Kieran Trippier – Player Profile
Kieran Trippier currently assumes the right-back (RB) position for the Spurs first team.
Described as ‘attack-minded’, Trippier had to compete with Kyle Walker for the coveted position having joined the club in June 2015 from Burnley. In his 2016-17 season, Trippier appeared 22 times for the Spurs side in all competitions, including a Champions League performance against CSKA Moscow. Since Walker’s departure, Trippier has enjoyed a more prominent position in the Spurs side in this 2017-18 season. As of January 2018, he has appeared 20 times so far in all competitions for Spurs.
Trippier began his career within the youth programme at Manchester City. Between 2010 and 2011 he undertook a series of short spells on loan at Barnsley before reaching his prominence as a key player for Burnley in January 2012. Kieran Trippier totalled 185 appearances for Burnley, where his influence was noted by critics; he was named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year twice for the club, before clinching promotion to the Premier League with the Lancashire side in 2014.
In 2015, Trippier signed a deal with Spurs for a reported £3.5 million fee. He enjoyed 19 appearances in his first season – including a start in all 10 of Tottenham Hotspur’s Europa League fixtures for the 2015-16 campaign. On the 30th June 2017, Trippier signed a new contract with Spurs, committing himself to the club until 2022.
Trippier established himself as Spurs’ first choice right back in the 2017/18 campaign and was a member of Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Trippier excelled in the competition and scored his first England goal in the semi-final versus Croatia.
|Full Name||Kieran John Trippier|
|Date of Birth||19th September 1990|
|Place of Birth||Bury, England|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Playing position||Right back|
|2011 – 2015||Burnley 170 league apps (5 goals), 15 cup apps (2 goals)|
|2009 – 2011||Barnsley 42 league apps (2 goals), 2 cup apps|
|National Team||England 13 appearances (1 goal)|
|Domestic Cup Appearances||16|
|European Cup Appearances||16|