Bangor born Nathan Broadhead made an instant impact when he scored Everton’s third goal in their 4-0 victory over Kenyan champions Gor Mahia, in the SportPesa Trophy on Tuesday night.
Nathan came on as a late substitute with just five minutes remaining, having only been on the pitch for two minutes, he latched on to a right wing cross from fellow substitute James McCarthy to score at the back post.
20-year-old Nathan has been at Everton since joining the Academy at the age of 10. A skilful, two-footed player, he was top scorer for Kevin Sheedy’s Under-18s team and helped the young Blues to win the Dallas Cup in 2015/16.
The following season he broke through to David Unsworth’s U23s side that won the Premier League 2 title and earned himself a three-year professional contract that runs until 2020.
Nathan made his first team debut as an 82nd minute substitute in Everton’s 3-0 win at Cypriot club Apollon Limassol in their Europa League match last December and he has been capped by Wales at U17s, U19s, U20s and U21s levels.
From good footballing pedigree, Nathan’s grandfather was Tony Broadhead, a powerful and sure footed striker who played for Bangor City in the 1960‘s, who became one of the most popular and distinguished players to wear the blue shirt of Bangor.
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