Kieran Trippier Profile
|Born||Sep 18, 1990|
The versatile full-back known for his wide range of passing has plenty of Premier League experience while also being one of the few English players to have won a league title abroad.
Kieran Trippier is an English defender who plays for Premier League side Newcastle United.
Deployed primarily as a right-back, Trippier is a product of the Manchester City youth system.
His reputation as a reliable defender has led him to two European finals as well as a league title in Spain.
Although currently plying his trade in the Premier League, the set-piece specialist has had loan spells at Barnsley and Burnley in the Championship before helping the latter to promotion in 2014.
Championship loan spells
Despite finding success in Manchester City's youth team with whom he won the FA Youth Cup aged 18, Trippier could never quite break into the first team. Instead, he was loaned out to Championship side Barnsley, making his debut in a defeat to Middlesbrough.
A hamstring injury ended the Englishman's loan early. However, he would rejoin the Tykes for the following season. Barnsley could only muster a 17th-placed finish although Trippier proved to be a standout player throughout his loan spell.
His penchant for free-kicks was clear from an early stage as he found the net twice from set pieces during the 2010/11 season.
Trippier has described his loan move to Burnley in 2011 as the turning point in his career. He was an ever-present in his first season with the Clarets, playing all 46 league games. Six months into his loan spell, manager Eddie Howe made the move permanent, signing the right-back on January 3, 2012.
Trippier played two more seasons in the Championship, making the PFA Team of the Year in both. Burnley were promoted at the end of the 2013/14 season but could not survive in the Premier League despite Trippier's best efforts.
Time at Tottenham
Trippier swapped Lancashire for London when he joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2015 for a fee of £4.41million.
Kyle Walker offered stiff competition at right-back as Trippier spent his early months at Spurs as a squad player, although the former's departure to Manchester City gave Trippier the opportunity to shine. Throughout his time in north London Trippier averaged an assist every four games.
At the end of the 2018/19 season, he would face his biggest challenge yet as Tottenham took on Liverpool in the Champions League final, but to no avail. Goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi meant Trippier would have to wait a little longer for some silverware.
Move to Madrid
Trippier had to adapt his style of play after moving to Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019. Atleti head coach Diego Simeone's counter-attacking play and deep defensive lines meant Trippier saw huge improvements to his defensive game.
He was completing more successful tackles and duels per 90 minutes than in the Premier League, while also attaining the fourth highest expected assists in La Liga.
Midway through his second season in Spain, Trippier was fined £70,000 and suspended from soccer for 10 weeks for allegedly breaching FA betting rules.
He was charged with passing information about his transfer to a friend over text, although he has persistently denied the claims.
His first assist came just 23 minutes into his debut for the club, setting up Alvaro Morata as Atletico beat Getafe 1-0.
Despite this short absence, Trippier collected his first silverware as Atletico Madrid ended the season in top spot.
Trippier contributed six assists and became the first Englishman to win the Spanish top flight since David Beckham with Real Madrid in 2006/07.
First transfer of a new era
Trippier's 2021/22 season was put on hold after a shoulder injury kept him out of action for several games. He returned in a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla but would only play two more games before sealing a move back to the Premier League.
Trippier became the first signing under Saudi ownership at Newcastle United, making the move for a fee of £12million. It has been reported that the he signed a contract worth more than £150k a week.
Trippier's first appearance on Tyneside came in a 1-0 loss to Cambridge United in the FA Cup.
After an impressive season for Tottenham, Kieran Trippier received his first England call-up in May 2017, making his debut in a 3-2 defeat to France in June.
Perhaps Trippier's finest moment came during the 2018 World Cup semi-final, when he struck a marvellous free-kick into the top right corner from 25 yards to put England 1-0 up. Ultimately, however, it would prove in vain as Croatia went on to score twice and win the match.
Trippier was also part of the 26-man squad for the rescheduled Euro 2020, providing the cross for Luke Shaw in the opening minute of the final against Italy.
However, once again England failed to hold on to a lead and succumbed to Italy on penalties. Trippier's famous free-kick is his only international goal in 35 caps.
Kieran Trippier's personal life
Kieran has three brothers, one of whom, Kelvin Lomax, is also a professional footballer and made 82 appearances for Oldham.
He has two children with his wife Charlotte, named Jacob and Esme Rose.
As a child, his entire family were Manchester United supporters. However, he chose to join Manchester City's academy instead due to persuasion from his friends.
Kieran Trippier's net worth
According to Sports Virsa, Kieran Trippier has a net worth of £9million in 2022. However, this figure may rise after his move to Newcastle.
His salary has reportedly doubled from his old contract at Atletico Madrid, although he has insisted he did not move for financial reasons, vowing to keep Newcastle in the Premier League.
Kieran Trippier News
- Feb 14, 2022