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English Footballer Kieran Trippier currently plays as a right-back for the Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur besides his participation for the England national team. He started his football journey with the youth academy system of Manchester City. He became a regular at the reserve team of City but failed to make it to the first team. Trippier then joined the Championship club Barnsley in February 2010 followed by his move to another EFL club Burnley in July 2011. After spending four seasons with the club, he then moved to Manchester City in 2015.
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Trippier is known for his unmatched defensive skills and aggression. He achieved his place in the PFA Team of the Year twice consecutively, first in the 2012-13 season, and then again in 2013-14 season. He also helped Burnley to secure their Premier League promotion in 2014. Besides his club career, Trippier also represented the England squad at all age levels from Under-18 to the senior first squad. He was a part of the England team that participated in the FIFA U-20 World Cup and UEFA European Under-19 Championship in 2009. Undoubtedly, he is one of the best young talents of English football.
Trippier got a chance to join Manchester United during his childhood days. But he opted for Manchester City youth academy because firstly, it was his local club, and secondly, he had some friends practising in the Manchester City Academy. He joined the academy at the age of just 9 and made a steady progression. He then signed his first professional contract with the club in 2007. The following season, Trippier soon became a part of the reserve team of City. He also represented the club’s squad that achieved the FA Youth Cup in 2008.
After his spectacular performance for the youth squad of Manchester City, Trippier earned his promotion to practice with the first team in 2009. He then made his debut for the club in a friendly match against La Liga giant Barcelona at the Camp Nou in August 2009. Trippier became a part of the Manchester City squad for their pre-season USA tour in the summer of 2010. Despite his great effort and decent performances, he never played any competitive match for the Manchester City first squad.
Trippier joined the EFL championship club Barnsley on 9th February 2010 on a month-long loan. He made his debut against Middlesbrough and played three matches during his tenure. He then joined the club for his second spell in August 2010 on a six-month loan and made his second debut in a League cup match against Rochdale. Trippier became a permanent member of the club after he signed his contract with Barnsley in January 2011. He scored his first goal for the club from a 25-yard free kick against Leeds United at Elland Road on 22nd February 2011. Trippier made 41 appearances for the first-team during his time with Barnsley. For his contribution, he achieved the club’s Young Player of the Year award 2011.
Trippier joined another Championship club Burnley on a full-season loan in July 2011. He made his debut for the club against Watford in August 2011. He then scored his first goal for Burnley from a long-range free-kick against Milton Keynes Dons in a league cup match in September 2011. Trippier scored his first league goal against Brighton & Hove Albion at the Falmer Stadium in December 2011. He became a permanent member of the club after he signed a three-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee on 3rd January 2012.
During the season 2011-12, he played 46 league matches for Burnley. He achieved the Burnley Player of the Year award 2012 for his amazing performance. Trippier first inducted into the Championship PFA Team of the Year for season 2012–13. He again achieved the same feat the following season after Burnley finished as the runners-up of Championship 2013-14. Following a growing interest from Arsenal, Trippier signed a three-year contract extension with Burnley in May 2014.
Trippier signed a five-year contract for one of the English Premier League champions Tottenham Hotspur on 19th June 2015. The Spurs reportedly paid £3.5 million transfer fee for him, which could raise up to £4.9 million after several add-ons. Trippier scored his first goal for Tottenham in a match against Watford from a great assist by Dele Alli on 6th February 2016. He then made his UEFA Champions League debut in a group-stage match against CSKA Moscow on 27th September 2016. Shortly after, he signed a new and improved five-year deal with the club on 30th June 2017. Trippier became a regular member of Spur’s first team since the starting of the season 2017-18. He has earned praises all over the globe for his impressive performance in a UEFA Champions League match against Real Madrid on 1st November 2017.
Trippier earned his first call-up for the U-18 England national team for an international friendly against Ghana at the Priestfield Stadium in November 2007. He earned his promotion to the U-19 squad for a UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification match against Albania in November 2008. He was then inducted into the 21-man squad of English U-20 team that participated in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt. Trippier earned his call-up for the national U-21 squad for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-off against Romania in October 2010. He then finally earned his promotion to the senior side for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Scotland. He made his debut for the English team in a friendly match against France on 13th June 2017.
Born to English parents Eleanor and Chris Trippier in Bury, Greater Manchester, Kieran showed football prominence since his childhood. He grew up in Summerseat in Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester along with his three brothers Chris, Curtis and Kelvin. As an interesting fact, Kieran’s brother Kelvin is also a professional footballer. He completed his education at Woodhey High School. Due to his family was Manchester United fans, Kieran also grew up as an avid Red Devils fan. Trippier married his long-term sweetheart Charlotte in June 2016 in Cyprus. The couple had their first child Jacob in December 2016.
The current net worth of Kieran Trippier stands at €4.3 Million where his present market value is around €15 Million. He is currently getting €75,000 weekly wage from his club Tottenham Hotspur.
Besides helping Manchester City to win the FA Youth Cup in 2007–08 season and Burnley to become the Football League Championship runner-up in season 2013-14, Trippier was also behind several great victories for the club that he played for. Some of the most notable awards that he received till now are as follows: