18 Facts About Aaron Ramsdale

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Aaron Christopher Ramsdale was born on 14 May 1998 and is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Arsenal and the England national team.

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In 2021, Aaron Ramsdale signed for Arsenal in a club record transfer worth up to £30 million, becoming their most expensive goalkeeper.

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Aaron Ramsdale has represented England at all levels from under-18 to the senior team, and won the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in 2017, and was in the squad that finished as runners-up at UEFA Euro 2020.

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4.

Aaron Ramsdale was born in Stoke-on-Trent and was raised in the nearby village of Chesterton.

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5.

In 2014, Aaron Ramsdale was identified by The Sentinel as a future prospect after helping his school, Sir Thomas Boughey High School, to reach the English Schools' FA Cup semi-final.

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6.

In 2013, Aaron Ramsdale joined Sheffield United after time spent in the Bolton Wanderers youth team.

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7.

Aaron Ramsdale signed a new, long-term contract with the club in October 2019.

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8.

On 19 August 2020, Aaron Ramsdale rejoined Sheffield United, for a reported fee of £18.

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9.

On 20 August 2021, Aaron Ramsdale signed for Premier League club Arsenal on a long-term contract.

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10.

In November 2021, following a string of impressive performances, Aaron Ramsdale was one of eight players to be nominated for the Premier League's Player of the Month Award for October, though it was eventually awarded to Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.

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11.

Aaron Ramsdale has represented England at Under 18, Under 19, Under 20 and Under 21 level.

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12.

Aaron Ramsdale went on to make two appearances for the England U18 team.

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13.

Aaron Ramsdale started all five games for the England under-19 team that won the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship and kept three clean sheets in five matches during the tournament.

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14.

On 18 May 2018, Aaron Ramsdale received a call up to England U21s for the first time by Manager Aidy Boothroyd, for the Toulon Tournament.

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15.

Aaron Ramsdale was first choice goalkeeper during qualifiers for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship and started all three games for England as they were eliminated at the group stage of that tournament.

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16.

On 25 May 2021, Aaron Ramsdale was called up as part of Gareth Southgate's 33-man provisional senior squad for the delayed UEFA Euro 2020.

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17.

Aaron Ramsdale was not named in the final 26-man squad, with goalkeepers Dean Henderson, Sam Johnstone and Jordan Pickford being selected ahead of him, but was called up to the squad one game into the tournament after Henderson withdrew with an injury.

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18.

Aaron Ramsdale is a West Bromwich Albion fan, and cited an admiration for their former keeper Ben Foster when he played against him in 2019.

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