Bryce Hosannah

Bryce Joseph Hosannah (born 8 April 1999) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Leeds United.

Bryce Hosannah
Hosannah with Bradford City in October 2020
Personal information
Full name Bryce Joseph Hosannah[1]
Date of birth (1999-04-08) 8 April 1999 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Lambeth, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Leeds United
Number 33
Youth career
0000–2017 Crystal Palace
2017–2020 Leeds United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2020– Leeds United 0 (0)
2020–2021Bradford City (loan) 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 January 2021 (UTC)

Early and personal life

Born in Lambeth,[2] Hosannah grew up in Brixton; his father was a former professional basketball player and his mother worked as a retail executive.[3] He achieved five A* and four A grades at GCSE level.[3] He began his football career at the age of 8 with the Afewee Urban academy.[3]


Having played for Crystal Palace's academy before being released in 2017,[4] Hosannah signed for Leeds United in the summer of 2017, initially joining up with the club's under-23 squad.[5] He signed a new two-year deal for Leeds in May 2018.[6] In August 2019, Hosannah underwent surgery before finding his way into onto the Leeds bench for the first time as an unused substitute in a 2–0 victory against Huddersfield Town on 7 December 2019.[7][8][2]

On 29 September 2020 Hosannah joined Bradford City on loan until the end of the 2020–21 season.[9][10] In November 2020 he was one of a number of young Bradford City players playing in the first team who were praised by manager Stuart McCall.[11] He returned to Leeds in April 2021 for rehab, following surgery to an injury sustained in December 2020.[12] He made 11 appearances in all competitions during his loan at the club.[2]

Career statistics

As of 12 April 2021[2]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Leeds United 2020–21 Premier League 0000000000
Bradford City (loan) 2020–21 League Two 8020001[lower-alpha 1]0110
Career total 80200010110
  1. Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy


  1. "Club list of registered players: As at 18th May 2019: Leeds United" (PDF). English Football League. p. 17. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  2. Bryce Hosannah at Soccerway. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  3. Smyth, Graham (2 April 2020). "Playing with Reece James and facing Jadon Sancho – the education of Leeds United's Brixton produced academic Bryce Hosannah". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  4. Coombs, Dan (16 July 2019). "Leeds youngster Bryce Hosannah can make up for lost time against £50m ex-teammate". Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  5. "U23s boosted by summer signings". Leeds United F.C. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  6. "Leeds United defender Bryce Hosannah pens new two-year deal". Yorkshire Evening Post. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  7. Harris, Jordan (29 August 2019). "Leeds's Bryce Hosannah confirms on Twitter he's undergone surgery". Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  8. "Huddersfield Town 0–2 Leeds United: Ezgjan Alioski & Pablo Hernandez send Whites top". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 December 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  9. "City swoop for highly-rated Hosannah". Bradford City A.F.C. 29 September 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  10. Wobschall, Leon (29 September 2020). "Bradford City beat off interest to sign Leeds United defender Bryce Hosannah". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  11. "McCall insists age is irrelevant as young guns look to help City turn a corner". Bradford Telegraph and Argus.
  12. "Bradford City may not have seen the last of Leeds defender Hosannah". Bradford Telegraph and Argus.