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Michail Antonio

West Ham United FC



  Michail Gregory Antonio
Birth 28 March 1990 in Wandsworth, London [registered in Wandsworth, April 1990].
Source Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2011] &

Playing Career

Began his youth football with Tooting & Mitcham United juniors FC at the age of twelve. He joined the parent club as a seventeen year old. After 45 league matches and 33 goals, on 28 October 2008, Antonio signed with Reading FC for an undisclosed fee. Returned to Tooting on loan on 9 January 2009, and scored another seven goals in nine Isthmian League appearances before being recalled. On 19 February, he was sent out on loan to Cheltenham Town FC until the end of the season. After returning to Reading, Antonio then spent the rest of the season, from 5 October 2009, on loan at Southampton FC. Signed on loan with Colchester United FC for two months on 15 August 2011. On 21 February 2012, Antonio was again loaned out, as an emergency, to Sheffield Wednesday FC, followed by a permanent transfer on 6 August 2012. Exactly two years later, on 6 August 2014, he signed with Nottingham Forest FC for £1½ million. The following summer, Antonio was subject to bids from West Bromwich Albion FC and Derby County FC, but it was West Ham United FC, on 1 September 2015, who won the bid, offering £7 million and Matt Jarvis in a season long loan deal in return. He missed the end of 2016-17 season following a 'significant' injury.

League History
318+71 appearances, 95 goals
one red card
Cheltenham Town FC 2009 seven+two appearances
debut (league one): 21 February 2009 Leeds United FC 2 Cheltenham Town FC 0.
Reading FC 2009 four+24 appearances, one goal
debut (championship): (sub) 29 August 2009 Barnsley FC 1 Reading FC 3.
Southampton FC 2009-10 fourteen+fourteen appearances, three goals
debut (league one): (sub) 9 October 2009 Southend United FC 1 Southampton FC 3.
Colchester United FC 2011 fourteen+one appearances, four goals
debut (league one): 16 August 2011 Colchester United FC 0 Charlton Athletic FC 2.
Sheffield Wednesday FC 2012-14 75+three appearances, 17 goals
debut (league one): 26 February 2012 Sheffield Wednesday FC 1 Sheffield United FC 0.
Nottingham Forest FC 2014-15 fifty appearances, sixteen goals
debut (championship): 9 August 2014 Nottingham Forest FC 2 Blackpool FC 0.
West Ham United FC 2015-22 154+27 appearances, 54 goals
debut: (sub) 19 September 2015 Manchester City FC 1 West Ham United FC 2.
Club honours Football League Trophy winners 2009-10;
Football League Championship
winners 2011-12 (6 apps): League One runners-up 2011-12 (14);
Individual honours Championship Player of the Month nominee August 2014; Nottingham Forest FC Player of the Year 2014-15; West Ham United FC Hammer of the Year 2016-17;
FA Premier League Player of the month August 2021
Distinctions Scored the first Premier League goal at West Ham United FC's new London Stadium.
Height/Weight 5' 11", 12st 10lbs [2011]
Source Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2015].

England Career

Player number Did not appear for England.
Position(s) Midfielder
Individual honours None
Distinctions Turned down the Jamaican national team in March 2016 and was approached again in February 2021, when he set about obtaining a Jamaican passport and pledged his allegiance with Jamaica on 17 March. He was chosen to play for them in September 2021, and made his debut on 5 September, losing 3-0 to Panama, and being substituted after 70 minutes.

The Numbers
Squads unused
5 3

Tournament Record

World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 2016-18 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0

England Match History
 Club: West Ham United F.C. - no full England appearances
                                             one full Jamaica appearance (70 min)
manager: Sam Allardyce - no full appearancesx

Age 26
960 4 September 2016 - Slovakia 0 England 1, Štadión Antona Malatinskeho, Trnava WCP AW unused sub 21

  manager: Gareth Southgate - no full appearancesx

961 8 October 2016 - England 2 Malta 0, The National Stadium, Wembley
unused sub
962 11 October 2016 - Slovenia 0 England 0, Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana AD 15
965 22 March 2017 - Germany 1 England 0, Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund Fr AL withdrawn
squad member
966 26 March 2017 - England 2 Lithuania 0, The National Stadium, Wembley WCP HW


Michael Antonio changed his allegiance from England to Jamaica on 17 March 2021.

  manager: Theodore Whitmore - one full appearance (70 min)x

On 18 June 2021, Antonio was named in the sixty-man provisional squad for the the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He missed out on the final 23-man squad because he had yet to secure his Jamaican passport.

Age 31
558 3 September 2021 - Mexico 3 Jamaica 1, Estadio Azteca, Ciudad de México WCP AL restricted
squad member
1 559 5 September 2021 - Jamaica 0 Panama 3, Independence Park, Kingston HL ▼70 17
560 8 September 2021 - Costa Rica 1 Jamaica 1, Estadio Nacional, San José AD restricted
squad member
because of CoVid19 restrictions, Antonio was not permitted to travel into Mexico or Costa Rica