In Profile: Thierry Small

By SFC Media time Tue 24 Aug Thierry Small
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Arriving from Everton, young starlet Thierry Small provides further defensive options for Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side.

Born in Solihull, the left-back started his youth career at West Bromwich Albion before moving to Everton at 11 years old.

Becoming a mainstay in Everton’s Under-23 side during the 2020/21 season, Small scored his first goal for David Unsworth’s side in a 2-1 victory over West Ham.

Small etched his name into the history books on January 24th 2021 as he became Everton’s youngest ever player.

Aged just 16 years and 176 days, Small was substituted on in Everton’s fourth-round FA Cup victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Goodison Park.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 24: Kadeem Harris of Sheffield Wednesday battles for possession with Thierry Small of Everton during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Everton and Sheffield Wednesday at Goodison Park on January 24, 2021 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Thierry Small making his debut for Everton in the Emirates FA Cup (photo: Getty Images)

The youngster has also featured for his country, earning a maiden call-up to the Three Lions Under-19s squad back in May.

Small provides youth and versatility for Saints, though predominantly a left-back, he can operate as a central defender or left-winger.

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