Ethan Ampadu Biography
(Wales Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Centre Back / Defensive Midfielder)
Birthday: September 14, 2000 (Virgo)
Born In: Exeter, United Kingdom
Ethan Ampadu is a professional footballer who plays for English Premier League club Chelsea and the Welsh national team. He is a versatile player who primarily played in the midfield for his club youth team, but is also a strong defense candidate who is good in the tackle, wins the ball well and has good anticipation. Interestingly, the highly rated midfielder for the Welsh national youth team had made his club career debut for Exeter City as a centre-back. He was named the Man of the Match for the game as he showcased stunning performance in keeping the two divisions higher opponents goal-less. He drew attention in the summer of 2016 for training with Wales' Euro squad before the tournament, following which he was regularly seen for Exeter's first-team in preseason. As a player, he is often compared to Wales Euro stars Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen. One of the reasons why he is considered a hot centre back is he has a greater vertical jump than most of his opponents, which allows him to head the ball better than his rivals. According to Wales captain Ashley Williams, Ampadu can be his replacement in the team's defense following his retirement.