Charlie Cresswell signs first professional contract

A massive congratulations to Charlie Cresswell from all of us at KeySports after our young Leeds United star signed his first professional contract today.

Charlie is a natural born defender, leader and an excellent communicator on the pitch. So it’s a no brainer that Leeds wanted to secure his services by offering him his first pro deal.

The 17-year-old, who captained Leeds’ Under-18s last season, was shown national recognition by being selected in “The 11” by the LFE, which honours 11 young footballers for their achievements.

The LFE’s accolade acknowledges the football and academic progress of Under-18 players on apprenticeships at EFL clubs, as well as assessing factors such as involvement in community initiatives.

Charlie scored 10 goals from centre-back last season and played a key role in his team finishing joint top in the PDL North division, only missing out on becoming back-to-back champions on goal difference.

This season has seen Charlie step up to the Whites U23 development squad and has impressed when playing at the heart of the Leeds defence.

Congratulations once again Charlie, we’re so pleased for you.