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Aaron Tshibola

Midfielder

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Season Statistics

  • Games

    0 09 View performance stats Close performance stats
  • Goals

    0 01 View shooting stats Close Shooting stats
  • Assists

    0 00 View passing stats Close passing stats
  • Tackles

    0 15 View defensive stats Close defensive stats
  • Minutes
    played
    541
  • 62%
    Battles
    won
    4 dribbles completed
  • 3 0
    number of cards
  • aerial duels won / lost free kicks won / conceeded
  • 1 0 0 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    • 1
    0 1
    goal positioning
  • 2 5
    shots on / off target
  • 1 headed
    shots
    0 Shots
    with feet
  • 83
    fwd
    51
    left
    66
    right
    32
    back
  • 00 assists
    from
    open play
    00 assists
    from
    set plays
  • 00 key chances
    created
  • 87%
    tackles
    won
    0 of these were as the last man
  • 01 clean
    sheets of 0 total
    05 goals
    against of 0 total
  • 32 balls recovered 6 interceptions / 0 blocks
  • 16 total
    clearances
    13 clearances
    with feet
  • Date of birth: 2/1/1995
  • Height: 6'3" (191cm)
  • Signed: 10/7/2016
  • Nationality:

Aaron Tshibola is a strong, dynamic midfielder who will only get better with time.

Tshibola is adept at breaking up play efficiently and effectively but also possesses elegance in the middle of the park with a great range of passing and a fierce shot.

Aaron signed his first professional deal with Reading in March 2011 at the age of 16 and agreed to stay at Madejski Stadium until the summer of 2014. 

He attracted interest from Manchester United towards the end of the 2011/12 season and played for the Red Devils as a 'guest player' alongside fellow Royals Academy graduate Jake Cooper in a tournament in Amsterdam. 

Nicknamed Tish, he shone for Reading’s U21s during the 2012/13 season and continued to impress in Martin Kuhl's side in 2014/15, helping the U21s clinch the first ever Premier League Cup.

Tshibola was named on the first-team bench for the first time in 2013/14 in away games at Derby County, Brighton and Leeds - and frequently travelled with the squad.

The young prospect agreed a new two-year deal at Reading in June 2014 and in January 2015 was sent out on loan to Hartlepool. 

He made 24 appearances in the second half of the season and played an important role in helping the Pools escape relegation from League Two.

Tshibola started the 2015/16 campaign under now Villa assistant manager Steve Clarke in very impressive fashion.

But an ankle injury in October 2015 saw him sidelined for two months and then, after fighting his way back to fitness, he tore his hamstring just 10 minutes into his comeback game against Walsall.

Then he was forced to undergo surgery - ruling him out for the remainder of that term.

The 21-year-old is now fighting fit and determined to make a big contribution with Roberto Di Matteo’s squad.

Reading

Season Division League Cups Continental Total
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2015-16 Championship 12 0 4 0 0 0 16 0
2014-15 Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Hartlepool

Season Division League Cups Continental Total
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2014-15 League Two 23 0 0 0 0 0 23 0