FORMER Colchester Villa Youth Football Club youngster Jamie Donley has made his Premier League debut.

The talented 18-year-old striker, who scored an incredible 175 goals for Villa’s under-eights, came on as a stoppage-time substitute for Spurs in their dramatic 3-3 draw at Manchester City, on Sunday.

Donley replaced Brennan Johnson in the sixth minute of time added on in the six-goal thriller, at the Etihad Stadium.


Donley signed a new contract with Spurs in March that will run until 2027.

Donley played at Colchester Villa at a very young age before leaving them at the age of eight in the summer of 2013, to join Spurs.


The centre-forward’s final involvement for Villa was for their under-eight Blues team at the Cornard tournament, where the team won all six games, scoring 26 goals without conceding.

Donley, who was born in Antrim, Northern Ireland to a Northern Irish father and an English mother, has been with Spurs ever since and turned professional for the North London club in January, 2022.

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The left-footed striker finished last season with 17 goals in 21 appearances for Tottenham’s under-18 side and has since featured for the club’s under-21 side, scoring in a Premier League 2 win over Liverpool.


A keen table tennis player away from football, he has represented both England and Northern Ireland at youth level.

Donley starred for England Under-19s in their Marbella Cup success earlier this season.

He scored twice against Romania and then bagged a last-minute winner against Japan 3-2, before netting twice in their 7-1 triumph against Mexico.

Donley scored twice for Spurs under-21s in their 5-0 win at Colchester United in the Bristol Streets Motors Trophy, in September.