Bartley playing for Sheffield United in 2010
|Full name||Kyle Louis Bartley|
|Date of birth||22 May 1991|
|Place of birth||Stockport, England|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Current club||Birmingham City
(on loan from Swansea City)
|2010||→ Sheffield United (loan)||14||(0)|
|2010–2011||→ Sheffield United (loan)||21||(0)|
|2011||→ Rangers (loan)||5||(1)|
|2011–2012||→ Rangers (loan)||19||(0)|
|2013–||→ Birmingham City (loan)||11||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:12, 8 December 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
He started his career with Arsenal, making his debut in 2009. He spent some of the 2009 season and the first half of the 2010 season with Sheffield United in the Football League Championship. He then spent the second half of the 2010 season with Scottish Premier League club Rangers and returned to them for the 2011–12 campaign. He has also represented England at under-16 and under-17 level.
Born in Stockport, Greater Manchester, Bartley began his career with Bolton Wanderers and signed for Arsenal on 31 July 2007. He has captained Arsenal reserves and was also part of the team that won the FA Youth Cup in 2009.
Bartley made his professional début for Arsenal on 9 December 2009, in a Champions League match against Olympiacos. Bartley signed a three-month loan deal with Sheffield United in February 2010 to act as defensive cover. He played regularly during his time at Bramall Lane and returned to Arsenal at the end of the campaign having played 14 times.
On the eve of the following season, Bartley returned to Sheffield United on a season-long loan deal. In late September, Bartley suffered a broken cheekbone in a clash with Nottingham Forest striker Dele Adebola. After a month out, he returned and was ever-present until the January transfer window, when the "Blades" signed Neill Collins. Bartley feared losing his place in the team and asked to leave. His request was accepted and Bartley moved on loan to Scottish Premier League club Rangers on the last day of the transfer window. Bartley scored his first goal for Rangers, his first ever senior goal, in a 1–0 victory over St. Mirren on 6 March 2011.
Bartley returned to Arsenal in March after sustaining a knee ligament injury which kept him out of action for the remainder of the season, but was keen to return to Rangers.
Bartley was a 74th-minute substitute for Laurent Koscielny in the final round of the Emirates Cup, a pre-season friendly competition. He scored an own goal in the 84th minute, as Arsenal lost the competition to the New York Red Bulls. On 3 August 2011, Bartley signed a new contract with Arsenal. The next day, he rejoined Rangers on loan for the season.
Bartley joined Swansea City on 16 August 2012 for a fee believed to be in the region of £1 million. He signed a three-year contract. He made his debut in the second round of the League Cup on 28 August against Barnsley. Swansea won the game 3–1.
Birmingham City (loan)
On 2 July 2013, Bartley agreed a season-long loan move to Championship club Birmingham City. Although he had played little senior football over the previous year, and had not had a full pre-season, manager Lee Clark selected him for the opening match, playing alongside fellow loanee Dan Burn and experienced captain Paul Robinson in a three-man defence; Birmingham lost 1–0 at home to Watford. In the next match, Bartley scored his first goal in senior English football, an extra-time winner against Plymouth Argyle in the League Cup. His lack of sharpness and security in defence meant he was left out for the next match in favour of Hayden Mullins, and was selected less than Burn thereafter. He scored twice in a 3–1 win at Huddersfield Town on 9 November – both goals were headers from Jesse Lingard crosses – but was then sent off after receiving a second yellow card for what the referee deemed to be "over-celebrating".
- As of match played 7 December 2013.
|Club||Season||League||National Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|Sheffield United (loan)||2009–10||Championship||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||14||0|
|Sheffield United total||35||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||37||0|
|Rangers (loan)||2010–11||Scottish Premier League||5||1||1||0||0||0||3[b]||0||9||1|
|2011–12||Scottish Premier League||19||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||21||0|
|Swansea City||2012–13||Premier League||2||0||2||0||1||0||0||0||5||0|
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