JE Greats

The rise of Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Aaron joined Junior Elite aged 6 and always played up a year. He was identified very early as a player with exceptional technical ability.

Aaron (bending down) progressed as a striker under the guidance of Junior Elite legend and coach Winston Kelly (standing in front of Aaron). He won top goal scorer in all of his 5 years at the club.

Aaron, joined Crystal Palace as an 11 year old and progressed through their academy system. He went from being a striker to a winger and then eventually a right back. Aaron made his first team debut against Spurs on February 25th 2018 and once he got into the first team he stayed in.

After some outstanding displays against players such as Mo Salah, Marcus Rashford and Eden Hazard, Aaron was called up to the England U21’s.

In his second season in the the Palace first team Aaron play 35 premier league games and won Club Player of the Year and  Young Player of the Year Awards.

As a result of being able to perform to a consistently high level, Aaron attracted the attention of 13 times Premier League winners Manchester United. They would eventually pay £50m to secure his services.


The boy from Addington has officially arrived but he will always pay homage to the club where it all started. All of us at Junior Elite are proud of the fact that one of our own has gone on to achieve such success. Aaron is the benchmark for the generations of Elite graduates who have and will come after him.

Aaron Wan Bissaka, now of Manchester United 👏