Reiss Nelson

Soccer Player

Reiss Nelson was born in Elephant and Castle, Southwark, London, England, United Kingdom on December 10th, 1999 and is the Soccer Player. At the age of 23, Reiss Nelson biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Reiss Luke Nelson, Lil’ Nel
Date of Birth
December 10, 1999
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Elephant and Castle, Southwark, London, England, United Kingdom
23 years old
Zodiac Sign
Association Football Player
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Reiss Nelson Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 23 years old, Reiss Nelson has this physical status:

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Eye Color
Dark Brown
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Reiss Nelson Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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London Nautical School
Reiss Nelson Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
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Dating / Affair
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Phyllis Nelson
Tessa Nelson (Sister), Ricky Nelson (Older Brother)
Reiss Nelson Career

Nelson joined the Arsenal academy when he was nine years old and made a great impression on youth coaches, regularly being moved up to squads above his age group. He played 35 games for the Arsenal youth teams, including nine games in the U-21 team, in the 2016–17 campaign. Following several impressive performances in the youth teams, he signed his first professional contract with Arsenal on 10 December 2016, his 17th birthday. Arsène Wenger included Nelson in the squad for 2017–18 pre-season tour.

On 19 July 2017, Nelson made his first senior appearance against Bayern Munich in a 2017 International Champions Cup pre-season match. He made his first competitive appearance for Arsenal's first team in the Community Shield, coming on as a substitute against Chelsea – Arsenal went on to win 4–1 on penalties.

On 14 September 2017, Nelson made his European debut as he came on as a substitute for Theo Walcott at the 82nd-minute mark in the Europa League match against FC Köln. He made his first start for the club against Doncaster Rovers in the League Cup on 20 September 2017.

Reiss had an impressive season with the Arsenal U23 squad, scoring 9 goals, assisting 3 in 11 appearances as Arsenal won the 2017–18 PL2.

On 20 January 2018, Nelson made his Premier League debut in a 4–1 win against Crystal Palace, coming on as a substitute in the 72nd minute. On 8 April 2018, he made his first Premier League start in a 3–2 win over Southampton, being substituted off in the 64th minute for Jack Wilshere. On 17 May 2018, Nelson was awarded the PL2 Player of the Year.

On 31 August 2018, Nelson signed a long-term contract with Arsenal, then went on season-long loan at German club 1899 Hoffenheim for a loan fee of €500,000. On 15 September 2018, he made his debut as a 72nd-minute substitute away to Fortuna Düsseldorf, and within 14 minutes of entering the field of play, Nelson scored for Hoffenheim, scoring a consolation goal for the club in a 2–1 loss. Reiss had an impressive season for Hoffenheim, scoring 7 goals in just 587 minutes of action at such a young age.

Hoffenheim's coach Julian Nagelsmann orchestrated the move for Nelson, calling him " incredible player in one-on-one situations". He also hailed Nelson's talent, claiming "he had the abilities to reach the levels of elite players in football such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo [and] Arjen Robben [if] he maintained his consistency and mentality".

After a successful season on loan, Nelson returned to Arsenal ahead of the 2019–20 Premier League season. He was promoted to the first team by manager Unai Emery and given the number 24. Nelson was handed his first two starts of the season in Arsenal's opening games against Newcastle United and Burnley. On 24 September 2019, Nelson started and played the full 90-minute of Arsenal's 5–0 EFL Cup victory against Nottingham Forest. He scored his debut goal for the first team, adding a fourth for Arsenal in the 84th minute. He was out with a knee injury during the months of October and November. He made his return on 9 December, coming off the bench for a short cameo in a 3–1 win over Southampton.

Nelson scored his second goal of the season on 6 January, in Arsenal's 1–0 home win over Leeds United in the FA Cup. Nelson suffered a hamstring strain in mid-January, making his return off the bench on 7 March, in a 1–0 win over West Ham United.

After the three-month suspension of the Premier League due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nelson often was Mikel Arteta's favoured attacking substitute. On 15 July 2020, Nelson scored his first Premier League goal, starting in a 2–1 win against Liverpool. Nelson was in the squad as Arsenal won their 14th FA Cup against Chelsea on 1 August 2020. On 29 August 2020, Nelson came on as a substitute, taking and scoring the first penalty in a shootout win against Liverpool in the Community Shield after the game ended 1–1.

On 31 August 2021, Nelson moved on loan to the Netherlands to join Eredivisie side Feyenoord for the 2021–22 season. Nelson got his first assist during injury time for the club on the 7th of November, 2021 against AZ Alkmaar after coming on as a substitute.

On 30 October 2022, he scored a brace in his first Premier League match of the season in a 5–0 win over Nottingham Forest.

International career

Nelson has played for England youth teams, at all levels from under-16 to under-21.

In May 2016, Nelson was part of the England national under-17 football team that reached the quarter-finals of the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, playing four games and scoring three goals. His performances during the competition led to his inclusion in the team of the tournament.

In March 2018, Nelson scored twice for England under-19 against Hungary in a qualifier for the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. He was one of a number of players withdrawn from selection for the tournament by their club.

On 11 October 2018, Nelson made his U21 debut against Andorra, coming on as a second-half substitute; he scored the Young Lions' sixth goal with a backheel in stoppage time in a 7–0 victory that secured qualification for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Although also eligible for Zimbabwe, Nelson specified in 2018 that he aimed to play for England in the long term, saying that playing for England would be "a dream come true".

On 27 May 2019, Nelson was included in England's 23-man squad for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship and scored from the penalty spot in his only appearance; a 3–3 draw with Croatia at the San Marino Stadium on 24 June 2019.


Arsenal make a breakthrough in contract talks with Reiss Nelson, June 2, 2023
SAMI MOKBEL: Reiss Nelson is expected to sign a new contract at Arsenal after a breakthrough in talks over an extension. The Gunners attacker's existing deal expires at the end of the month when he is free to leave the Emirates Stadium on a free transfer. Nelson has rejected at least two contract offers this season and looked likely to leave Arsenal.

Reiss Nelson 'set to perform Arsenal U-turn by agreeing new four-year contract', May 26, 2023
Reiss Nelson is reportedly set to sign a new four-year contract with Arsenal after performing a U-turn. Nelson's current deal expires at the end of June and he rejected two offers from the Gunners to extend his deal. However, as reported by The Athletic, the winger is now close to agreeing a new contract.

Arsenal make a THIRD contract offer to Reiss Nelson after winger rejected the first two, May 17, 2023
Arsenal have made a third contract offer to Reiss Nelson after the winger rejected their first two proposals. Nelson has not started a game since 2019 but has featured in all of the Gunners' last six premier League games, looking sharp while doing so. The 23-year-old's contract expires in the summer and the club are clearly trying to convince him that he does have a future in north London.
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