Current team Portsmouth F.C.
Siblings Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
|Full name Christian Benjamin Oxlade-Chamberlain|
Date of birth (1998-06-24) 24 June 1998 (age 17)
Name Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain
Place of birth Portsmouth, England
Christian Benjamin Oxlade-Chamberlain (born 24 June 1998) is an English professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Oxford City on loan from Portsmouth.
Born in Portsmouth, Oxlade-Chamberlain progressed through Portsmouth's youth categories. He signed a two-year scholarship contract on 4 July 2014.
Oxlade-Chamberlain made his professional debut on 1 September 2015, coming on as a substitute for Adam McGurk in a 0–2 Football League Trophy away defeat against Exeter City. He spent the rest of the year in the Academy finishing the season with 30 appearances and 3 goals.
On 25 April 2016, Oxlade-Chamberlain was offered a one-year professional contract with academy manager Mark Kelly stating "Christian’s a bit of a late developer, as he’s younger than the rest of the lads in that age group. He’s come on a lot this year and is developing physically – he’s a powerful lad and we’re seeing more consistent displays from him."
In August 2016 he was loaned by Steve Claridge, manager of Southern League Division One South & West club Salisbury.
Christian's paternal grandparents emigrated to England from Jamaica. Oxlade-Chamberlain's elder brother, Alex, is also a footballer who plays for Liverpool FC. A winger, he represents England at international level. Their father Mark represented Portsmouth and England in the 1980s and 1990s, while their uncle Neville was also a professional footballer.