1st Team Debut in 2017 aged 19

Shandon Baptiste

A competitive box-to-box midfielder, Shandon joined United as an Under-16 and went on to complete his scholarship with the club. After battling back from a serious shoulder injury, Baptiste was offered a six-month professional deal in May 2017 which was extended for a further one-and-a-half years in December 2017. A successful loan spell at Hampton & Richmond Borough saw him return to the club and sign a four year deal in September 2018 shortly before being named captain for the visit of Manchester City in the Carabao Cup later that month.

In 2020 Shandon moved onto Brentford FC in the Championship for a 7-figure sum. 


1st Team Debut in 2013

Sam Long

Sam joined Oxford United as a nine year old and is currently the club's longest serving player.

A tough-tackling and competitive fullback, Sam can also play at Centre Half and has become a regular starter in the first team over the last 18 months.

An Oxfordshire lad, Sam epitomises what the club is about with his commitment and willingness to sacrifice for the badge - traits which have seen him now play over 100 games for his hometown club and be voted Players Player for the 2020-21 Season.


1st Team Debut in 2019

Jack Stevens

The 6' 2" goalkeeper has been with Oxford United since the age of  and has played for every age group side through into the 1st team during his time with the club.

Jack had to be patient waiting for his Senior debut with non-league loan spells at Oxford City and Tamworth helping with his development. Now the first choice GK for Oxford, Jack has made over 40 senior appearances for Oxford United.


Academy graduate - Brentford FC

Canice Carroll

A product of our academy system, home-grown Canice progressed through the academy to gain a scholarship in 2015. He quickly gained a professional contract in February 2016 going on to play over 20 times for the first team before attracting the attention of Championship side Brentford who he joined for an undisclosed fee in July 2018.

Canice has been capped by Northern Ireland up to U21 level and has also captained his country.


Academy graduate - Bristol City & Northern Ireland 

Callum O'Dowda

Callum joined the Oxford United Academy aged 9 before being awarded his first professional contract in 2013, a season where he was also awarded Young Player of the Year. His League debut came on 6th October 2013, before making 87 appearances for the club and scoring 12 goals. Callum was called up to the Ireland U21 Squad in 2015, before a senior debut in May 2016. A move to Bristol City on 14th July 2016 quickly followed for around £1.25 million where he still plays now.