Sam McClelland

Northern Ireland U17s
  • DATE OF BIRTH

    4 January 2002
  • BIRTHPLACE

    Coleraine, Northern Ireland
  • Position

    Defender

Sam McClelland joined our Academy from Coleraine in his native Northern Ireland.

A tall, strong central defender who reads the game well and enjoys playing out with his feet, he has represented Northern Ireland up to the Under-17 age group. He signed his scholarship deal in July 2018 and made his Chelsea debut in a London derby against Arsenal in September, which the Blues won 3-1. The only goal of his maiden season in English football came a fortnight later as he netted what ultimately proved to be the winner away at Swansea.