Kyle Bartley

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Kyle Bartley
Kyle Bartley - Rangers.jpg
Bartley playing for Rangers in 2011.
Personal information
Full name Kyle Louis Bartley[1]
Date of birth (1991-05-22) 22 May 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Stockport, England[2]
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[3]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Swansea City
Number 27
Youth career
2005–2007 Bolton Wanderers
2007–2009 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Arsenal 0 (0)
2010 Sheffield United (loan) 14 (0)
2010–2011 Sheffield United (loan) 21 (0)
2011 Rangers (loan) 5 (1)
2011–2012 Rangers (loan) 19 (0)
2012– Swansea City 10 (0)
2013–2014 Birmingham City (loan) 17 (3)
National team
2006–2007 England U16 5 (0)
2008 England U17 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:14, 14 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Kyle Louis Bartley (born 22 May 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Swansea City as a defender.

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.

Career[edit]

Arsenal[edit]

Early career[edit]

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 both the Premier Academy League and the FA Youth Cup in 2009.[4][5]

2009–10 season[edit]

Bartley made his professional début for Arsenal on 9 December 2009, in a Champions League match against Olympiacos.[6] Bartley signed a three-month loan deal with Sheffield United in February 2010 to act as defensive cover.[7] He played regularly during his time at Bramall Lane and returned to Arsenal at the end of the campaign having played 14 times.[citation needed]

2010–11 season[edit]

On the eve of the following season, Bartley returned to Sheffield United on a season-long loan deal.[8] In late September, Bartley suffered a broken cheekbone in a clash with Nottingham Forest striker Dele Adebola.[9] 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.[10] His request was accepted and Bartley moved on loan to Scottish Premier League club Rangers on the last day of the transfer window.[11] He made his debut for Rangers on 12 February 2011 in a 6–0 win over Motherwell at Ibrox. Bartley kept his place in the side, and he scored his first ever senior goal in a 1–0 victory over St. Mirren on 6 March 2011.[12]

A knee ligament injury sustained against PSV Eindhoven in the Europa League ruled him out of action for the remainder of the season, seeing him miss Rangers Scottish League Cup final win over Celtic and the run-in to their league title win. He returned to Arsenal at the end of March, but stated he was keen to return to Rangers.[13][14]

2011–12 season[edit]

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.[15] On 3 August 2011, Bartley signed a new contract with Arsenal.[16] The next day, he rejoined Rangers on loan for the season.[17]

Swansea City[edit]

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.[18] He made his debut in the second round of the League Cup on 28 August against Barnsley. Swansea won the game 3–1.[19]

Birmingham City (loan)[edit]

On 2 July 2013, Bartley agreed a season-long loan move to Championship club Birmingham City.[20] Although he had played little senior football over the previous year, and had not had a full pre-season,[21] 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.[22] In the next match, Bartley scored his first goal in senior English football, an extra-time winner against Plymouth Argyle in the League Cup.[23] His lack of sharpness and security in defence meant he was left out for the next match in favour of Hayden Mullins,[21] 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".[24]

On 29 January 2014, Bartley's season long loan was cut-short after parent club Swansea City recalled him. Bartley made 19 appearances in all competitions for Birmingham, scoring 5 goals.[25]

Return to Swansea[edit]

After impressing new Swansea manager Garry Monk on his return, Bartley was handed a new three-year contract with Swansea until June 2017.[26]

International career[edit]

Bartley has represented England at under-16 and under-17 levels.[27]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 14 December 2014
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal 2009–10[28] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
Sheffield United (loan) 2009–10[28] Championship 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2010–11[29] Championship 21 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 23 0
Sheffield United total 35 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 37 0
Rangers (loan) 2010–11[29] Scottish Premier League 5 1 1 0 0 0 3[b] 0 9 1
2011–12[30] Scottish Premier League 19 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Rangers total 24 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 30 1
Swansea City 2012–13[31] Premier League 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
2013–14[32] Premier League 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2014–15[33] Premier League 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Swansea total 10 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
Birmingham City (loan) 2013–14[32] Championship 17 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 19 5
Career total 86 4 7 0 5 2 4 0 102 6
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

Honours[edit]

Arsenal

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Whose Registrations have been Cancelled by Mutual Consent Between 01/08/2012 and 31/08/2012" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 421. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Player profile: Kyle Bartley". Birmingham City F.C. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Taylor, Declan (17 May 2009). "Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 1 Arsenal". arsenal.com. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Kyle Bartley". arsenal.com. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Ashenden, Mark (9 December 2009). "Olympiakos 1–0 Arsenal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "Blades bring in Bartley". Sky Sports. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sheffield United sign Arsenal defender Bartley on loan". BBC Sport. 10 August 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "Sheffield United's Kyle Bartley fractures cheek". BBC Sport. 29 September 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  10. ^ "Kyle Bartley chose to end Sheffield United loan – Adams". BBC Sport. 2 February 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Arsenal loan Kyle Bartley to Rangers". BBC Sport. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  12. ^ Murray, Keir (6 February 2011). "St Mirren 0–1 Rangers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  13. ^ "Bartley leaves Rangers after injury cuts loan deal short". ScotZine. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 
  14. ^ "Arsenal's Kyle Bartley hopes for loan return to Rangers". BBC Sport. 16 May 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  15. ^ "Tying one on: Late own goal gives Red Bulls 1–1 tie with Arsenal and Emirates Cup crown". Big Apple Soccer. 31 July 2011. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  16. ^ "Bartley signs new contract with Arsenal". Arsenal F.C. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  17. ^ "Kyle Bartley returns to Rangers on loan from Arsenal". BBC Sport. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  18. ^ "Arsenal defender Kyle Bartley joins Swansea City". BBC Sport. 16 August 2012. 
  19. ^ "Match Report: Swansea City 3–1 Barnsley". Swansea City A.F.C. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  20. ^ "Kyle Bartley: Birmingham City sign Swansea City defender on loan". BBC Sport. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  21. ^ a b Tattum, Colin (17 August 2013). "Kyle Bartley has plenty to offer insists Lee Clark". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  22. ^ "Birmingham City v Watford". sportinglife.com (British Sky Broadcasting). 3 August 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  23. ^ Tattum, Colin (7 August 2013). "Lee Clark: 'I thought Plymouth were outstanding. They did really well.'". Birmingham Mail. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  24. ^ "Huddersfield 1–3 Birmingham". BBC Sport. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 9 November 2013. 
  25. ^ "Bartley's back with the Swans". Swansea City AFC. 29 January 2014. 
  26. ^ "Kyle Bartley signs three-year contract". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  27. ^ "Kyle Bartley". The Football Association. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  28. ^ a b "Games played by Kyle Bartley in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  29. ^ a b "Games played by Kyle Bartley in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  30. ^ "Games played by Kyle Bartley in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  31. ^ "Games played by Kyle Bartley in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  32. ^ a b "Games played by Kyle Bartley in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  33. ^ "Games played by Kyle Bartley in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 

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