What football team does Love Island's Finley Tapp play for and what's his career history?

16 January 2020, 13:16

Finley's been playing football since he was eight years old
Finley's been playing football since he was eight years old. Picture: Instagram

The hunky new Love Island contestant is a semi-professional football player.

Love Island's Finley Tapp has mentioned that his cheeky little claim to fame is that he is a semi-professional footballer as well as a recruitment consultant.

But what is known about his football career? We reveal all we know...

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What football team does Finn play for?

Finley plays football for National League South club, Oxford City.

The 20-year-old islander plays as a defender for the team, and joined Oxford City FC in July 2019 following a successful trial.

He has his own Wikipedia page for his footballing career, which shows he's played 12 games for the team already.

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Where did he play for before Oxford City?

Prior to signing for Oxford City, Finn joined Milton Keynes Dons' football academy at the tender age of eight.

He progressed through a variety of age groups and then into the club's development squad.

In May 2018, Tapp signed professionally with the club, signing on to a one-year deal, making his professional debut in August that year.

As there were limited first team opportunities for him at the club, he went on-loan to seventh-tier club Staines Town until January 2019.

Following this he was then one of ten players released by Milton Keynes Dons at the end of the season.

Hilariously, there is a sub-heading on his Wikipedia page about Love Island FC, and under it written: "On 16 January 2020, after suffering a head injury a few days prior it was announced Tapp would join up with the Love Island team, the poor fella."