|Reiss Nelson Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||December 10, 1999|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Reiss Nelson is an English-Zimbabwean professional soccer player who has represented English giants Arsenal FC (2017-Present). With the club’s under-23 team, he won the Premier League 2 in the 2017–18 season and with the senior team, the FA Community Shield in 2017. He has also played for the German club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim to whom he was loaned between 2018 and 2019. At the international level, he has represented England at the Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-19, Under-20, and Under-21 levels. He had scored 3 goals in just 4 games at the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship helping England reach the tournament’s quarter-final stage. He was included in the official ‘Team of the Tournament’ for his performances.
Reiss Luke Nelson
Elephant and Castle, Southwark, London, England, United Kingdom
London, England, United Kingdom
He holds dual nationality.
Reiss had studied at the London Nautical School.
Professional Soccer Player
- Mother – Phyllis Nelson
- Siblings – Tessa Nelson (Sister), Ricky Nelson (Older Brother)
He is represented by Elite Project Group, Sports Talent Management Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.
- 61, 24 – Arsenal FC
- 9 – TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
71 kg or 156.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Black and White)
He is of Zimbabwean descent on his father’s side and English descent on his mother’s side.
- Toned physique
- Side-cropped, afro hairstyle
- Pointy ears
- Often sports a trimmed goatee
- Affable smile
- Has his left arm covered in tattoos
- Wears a ring on his left ear
Reiss has been sponsored by the sports goods manufacturing giant Adidas.
Reiss Nelson Facts
- Reiss, growing up, was a good friend of fellow aspiring soccer player Jadon Sancho. The two used to live near each other’s houses and would often play together in youth tournaments. Jadon went on to play for German giants Borussia Dortmund and represent England at the senior level.
- A child prodigy, he had joined the Arsenal Academy at the age of just 9 and had impressed the youth coaches so much that he would often earn promotions to squads that were above his age-group.
- For his performances that helped Arsenal FC‘s under-23 team win the Premier League 2 championship in the 2017–18 season, he was named the ‘Premier League 2 Player of the Year’.
- For the German club TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, to whom he was loaned between 2018 and 2019, he scored his first goal within 14 minutes of entering the field of play. He impressed further during his time at the club and created the record for being the youngest non-German player to record 6 Bundesliga goals.
- As of June 2020, he had represented England at several youth-level tournaments but not at the senior level. He is also eligible to represent Zimbabwe at the senior level owing to his father’s Zimbabwean heritage.
Featured Image by Reiss Nelson / Instagram