Cresswell in 2014
|Full name||Aaron William Cresswell|
|Date of birth||15 December 1989|
|Place of birth||Liverpool, England|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|West Ham United|
|2014–||West Ham United||38||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:08, 26 May 2015 (UTC).
Aaron William Cresswell (born 15 December 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a left back for West Ham United. 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.
Although he was offered a new contract by the club at the end of the 2010–11 season, 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."
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. A three-year contract was later announced to have been signed.
West Ham United
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. He made his West Ham debut on 16 August 2014 in a 1–0 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur. On 29 November he scored his first goal for the club, to defeat Newcastle United 1–0 at the Boleyn Ground. 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. Cresswell played all 38 league games and all 4 FA Cup games for West Ham in the 2014–15 season. In June 2015, Cresswell signed a new contract which would keep him with West Ham until 2020, with the option for a further two years.
- As of match played 24 May 2015.
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Tranmere Rovers||2008–09||League One||13||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||14||1|
|West Ham United||2014–15||Premier League||38||2||4||0||0||0||—||42||2|
- Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
- 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
- Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 100. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0.
- Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 480. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8.
- "Rovers Offer Six New Contracts". Tranmere Rovers F.C. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 10 May 2011.[dead link]
- "Town win race for Cresswell". TWTD.co.uk. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
- "Ipswich Town sign Tranmere defender Aaron Cresswell". BBC Sport. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
- "Villa line up young Ipswich full-back Cresswell". Daily Mirror (London). 24 July 2012. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- Transfer news: West Ham boss Sam Allardyce delighted with Aaron Cresswell deal | Football News | Sky Sports
- "Hammers snap up Cresswell". West Ham United Football Club. Retrieved 3 July 2014.[dead link]
- BBC Sport – West Ham United 0–1 Tottenham Hotspur
- Chowdhury, Saj (29 November 2014). "Newcastle 0–1 West Ham". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 November 2014.
- "Aaron completes Player Awards hat-trick!". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
- "Games played by Aaron Cresswell in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
- "Aaron Cresswell: West Ham defender signs five-year contract". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
- "Games played by Aaron Cresswell in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- "Games played by Aaron Cresswell in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- "Games played by Aaron Cresswell in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- "Games played by Aaron Cresswell in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- "Games played by Aaron Cresswell in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- "Games played by Aaron Cresswell in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- 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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- Aaron Cresswell career statistics at Soccerbase
- https://footballnews92.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/player-comparison-aaron-cresswell-and-kieran-gibbs/ Comparison with Gibbs