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Dominic Nathaniel Calvert-Lewin (born 16 March 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Everton.
Born in Sheffield, he began his career at local team Sheffield United, making his senior debut on loan at Conference North team Stalybridge Celtic in December 2014. He spent the first half of the 2015–16 season on loan at Northampton Town in League Two, and in August 2016 he joined Everton for a fee of £1.5 million. Calvert-Lewin was part of the England under-20 team that won the 2017 World Cup, scoring in the final.
Calvert-Lewin joined the Youth Academy of Sheffield United on 28 April 2005. After progressing through the ranks of Sheffield United youth team, he signed a scholarship with the academy when he was sixteen.
Calvert-Lewin appeared in the first team as an unused substitute, in a 2–1 win over Aston Villa in the third round of FA Cup on 4 January 2014. After this, he was awarded for the League Football Education's 'The 11'.
On 24 December 2014, Calvert-Lewin was loaned out to Conference North team Stalybridge Celtic for a youth loan. Two days later, he scored twice on his debut, in a 4–2 win at Hyde United and scored against them again in the reverse fixture on 1 January, in a 7–1 win. At the beginning of February 2015, Calvert-Lewin returned to his parent club, having scored six times in five appearances.
In early April 2015, he signed a new long-term deal to keep him at Bramall Lane until summer 2018. Calvert-Lewin made his professional début for the senior team on 25 April in League One, in a 1–1 draw away at Leyton Orient as a 66th-minute substitute. At the end of the 2014–15 season, he went on to make two appearances. In the club's pre-season tour ahead of the 2015–16 season, Calvert-Lewin scored in a friendly match, in a 1–0 win over Ilkeston on 9 July. Following the match, manager Nigel Adkins hinted that Calvert-Lewin earned himself a first team chance in the 2015–16 season.
On 7 August 2015, Calvert-Lewin joined League Two team Northampton Town on loan until January. He made his debut four days later, scoring in a 3–0 home win against Blackpool in the first round of the League Cup. Despite being keen to extend his loan at the club, this did not materialise. By the time he left, he had made 26 appearances and scored eight times across all competitions.
After his loan spell at Northampton Town came to an end in January 2016, Calvert-Lewin returned to the first team at Sheffield United and did not make his first appearance on 13 February, in a 1–0 win over Doncaster Rovers. Nevertheless, he went on to make nine appearance for the side in the 2015–16 season.
Ahead of the 2016–17 season, there were hints of Calvert-Lewin making a first team breakthrough, with his former manager Wilder appointed as the new Sheffield United manager. He only made one appearance in the 2016–17 season, which was against Crewe Alexandra, in a 2–1 loss in the EFL Cup campaign.
Calvert-Lewin signed for Everton in a £1.5 million deal on 31 August 2016. He later reflected on the move as "simply too good to resist."
He made his debut as a substitute in a 2–1 win over Arsenal on 13 December 2016. After missing out for two months due to ankle injury, Calvert-Lewin scored his first goal for Everton in a Premier League fixture against Hull City on 18 March 2017, a 4–0 win. On 3 May 2017, he signed a five-year contract, keeping him until 2022. At the end of the 2016–17 season, he finished his first season, making eleven appearances and scoring once in all competitions.
Following his World Cup performance, BBC Sport expected Calvert-Lewin to make a first team breakthrough ahead of the 2017–18 season. Calvert-Lewin scored the winner for Everton in their Europa League third qualifying round second leg against Slovakian side MFK Ružomberok on 3 August 2017. He scored his first brace for the club in the third round of the EFL Cup against Sunderland on 20 September, ending a run of three games in which Everton did not score. Calvert-Lewin signed a new contract with Everton on 14 December, along with fellow youngsters Jonjoe Kenny and Mason Holgate, keeping him at Goodison Park until June 2023.
On 24 September 2019, in his 100th Everton match, Calvert-Lewin scored both goals of a win at Sheffield Wednesday – rivals of his first club Sheffield United – in the third round of the EFL Cup. The following 6 March with his contract due to expire, and while on 15 goals from 31 games for the season, he signed a new deal to last until June 2025.
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