Oliver Skipp Profile
|Born||Sep 16, 2000|
|Birthplace||Welwyn Garden City, England|
Oliver Skipp is one of Tottenham Hotspur’s most promising academy talents who has recently proved himself on loan at Norwich City.
Oliver Skipp is a professional English soccer player who plays for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.
The midfielder joined Spurs in August 2018 from grass-roots club Bengeo Tigers FC and had an encouraging first impact.
He went on to make his debut for the club two months after joining, and since signing in North London, Skipp had represented England under-21s for the first time.
More recently, the midfielder played a key role in Norwich City's return to the Premier League in 2020/21, representing the club on loan.
Tottenham Hotspur debut
After signing for Spurs in August 2018, it would only take Skipp until October to claim his first first-team appearance.
The midfielder came on for the last six minutes in his sides 3-1 EFL Cup victory over West Ham United. In that competition he would only play once more - appearing for a minute against Chelsea in the semi-final first leg.
When Skipp wasn't participating with the first team he would be playing in the UEFA Youth League and Premier League 2. However, his academy responsibilities were to be dropped as he would become a regular within Spurs' travelling squad.
The Englishman sat on the bench for Premier League games against Cardiff and Wolves, but on the 8th of December, Skipp made his top flight debut, replacing Kieran Trippier in the 87th minute against Southampton.
Skipp claimed his first senior goal contributions in Spurs' FA Cup fixture against Tranmere Rovers, as he assisted two of the seven goals put past the opposition.
In his debut season, Skipp made a total of 12 appearances for the first team aged 18 and would continue this into the 2019/20 campaign.
Skipp made one fewer appearance in the following season, however he made his Champions League debut in a 4-0 win over Red Star Belgrade November 2019.
After being promoted fully to the senior side he would later leave Spurs on a loan move that would aid the youngsters development.
Promotion with Norwich City
Skipp signed on loan for Norwich City before the start of the 2020/21 Championship campaign with the crucial aim of reclaiming their place in the top flight.
Skipp started off his season with a bang as the Englishman was awarded Norwich City's Falcon Power Player of the Month for September as his side won, drew, and lost once during their opening three games.
The midfielder played 45 times in the league, only missing the final game of the term against Barnsley.
In this season, Skipp went onto score his first and currently only senior goal within soccer. His 90+5 minute goal against Birmingham secured a 3-1 win as the Canaries pushed for automatic promotion.
The Englishman also bagged two assists late on in the season, one in a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday, another in a 7-0 battering of Huddersfield.
And after winning 29, drawing 10, and losing seven, Norwich City and Skipp were crowned champions of the Championship, finishing six points above Watford.
His efforts and performances in the Championship even earned him a spot in the PFA's Team of the Year for the 2020/21 season.
Skipp played a total of 3,892 minutes while on loan in Norfolk, the most in one season for the Spurs man. However, after proving himself on loan, he's been more involved in the first team setup at Tottenham, playing more frequently under Nuno Espirito Santo and now Antonio Conte.
Skipp has represented England at the majority of youth levels, playing for the under-16s, and more recently, making it all the way to the under-21s.
After playing 10 times for the under-16s and three for the under-18s, Skipp earned himself a call up to the under-21s in September 2019 for U21 UEFA European Qualifiers.
Despite only featuring on the bench, the Englishman would make his debut for the side a month later against Slovenia U21 in an international friendly.
From then on, Skipp has played another 13 times for the national side, even participating in the 2021 UEFA European Championships, in which Skipp played every minute of their three group stage matches, before being knocked out.
Skipp was born in Welwyn Garden City and grew up in Hertford. The midfielder played for youth development club Bengeo Tigers based in Hertford up to the age of 13.
From 2003 to 2012, he attended Duncombe Primary School and Richard Hale School.
Oliver Skipp's net worth is reported to be £800,000.