Matt O'Riley



A creative midfield player who can operate in numerous positions on the pitch, Matt O’Riley joined Fulham at Under-9 level.

He enjoyed a fine 2016/17 season, playing for the Under-18s and featuring for Peter Grant’s PL2 side. He became the youngest scorer for Fulham at Under-23 level in the 4-2 win against Charlton Athletic at home in PL Cup.

The following season he was included in the First Team pre-season tour to both Poland and Germany where he made six appearances, and claimed an assist in a 2-2 draw against Darmstadt.

He made his senior debut in the Carabao Cup, as a young Whites side claimed a 2-0 victory over Wycombe Wanderers.

Matt is an England Youth international and would also be eligible to represent both Denmark and Norway.

“Matt is a very talented midfielder who has been with us since Under-9,” commented Academy Director Huw Jennings.

“He has excellent creativity, is a terrific passer and makes intelligent decisions. It was excellent to see him make his debut in the Carabao Cup game against Wycombe.

“He showed maturity beyond his years and will have benefited greatly from the experience.”

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