Trevoh Chalobah

Ipswich Town
  • DATE OF BIRTH*

    5 July 1999
  • BIRTHPLACE

    Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Position

    Defender

Trevoh is the younger brother of Nathaniel Chalobah, another Academy graduate, and signed as an Under-9. He played predominantly in defence throughout his schoolboy years, mostly at right-back and centre-back but also occasionally in midfield. Captain of our Under-16 side in the 2014/15 season, he also wore the armband for England at the same age group as they won the Montaigu Tournament. He featured on 10 occasions for our youth team that year when still a schoolboy and made his Under-21 debut.

In 2015/16, Chalobah featured in every game en route to another FA Youth Cup final success and was a regular in our Under-19s team that retained their UEFA Youth League title. The following campaign saw him step up as a development squad regular, starting 25 of the 28 games at that age group. He also featured in all eight ties and scored semi-final and final goals as we won the Youth Cup for a fourth year running.

During 2017/18, he was named among the men's senior team's substitutes on occasions, including for the FA Cup final against Manchester United. His versatility was utilised by development squad manager Joe Edwards, who deployed the technically proficient youngster in a holding midfield role throughout the second half of the campaign, including during our run to the senior Checkatrade Trophy semi-finals.

A regular throughout the England age groups, he captained the Under-17s at the European Championships for that age group in 2016 before winning the Under-19 version of the tournament in 2017. The defender signed a first professional contract in June 2016, committing him to the club until the end of the 2018/19 season.

In June 2018, it was announced Chalobah would be spending a season on loan in the Championship at Ipswich.