Islam Feruz

Chelsea
Born on 10 September 1995 in Somali, Somalia, Islam played centre-forward in the Youth Cup-winning side of 2012 while still a schoolboy after joining Chelsea from Celtic at the beginning of that season.

Short but sharp with an electric turn of pace and able to get a shot in early, he scored six goals in eight Youth Cup games, including two in the final, and was topscorer overall in his debut season with 12 from 21 games. In the reserves he scored twice in four appearances.

Feruz has featured predominantly for our Under-21s during the current campaign, starting the season playing wide on the right, but having reverted back to a more familiar role of late, the goals have begun to flow, with a brace against Wolverhampton Wanderers followed by a strike in our 3-2 away win at Manchester City.

Feruz finished the NextGen Series as joint top scorer with seven goals to his name, including strikes against Barcelona, Juventus and Arsenal.

International
Islam was granted asylum in Scotland as a child after a personal plea from the late Celtic legend Tommy Burns. He made his competitive debut for Scotland Under-17s in March 2012, and became Scotland's youngest ever Under-21 international a month later when he came on in the second-half of a friendly against Italy.

After being called up for the Under-19s for the game against Switzerland in October 2012, Feruz scored a hat-trick in a 4-3 win.