Aaron Cresswell

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Aaron Cresswell
Aaron Cresswell.jpg
Cresswell playing for Ipswich Town in 2011
Personal information
Full name Aaron William Cresswell[1]
Date of birth (1989-12-15) 15 December 1989 (age 25)[2]
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[2]
Playing position Left-back
Club information
Current team
West Ham United
Number 3
Youth career
2003–2005 Liverpool
2005–2008 Tranmere Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Tranmere Rovers 70 (5)
2011–2014 Ipswich Town 132 (6)
2014– West Ham United 36 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:42, 9 May 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Aaron William Cresswell (born 15 December 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays for West Ham United as a defender. He made his professional debut for Tranmere Rovers in 2008 and went on to make 70 league appearances for the club before signing for Ipswich in 2011, following a tribunal to agree the value of the transfer. He made 138 appearances for Ipswich scoring six goals before joining West Ham United in July 2014.

Career[edit]

Tranmere Rovers[edit]

Born in Liverpool, Merseyside, Cresswell made his Tranmere Rovers debut on 1 November 2008 in the a Football League One clash with Milton Keynes Dons which ended in a 1–0 loss.

Although he was offered a new contract by the club at the end of the 2010–11 season,[3] Tranmere manager Les Parry expected Cresswell to turn down the contract offer saying "Aaron has got four or five Championship clubs trying to sign him, if I had to guess I would say Aaron might be leaving us this summer."

Ipswich Town[edit]

In June 2011 the media reported that Ipswich Town had won the race to sign the player beating the likes of West Brom and Doncaster Rovers for his signature, although the clubs had failed to agree a fee and resolution of this was expected to go to a transfer tribunal.[4] A three-year contract was later announced to have been signed.[5]

In the summer of 2012, fine performances for Ipswich Town, where he won Supporters Player Of The Year Award, lead the player to be linked with Premier League clubs such as Aston Villa.[6]

West Ham United[edit]

On 3 July 2014, Cresswell joined West Ham United on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £3.75 million plus add on clauses.[7][8] He made his West Ham debut on 16 August 2014 in a 1–0 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.[9] On 29 November he scored his first goal for the club, to defeat Newcastle United 1–0 at the Boleyn Ground.[10] In May 2015, Cresswell was named Hammer of the Year and Player's Player of the Year rounding out a fantastic first season in the Premier League.[11]

Aaron Cresswell signing autographs post match v Manchester City at the Boleyn Ground, Upton Park, 25/10/14

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 9 May 2015.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tranmere Rovers 2008–09[12] League One 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 14 1
2009–10[13] League One 14 0 0 0 2 0 1[a] 0 17 0
2010–11[14] League One 43 4 1 1 2 0 3[a] 0 49 5
Total 70 5 2 1 4 0 4 0 80 6
Ipswich Town 2011–12[15] Championship 44 1 1 0 1 0 46 1
2012–13[16] Championship 46 3 1 0 2 1 49 4
2013–14[17] Championship 42 2 1 0 0 0 43 2
Total 132 6 3 0 3 1 138 7
West Ham United 2014–15[18] Premier League 36 2 4 0 0 0 40 2
Career total 238 13 9 1 7 1 4 0 258 15
  1. ^ a b Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • Ipswich Town Player of the Year: 2012
  • PFA Championship Team of the Year: 2013-14
  • West Ham United Players' Player of the Year: 2014-15
  • Hammer of the Year 2014-15

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 100. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ a b Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 480. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Rovers Offer Six New Contracts". Tranmere Rovers F.C. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Town win race for Cresswell". TWTD.co.uk. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Ipswich Town sign Tranmere defender Aaron Cresswell". BBC Sport. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Villa line up young Ipswich full-back Cresswell". Daily Mirror (London). 24 July 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Transfer news: West Ham boss Sam Allardyce delighted with Aaron Cresswell deal | Football News | Sky Sports
  8. ^ "Hammers snap up Cresswell". West Ham United Football Club. Retrieved 3 July 2014. [dead link]
  9. ^ BBC Sport – West Ham United 0–1 Tottenham Hotspur
  10. ^ Chowdhury, Saj (29 November 2014). "Newcastle 0–1 West Ham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 November 2014. 
  11. ^ "Aaron completes Player Awards hat-trick!". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Aaron Cresswell in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Aaron Cresswell in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Aaron Cresswell in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Aaron Cresswell in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Aaron Cresswell in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Aaron Cresswell in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Aaron Cresswell in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  19. ^ West Ham Player Awards: Aaron Cresswell wins hat-trick of gongs including Hammer of the Year and Players' Player of the year | Daily Mail Online

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