Steven Caulker


BornDecember 29, 1991


Steven Roy Caulker is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the England national football team. He was part of the Tottenham Hotspur Academy and spent a long loan spell in the 2009–10 season at Football League One side Yeovil Town. Though initially a central midfielder, he switched to central defence on the advice of his coach. Caulker joined the Tottenham Hotspur youth team and having broken into the Under-18s side as an Under-16 player during the 2007–08 season, Caulker progressed to make 31 appearances and scored one goal in 2008–09. In the summer of 2009 Caulker went on loan to League One side Yeovil Town and made his league debut at the start of the 2009–10 season against Tranmere Rovers. Caulker returned to Spurs one game early after starting 44 of Yeovil's 45 league games and five days after his Tottenham debut, Caulker was loaned out to Championship side Bristol City. Caulker won Bristol City's Young Player of the Year award for the 2010–11 season and was a nominee for Player of the Year. On 5 July 2012, Caulker signed a new four-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur until the summer of 2016. He has also represented the Great Britain Olympic football team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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