Born: 06 April 2002 (Dublin, Ireland)
Born in Ireland, Dennis Cirkin moved to London aged three, attending Wanstead High School.
A talented left-back who reads the game well and isn't shy of pushing forward to support the attack, he featured regularly for the Under-16s in 2017/18, scoring seven goals.
He made 14 appearances for our Under-18s in 2018/19, including a start in the first ever football match to be played at our new stadium as we beat Southampton Under-18s 3-1 in a Test Event match there in March, 2019. His two goals during that campaign both arrived in a 5-1 win at Swansea City in August, 2018, while he played a key role at the back as we secured a second-place finish in the table.
He also played two games apiece in the Under-18 Premier League Cup and FA Youth Cup and made four appearances in the Under-19 UEFA Youth League, including starts away to Barcelona, PAOK and FC Porto. Having also played once for our Under-23s in the Premier League International Cup, he made five appearances at that level in the Premier League 2 during the second half of that season.
In January, 2020, following a number of impressive performances for our youth sides, some of them as captain, Dennis was named on the first team bench for the first time in a 2-1 FA Cup third round replay win over Middlesbrough at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
He has represented England at Under-16 and Under-17 levels.