20 Facts About Ademola Lookman


Ademola Lookman Olajade Alade Aylola Lookman was born on 20 October 1997 and is a professional footballer who plays as a winger for Serie A club Atalanta and the Nigeria national team.


Ademola Lookman has represented England from under-19 to under-21 levels.


In 2022, Ademola Lookman received clearance from FIFA to represent Nigeria.


Ademola Lookman was born in Wandsworth, South West London to Nigerian parents.


Ademola Lookman attended St Thomas the Apostle College in Peckham where he achieved three A*s and five As at GCSE.


Ademola Lookman joined Charlton Athletic's academy in 2014 after signing from Waterloo, a youth football club based in the London Borough of Lambeth.


On 25 July 2019, Ademola Lookman returned to RB Leipzig on a five-year contract.


On 30 September 2020, Ademola Lookman joined Premier League side Fulham on a season-long loan.


On 31 August 2021, Ademola Lookman joined Leicester City on a season-long loan.


Ademola Lookman was born in England to Nigerian parents, and is eligible for the national teams of both countries.


Ademola Lookman received his first international call-up when he was named in the England U19 squad named for Mexico.


Ademola Lookman was named in the squad for the European U19 Championships that summer.


In early 2017, Ademola Lookman turned down the opportunity to switch allegiance to Nigeria after an approach from the national coach, Gernot Rohr.


Ademola Lookman was selected in the England under-20 team for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.


Ademola Lookman scored three goals in the tournament, two against Costa Rica in the last 16 and one goal against Italy in the semi-finals.


Ademola Lookman received his first call-up for the England under-21s for European Championship qualifiers against the Netherlands under-21s and Latvia under-21s in September 2017.


Ademola Lookman turned down Nigeria again in early 2018 after meeting with the president of the Nigeria Football Federation.


Ademola Lookman subsequently rejected Nigeria's approaches for a third time in September 2018, after England senior manager Gareth Southgate convinced him that he was part of his plans.


However, Ademola Lookman stated: "I've not changed my mind on wanting to represent England".


Ademola Lookman made his debut for Nigeria on 25 March 2022, in their scoreless draw with Ghana as part of the third round of the African section of qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.