England's U20 World Cup winners in 2017 - Where are they now?

England's U20s won the World Cup five years ago. But where are they now?

On June 11, 2017, England’s U20s won the World Cup.

After going unbeaten in their group, The Young Lions beat Costa Rica, Mexico and Italy to make their way to the final two.

England faced Venezeula in the final, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring the only goal of the game as they were crowned champions.

Five years have now passed since their triumph, but how are the squad getting on? Find out below…

GK: Freddie Woodman

Where were they in 2017? Newcastle United
Where are they in 2022? Newcastle United

Woodman is still at Newcastle, although he is far down the pecking order. He spent the second half of the 2021/22 season at Bournemouth, where he failed to make a single appearance.

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GK: Dean Henderson

Where were they in 2017? Man Utd
Where are they in 2022? Man Utd

Henderson, capped once by England, only made three appearances for Man Utd in the 2021/22 season. A summer move could be on the cards.

Dean Henderson in action for Manchester United
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 08: Dean Henderson of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Manchester United and BSC Young Boys at Old Trafford on December 08, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

GK: Luke Southwood

Where were they in 2017? Reading
Where are they in 2022? Reading

Southwood was Reading’s first-choice goalkeeper towards the start of the campaign but lost his place. He is now a Northern Ireland international.

DEF: Jonjoe Kenny

Where were they in 2017? Everton
Where were they in 2022? Unattached

Kenny’s 16-year spell at Everton came to an end this summer as he was released by the club. He made 68 appearances for Everton.

DEF: Fikayo Tomori

Where were they in 2017? Chelsea
Where were they in 2022? AC Milan

Tomori didn’t quite make the grade at Chelsea but he is now smashing it in Italy with AC Milan. The Italian club paid £25m for his services and he’s been worth every penny. Tomori played a pivotal role as the club won Serie A in the 2021/22 season.

Fikayo Tomori in action for England vs Italy
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JUNE 11: Fikayo Tomori of England in action during the UEFA Nations League League A Group 3 match between England and Italy at Molineux on June 11, 2022 in Wolverhampton, England. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

DEF: Callum Connolly

Where were they in 2017? Everton
Where are they in 2022? Blackpool

Connolly only made one appearance for Everton. He was sent out on loan eight times before joining Blackpool in 2021. He made 32 appearances for the Championship outfit in the 2021/22 campaign.

DEF: Jake Clarke-Salter

Where were they in 2017? Chelsea
Where are they in 2022? Unattached

Clarke-Salter made just three appearances for Chelsea. He was recently released by the club after spending the 2021/22 season on loan at Coventry.

DEF: Ezri Konsa

Where were they in 2017? Charlton Athletic
Where are they in 2022? Aston Villa

Konsa was playing League One football in 2017. After a short stint with Brentford, the Englishman made the move to Aston Villa in 2019. He has scored six times in 99 games for the Villans.

Ezri Konsa in action for Aston Villa
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – APRIL 09: Ezri Konsa of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park on April 9, 2022 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

DEF: Dael Fry

Where were they in 2017? Middlesbrough
Where are they in 2022? Middlesbrough

Fry has played 175 times for his boyhood club, scoring twice.

DEF: Kyle Walker-Peters

Where were they in 2017? Tottenham Hotspur
Where are they in 2022? Southampton

After failing to establish himself as a first-team regular at Spurs, Walker-Peters made the £12m move to Southampton in 2020. He’s played 72 times for the Saints, scoring three times.

MID: Lewis Cook

Where were they in 2017? AFC Bournemouth
Where are they in 2022? AFC Bournemouth

Cook was part of the Bournemouth side that won promotion back to the Premier League in 2021/22.

Lewis Cook in action for AFC Bournemouth
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – MARCH 12: Lewis Cook of AFC Bournemouth runs with the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between AFC Bournemouth and Derby County at Vitality Stadium on March 12, 2022 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Luke Walker/Getty Images)

MID: Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Where were they in 2017? Arsenal
Where were they in 2022? Arsenal

Maitland-Niles spent the second season on loan at AS Roma. He has played 132 times for the Gunners and could depart the club this summer.

MID: Kieran Dowell

Where were they in 2017? Everton
Where are they in 2022? Norwich City

Dowell played five times for Everton before departing for Norwich in 2019. He made just seven Premier League appearances in 2021/22 as Norwich were relegated from England’s top tier.

MID: Josh Onomah

Where were they in 2017? Tottenham
Where are they in 2022? Fulham

Onomah made 22 appearances for Fulham in the 2021/22 season.

Josh Onomah in action for Fulham
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 18: Joshua Onomah of Fulham during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Reading at Craven Cottage on September 18, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

MID: Harry Chapman

Where were they in 2017? Middlesbrough
Where are they in 2022? Unattached

Chapman left Middlesbrough to join Blackburn in 2019. He was recently released by the club after spending the 2021/22 campaign at Burton Albion.

FWD: Dominic Calvert-Lewin

Where were they in 2017? Everton
Where are they in 2020? Everton

Calvert-Lewin is one of the biggest success stories from the side. The striker, now 25, has scored 45 Premier League goals for Everton. He’s also scored four times in 11 appearances for his country.

FWD: Dominic Solanke

Where were they in 2017? Liverpool
Where are they in 2022? AFC Bournemouth

After scoring just once in 27 games for Liverpool, Solanke made the £19m move to Bournemouth in 2019. He was on fire in the 2021/22 season as he scored 30 goals to fire his side back to the Premier League.

Dominic Solanke in action for AFC Bournemouth
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – MARCH 12: Dominic Solanke of AFC Bournemouth thanks the fans during the Sky Bet Championship match between AFC Bournemouth and Derby County at Vitality Stadium on March 12, 2022 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Luke Walker/Getty Images)

FWD: Ademola Lookman

Where were they in 2017? Everton
Where are they in 2022? RB Leipzig

Lookman spent the 2021/22 season on loan at Leicester City, where he scored eight times in 42 games. He is now a Nigeria international and has played three times in 2022 for the Super Eagles.

FWD: Adam Armstrong

Where were they in 2017? Newcastle United
Where are they in 2022? Southampton

After a brilliant 2020/21 campaign, where he scored 29 times for Blackburn, Armstrong made the £15m to Southampton. He didn’t have great success in his first season with the Saints, though, as he scored just two Premier League goals.

FWD: Sheyi Ojo

Where were they in 2017? Liverpool
Where are they in 2022? Unattached

Ojo was highly-rated at Liverpool but he failed to make the grade. He was recently released by the club after spending the 2021/22 campaign at Millwall, where he failed to hit the back of the net in 19 games.

FWD: Ovie Ejaria

Where were they in 2017? Liverpool
Where are they in 2022? Reading

Ejaria signed for Reading in 2020. He scored twice in 27 games for the Championship side in 2021/22.

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