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Matthew Foulds 38

Following in the footsteps of John Stones, Brendan Galloway and Mason Holgate, Matty Foulds became the latest in a line of highly promising young central defensive prospects signed by Everton while still untested teenagers from the lower divisions.

Having identified him as a good prospect for the future as a 17-year-old at Bury just months after he signed his first professional contract, the club agreed a fee for Foulds with Bury in December 2015 before officially acquiring him when the winter transfer window opened on 2nd January.

A left-footed centre-back who can also operate as a left back, the Bradford-born player fits the mould of the ball-playing centre-half favoured by Roberto Martinez.  But he would only play a handful of games with the Under-21s in the second half of the season.

He only played a limited role in the Title winning campaign for David Unsworth's Under-23s in Premier League 2 the following season, becoming more of a regular as he established himself in the Blues defence during 2017-18.


Squad number 38
Position Central defender
Nationality English
Born Bradford
Date of birth 17 February1998
Joined 2 January 2016
Joined from Bury
Signed by Roberto Martinez
Transfer fee £400,000
Contract duration 5 years
Contract expires June 2020
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Everton Career

Season Squad No. League Apps (sub) League Goals Cup Apps (sub) Cup Goals Total Apps (sub) Total Goals
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
0 (0)
2017-18  () () ()
  Totals () () ()


Academy Career

Season Team Appearances (sub) Goals
2015-16 U-21s 9 (1) & 2 (0) 0 & 0
2016-17 U-23s 2 (2) & 9 (0) 1 & 0
2017-18 U-23s 8 (1) & 7 (1) 0 & 0

Previous Career

Season Team Appearances (sub) Goals
2015-16 Bury 1 0

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