Fulham goalkeeper Luca Ashby-Hammond has been named in the UEFA team of the European Under-17 championships after impressing for England during the tournament.
Ashby-Hammond, who was picked out of six shortlisted goalkeepers as the tournament’s leading custodian by UEFA’s panel of experts, conceded just two goals in five games as England reached the semi-finals – losing to the Netherlands in a heartbreaking penalty shoot-out in Chesterfield. Ashby-Hammond, who starred during Fulham’s FA Youth Cup run earlier this season, kept three clean sheets as part of a miserly English defence.
The seventeen year-old, whose older brother Taye is also on Fulham’s books, is highly rated at Motspur Park both for his ability to produce big reaction saves when necessary and for his confidence on the ball – a key quality in the modern game. Asby-Hammond joined Fulham aged nine and has come through the Fulham academy alongside midfielder Matt O’Riley, who made his senior debut last season.