KieranTrippier

Geordie fact. Trippier won LaLiga with Atlético Madrid before joining Newcastle in 2022. He led United away from the drop zone that year, helped them qualify for the Champions League in 2022/23 and returned from injury to guide the Magpies to seventh last term.
Country of BirthEngland
Date of Birth19.09.1990
PositionDefender
Height178cm
Date of Debut08.01.2022

England international Trippier agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal in January 2022, becoming the first senior signing under the club's new ownership and head coach Eddie Howe.

The full back arrived at St. James' Park having spent a successful two-and-a-half-year spell in Spain, culminating in La Liga triumph in 2020/21 as his Atlético side pipped rivals Real Madrid to the title.

Born in Bury, Greater Manchester, Trippier began his career at nearby Manchester City and made his first steps into senior football with loan spells at Barnsley and Burnley, where he first played under Howe. His loan spell with the Clarets was turned into a permanent switch in January 2012 and he helped the club to reach the Premier League in 2014, eventually clocking up four years at Turf Moor.

After becoming an established defender in the top flight, he completed a move to Tottenham Hotspur in summer 2015 and would go on to play Champions League football, as well as making his senior debut for England against France in June 2017.

In July 2019, he made a high-profile switch to Diego Simeone's Atlético Madrid, becoming the club’s first English player in 95 years and making 28 league appearances during their triumphant 2020/21 season.

An established part of his country's international set-up, with two World Cup finals appearances - and a goal in the 2018 semi-final - under his belt, Trippier wore the captain's armband for the majority of the 2022/23 campaign as the Magpies sealed fourth spot in the Premier League. His stellar performances at right back saw him nominated for the Premier League Player of the Season award, while he was also voted into the PFA's top flight Team of the Year.

Kieran Trippier

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