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Islam Feruz celebrates

Islam Feruz

Date of Birth: September 10, 1995 (age 22)

Club: Chelsea F.C.

Also played for: U21 Squad , U19 Squad , U16 Squad , U20 Squad ,

Islam Feruz

Biography

Born in Somalia, Islam moved to Scotland with his family aged five. He joined Celtic when he was 10-years-old. He signed for English Premier League club Chelsea in September 2011.

Islam has represented Scotland at under-16, 17, 19, and 21 level, qualifying as a result of being schooled in the country for five years. He was the first player to switch to Scotland under this rule.

His first Scotland youth appearance came in the Sky Sports Victory Shield aged just 14, scoring in a 1-0 win over Wales.

At under-17 level, Islam has played for Scotland at the 2010 and 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying rounds, and at the 2011 and 2012 elite round stages.

He played at the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying round where he scored a hat-trick in a 4-3 triumph over Switzerland.

In April 2012, he received his first call-up to the Scotland Under-21 squad for a friendly match against Italy. He became the youngest-ever player to represent Scotland at under-21 level when he came off the bench after an hour of play to make his debut aged 16 years and 197 days.

Islam netted his first under-21 goals in November 2012 when he scored a brace in a 3-2 friendly defeat to Portugal.

He made his competitive debut in March 2013 as Scotland beat Luxembourg 3-0 in a 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier.

International Challenge Match
Date Home Team - Score - Away Team Goals Cards
12 Jan 2011 MALTA   0 - 1   SCOTLAND  
10 Jan 2011 MALTA   0 - 2   SCOTLAND
International Tournament
Date Home Team - Score - Away Team Goals Cards
08 Aug 2010 ICELAND   1 - 1   SCOTLAND
06 Aug 2010 FAROE ISLANDS   1 - 5   SCOTLAND
04 Aug 2010 SCOTLAND   1 - 1   NORWAY
03 Aug 2010 SWEDEN   2 - 1   SCOTLAND
UEFA European Championship
Date Home Team - Score - Away Team Goals Cards
25 Mar 2012 SCOTLAND   2 - 3   DENMARK  
22 Mar 2012 ICELAND   1 - 0   SCOTLAND  
20 Mar 2012 SCOTLAND   1 - 0   LITHUANIA  
14 Mar 2011 SCOTLAND   1 - 1   CZECH REPUBLIC  
11 Mar 2011 SCOTLAND   2 - 0   SLOVAKIA  
09 Mar 2011 ITALY   0 - 0   SCOTLAND  
22 Sep 2010 SCOTLAND   0 - 0   SWITZERLAND  
19 Sep 2010 LUXEMBOURG   1 - 2   SCOTLAND  
17 Sep 2010 SCOTLAND   1 - 0   FYR MACEDONIA  
25 Oct 2009 PORTUGAL   2 - 2   SCOTLAND  
22 Oct 2009 SCOTLAND   1 - 2   GEORGIA  
20 Oct 2009 SCOTLAND   1 - 2   CYPRUS  
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