Date of birth
Siriki Dembele had a slightly unconventional start to life as a footballer.
Despite being a part of both the Dundee United and Ayr United academies, it was at the Nike Academy where he made his mark in football.
He had trials with Barnsley and Huddersfield during his time in the Nike Academy, but suffered an injury prior to signing for the Terriers. He returned to the Nike Academy in 2017 and earned himself a contract with Grimsby Town the same year.
He remained with Grimsby until June 2018, when he signed his deal with the Posh. He had a difficult first season at the Weston Homes Stadium: he began the season in fine form but picked up an injury which saw him miss a number of fixtures but went on to feature regularly once again as the season reached its conclusion.