In Profile: Kyle Walker-Peters

By SFC Media time Wed 29 Jan Kyle Walker-Peters
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From winning Man of the Match on his professional debut, to helping his country win the World Cup; Kyle Walker-Peters has a wealth of footballing experience for someone still only 22-years of age. We take a look back at his career so far...

Spurs Academy

London-born Walker-Peters joined the Tottenham academy in July 2013; a move that seemed destiny growing up as he followed in the footsteps of his uncle, Phil Walker, who played for Millwall and Charlton.

During his first full season in the academy he featured in more than 25 league games for Spurs, including both FA Youth Cup ties.

The following season saw Spurs win the Premier League Under-18s Champions Cup and the IMG Cup, both of which Walker-Peters played his part in.

He also started all six games in Tottenham’s path to the FA Youth Cup semi-finals in 2014/15, scoring against Wolves and Nottingham Forest during the run.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 05:  Isaiah Brown of Chelsea battles with Kyle Walker-Peters of Spurs during the FA Youth Cup Semi Final, first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at White Hart Lane on March 5, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
Kyle Walker-Peters in FA Youth Cup action (Photo: Getty Images)

Moving into the senior squad

Walker-Peters earned his reward for promising performances in the academy with a place on the 2015 post-season tour of Malaysia and Australia, where he made his senior-team debut.

Continuing on his work with the Under-21s during the following season, featuring in 20 of the 22 games during the 2015/16 season, he received the Under-23s Player of the Month award from the Premier League in December.

What followed was Walker-Peters’s first senior matchday squad appearance; a place on the bench during a 3-0 Premier League win over Bournemouth in March of 2016.

The following season was a familiar mixture of impressive academy performances, followed by stints with the first-team; regularly training with the senior side and being included in the FA Cup squads against Aston Villa and Wycombe in 2017.

STEVENAGE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07:  Kyle Walker-Peters of Tottenham Hotspur (r) holds off Ryan Seager of Southampton during the Barclays U21 Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton at The Lamex Stadium on December 7, 2015 in Stevenage, England.  (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
Walker-Peters against Saints in 2015 (Photo: Getty Images)

First-team debuts

His first-team competitive debut came on the opening weekend of the 2017/18, starting and winning Man of the Match in a 2-0 win at Newcastle.

He would go on to feature nine times for the first-team during the campaign, scoring his first goal for Tottenham in a 6-1 win over Rochdale in February.

Walker-Peters would have to wait until the final day for his second start, but he again impressed by providing two assists in a 5-4 home victory over Leicester City.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28:  Kyle Walker-Peters of Tottenham celebrates after scoring his team's sixth goal during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round Replay match between Tottenham Hotspur and Rochdale on February 28, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Celebrating his first Spurs goal at Wembley (Photo: Getty Images)

International duties

His first involvement in the England set-up came in September 2014, featuring for the Under-18s.

Walker-Peters has since been capped at every level between Under-19s and Under-21s, including featuring in the Under-20 World Cup win in South Korea in June 2017.

Despite not starting the opening two games of the tournament, he featured at left-back in the final group stage game against the hosts and from then on retained his place until the final.

HEIDENHEIM, GERMANY - JULY 18: Kyle Walker-Peters of England celebrates his team's second goal during the UEFA Under19 European Championship match between U19 England and U19 Croatia at Voith-Arena on July 18, 2016 in Heidenheim, Germany. (Photo by Daniel Kopatsch/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Scoring for England in the U19s Euros (Photo: Getty Images)

Joining Saints

After 12 senior appearances for Spurs, Walker-Peters joined Saints on loan in January 2020 providing Ralph Hasenhüttl with an option at both left and right back.

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