Ola Aina

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Ola Aina is a defender currently playing in Chelsea's Under-21 team.

Ola Aina
Full Name Temitayo Olaoluwa Aina
Date of Birth 8 October 1996 1
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Place of Birth London, England
Position Defender
Nationality English
Current club Chelsea
Previous club/s N/A


Youth career

Ola joined the Chelsea academy as an Under-11. He made his Under-18 debut as an Under-16 in November 2012. He impressed in his first few appearances and earned starts in both legs of the Semi Final and Final of the 2012-13 FA Youth Cup, despite having a number of older alternatives ahead of him in the theoretical pecking order.

He continued to impress at right-back in the first half of the 2013-14 season, including spending time with the Under-21 squad and earning a professional contract upon his 17th birthday in October. The longer the season went on the more responsibility he was given; featuring at both full-back spots during the run to the FA Youth Cup Final and then being given his first starts at Under-21 level against Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United in a relatively unfamiliar position of centre-back. He passed with flying colours as Chelsea won the Under-21 Premier League title.


Ola has been capped by England at every level up to Under-20 whilst receiving an uncapped Under-21 call-up.

Career statistics


Season Under-18 European Under-21 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2012-13 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
2013-14 24 0 3 0 11 0 38 0
2014-15 12 0 10 1 22 0 44 1
2015-16 - - 7 0 20 2 27 2
Total 45 0 20 1 53 2 118 3

(Statistics accurate as of the end of the 2015-16 season)


Country Season Under-20 Total
Starts Subs Goals Starts Subs Goals
England 2015-16 7 0 0 7 0 0

Career honours


Aina signed a first professional contract at Chelsea in October 2013, committing himself to the club until the end of the 2015-16 season.