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  • Current Team

    FC Augsburg

  • Position

    Defender

  • Age

    20

  • Nationality

    English

  • Contract Until

    30.06.2023

Reece Oxford
Reece Oxford

In July 2016, shortly after winning the Dylan Tombides Academy Player of the Year award, Oxford became West Ham United’s youngest-ever player – beating a 94-year record set by Billy Williams – aged 16 years and 198 days. Thirty-eight days later, he made his Premier league debut, against Arsenal, to become the second-youngster player to start a Premier league game after Jose Baxter.

Oxford was born in Edmonton, just seven miles from West Ham’s London Stadium.

Tall, quick and comfortable with the ball at his feet, he joined the Hammers at U13 level and has captained the club at every level since.

He can play as a centre-back or deep-lying midfielder, and he has played first-team football in the Premier League, the Championship and the Bundesliga.

The talented youngster has also represented England at every age-group level up to U20s.

Honours: U21 Premier League Cup

Main Stats

  • Games 0
  • Starts 0
  • Minutes Played 0
  • Tackles 0
  • Blocks 0

Goals

  • Total Goals 0
  • Assists 0

Pass Rate

  • Successful
    Passes

    67%

  • Total Passes 58
  • Successful
    Short Passes

    71%

  • Successful
    Long Passes

    44%

Work Rate

  • Touches 90
  • Recoveries 5
  • Tackles 4
  • Interceptions 4

Distribution

  • Aerial
    Duels Won

    75%

  • Successful
    Fifty Fifty

    64%

  • Successful
    Dribbles

    50%

  • Total
    Blocks
    1

The Story On And Off The Pitch

  • August 2014

    Joins West Ham

    After joining West Ham aged 13 following a spell at Tottenham Hotspur’s academy, Oxford makes the bench in an EFL Cup match against Sheffield United aged just 15.

  • January 2015

    West Ham United

    England U17s captain Reece Oxford commits his future to West Ham United by signing a new long-term contract on the pitch at the Boleyn Ground at half time during the Hammers win against Everton in the FA Cup.

  • May 2015

    Oxford Helps

    Oxford helps the Young Lions reach the quarter finals of the European Championship and then scores a penalty in the shoot-out victory over Spain to secure England’s place at the U17 World Cup in Chile.

  • August 2015

    Into the Premier League

    After making his first-team debut in the Europa League, Oxford makes his Premier League debut, in a 2-0 win against Arsenal. He plays 79 minutes and impresses, keeping Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla at bay before being replaced by Kevin Nolan. He enjoys a pass completion rate of 95%.

  • May 2016

    Beating Hull City

    Oxford and his Hammers team-mates win the U21 Premier League Cup after beating Hull City on penalties. Oxford converts from the spot.

  • July 2016

    Best Youth Prospect

    Oxford is named in the Daily Telegraph’s list of best youth prospects in English football.

  • December 2016

    West Ham Deal

    Oxford celebrates his 18th birthday by signing a new four-and-a-half-year deal at West Ham.

  • competitive debut

    October 2017

    Oxford makes his competitive debut for Borussia Monchengladbach after joining the club in July on loan. He comes on as a substitute during a 3-1 win at Hoffenheim.

  • January 2019

    On loan to Augsburg

    Oxford joins Augsburg on loan midway through the 2018/19 season and goes on to make nine appearances.

  • Augsburg Deal

    August 2019

    Oxford briefly returns to West Ham for pre-season before returning to Augsburg permanently in a four-year-deal.