Reiss Nelson Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Reiss Nelson Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 71 kg
Date of Birth December 10, 1999
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
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.

Born Name

Reiss Luke Nelson

Nick Name

Lil’ Nel

Reiss Nelson as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2019
Reiss Nelson as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2019 (Reiss Nelson / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Elephant and Castle, Southwark, London, England, United Kingdom

Residence

London, England, United Kingdom

Nationality

English

Zimbabwean

 

He holds dual nationality.

Education

Reiss had studied at the London Nautical School.

Occupation

Professional Soccer Player

Reiss Nelson as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2019
Reiss Nelson as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2019 (Reiss Nelson / Instagram)

Family

  • Mother – Phyllis Nelson
  • Siblings – Tessa Nelson (Sister), Ricky Nelson (Older Brother)

Manager

He is represented by Elite Project Group, Sports Talent Management Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.

Shirt Number

  • 61, 24 – Arsenal FC
  • 9 – TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Playing Position

Forward, Winger

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

71 kg or 156.5 lbs

Reiss Nelson as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2019
Reiss Nelson as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2019 (Reiss Nelson / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (Black and White)

He is of Zimbabwean descent on his father’s side and English descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • 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

Brand Endorsements

Reiss has been sponsored by the sports goods manufacturing giant Adidas.

Reiss Nelson as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2020
Reiss Nelson as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2020 (Reiss Nelson / Instagram)

Reiss Nelson Facts

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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’.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

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