England’s U20 World Cup winners three years on… as Calvert-Lewin and Tomori shine but Solanke flops – The Sun

ENGLAND’S Young Lions won the Under-20 World Cup three years ago today.

SunSport looks at where coach Paul Simpson’s kids of 2017, who beat Venezuela 1-0 in the final thanks to Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s winner, are now.


Shone on loan at Swansea but aims to challenge for a starting spot at parent club Newcastle next term.

Prem appearances: 0.

JONJOE KENNY (right-back)

Liverpudlian is following Jadon Sancho’s footsteps by flourishing in the Bundesliga at Schalke.

Prem apps/goals: 31/0.


Spurs hoped he would be long-term successor to Kyle Walker but joined Southampton on loan.

Prem apps/goals: 13/0.

FIKAYO TOMORI (centre-back)

Dependable member of Chelsea’s first-team squad.

Earned first senior cap against Kosovo last autumn.

Prem apps/goals: 16/1.

JAKE CLARKE-SALTER (centre-back)

Progress at Chelsea slower than Tomori’s with 14 appearances during temporary spell at Birmingham.

Prem apps/goals: 1/0.

JOSH ONOMAH (midfield)

Struggled after early promise at Spurs, went to Fulham as part of £25million Ryan Sessegnon deal.

Prem apps/goals: 13/0.

LEWIS COOK (midfield)

Made 20 Prem appearances for Bournemouth this term but suffered a major knee injury.

Prem apps/goals: 68/0.

KIERAN DOWELL (right wing)

Deemed not ready for Everton’s first-team.

Mixed loan spells at Forest, Sheff Utd, Derby and Wigan.

Prem apps/goals: 2/0.


Leipzig splashed out £22.5m for the ex-Everton ace, who attracted interest from Newcastle in January.

Prem apps/goals: 36/1.

DOMINIC SOLANKE (No 10) Player of the tournament.

Big move from Chelsea to Liverpool but then struggled.

Also yet to score for Bournemouth after £19m switch.

Prem apps/goals: 55/1.

DOMINIC CALVERT-LEWIN (centre-forward)

Regular for Everton and on verge of a senior call-up before the pandemic.

Most successful star from the class of 2017.

Prem apps/goals: 105/24.

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