Aaron Cresswell is a professional English footballer who has been a prominent left back in the England senior national squad since 2016. He has played for some popular clubs like Tranmere Rovers and Ipswich Town during the course of his career. He is currently associated to the popular Stratford based Premier League club, West Ham United FC.
Born on 15 December 1989 in Liverpool in England, Cresswell started his youth career while playing for a local club, Tranmere Rovers. He played in the club’s junior team till 2008.
In 2008, Cresswell made his professional debut in a League One for Tranmere Rovers against Milton Keynes Dons in a 1-0 loss. He made overall around 80 appearances for the club over 3 seasons, scoring 5 goals.
His sharp skills and athletic control over the ball, helped him move up a division to Ipswich in 2011 for a 3 year contract. He played 132 games for Ipswich and scored at 6 times.
In 2014, Cresswell was signed by West ham United for a 5 year deal. He made his West Ham debut on 16 August 2014 in a 1–0 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur. Cresswell made 47 appearances in the season 2015-16 which was the highest among all the players of the club. He overall played in around 130 games and scored 4 goals.
Rise to glory
The young lad gained fame and success even in his early days. He was voted Ipswich’s Player of the Year in his debut season for the club. Later he was also voted in the Championship team of the year 2013-14.
During his tenure with West Ham, he earned the title of ‘Hammer of the Year’ in 2015.
Cresswell received his first senior England call-up in November 2016 against Spain in a friendly match. His debut match ended in a 2-2 draw.
He was included in the English squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and for the Three Lions’ final two qualifiers.