1 Blades background
Kyle started his career at Sheffield United where he became the youngest player in the Club’s history to appear at Wembley when he played against Burnley in the 2008/09 Championship play-off final.
2 Loan star
He joined Tottenham as a 19-year-old having made just seven appearances for Sheffield United – but was loaned back to the Blades for the 2009/10 season. He has since spent time on loan with Northampton Town, QPR and Aston Villa, playing a total of 46 games for the three clubs
He has won 27 caps so far for England as well as appearing for England Under-19s and Under-21s
Over his time at Spurs and his loan spell at Aston Villa, Walker has made 198 Premier League appearances, scoring five times. Of those 198 matches, he has been on the winning side 107 times, losing just 39.
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5 Defence and attack
He has conceded just 206 goals in those 198 games and has registered 18 assists.
In 2011, Walker was named in the UEFA European Under-21 Championship Team of the Tournament.
And in 2012, he was awarded the PFA Young Player of the Year award after a fine season in the Tottenham first team – pipping Sergio Aguero to the award.
He has twice been named in the PFA Team of the Year – in 2011-12 and 2016-17 – and last season he played 33 times in the Premier League as Spurs ended the campaign in second, their highest league finish in 54 years.
9 Yorkshire heritage
His former Spurs teammate and close friend Danny Rose is just one month younger than Walker and they played against one another during their school days in Yorkshire. They came head to head when Walker was on loan at QPR and Rose was enjoying a temporary switch at Bristol City, with the game finishing 1-1.
Kyle’s favourite film is Gladiator – and his hero was Sheffield United legend Brian Deane.