bundesliga side Hoffenheim last season. In a new league and experiencing a new culture during the global pandemic, Ryan played 29 times in all competitions for the south-west German club, scoring twice.
Plagued by injuries during his first season here, 2019/20, Ryan made 12 appearances in all competitions, his only goal coming in the Champions League at Bayern Munich in December, 2019.
The England Under-21 international rose through the ranks at Craven Cottage, making his first team debut at the age of 16 against Leyton Orient in the EFL Cup in August, 2016. He ended that season with 30 appearances and seven goals, as well as being named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year.
The following campaign saw Ryan score 15 goals in 46 Championship games as the Whites secured promotion to the Premier League through the play-offs, with his fine form recognised as he secured five personal accolades at the EFL awards, including the Championship Player of the Season. He also became the first player from outside the top flight to be nominated for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
He then made 35 appearances in his maiden season in the Premier League, bringing his total during his time at Fulham to 120 appearances and 25 goals.
He has also been capped by England up to Under-21 level, with his finest moment for the Young Lions to date being when he top-scored and was named Player of the Tournament as they won the 2017 European Under-19 Championship for the first time.