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.


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 75 games for his hometown club.


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 a regular in the first team squads Jack has made five senior appearances for Oxford United.

1st team debut aged 16 years old in 2018

Slavi Spasov

Powerful number nine who became the club’s youngest ever scorer in 2018 when he scored a penalty against Fulham in the Checkatrade Trophy. Spasov signed a three-year professional deal in 2018 and was called up to the Bulgarian U18s training camp in February 2019. 


1st team debut aged 16 years old in 2018

Fabio Lopes

Exciting forward player originally from Portugal, Lopes impressed training with the 1st team in Karl Robinson's first season with the club earning a first team call up aged just 16 years old. Lopes can play anywhere across midfield and the forward line and has regularly trained with the 1st Team squad. Lopes signed a three-year deal with the U’s in 2018.


1st Team debut aged 17 in 2019

Nico Jones

Composed left-sided central defender who joined the club having previously spent eight years with Fulham. Jones was drafted into the first team squad for the final three games of the season making his debut off the bench against Shrewsbury Town. Jones signed a three-year professional deal at the start of the 19/20 season and has also earned a first International call up to the Republic of Ireland U18s squad.

In November 2019 Jones became Oxford United's youngest ever captain at the age of just 17 when he led the first team in a 4-1 win away at Crawley Town.


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.