|Date of Birth
|November 11, 1988
Kyle Naughton is an English footballer who plays full back for Tottenham Hotspur. He is a product of Sheffield United\'s centre of excellence and academy. He is a product of Sheffield United\'s centre of excellence and academy, having been there since the age of seven. He captained his club\'s academy side to the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup in the 2006–07 season. He was signed by Scottish Premier League team Gretna on loan in January 2008, and made his league debut for Gretna against Rangers on 16 January 2008. Naughton played 19 times for the club but was unable to help them avoid relegation. Naughton made his league debut on 20 September 2008 against Norwich City, he then went on to make his first start for Sheffield United in their 2–1 victory over Watford on 27 September 2008, gaining the man of the match award. His successful season and noteoworthy statistics was rewarded when he was voted Young Player of the Year by the United supporters club, was runner up to Matthew Kilgallon in the senior Player of the Year award and was included in the PFA Championship Team of the Year. Naughton signed for Tottenham Hotspur in July 2009. Naughton then signed a six-month loan deal with Middlesbrough on 1 February 2010. After returning to Tottenham he was loaned out again initially to January to another Championship side, Leicester City. In April Naughton was named as right back in the PFA Championship Team of the Year for the second time in three years and won the Leicester City Young Player of the Year award. On 21 July 2011 Naughton signed a season long loan deal to Premier League team Norwich City from Tottenham Hotspur. In all, he made twenty-three appearances over the course of the season at either right back or centre half. Naughton is also eligible to play for the Republic of Ireland national team.