Athletic, attacking right-back Kieran Trippier joined us from Burnley in June, 2015, and has gone on to establish himself as a key member of our squad and a senior England international.
Known as 'Trips', he enjoyed a fantastic 2017-18 campaign, using his superb crossing abilities to supply several assists. Starting 21 of our 38 Premier League games and appearing as a substitute a further three times in the top flight, he started six of our seven games as we reached a second successive FA Cup semi-final, played twice more in the Carabao Cup and made three appearances in the UEFA Champions League, including our memorable 3-1 home victory over Real Madrid in November, 2017, making it 35 overall appearances in all competitions.
Born in Bury, Kieran began his career at Manchester City and spent time on loan at Barnsley before making his name at Burnley where he was a key figure, joining first on loan in July, 2011, before making the move permanent in January, 2012. In total he made 185 appearances for the Lancashire side, was twice named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year and won promotion to the Premier League with them in the 2013-14 season. He impressed for the Clarets in 2014-15 and started every match in the Premier League prior to his move to North London.
His first campaign at Spurs, 2015-16, saw him play 19 times in all competitions. He started all 10 of our Europa League games that season but his most memorable moment came on domestic duty as he scored the goal that gave us a 1-0 home win over Watford in February, 2016.
Always enjoying fierce competition for the right-back berth, he marked his Champions League debut during 2016-17 in a 1-0 away victory over CSKA Moscow - one of 22 appearances in all competitions. He excelled whenever given his chance and this was reflected when he started five of our last nine games of that season, including the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea and the last two matches ever to take place at White Hart Lane - memorable victories over Arsenal and Manchester United.
This played a part in him being called up to the senior England squad for the first time for the round of matches in June, 2017, and he duly made his debut from the start in a 3-2 defeat in France. He was included in the squad for the Three Lions' 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign in Russia - coincidentally the country in which he made his aforementioned Champions League bow.
Prior to his senior international debut, he represented England from Under-18 through to Under-21 levels.
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