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Talented teen Ben Davis becomes first Singaporean to sign professional contract with Fulham

15:13 BST 14/07/2018
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Ben Davis could be soon lighting up the English Premier League in the future after signing for Fulham

Ben Davis took a bigger step towards his goals and created history after he became the first Singaporean to sign a professional contract with a top-tier English club, Fulham.

Fulham, who gained promotion to the English top flight last season, announced the signing on Friday (July 13). Ben will continue to play with the Fulham Under-18s and U-23s, where he could get opportunities to impress Slavisa Jokanovic, manager of the Fulham first team.

Boasting an excellent passing accuracy of 90 per cent , the 17-year-old attacking midfielder had signed a two-year scholarship with the London club a year ago and has made 10 appearances in the Premier Under-18 South League, scoring a header against West Ham’s U-18 side

Born in Thailand to an English father and Thai mother, the teenager first came through the ranks at JSSL Singapore, a local youth academy started by his father Harvey, before joining the Football Association of Singapore’s (FAS) Junior Centre of Excellence (JCOE). He went on to represent various national age-group teams before earning his first call-up to the senior national side in March.