AFCB Player Profiles

In this section Cherry Chimes gives some information about the current AFC Bournemouth squad. It will give details on their performances this season and assesses their strengths and weaknesses - if any!


No 42 Mark Travers
DOB: 18.05.99
Nationality Republic of Ireland
Contract: long term from July 2019

Twitter: @marktravers40
Mark Travers made his first team debut against Tottenham Hotspur on 4 May when he had an outstanding game make a series of first-class saves against Spur's superstars to help Bournemouth earn their first win against Spurs 1-0. He is an international keeper for Republic of Ireland and made the Irish squad before he was called up to Bournemouth's first team. Travers signed a new extended deal at the club in July 2019.

No 27 Asmir Begovic
DOB: 20.6.87
Nationality: Bosnia & Herzegovina
Begovic spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Qarabag in Azerbaijan and then at AC Milan. he has come back into the team and taken the shirt having missed out in tehfirst game of the season.

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No 3: Stephen Cook
DOB: 19.4.91
Nationality: English
Contract: 4 years from May 2017

Twitter @SteveCook28
Cookie has strong desire as well. Yes, he is young and still has to get that consistency of performance that some of his other teammates find, but he is one that you want battling for you. A big heart and full of belief, he will mature at AFCB into a very good player under Eddie and Jason. Fearless and very comfortable on the ball, Steve is the model centre back who also likes to score a few goals. Steve extended his contract that was 3 years from May 2016 to a new 4-year contract in 2017 until May 2021. He won the Micky Cave Trophy, Vice-President's Award and Exiles' Player of the year in 2017.

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No 15: Adam Smith
DOB: 19.4.91
Nationality: English
Contract: 4 year contract from July 2017
Twitter @AdamSmith912

Adam had a loan period with us in the 2011 season and was part of the team that made it to the League One play-offs with AFCB. He is a quick and talented right back that has already been capped at England U21 level. While he has been one of the main subs in 2014-15 he played his part in helping the team win promotion to the Premier League even if his last minute foul on Atdhe Nihiu of Sheffield Wednesday will not be remembered for his favourite moment in an AFCB shirt. In the Premier League he has had some memorable games including his great strike against Everton in the thrilling 3-3 draw. Adam signed a four-year deal in May 2016 but resigned an extended deal for four-years in July 2017.

No 25: Jack Simpson
DOB: 8.01.97
Nationality: English
Contract: from Nov 2018 to summer 2021
Jack made his first team debut in the Carabao Cup second round match against Middlesbrough in October when he scored and single-handedly won the game. He also played in the next round at Chelsea and made his Premier League debut against Man City away in December 2017. He is an accomplished centre-back and is already giving competition to more well-known stars. 

No: 21 Diego Rico
DOB: 23.2.93
Nationality: Spanish
Contract: 4 years from July 2018
Twitter: @diegorico_3
Diego joined AFCB as their second summer signing in 2018. He plays at left-back and will be battling against Charlie Daniels to get game time. His previous club was Leganes and he signed for a reported £10.7m.

No 33: Chris Mepham
DOB: 5.11.97
Nationality: Wales
Contract: long term possible 4 years from Jan 2019

Chris signed from Brentford on 22 Jan 2019. Having played some 50 games for Brentford he is young to make a move to a Premier League club, but he already has international experience and should learn quick at AFCB.

No 26: Lloyd Kelly
DOB: 6.10.98
Nationality: EnglandTwitter: @Lloydkelly4
Lloyd was the first summer signing of 2019. He made the jump up from Bristol City in the Championship and had only played a season and a half in the Championship. AFCB see Kelly as a left-back and future centre-half. He is an England U21 player.

No 17: Jack Stacey
DOB: 6.4.96
Nationality: English
Contract: four year deal from July 2019

Twitter @jackstacey_
Jack Stacey signed from Luton Town in July 2019. He is a right-back and former Reading player who has had a few seasons in the Championship.

No: 33 Jordan Zemura
DOB: 14.11.99
Nationality: Zimbabwian
Jordan is a left-back or wing-back. He has made his debut in 2020 and looks set to offer a long-term solution to AFCB's left side.  

No 18: Cameron Carter-Vickers
DOB: 31.12.97
Nationality: USA
Signed on loan from Tottenham for the 2020-21 season.

Midfield players

No 4: Dan Gosling
DOB: 1.2.90
Nationality: English
Contract: 4 years from July 2017

Dan will be one of the most experienced players at AFCB having played in the Premiership at both Everton and Newcastle. He is a battler and a goalscorer that should add more midfield power to the Cherries and some real quality. Another good free signing in 2014, Eddie Howe is pulling in players that will serve the club well without paying out big transfer fees. Dan extended his contract in 2017 for four years, taking him up to the summer of 2021.

No 19: Junior Stanislas
DOB: 26.11.89

Nationality: English
Contract: 3 years from Sept 2018

Twitter @JuniorStanislas
Junior moved to AFCB from Burnley on 26 June 2014 and he adds creative power to the team going forward. He worked with Eddie Howe and Jason Tindall previously at Burnley so we all hope that we see the very best of Junior but that probably has not happened yet. Another free signing, with excellent experience - the squad has the talent to make a good fist of the Premier League. His 2015/16 season was tremendous and he'll hope to improve on that. Junior signed a new contract in August 2016 having originally been on a three-year contract from June 2014. He then signed a three-year contract taking him to September 2021.

No 16: Lewis Cook
DOB: 3.2.1997
Nationality: English
Contract: 4 years from May 2018
Twitter @lewiscook_
Lewis Cook was seen as one of the best prospects in the Championship in 2015-16 and AFCB's interest in the midfielder never died down even though they could not prise him away from Leeds Utd until the summer of 2016 when he signed a four year contract in July of that year. He is an England U19 midfielder and his strength and power should be a welcome addition to the team. Lewis won a senior England cap in 2018 and was a standby for the World Cup in 2018. He was given an improved 4-year contract n May 2018.

No: 20 David Brooks
DOB: 8.7.97
Nationality: English
Contract: long term from Feb 2019, probably up to 2023
Twitter @DRBrooks15
Shaun Brooks signed from Sheffield United in July 2018 and is already a Welsh U21 international player. He can play in right or left midfield or as a support striker. He is quick and an intelligent player than has great movement. Brooks signed a new long term contract in February 2019.

No 8: Jefferson Lerma
DOB: 25.10.94
Nationality: Colombia
Contract 5 years from August 2018
Twitter @Jeffersonlerma
Colombian international Jefferson Lerma smashed the AFCB transfer record in August when he joined the club for £25m. Having played at the 2018 World Cup, much is expected of Bournemouth's big summer signing in the Premier League.

No 28: Gavin Kilkenny

DOB: 1.2.2000
Nationality: Irish
Gavin became a professional in 2017/198 having signed for AFCB's U18s and progressing to the U21s. He took part on pre-season training n La Manga on the summer f 2019 and is now part of the first team squad.

No 38: Nnamdi Ofoborh
DOB: 7.11.99
Nationality: Nigerian
Ofoborh is a central midfielder who has been with AFCB's U21s but took part in pre-season friendlies out in La Manga in the summer of 2019.

No 29: Philip Billing
DOB: 11.06.96
Nationality: Danish
Twitter @BillingPhilip
Philip Billing is a central midfielder who had played for Denmark's U21 and was signed from Huddersfield Town in July 2019. He is not known for his goalscoring but he covers a lot of ground with his big stride.

No 14: Arnaut Danjuma
DOB: 31.01.97
Nationality: Dutch
Arnaut signed in the summer of 2019 from Club Brugge. He tends to play on the left but can also operate centrally and is a strong winger with a fearsome shot.

No 20: Rodrigo Riquelme
DOB: 2.4.2000
Nationality: Spanish
Rodrigo Riquelme signed on loan from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2020.


No 17: Josh King
DOB: 15.1.1992
Nationality: Norwegian
Contract: 4 years from August 2016
Josh King was a Man Utd graduate and started out at Romsas and Valerenga. He has been at Blackburn Rovers since 2013, but had loan spells at other clubs while he was at Man Utd. A quick and strong striker, Josh King could well take the Premier League by storm. He is equally adept at playing on the left wing and I have my fingers crossed that he will score bucket loads of goals. He joined the club in May 2015 and renewed a year later for another four years in August 2016. Josh then extended his contract in August 2016 for four years taking him to the summer of 2021 at the Cherries. Josh Scored eight goals in the Premier League in 2017/18.

No 44: Sam Surridge
DOB: 28.07.88
Contract: until summer 2018
Twitter @surridge_sam
Sam was in the senior first side squad for the first time in January 2017 when he travelled to Everton. Was on loan at Yeovil town in 2017-18. He has now managed to make it into AFCB's first team.

No 9: Dominic Solanke
DOB: 14.9.97
Nationality: English
Contract: long term 4 years?
Dominic arrived in the January 2019 window. He was unable to play at first because of a hamstring problem. Having impressed in England U20 squads, he is one of Bournemouth's most expensive signings at £19m.

No: 32 Jaidon Anthony
DOB: 1.12.99
Nationality: English
Jordan has made his debut in 2020 and scored in pre-seaosn against West Ham Utd.

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