Geordie fact. Pope has proven to be a shrewd acquisition since his switch from Burnley in the summer of 2022. Despite being sidelined with a shoulder injury for much of last term, he has kept 26 clean sheets in total across his two seasons on Tyneside so far.
Country of BirthEngland
Date of Birth19.04.1992
Date of Debut06.08.2022

England international goalkeeper Pope joined the Magpies from the Clarets in June 2022 for an undisclosed fee.

The Soham-born shot-stopper spent six seasons at Turf Moor, twice winning Burnley's player of the year award and helping the Clarets to qualify for Europe in 2017/18.

He was named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year in 2019/20, when he kept 15 clean sheets throughout the campaign, and made history as the first goalkeeper to keep clean sheets in his first six games for England.

Pope started his career with boyhood club Ipswich Town before dropping into non-league with Bury Town. From there, he joined Charlton Athletic before - following a series of loan moves - signing for Burnley in the summer of 2016, making a total of 155 appearances and firmly establishing himself as one of the country's best goalkeepers.

He excelled during his first season on Tyneside, keeping 14 clean sheets in 37 Premier League outings to help return the Magpies to the Champions League after a two decade-long absence.

Nick Pope

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