Anton Walkes

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Anton Walkes
Personal information
Full name Anton Charles Walkes[1]
Date of birth (1997-02-08) 8 February 1997 (age 21)[2]
Place of birth Lewisham, England[3]
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)[2]
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Portsmouth
Number 2
Youth career
2013–2017 Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2018 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
2017Atlanta United (loan) 20 (2)
2018Portsmouth (loan) 12 (1)
2018– Portsmouth 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:32, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

Anton Charles Walkes (born 8 February 1997) is an English footballer of Jamaican descent who plays for Portsmouth. Walkes usually plays as a right back.[4]

Club career[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur[edit]

Walkes is a youth exponent, [of Jamaican descent] who began his career with Tottenham Hotspur F.C joining the club in July 2013.[5]

He made his first team debut on 21 September 2016 in the EFL Cup against Gillingham, coming on as a substitute in the 80th minutes, in a 5-0.[6] Walkes appeared three times as captain in the group stage of UEFA Youth League, including twice against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.[7]

The following year, on 27 September 2017, he signed a two-year contract extension with the club, keeping him until 2019.[8] After his loan spell at Atlanta United, Walkes returned briefly to the reserve side before being loaned out again.[9]

Loans[edit]

On 26 January 2017, Walkes joined Atlanta United of MLS ahead of the 2017 season.[10] Walkes made his Atlanta United debut, in the opening game of the season, coming on a late substitute but scored an own goal shortly after, in a 2-1 loss against New York Red Bulls.[11] Initially started out on the substitute bench and his own injury concerns,[12] Walkes quickly regained his first team place for the side, establishing himself in the right-back position.[13] He then scored his first goal for the club on 5 July 2017, in a 4-2 win over San Jose Earthquakes.[14]

On 1 August 2017, his loan spell with Atlanta United was extended until the end of the season.[15] He continued to regain his place for the rest of the season.[16] Walkes then scored his second goal for the club on 14 September 2017, in a 7-0 win over New England Revolution.[17]

At the end of the 2017 season, Walkes went on to make 20 appearances and scoring 2 times in all competitions and returned to his parent club.[18] Reflecting at his time at Atlanta United, he said his loan spell there helped push on for first team football.[19]

Walkes signed on loan for Portsmouth in January 2018.[20] He quickly made an impact at Portsmouth when he scored on his debut, in a 2-2 draw against Doncaster Rovers on 3 February 2018.[21] Since making his debut for the club, he established himself in the starting eleven at a right-back position.[22] This last until in early-April when he suffered a hamstring injury that ultimately miss out for the rest of the season.[23] Despite this, Walkes went on to make 12 appearances and scoring once for Portsmouth. At the end of the 2017-18 season, he returned to his parent club.[24] Tottenham announced that the move to Portsmouth was made permanent on July 18, 2018. [25]

Portsmouth[edit]

On 18 July 2018, Portsmouth announced they had signed Walkes on a two year deal (with an option on a third year) for an undisclosed fee.[26][27]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 13 November 2018.[4]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup[a] League Cup[b] Continental[c] Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Tottenham Hotspur 2016–17 Premier League 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Atlanta United (loan) 2017 Major League Soccer 20 2 0 0 0 0 20 2
Portsmouth (loan) 2017-18 League One 12 1 0 0 0 0 12 1
Portsmouth 2018-19 League One 9 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 12 0
Total 21 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 24 1
Career total 41 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 45 3
  1. ^ Includes the FA Cup and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
  2. ^ Includes the EFL Cup.
  3. ^ Includes the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/07/2015 and 31/07/2015" (PDF). The FA. p. 35. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Anton Walkes". 11v11. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Academy Profile - Anton Walkes". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. (subscription required). 7 May 2014. Archived from the original on 31 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b "England - A. Walkes - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". soccerway.com. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  5. ^ "ANTON WALKES". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Archived from the original on 31 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Tottenham Hotspur 5 - 0 Gillingham". BBC Sport. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
    "GILLINGHAM DEBUTANTS SPECIAL! CARTER-VICKERS, NKOUDOU, EDWARDS AND WALKES REACT". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 22 September 2016. Archived from the original on 31 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  7. ^ "BAYER LEVERKUSEN 3-1 SPURS (UYL) - MATCH SPOTLIGHT". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 16 October 2016. Archived from the original on 31 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
    "SPURS 2-1 BAYER LEVERKUSEN (UYL) - MATCH SPOTLIGHT". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 2 November 2016. Archived from the original on 31 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  8. ^ "New Contract for Anton Walkes". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 27 September 2017. Archived from the original on 31 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Tottenham's Anton Walkes: MLS loan at Atlanta has pushed me on". ESPN. 23 March 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
    "Spurs player ratings: Anton Walkes returns from Atlanta but can't stop U23s' defeat to Everton". Football London. 15 January 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Atlanta United Acquire Anton Walkes on loan from Tottenham Hotspur". Atlanta United FC. AtlUtd.com. 26 January 2017. Archived from the original on 31 May 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  11. ^ "RECAP: Atlanta United fall to New York Red Bulls in Home Opener". Atlanta United FC. 6 March 2017. Archived from the original on 31 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Martinez not in Atlanta United 18 vs. Vancouver". Atlanta Journal Constitution. 3 June 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
    "Walkes enjoying time at Atlanta United". Atlanta Journal Constitution. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
    "Atlanta United suffers 2 injuries". Atlanta Journal Constitution. 17 June 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Anton Walkes' first start in MLS brings positive results". The Dirty South Soccer. 26 June 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
    "For Anton Walkes, loan to Atlanta United about exposure, making most of it". Fox Sports. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Josef Martinez scores twice, United beat Earthquakes 4-2". USA Today. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Anton Walkes Extends Atlanta United Loan". Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 1 August 2017. Archived from the original on 31 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Walkes loving 'every single moment' of Atlanta loan". The Irish Independent. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
    "4 options for Atlanta United at left back". Atlanta Blog. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
    "Checking in on Anton Walkes". Cartilage Free Captain. 12 October 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Atlanta United equals MLS record in win". Goal.com. 13 September 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Final Exams: Anton Walkes". Dirty South Soccer. 8 December 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Anton Walkes interview: Tottenham defender on MLS and Portsmouth". Sky Sports. 24 March 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Portsmouth: Tottenham midfielder Anton Walkes agrees loan move". BBC Sport. 29 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  21. ^ "Portsmouth 2-2 Doncaster: Pompey salvage draw". Sky Sports. 3 February 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  22. ^ "Pompey team news: Walkes set to fill Burgess void". Portsmouth News. 8 February 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
    "Defender absent for Cook's Pompey return". Portsmouth News. 2 April 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  23. ^ "Pompey injury update: Walkes misses training". Portsmouth News. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
    "Season ends for Pompey pair". Portsmouth News. 23 April 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  24. ^ "Naismith departs as Pompey announce retained list". Portsmouth News. 9 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  25. ^ "Walkes makes permanent Pompey switch". Tottenham. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  26. ^ "Walkes Completes Pompey Switch". Portsmouth Football Club. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
  27. ^ "Anton Walkes: Portsmouth sign Tottenham defender for undisclosed fee". BBC Sport. 18 July 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2018.

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