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 26)
Place of birth Stockport, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[2]
Playing position Centre back
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 18 (0)
2013–2014 Birmingham City (loan) 17 (3)
2016–2017 Leeds United (loan) 45 (6)
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 11:29, 12 November 2017 (UTC).

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

Bartley 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 signed for Swansea in 2012, and spent the first half of the 2013–14 season on loan to Championship club Birmingham City. He has also represented England at under-16 and under-17 level.

Career[edit]

Arsenal[edit]

Early career[edit]

Bartley was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester,[3] and is of Jamaican descent.[4] He played youth football for Fletcher Moss Rangers before joining Bolton Wanderers,[5] and signed for Arsenal on 31 July 2007.[6] He captained Arsenal reserves and was also part of the team that won both the Premier Academy League and the FA Youth Cup in 2009.[7][8]

2009–10 season[edit]

Bartley playing for Sheffield United in 2010

Bartley made his professional debut for Arsenal on 9 December 2009, in a Champions League match in an away defeat against Olympiacos.[9] Bartley signed a three-month loan deal with Sheffield United in February 2010 to act as defensive cover.[10] He played regularly during his time at Bramall Lane and returned to Arsenal at the end of the campaign having played 14 times.[11]

2010–11 season[edit]

On the eve of the following season, Bartley returned to Sheffield United on a season-long loan deal.[12] In late September, Bartley suffered a broken cheekbone in a clash with Nottingham Forest striker Dele Adebola.[13] 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.[14] His request was accepted and Bartley moved on loan to Scottish Premier League club Rangers on the last day of the transfer window.[15] 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 senior goal in a 1–0 victory over St Mirren on 6 March 2011.[16]

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 Cupfinal 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.[17][18]

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.[19] On 3 August 2011, Bartley signed a new contract with Arsenal.[20] The next day, he rejoined Rangers on loan for the season.[21]

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.[22] He made his debut in the second round of the League Cup on 28 August against Barnsley. Swansea won the game 3–1.[23]

Birmingham City loan[edit]

On 2 July 2013, Bartley agreed a season-long loan move to Championship club Birmingham City.[24] Although he had played little senior football over the previous year, and had not had a full pre-season,[25] 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.[26] In the next match, Bartley scored his first goal in senior English football, an extra-time winner against Plymouth Argyle in the League Cup.[27] His lack of sharpness and security in defence meant he was left out for the next match in favour of Hayden Mullins,[25] 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".[28]

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.[29]

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.[30]

On 24 January 2015, Bartley was sent off in the seventh minute of an FA Cup fourth round match away to Blackburn Rovers for a foul on Joshua King; Swansea lost 3–1 and also had Gylfi Sigurðsson dismissed later on.[31]

Leeds United loan[edit]

On 1 July 2016, Bartley joined Championship club Leeds United on loan for the 2016–17 season. The move saw him link up with his former Swansea manager Garry Monk.[32] He was given squad number 5.[33] Bartley made his Leeds debut on 7 August against Queens Park Rangers in a 3–0 defeat,[34] and scored his first goal for the club in a 2–1 win against Blackburn Rovers on 13 September.[35]

Four days later, Bartley captained Leeds United to a 2–0 victory against Cardiff City,[36] and he continued to deputise as captain when Liam Bridcutt was unavailable.[37] On 3 October, after scoring in a 2–1 victory and producing a solid defensive display, Bartley was named in the EFL Team of the Week.[38] On 17 December Bartley scored a late winner for Leeds in a 1–0 win over Brentford to help maintain Leeds in the playoff positions at Christmas.[39] Bartley's performance saw him named in the EFL Team of the Week for the second time in the season.[40]

After making 50 appearances in all competitions and scoring 6 goals, Leeds confirmed that Bartley would be returning to Swansea when his loan expired.[41] Bartley announced, "I've said many times that I've loved every minute here. It's been a fantastic club for me, the fans have been great, the staff have been great and the players are fantastic".[42]

International career[edit]

Bartley has represented England at under-16 and under-17 levels.[43]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 4 November 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Arsenal 2009–10[11] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 1 0
Sheffield United (loan) 2009–10[11] Championship 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2010–11[44] Championship 21 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 23 0
Total 35 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 37 0
Rangers (loan) 2010–11[44] Scottish Premier League 5 1 1 0 0 0 3[b] 0 9 1
2011–12[45] Scottish Premier League 19 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
Total 24 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 30 1
Swansea City 2012–13[46] Premier League 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
2013–14[47] Premier League 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2014–15[48] Premier League 7 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
2015–16[49] Premier League 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
2016–17[50] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017–18[51] Premier League 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Total 18 0 6 0 5 0 0 0 29 0
Birmingham City (loan) 2013–14[47] Championship 17 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 19 5
Leeds United (loan) 2016–17[50] Championship 45 6 1 0 4 0 0 0 50 6
Career total 139 10 11 0 12 2 4 0 166 12
  1. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Europa League

Honours[edit]

Arsenal

References[edit]

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