Dominic Ayodele Solanke-Mitchell, born on 14th September 1997, is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Liverpool.
Solanke primarily plays as a striker, although can also operate as either an attacking midfielder or a winger.
Solanke started his career with Chelsea, making his first-team debut in October 2014. Solanke spent the 2015-16 season with Vitesse on loan in the Eredivisie. He signed for Liverpool in July 2017.
Solanke was called up by the senior team for the first time in November 2017 for a friendly against Brazil at Wembley Stadium. He came on as a 75th-minute substitute in a 0–0 draw.
Solanke has represented England at all youth, under-21 and senior levels.
He helped his country win the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship and the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup and received the Golden Ball award for best player in the latter tournament.
Rise to Glory
In 2014, Dominic rose to glory and came into prominence as was part of the under-17 team that won the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship where he was the tournament's joint top scorer with four goals in four appearances.
Having started his career with Chelsea in the under-8 team, he managed to score 20 goals in 25 appearances in the under-18 team.
Solanke signed his first professional contract with Chelsea in September 2014 and eventually became the youngest player to debut in the UEFA Champions League for Chelsea.
He finished as top scorer in the group stages of the UEFA Youth League after scoring a hat-trick in the final group stage match against Sporting CP ending the tournament as Chelsea won the title, where he managed to score 12 goals in nine appearances.
Solanke joined Eredivisie club Vitesse on a season-long loan to gain first-team experience, where he ended the season with seven goals in 25 appearances, just three behind top scorer.
In 2016-17 season, After rejecting many loan offers from several clubs, Solanke was retained as Chelsea's third-choice striker.
On 30 May 2017, Solanke agreed to sign for Premier League club Liverpool on 1 July upon the expiration of his Chelsea contract for around £3 million.
For the 2014–15 season, Solanke was awarded the inaugural Chelsea Academy Player of the Year award In January 2015, Solanke was named the England Men's Youth Player of the Year for 2014. Solanke was awarded the Golden Ball as the player of the tournament in the 2017 Under-20 FIFA World Cup.