Billy Gilmour

Scotland U21s
  • DATE OF BIRTH

    11 June 2001
  • BIRTHPLACE

    Glasgow, Scotland
  • Position

    Midfielder

Billy Gilmour is a midfielder who joined our Academy in the summer of 2017 from Glasgow Rangers, where he had been since the age of eight.

He is a technical individual with good game intelligence and awareness who creates plenty of goals and chances for his team-mates. His first campaign south of the border was a positive one as he proved an integral part of Jody Morris's midfield in an unprecedented year of silverware success. He scored his first goal for our youth team on debut in a September victory over Arsenal before establishing himself as a regular in the FA Youth Cup starting 11, featuring in every game and scoring at the Emirates in the final.

A stellar season was rewarded with a call-up to the Scotland Under-21 squad for the Toulon Tournament - even though he was still only 16 - and the midfielder took home the Young Player of the Tournament award as the Scots finished in third place. In July 2018, Gilmour signed a first professional contract at Chelsea which runs until the end of 2020/21.