michael kightly - fact file

 - 2002        winger

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Taken on at Tottenham as a youngster, Michael Kightly dropped out of the club's academy to go back to playing at a lower level, before making his way up through the leagues.

Kightly left the Spurs Academy at the age of 14 and went to play for his local team, Basildon Town, where he was in the first team at the age of 15.  Spotted by local Football League club Southend United, he was offered a professional contract at 17, but found that he was not a regular in the team under Steve Tilson, so turned to non-league Grays Athletic to play his football.

Under Andy King, he starred for the club as they pushed up the Vauxhall Conference and when Wolverhampton Wanderers took him on loan, he decided to stay with them on a permanent basis rather than take up the offer of a move to Manchester United, with Alex Ferguson making a personal phone call to the Essex club about his availability.

With Wolves, he played consistently well and earned a call-up to the England Under-21 side in November 2008, which was a result of helping his club side up the Championship and towards the Premier League.

Ironically, during his time at both Grays and Wolverhampton, he was linked with an interest from Tottenham.

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Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
Basildon Town ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
Southend United ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
Grays Athletic ?? ?? ??  ?? ??
Wolverhampton Wanderers ?? Loan ??  ?? ??
Wolverhampton Wanderers ?? 25,000 ??  ?? ??
- ?? ?? ??  ?? ??

Career Record
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- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
- -
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals

Honours
England international
- full caps;  - goals
Under-21 caps; goals
- Cup winners medal 19---

Milestones
- appearance

           

 

What they said about Michael Kightly
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What Michael Kightly said about ...
... his time at the Spurs Academy ...  29.11.2008 (The Times)

"I found the pressure too much.  The fun was being taken out of the game."

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