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Tom Cannon 47

Tom Cannon joined Everton aged 10 and was 18 when he signed his first professional contract in March 2021.   A Republic of Ireland youth international, he made his Everton Under-18 debut aged 16 and scored on his second appearance at that level in April 2019.  

The curtailed 2019-20 campaign yielded 16 goals in as many games – 13 starts – including four in a 10-0 demolition of Sunderland.

Cannon was formidable again the following season. He scored at a rate of a goal every other game in 20 Under-18 appearances, while steadily being introduced to Under-23 football by manager David Unsworth. There were 13 appearances from the bench and one start for the older-age team, Cannon netting twice, in addition to an ever-present role in Everton's run to the FA Youth Cup quarter-finals.

Tom initally agreed to a 2-year deal that ran until June 2023.  At the end of the season, he was chosen by coaches and staff to receive the Tony Heslop Award, which honours a player who “represents The People’s Club with distinction and passion”, at the 2020-21 Academy Awards.

It was expected that Cannon would perhaps step up to the first team during the 2021-22 season but he played only for the U23s. Neither Rafael Benitez nor Frank Lampard felt he was ready for a senior run out and he ended the season as top scorer for the U23s with 9 goals.

His progress and the faith the club had in him to eventually make the step up the first team were reflected in the new 3-year contract he signed in August 2022 just 2 days after he scored both goals for the U21s in a 2-2 draw with Manchester United.

The striker was not involved in any of the senior pre-season friendlies but he contined his scoring record with the newly branded Under-21s into the 2022-23 season.

Cannon was handed his first-team debut during Everton’s Carabao Cup defeat to Bournemouth when he replaced Neal Maupay with 9 minutes remaining. He would get a little longer on the Bournemouth pitch in the next game, his Premier League debut 4 days later.

FactFile

Squad numbers 45, 47
Position Striker
Nationality English
Born Aintree
Date of birth 28 December 2002
Height 5'-11" (1.80 m)
Graduated 1 July 2019
Signed under Carlo Ancelotti
Contract duration 2 + 2 + 3 years
Contract expires June 2025
Debut (Sub) v Bournemouth (A)
 8 November 2022
Full debut Under-21s only
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Everton Career

Season Squad Number League Apps (sub) League Goals Cup Apps (sub) Cup Goals Total Apps (sub) Total Goals
2022-23 47 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0
2021-22 47 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0
2020-21 45 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0
  Totals 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0


Academy U21s/U23s

Season Team Appearances (sub) Goals Cup Apps (sub) Cup Goals
2022-23 Under-21s 10 (0) 6 5 (0) 5
2021-22 Under-23s 17 (6) 8 7 (0) 1
2020-21 Under-23s 1 (12) 2 0 (0) 0

Academy U18s

Season Team Appearances (sub) Goals Cup Apps (sub) Cup Goals
2020-21 Under-18s 19 (1) 10 4 (0) 2
2019-20 Under-18s 13 (2) 17 5 (1) 1
2018-19 Under-18s 2 (0) 1 0 (0) 0



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