kyle walker - fact file

2009 -        defender

FULL NAME :  KYLE ANDREW WALKER

Born on 28th May 1990 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.

Height : -  1.78m  (5' 10")

Weight : -  69.84 kgs    (11st 0lbs)

 
A highly rated defender with a long throw, Kyle Walker was snapped up by Tottenham as a 19 year old for a large fee in a combined deal for him and team-mate Kyle Naughton from Sheffield United, where he started as a seven year old.

Starting in the Sheffield United team only seven times before Spurs snapped him up, Kyle as many times for Northampton Town, who he was on loan with in 2008.

Nominally a right back, but with the ability to play as a central defender, Walker was immediately loaned back to the Blades for the rest of the 2009-10 season, but he was called back to White Hart Lane in January and played a couple of times in the first team, showing a good turn of pace and a willingness to get forward, as well as an ability to tackle and defend solidly.

Harry Redknapp was still keen for Walker to go out on loan to gain more first team experience, Neil Warnock wanted his former protégé at Loftus Road.  Following an impressive loan spell at Queens Park Rangers from the start of the 2010-11 season to the end of the year, Kyle left the R's at the top of the Championship to return to White Hart Lane, but barely had time to put his bags down before he was off out on loan again, this time to fellow Premier League side Aston Villa, who were struggling at the wrong end of the table.

He scored within nine minutes of the start of his debut in the FA Cup away to his old club Sheffield United and went on to have a storming season with the Villains, ending the season in the England Under-21 side playing in the European Championships in Denmark, having been called up in the England senior squad a couple of times during the season.

Tall, with a strong physique and very quick, Kyle is an attacking full-back, who appears to have a good future ahead of him and despite the transfer speculation that surrounded him, the youngster returned to White Hart Lane and made himself a regular selection in the first team at right back in the 2011-12 season, winning favour with the fans for scoring the winning goal against Arsenal at the Lane and with Fabio Capello, winning his first cap for the senior side as a sub in the friendly at Wembley against Spain in November.

Voted the PFA Young Player of the Year in 2012, his season was on an upward curve, but a late broken tow threatened his participation in Euro 2012.

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Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
Sheffield United ?? ?? 13th January 2009 v Leyton Orient (FA Cup) (away) won 4-1 2 0
Northampton Town 2008 Loan November 2008 v Oldham Athletic (League One) 9 0
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 22nd July 2009 £10,000,000 (including Kyle Naughton) ??  ?? ??
Sheffield United 5th August 2009 Loan ??  27 + 1 as a sub 0
QPR 13th September 2010 Loan v Ipswich Town (Championship) (home) won 3-0 20 0
Aston Villa 7th January 2011 Loan 8th January 2011 v Sheffield United (FA Cup) (away) won 3-1  scored once 17 + 1 as a sub 2
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Career Record
Sheffield United
2 League appearances; 0 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
2 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
5 Other appearances; 0 goals
Northampton Town (loan)
9 League appearances; 0 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
Sheffield United (loan)
26 League appearances; 0 goals
1 + 1 as a sub FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
QPR (loan)
20 League appearances; 0 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
Aston Villa (loan)
15 League appearances; 1 goal
2 + 1 as a sub FA Cup appearances; 1 goal
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
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- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals

Honours
England international
1 full cap;  0 goals
Debut :  12th November 2011 v Spain (friendly) (Wembley)  - As a sub in 85th minute.
Under-21 caps; goals
Under-19 caps; goals
- Cup winners medal 19---
PFA Young Player of the Year 2012

Milestones
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Walker played more minutes (3230) of Premier League Football in 2011-2012 than any other player under the age of 22.
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What they said about Kyle Walker
Kevin Blackwell on Walkers debut ...  13.01.2009 (Sheffield United website)

"Kyle Walker made an encouraging debut and put in a terrific ball for the fourth goal.  He is learning the game, but I won't rush him, so we'll see."

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