- Kyle Walker
- Net Worth : £3.5 million
- Change : £33,377 - % 1.1 (Last Updated: 08.12.22 )
- Football player
His Sheffield debut took place in an FA Cup third round match against Leyton Orient in January 2009 while his league debut for the team saw him in the starting line-up against Swansea City in April 2009. Sheffield United soon won the play-offs to enter the final, which made Walker the youngest player for The Blades to appear on Wembley’s pitch.
In February 2009, even before playing for Sheffield United, Walker was selected to play in the Under-19s for England progressing with the team up to the final of the UEFA Under-19 European Championship.
Walker and another defender Kyle Naughton were soon signed up as a combo by Tottenham Hotspur for £9 million in July 2009. Walker was loaned back to Sheffield until the end of 2009-10, but was recalled to make his Spurs debut in March 2010 and also made it into the Under-21 English side for the European Championship Qualifiers.
Beginning 2010-11 season, he was loaned to Queens Park Rangers first—winning the Championship title with them—and then Aston Villa, where he scored his first Premier League goal. Walker returned to Tottenham and also to an extension in his contract until 2016, at the end of that season.
Walker was awarded Young Player of the Year by the Professional Footballers’ Association in April 2012 ahead of stalwarts such as Sergio Agüero, teammate Gareth Bale and Danny Welbeck, alongside an inclusion in the PFA Team of the Year for season 2011-12. The following month, Walker’s contract was further stretched to 2017 and, in October 2013, it was once again extended until 2019.
End of season 2010-11 saw him in the England team embarking for Denmark for the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, where he came up trumps by being included in the Team of the Tournament, although England could not make it beyond the first round.
Splendid form the following season allowed him a senior England debut in a friendly win over Spain in November 2011 and his first start against Sweden three days later, which England won while Walker was awarded Man-of-the-Match. Unfortunately, a toe injury ruled him out of the UEFA Euro 2012.
Earlier endorsing Umbro’s GT Pro II boots (2009-12), Walker signed a contract with Nike in December 2012 for the T90 Laser IV, which is also endorsed by Wayne Rooney.