Kyle Walker Profile
|Born||May 28, 1990|
Kyle Walker has enjoyed a decorated career, winning three Premier League titles, four League Cups and an FA Cup as well as making over 50 appearances for England.
Kyle Walker is an English soccer player who plays as a right-back for Manchester City.
Walker came through the youth system at boyhood club Sheffield United before leaving to join Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2009.
As part of that deal, though, he was loaned back to the Blades for the 2009/2010 campaign before being recalled by Spurs at the start of February.
Walker also represented Aston Villa, again on loan, before establishing himself for Tottenham and England and earning a big-money move to Manchester City.
The full-back joined Sheffield United's academy at the age of seven and spent 11 years in the youth system before eventually making his professional debut in January 2009.
At the end of that season, Walker became the youngest-ever Sheffield United player to appear in a match at Wembley Stadium when he was in the starting line-up as a 19-year-old to face Burnley in the Championship play-off finalbefore he signed for Spurs.
Impressive loan spell at Aston Villa
In January 2011, Walker was sent out on loan to Premier League club Aston Villa. He scored just nine minutes into his debut in an FA Cup third round tie, ironically against former club Sheffield United.
Walker later went on to score his first Premier League goal, which was an impressive 30-yard strike against Fulham at the beginning of February.
He made 18 appearances for the club overall before returning to parent club Tottenham Hotspur, where he went on to establish himself as their first choice right-back.
Winning PFA Young Player of the Year 2011/2012
Walker had an absolutely stellar individual season in the 2011/2012 campaign. The right-back scored his first goal for Tottenham Hotspur - the winner in a 2-1 triumph over North London rivals Arsenal at White Hart Lane.
Being named in PFA Team of the Year 2016/2017
Walker's final season in a Spurs shirt was another very impressive one, culminating in him being named as the right-back in the PFA Team of the Year for the second time in his career.
The Sheffield-born man racked up a total of five assists for his team-mates as they went close to winning the Premier League title, only finishing in 2nd place to London rivals Chelsea.
However, it was his eye-catching individual campaign which earned him a Â£45million move to league rivals Manchester City.
Silverware won at Manchester City
Walker moved to Manchester City in July 2017 and has since established himself as a key part of the team, winning three Premier League titles, four League Cups and an FA Cup.
The full-back has played a huge part in all of these triumphs and as of 2021 has never failed to make less than 40 appearances in a single season since joining the club.
Walker's first sniff at international football was when he was a surprise call-up to England's under-19s squad in February 2009 despite never making a league appearance for Sheffield United.
His debut came as a substitute in a 3-0 defeat to Spain.
The right-back was then picked for the squad to compete at the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. Despite England crashing out in the group-stages, Walker was still named in the Team of the Tournament.
On 12 November, 2011, Walker made his senior debut for the national team when coming on as an 85th-minute substitute in a 1-0 victory over Spain in a friendly at Wembley Stadium.
Walker was forced to miss Euro 2012 due to an ill-timed toe injury, be he was picked to be in the squad at both Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup, where he made a combined eight appearances across the two competitions for the Three Lions.
He also made Gareth Southgate's Euro 2020 squad and was the most-capped player to be called up.
Walker starred at Euro 2020 for England, who reached the final with the former Tottenham man sometimes playing right back and sometimes centre back.
He started every game for the Three Lions, although was substituted before the fateful penalty shootout that handed Italy the title.
Walker was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and is of Jamaican descent. He went to school at both Porter Craft Infant & Junior School before attending High Storrs.
He was engaged to Annie Kilner before they broke up in March 2019. The former couple have three sons called Riaan, Kairo and Roman.
Walker's net worth is believed to be around £25 million.
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