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New kid on the block feature: Emmanuel Longelo

He started out playing for Euro Dagenham in a Sunday league team aged nine later joining West Ham at U10s level.

His brother Rosaire Longelo played Newcastle Under 23’s as a left-winger and a person he describes as having the biggest influence on my career to date. Rosaire who is a year older also started out at the West Ham Academy before moving north.

Emmanuel started life as a midfielder but when  a striker got injured and he was started up front and the manager at the time saw that he had pace so he kept me up there.

As he got older he was moved out wide a lot more and became a more of a general forward player, scoring goals, creating chances, and taking people on.  Lately, he has been deployed as a left-back for the U23s.

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Longelo debuted for the West Ham Under 23’s in the 2017/2018 season making two appearances scoring one goal, the 2018/2019 he made 9 appearances for the Under 18’s scoring seven goals and six appearances for the Under 23’s in Premier League 2 scoring one goal.

He gained his full promotion to Under 23’s last season featuring in 14 appearances and has made two appearances for the Development squad this season.

He made his senior debut for West Ham on Tuesday when he came on for Harrison Ashby in the 69th minute in West Ham’s 5-1 win over Hull City in the Carabao Cup.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “New kid on the block feature: Emmanuel Longelo

  1. Thanks for the ongoing series of profiles of some of our brightest youngsters – it looks like we’re going to need some of them in the first team this season. Most seem to have been with the club for a long time through the age groups and are proud to play in the claret and blue. Good luck to them. They may just save our impoverished billionaire chairman some cash, too. If you’re good enough … etc. COYI.

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