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Kyle Leonardus Walker-Peters (born 13 April 1997) is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

Kyle Walker-Peters
Personal information
Full name Kyle Leonardus Walker-Peters[1]
Date of birth (1997-04-13) 13 April 1997 (age 22)[2]
Place of birth Edmonton, London, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[3]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Number 16
Youth career
2013–2015 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015– Tottenham Hotspur 10 (0)
National team
2014–2015 England U18 6 (0)
2015–2016 England U19 12 (0)
2016–2017 England U20 10 (0)
2017–2019 England U21 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:32, 10 August 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:40, 27 March 2019 (UTC)

Personal lifeEdit

Walker-Peters was born in Edmonton, London.[4] His uncle Phil Walker was a former professional footballer who played for Millwall and Charlton Athletic.[5]

Club careerEdit

Walker-Peters signed for Tottenham Hotspur on 1 July 2013.[4] In May 2015, he made his senior team debut in the post-season tour of Malaysia and Australia.[4] In December 2015, he received Premier League Under-21 player of the month for Spurs.[6] Wally Downes Jr reporting for The Sun described Walker-Peters as a "brilliant 20-year-old Tottenham academy right-back" and "the teenager has all the guile of a No 10 but also the pace of a seriously nippy winger."[6] February 2017 saw Walker-Peters sign a new contract until 2019.[7]

At the start of the 2017–18 season Walker-Peters made his full Premier League debut against Newcastle United helping to earn Tottenham a 2–0 away victory at St James' Park. Sky Sports went on to award him Man of the Match.[8] On 28 February 2018, he scored his first goal for Tottenham in the 6–1 win against Rochdale in the fifth round FA Cup tie.[9]

In the 2018–19 season, Walker-Peters made his first start of the season on 31 October 2017 in the EFL Cup tie against West Ham United that Tottenham won 3–1.[10] He also had his first appearance in the Premier League this season as a substitute in game against Leicester City.[11]

On 10 December 2018, Walker-Peters signed a new five-year contract with Tottenham following a contract signed earlier in May the same year.[12] He made his first start in the Champions League in the group round match against Barcelona, and despite a moment of poor play that led to a Barcelona goal, the match ended 1–1, which sent Tottenham through into the knockout stage together with their opponents.[13][14]

On 26 December 2018, Walker-Peters successfully registered 3 assists during a 5–0 home win against Bournemouth, becoming the youngest player, aged 21 years and 257 days, to provide three assists in a Premier League game since Jermaine Pennant (aged 20 years and 227 days) made three in August 2003 for Leeds United against Middlesbrough.[15] This record however has since been broken by Liverpool player Trent Alexander-Arnold (20 years and 143 days), when he did the same against Watford on 27 February 2019.[16]

International careerEdit

Walker-Peters was selected to take part in the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup by coach Paul Simpson. He played in five matches and the final in which he helped England to win a first World Cup since 1966.[17][18]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 10 August 2019
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tottenham Hotspur 2017–18[19] Premier League 3 0 4 1 1 0 1 0 9 1
2018–19[20] 6 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 10 0
2019–20[21] 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 10 0 6 1 2 0 2 0 20 1

HonoursEdit

Tottenham Hotspur

England U20

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of players under written contract registered between 01/07/2017 and 31/07/2017" (PDF). The Football Association. p. 37. Retrieved 17 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Premier League Player Profile Kyle Walker-Peters". Premier League. 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Kyle Walker-Peters". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Kyle Walker-Peters Profile". Tottenham Hotspur. Archived from the original on 28 April 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  5. ^ Giacomelli, Marco (15 August 2017). "Kyle Walker-Peters' uncle Phil says family were so proud of Tottenham debut - 'even the Arsenal fans!'". Evening Standard. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  6. ^ a b Wally Downes Jr (6 June 2017). "Who is Kyle Walker-Peters? The Tottenham wonderkid set to rival Kyle Walker for the right-back role". The Sun. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Kyle Walker-Peters 'over the moon' after signing new Tottenham contract". London: Evening Standard. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  8. ^ Kate Burlaga (13 August 2017). "Newcastle 0-2 Tottenham: Dele Alli, Ben Davies on target as Jonjo Shelvey sees red". Sky Sports. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  9. ^ Rosser, Jack (28 February 2018). "Tottenham 6 Rochdale 1: Fernando Llorente hat-trick seals FA Cup win amid VAR woe and Wembley snow". standard.co.uk. The Evening Standard. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  10. ^ Coombs, Dan (1 November 2018). "Tottenham fans are worried Kyle Walker-Peters is not strong enough". HITC.
  11. ^ Farrell, Dom (8 December 2018). "'He is a great player'- Pochettino backs Walker-Peters as ready for Barcelona challenge". Goal.
  12. ^ "Kyle Walker-Peters signs Tottenham contract extension". BBC Sport. 10 December 2018.
  13. ^ Hytner, David (11 December 2018). "Lucas Moura's late goal takes Spurs through to last 16 in Barça draw". The Guardian.
  14. ^ Liew, Jonathan (11 December 2018). "Barcelona vs Tottenham: Kyle Walker-Peters hauls himself from Camp Nou's imposing jaws". The Independent.
  15. ^ Lavelle, Danny (26 December 2018). "Kyle Walker-Peters provides first hat-trick of assists of the season in Spurs' first-half blitz of Bournemouth". Squawka.
  16. ^ Tolmich, Ryan (27 February 2019). "Alexander-Arnold sets Premier League assist record as Liverpool crush Watford".
  17. ^ a b "England U20s seal World Cup glory as Dominic Calvert-Lewin scores and Freddie Woodman saves penalty". Daily Telegraph. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  18. ^ "FIFA Tournaments - Kyle Walker-Peters". FIFA.com. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  19. ^ "Games played by Kyle Walker-Peters in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Games played by Kyle Walker-Peters in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 December 2018.
  21. ^ "Games played by Kyle Walker-Peters in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  22. ^ McNulty, Phil (1 June 2019). "Tottenham Hotspur 0–2 Liverpool". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 June 2019.

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