At 25 years old, Mason Mount has this physical status:
Mason Tony Mount (born 10 January 1999) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Chelsea and the England national team.
An academy graduate of Chelsea, Mount made his competitive debut for Chelsea on 11 August 2019, scoring his first goal for the club on 18 August 2019 against Leicester City.
Mount was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire. His father, Tony, was a former non-league footballer who later coached local clubs, including Havant Town. As a child, Mount played locally for Boarhunt Rovers and United Services Portsmouth. In 2003, at age 4, he spent one day a week training in the academies at Portsmouth and Chelsea. Citing Frank Lampard, Luka Modrić and Andrés Iniesta as his favourite players, Mount eventually joined Chelsea in 2005.
Mount has been best friends with fellow England international Declan Rice since childhood. Mount supports Portsmouth, citing former Portsmouth players such as Peter Crouch, Jermain Defoe and Nwankwo Kanu as his footballing heroes whilst growing up. He attended Purbrook Park School in Waterlooville. In 2021, Mount became a patron of the charity Together for Short Lives.
Mount was promoted to Chelsea's senior team in 2014, when he was 15 years old, and he also played for the club's under-21 team regularly by 2016. Mount's undefeated 2016–17 U18 Premier League campaign saw the club score 10 goals in 30 games. He has also won two FA Youth Cups, the UEFA Youth League, and Chelsea Academy Player of the Year in 2017.
Mount joined Vitesse, a Dutch Eivisie club, on a season-long loan on July 24, 2017. During Vitesse's 2–1 home loss against Arizona, he made his first-team debut on August 26th as a 77th-minute replacement. He got his first start in Vitesse's KNVB Cup first-round loss to fifth-tier team Swift in a penalty shoot-out in the full 90 minutes. In the 76th minute of a 1–1 home draw with Utrecht, he scored his first goal for Vitesse on October 1st. Mount went on to compete in the Eirea Team of the Year and was named Vitesse Player of the Year.
As Vitesse's E-final first leg against ADO Den Haag on May 9, 2018, Mount scored his first hat-trick as Vitesse defeated 52-0 away. Mount won by 21-0 in the second leg as Vitesse defeated 7–3 on aggregate. Mount opened the scoring against Utrecht in the first leg of the final, but then was interrupted for the second leg. Mount made 39 appearances in all Vitesse competitions, scoring 14 times before returning to Chelsea.
Mount started on a season-long loan in Derby County on July 17, 2018. On his debut for Derby in August 2018, he scored a 60th-minute equalizer on his debut on his debut for the club against Reading 2-01 away. Mount was suspended for two months after suffering a hamstring injury in an FA Cup match against Accrington Stanley. He won a penalty for teammate Martyn Waghorn and later scoring in a 6–1 victory over Rotherham United. In a 4–0 Championship league game against Bolton Wanderers two weeks later, he scored his second senior hat-trick, keeping Derby in contention for the promotion playoffs.
Mount also agreed to a new five-year deal with Chelsea on July 15, 2019. In a 0–4 away loss to Manchester United in the Premier League on August 11, he made his competitive debut for Chelsea in his 0–4 loss. During Frank Lampard's home debut as boss at Stamford Bridge, a 1–1 draw, he scored his first Chelsea goal against Leicester City a week later, and added another in the next game against Norwich City. In the Champions League opener, he sustained an ankle injury against Valencia on September 17th.
Mount was criticized by Chelsea in March 2020 for defying self-isolation laws during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the entire squad was compelled to self-isolate as a result of Callum Hudson-Odoi's positive COVID-19 test, Mount had gone to play football with colleagues, including West Ham's Declan Rice. He made his first Chelsea Academy debut and made his first team debut and total 50 appearances in the same season on July 22, 2020. Mount scored the first goal from a free kick and assisted Olivier Giroud for Chelsea's second goal on the final day of the 2019-20 Premier League season, helping Chelsea secure a spot in the 2020-2021 UEFA Champions League.
Mount began the 2020–21 season by appearing in all Chelsea games, including the one against Barnsley in the third round of the EFL Cup, which resulted in a 6–0 win at home. Mount scored his first goal of the season against West Bromwich Albion in a 3-3 away draw three days later on September 26th. Mount failed Chelsea's 5–4 shoot-out loss in the EFL Cup's fourth round on September 29th, but not in the next match, however. He scored in back-to-back games in January, first in a 4–0 victory over Morecambe in the third round of the FA Cup and then to Fulham in a 1–0 Premier League victory. Mount captained Chelsea for the first time in a 3–1 victory over Luton Town in the FA Cup on January 24, 2021. Mount scored the only goal in a 1–0 away league victory over Liverpool on March 4th, giving the Reds their fifth straight league loss at Anfield for the first time in history.
In Chelsea's 2–0 victory over Porto in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals on Sunday, Mount scored his first goal in European football, marking the youngest Chelsea player to score in the Champions League knockout stage. In the Champions League semi-finals first leg, he made his 100th appearance for Chelsea in a 1-1 draw against Real Madrid on Saturday. He scored his second goal in a 2–0 victory over Real Madrid on May 5th, which helped Chelsea advance to the Champions League Final 3–1 on aggregate.
Fans and media had alleged that Mount's continued appearance in the Chelsea and England starting lineups was due to favouritism by respective team bosses, Lampard and Gareth Southgate early in the season. Thomas Tuchel denied Chelsea's increasing reliance on Mount, calling him "crucial for our game" and "an absolutely key player" and lauding him as one of Europe's finest players. Mount was named Chelsea's Player of the Year on May 18th. Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1–0 in the final in Porto on May 29th for the second time in history, and Mount's first trophy for the club. Kai Havertz was the sponsor for Kai Havertz's goal.
Chelsea scored Chelsea's fourth penalty in the resulting shoot-out, which saw Chelsea win 6–5 for their second UEFA Super Cup title on August 11-21, following extra time in the 2021 UEFA Super Cup against Villarreal. Mount was one of five Chelsea players to be selected in the final 30-man shortlist for the 2021 Ballon d'Or on October 8th. In a 7-0 home victory over Norwich City on Sunday, Mount scored his first goals of the season and his first hat-trick for Chelsea.
Mount became the youngest Chelsea player to score in four consecutive Premier League games, scoring against Watford and West Ham and then scoring at home against Leeds United and Everton in December. Mount became the youngest Chelsea player to score 20 Premier League goals in the competition's history on December 16th, 22 years and 340 days old. He had been nominated for Player of the Month and his match against West Ham was nominated for Goal of the Month thanks to his four goals and three assists during the month.
Mount scored his 11th Premier League goal of the season on May 11 and assisted Christian Pulisic to make it 2–0 against Leeds United, giving him double digits in both goals and assists and becoming the fifth Chelsea player (as well as the youngest) to reach that milestone in a season. On May 22, Mount was named Chelsea's Player of the Season for a second straight season, becoming the 12th player to win it more than once.
Mount has competed for England under the age of 16, 17, under-17, 18, and under-19 age 19 are among the notable examples. At the 2016 European Under-17 Championship, Mount represented the under-17s.
Mount was a member of the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship under-19 Championships. Lukas Nmecha's win over Portugal in the final was due to him. He was later named Golden Player of the tournament. Mount was included in England's 23-man squad for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship on May 27th.
Mount was invited by manager Gareth Southgate to train with the senior team for a week before the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In October 2018, he was called up to the senior team of the UEFA Nations League matches against Croatia and Spain. Mount made his England senior squad debut in England's 4–0 home victory over Bulgaria in UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying on September 7th. In UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying, he scored his first goal for England against Kosovo on November 17th.
Mount was selected in the 26-man England squad for Euro 2020. Mount and fellow England player Ben Chilwell were forced to self-isolate after being in contact with Scotland's Billy Gilmour, who was positive for COVID-19 after England's 0–0 draw with Scotland at the tournament on June 22nd.