Kyle Andrew Walker (born 28 May 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays as a right-back for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the England national team.
Walker joined boyhood club Sheffield United at the age of seven after being recommended by Football Unites, Racism Divides and progressed through the ranks to become a regular fixture in the reserves by 2008. In November 2008, he was allowed to join League One side Northampton Town for a month’s loan to gain first team experience, making his debut on 15 November 2008 in a defeat by Oldham Athletic. His one-month loan was later extended into January, before eventually returned to Bramall Lane having played nine games for the Cobblers.
On 22 July 2009, Walker left Sheffield United to join Tottenham Hotspur along with fellow defender Kyle Naughton for a combined fee of £9m, but was loaned back to the Yorkshire club for the duration of the 2009–10 season as part of the deal.
Whilst at Bramall Lane he was virtually ever present at right back for the first half of the season but was unexpectedly recalled back to Spurs on 1 February 2010, just before the close of the January 2010 transfer window, as cover for Alan Hutton who was loaned out to Sunderland earlier the same day. Walker made his debut for Tottenham on Saturday 27 March 2010, in a 2–0 victory over Portsmouth.
At the start of the following season, Walker went out on loan once more signing an initial six-month deal with Queens Park Rangers (QPR) due to injuries at the club in the right back position. In mid-October, his loan was extended until 3 January 2011.
His good form in the 2011–12 Premier League season saw him named in the England squad for a friendly against Spain. On 12 November, Walker made his England debut in the 1–0 win over Spain, coming on for Scott Parker as a substitute in the 85th minute.
Walker went on to make his first start for England on 15 November, in a 1–0 win against Sweden, during which he won man-of-the-match. He missed UEFA Euro 2012 because of a toe injury, suffered in a league game against Fulham.
Walker played the first England game after Euro 2012, playing the full 90 minutes of a 2–1 win against Italy. He later went on to represent England at the Euro 2016.
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