Callum James Hudson-Odoi was born on the 7th of November 2000, and he is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for the Premier League club Chelsea.
The Blues’ official site has it that during his time with Chelsea’s academy, Hudson-Odoi was part of the squads which won the U18 Premier League in 2017 as well as back-to-back FA Youth Cup titles. Odoi’s form at the youth level was rewarded in January 2018 when he was handed his senior debut and he has since made over 110 appearances for the club.
The young talent joined Chelsea in 2007 and made his under-18 debut in August 2016. Hudson Odoi went on to net eight times in twenty-five appearances in his debut campaign, assisting the under-18’s to their eight FA Youth Cup triumph. However, following his tremendous performance, he was promoted to the under-23 team at the age of sixteen and went on to score four times in three games during their EFL Trophy campaign, including a double in their 2–2 draw with League One team Plymouth Argyle.
Callum Hudson-Odoi first appeared in Chelsea’s matchday squad in their EFL Cup tie against AFC Bournemouth on the 20th of December 2017, remaining as an unused substitute in the 2–1 victory. And on the 28th of January 2018, Hudson-Odoi made his first-team debut in the FA Cup match against Newcastle United. Odoi came off the bench in the 81st minute, replacing Pedro in a 3–0 home victory. As a matter of fact, his Premier League debut came as a substitute on 31 January in a 3–0 home loss to Bournemouth.
Due to an impressive 2018–19 pre-season under the newly appointed Maurizio Sarri, the Italian announced that Hudson-Odoi would stay with the Chelsea first-team squad for the forthcoming campaign. The young star was handed the number 20 jersey. However, Hudson-Odoi made his first start for the club during their FA Community Shield defeat to Manchester City, featuring for 59 minutes in the 2–0 loss on the 5th of August 2018. In Callum’s first Europa League start against PAOK, he scored his first goal for the senior team, which went on to win 4–0 at Stamford Bridge on 29 November.
Again, the young star scored his first goal of the new season, coming off the bench to net Chelsea’s second in an eventual 3–3 draw at West Bromwich Albion on 26 September. The West London giants came back from 3–0 down to tie the match. A month later on 28 October, Hudson-Odoi scored his first-ever goal in the UEFA Champions League, opening the scoring in a 4–0 away win at Krasnodar.
The young talented forward went on to start the next match, a 1–0 win against Atlético Madrid in the Champions League.
However, it will be tremendous to note that Callum Hudson-Odoi was part of the Chelsea squad that defeated Manchester City 1–0 in the UEFA Champions League Final on the 29th of May.
Hudson Odoi is eligible for both England and Ghana, he has represented England at every age group from under-16 to under-19 level. As a matter of fact, he was included in the squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship in the month of April 2017. Callum Hudson Odoi scored in the semifinal against Turkey and again in the final, although England eventually lost to Spain on a penalty shoot-out. Callums tremendous performances led to him being included in the team of the tournament. The young star was also an influential figure during England’s 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup campaign, netting once in seven appearances and featuring for the entire 90 minutes during their 5–2 final victory over Spain.
The young playmaker made his first competitive start for England and impressed in a 5–1 win over Montenegro, registering an assist for one of Chelsea teammate Ross Barkley’s two goals. Upon making his full debut, he became the second youngest ever player to start a competitive match for England, after Wayne Rooney in April 2003, and following the match manager Gareth Southgate praised him for his application.
Callum Hudson-Odoi’s net worth
The Chelsea player has accumulated quite a lot of wealth despite his young age. As per Forbes update, the young is seen with an estimated net worth of $7 million, he is one of the wealthiest youngsters of his generation.
Callum Hudson-Odoi salary
According to Chelsea’s wage list, Hudson-Odoi’s salary per week is $130,000. Interestingly, he earns more than many first-team players in the squad.
U18 Premier League: 2016–17
FA Youth Cup: 2016–17, 2017–18
UEFA Champions League: 2020–21
UEFA Europa League: 2018–19
UEFA Super Cup: 2021
FIFA Club World Cup: 2021
FA Cup runner-up: 2019–20, 2020–21
EFL Cup runner-up: 2018–19, 2021–22
FIFA U-17 World Cup: 2017
UEFA European Under-17 Championship runner-up: 2017
UEFA European Under-17 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2017
Chelsea Young Player of the Year: 2018–19