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James Tavernier
Personal information
Full name James Henry Tavernier [1]
Date of birth 31 October 1991 (1991-10-31) (age 18)
Place of birth Bradford, England
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Newcastle United
Number 44
Youth career
2001–2008 Leeds United
2008–2009 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Newcastle United 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:31, 22 September 2009 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

James Henry Tavernier (born 31 October 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays for Newcastle United as a defender.


Born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, Tavernier joined the Leeds United youth system at the age of nine, where he played six seasons before moving to Newcastle United.[2] He made his debut in a reserve team match in 2008 and he made his first appearance in the first team against Peterborough United in the League Cup on 22 September 2009. [2][3]




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