Ravel Morrison is an English footballer who plays for West Ham United and the England national football team. Born in Wythenshawe, Manchester, Morrison was first scouted for the Manchester United Academy by former United coach Phil Brogan.
Morrison signed for the club in 2009 and turned professional on 2 February 2010 which was on his 17th birthday. He made his first team debut in a 3Ã¢â‚¬â€œ2 League Cup win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on 26 October 2010, coming on as a substitute for Park Ji-Sung. On 20 April 2011 he scored the opening goal against Chelsea in the semi-final of the FA Youth Cup at Old Trafford, which Manchester United went on to win 4Ã¢â‚¬â€œ0.
In January 2012, Morrison signed for Football League Championship club West Ham United on a three-and-a-half year contract for an undisclosed fee. On 17 March, he made his debut for The Hammers, replacing Jack Collison in the 81st minute of the 1Ã¢â‚¬â€œ1 draw at Leeds United. With West Ham manager Sam Allardyce keen for him to gain experience of first-team football, Morrison joined Football League Championship club Birmingham City on loan for the 2012Ã¢â‚¬â€œ13 season. In his return to the London club He was given the squad number 15 with only his first name, Ravel, listed on the back of his shirt. For the 2013-14 season Ravel Morrison signed a loan deal with Championship side Queens Park Rangers until the end of the season.
Morrison has been capped by England at under-16, under-17, under-18 and under-21 level and in November 2012, he was reported to be considering representing Jamaica at international level. He made his under-21 debut on 10 October 2013 in a 4Ã¢â‚¬â€œ0 away win against San Marino.