Mason Mount achieved every Chelsea fan’s dream of playing for the club when he debuted on 11 August 2019.
Being a Chelsea fan made it even sweeter as many of his close relatives and friends were doubtful of his chances to get into the Chelsea academy.
Having joined Chelsea as a six-year-old, his debut for the senior team was 14 years in the making as he had to endure many obstacles to get there.
At the same time, Mount has had an eventful career even though he is still only 21 years old.
In this article, I will inform you about the fantastic journey of a six-year-old kid who realized his dream of playing for Chelsea Football Club. So let’s get started in this eventful journey of Mason Mount.
|Name||Mason Tony Mount|
|Birthdate||10 January 1996|
|Age||26 Years Old|
|Height||5’10″ (1.8 m)|
|Position||Attacking Midfielder, Centre Midfielder|
|Clubs||Chelsea, Vitesse Arnhem, Derby County|
|Net Worth||€3.5 million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
|Merch Products||Jersey, Boots|
|Last Update||May, 2022|
Mason Mount: Early Career & Life
Mason was born into a typically robust and strong-willed family that lived in the port city of England, Portsmouth.
Likewise, Mount’s father was a semi-professional footballer who was a coach as well. As a result, the young Brit loved football from very early on in his life.
Growing up, Mount had an insatiable thirst for football despite the family asking him to focus more on education.
Surprisingly, the English player managed to do well in school as well as in football.
Nonetheless, everyone was aware of Brit’s passion for football as Mason practiced regularly, be it morning or evening.
Consequently, in no time, the Portsmouth native played for a local academy, Boarhunt, and impressed many onlookers.
Call it fate or call it a chance, the opportunity came knocking, when one such onlooker was none other than a Chelsea scout.
Subsequently, Mount signed for the Chelsea Football Club youth team at the age of six in 2005.
During his time at the academy, Mason would get to meet his idols like Ashley Cole, John Terry, Frank Lampard, David Luiz, etc.
As an aspiring player, the young midfielder gobbled every ounce of knowledge that the legends would impart to him.
Eventually, Mount’s dream would come to fruition when the English made a competitive debut for the London-based club.
Similarly, the surreal moment came after 14 years when he initially signed as a six-year-old.
Mason Mount: Career (Club & Country)
Mason is relatively young at just 21 years old. However, the young Chelsea prospect did not deter his aim and was ready to move abroad on loan to collect valuable experience.
Moreover, the attacking midfielder has pretty incredible stats in such a short career. For instance, Mount doesn’t fail to find the net regardless of the club he plays.
It’s like the English player embeds a homing missile every time he touches the ball.
In a similar fashion, Chelsea academy recognized Mason as a top prospect upon graduation.
Added to that, the young Brit could showcase game-changing ability while still exhibiting a natural flair for goalscoring.
Therefore, to fulfill his potential, Mount joined the Dutch club Vitesse on a season-long loan.
The England international made his first-team debut against AZ Alkmaar on 26 August 2017 as a substitute late in the game.
However, Mason had to wait another month to make a starting debut. Although the team lost on penalties, the Chelsea attacker impressed his manager.
Thereafter, Mount scored his first goal for the club in a 1-1 home draw against Utrecht in the 76th minute.