A tall, strong central defender, Steven Caulker is a player the club have high hopes for and has been fast-tracked through the youth system to gain valuable experience.
Was borough 400m champion for four consecutive years when at Lampton School, so his assets are this speed, combined with a calmness on the ball and a strength in holding up to physical centre-forwards.
Promoted to the Spurs Under-18 side as a 16 year old in 2008, Steven impressed at this level and soon made the step up to the reserve team and captaining the Under-18s, earning a season long loan to Yeovil Town in 2009-2010, where he scooped the Player of the Year awards at the club, having missed only one game and played very well at League One level.
Returning to Spurs, Steven had a summer away in France with the England Under-19 team, who finished as semi-finalists in the European Championships, losing out to Spain.
There was a first senior game for Tottenham in a League Cup tie with Arsenal, in which he played well with the game going to extra time, before he joined Championship side Bristol City on another loan for the rest of the season, having missed out on a loan to Leeds United because of a groin strain.
On 1st July 2011, Steven signed a new deal with Spurs keeping him at the club until 2014 and joined newly promoted Premier League club Swansea City on a season long loan. Having had a successful season with the Swans, Steven was selected for the London 2012 Team GB football squad and was prominent in them making good progress in the competition.
The 2012-13 season saw him become a regular in the middle of the Spurs defence and he showed great maturity and he won his first England cap in November in Stockholm, scoring a goal before being substituted. The following season, he was not a first pick, with Michael Dawson re-establishing himself in the heart of the defence with new signing Jan Vertonghen and even with the early season injury to Younes Kaboul, Caulker could not force his way into the side on a consistent basis. Despite the departure of William Gallas in the summer of 2013, the option of not getting a place in the starting line-up in World Cup year might have preyed on the 21 year old's mind, causing him to leave White Hart Lane for Cardiff City in an £8.5 million four year deal.