Jeffrey "Jeff" Schlupp (German pronunciation: ; born 23 December 1992) is a professional footballer who plays for English club Crystal Palace and the Ghana national team as a left back or winger. He started his career as a striker.
Schlupp is known for his extreme pace and athleticism, which allows him to be a versatile option and able to play anywhere on the left wing. Former teammate Andrej Kramaric once stated that "I've never played with a more powerful player than Jeffrey Schlupp, such power and speed like I've never seen before."
Schlupp was part of the Leicester team that shocked the footballing world, by winning the 2015-16 Premier League as rank outsiders with the odds of 5000-1.
Jeff Schlupp was born to Ghanaian parents in Hamburg, Germany on 23 December 1992, and raised mostly in England after his family moved there when he was young. He attended Oakgrove School in Milton Keynes along with Oxford United goalkeeper Max Crocombe.
A product of the Leicester City youth academy, Schlupp was given a squad number, 31, for the first time for the 2010–11 season along with fellow academy players Tom Parkes and Jorrin John by then manager Paulo Sousa. Schlupp signed a new contract keeping him at the club until 2013 on 14 March 2011. Schlupp was named amongst the Leicester City substitutes for the first time by, then manager, Sven-Göran Eriksson in the 3–2 home defeat to Norwich City on 8 March 2011.
Schlupp was called up to a Germany under-19 training camp in early 2011, but did not earn a cap in Ralf Minge's side.
On 7 November 2011 Schlupp was called up to the Ghana squad to face Sierra Leone and Gabon. Schlupp made his Ghana debut against Gabon on 15 November, coming on as a late substitute for Prince Tagoe. In April 2014, it was reported that The Black Star's coaching team are believed to have watched Schlupp play with a view to taking him to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil following a string of impressive performances for Leicester. Schlupp played in a friendly against Netherlands on 31 May but wasn't named in Ghana's final 23. Schlupp was recalled to the Ghana squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Uganda and Togo in September 2014. Schlupp earned his fourth cap as a late substitute in Ghana's 3–1 win against Togo in the Blackstars last African Cup of Nations qualifier on 19 November 2014. Schlupp returned to the Black Stars squad in March 2015, coming on as a second-half substitute in the 2–1 defeat to Senegal on 28 March and playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 draw with Mali on March 31.
Schlupp scored his first goal for Ghana in a 7–1 win over Mauritius in an African Cup of Nations qualifier on 14 June 2015.
Schlupp became a father in January 2014 to a son, Arlo.
5 appearances in the current 2021-2022 Season
1 goals scored in the current 2021-2022 Season
Former Youth Teams
Former Senior Teams
Former Club Staff
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