21 Oct 2002
Goalscoring comes naturally to Ademipo Odubeko, the highly-rated young striker who joined West Ham United in October 2019.
A powerful centre forward with a sharp eye for goal, Odubeko was born and raised in the Republic of Ireland, for whom he has been capped at U17 international level and won the U16 Victory Shield.
He spent his formative schoolboy years at Manchester United, where he scored 35 goals and netted on his U18 Premier League debut during the 2018/19 season, prior to joining the Irons.
His West Ham debut with Kevin Keen's U18 side came - typically - with a goal, netting after just 10 minutes of the Hammers' league thrashing of Swansea on 2 November 2019, form that the youngster continued with nine goals in his first eight games at U18 level.
Odubeko's first Premier League 2 appearance duly came against Norwich U23s on Monday 2 March 2020, with the striker coming off the bench for the U23s in the second half and scoring an audacious lob less than four minutes later.
*Stats are U18 Premier League South matches only