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Tom Huddlestone
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Personal information
Full name Thomas Andrew Huddlestone
Date of birth 28 December 1986 (1986-12-28) (age 23)
Place of birth Sneinton, Nottingham, England
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre Midfield
Club information
Current club Tottenham Hotspur
Number 6
Youth career
Derby County
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Derby County 88 (0)
2005– Tottenham Hotspur 101 (5)
2005–2006 Wolves (loan) 13 (1)
National team
2005–2009 England U21 33 (5)
2009– England 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:28, 1 March 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 June 2009

Thomas Andrew "Tom" Huddlestone (pronounced /ˈhʌdəlstən/; born 28 December 1986 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire) is a professional English footballer who plays for English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the England national football team.

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Club career

Huddlestone made his Derby debut on the opening day of the 2003-04 season in a 3-0 home defeat to Stoke City, but despite the defeat, he was voted Man of the Match.

Huddlestone signed for Tottenham in January 2005 for a fee reported to be worth up to £3 million, but remained at Derby until the summer.[1] Huddlestone spent a few months of the 2005-06 season on loan to Wolverhampton Wanderers, scoring his first league goal, ironically at Derby,[2] before returning to make his début for Tottenham as a substitute in the 1-0 defeat away at Fulham on 31 January 2006.[3]

His first start for Tottenham came on 14 September 2006, away to Slavia Prague in the UEFA Cup, a game which Tottenham won 1-0. His first goal for Spurs came in the Carling Cup 4th Round match against Port Vale on 8 November 2006. Huddlestone scored 2 goals in this match, his second goal proving decisive in extra time, taking Tottenham through to the quarter finals of the competition. Huddlestone got his first league goal for Spurs on 17 December 2006 against Manchester City with an excellent half-volley on 24 minutes, hit first-time after assisting with team mate Calum Davenport's first goal with a free-kick.[4]

Huddlestone established himself as one of the most promising young English central midfielders in the premiership towards the end of the 2006-07 season and head coach Martin Jol compared Tom Huddlestone with German legend Franz Beckenbauer due to his playmaking abilities, ferocious shot power and versatility.[5] He has also been deployed at centre back on numerous occasions for both Tottenham and the England under-21s.

On 25 December 2006, he signed a new four and a half year contract - keeping him at the club until 2011.[6] Tom signed a new and improved five-year contract on 30 June 2008 committing his future to Tottenham Hotspur until 2013. [7] He came on as a substitute as Spurs beat Chelsea in the 2008 Football League Cup Final. During the 2009-10 season, he became a regular under Harry Redknapp. In March, he extended his contract until 2015.[8]

International career

Having been capped at the U-17 and U-19 levels, Huddlestone was a regular in the England under-21s. He played twice in the 2007 UEFA Under-21 Championship before a red card for dissent ruled him out of the semi-final and final.[9] In October 2008, he scored the opening goal from a free kick in the second leg of the 2009 European Championship qualifying play-offs against Wales. Although the game ended in a draw which ensured qualification for England, it was marred by his sending-off in the second half for a reckless challenge on Darcy Blake.[10] He missed the tournament through injury.

He was called up into the England squad by coach Fabio Capello to face United States and Trinidad and Tobago in friendlies. On 14 November 2009, he received his first cap for the senior side in the 1-0 loss in a friendly match against Brazil, after coming on as a substitute in the 81st minute.

Attributes

He is known for his size and his superb passing range which has led to comparisons with former team-mate Michael Carrick and more recently to Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle.[citation needed] He also has a powerful shot that has enabled him score long range goals from midfield, notably when he scored twice from outside the penalty box against Fulham on 26 December 2007[citation needed]

Honours

Tottenham Hotspur

Career stats

All-Time Club Performance

Club Season League Domestic Cups Europe Total
Games Goals Assists Games Goals Assists Games Goals Assists Games Goals Assists
Tottenham Hotspur 09-10 12 1 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 15 3 3
08-09 22 0 2 3 0 1 6 2 0 31 2 3
07-08 28 3 7 6 1 0 9 0 1 43 4 8
06-07 21 1 2 8 2 2 6 0 1 35 3 5
05-06 4 0 1 - - - - - - 4 0 1
Club Total 84 4 15 20 5 3 21 2 2 125 11 20
Wolves (on loan) 05-06 13 1 0 - - - - - - 13 1 0
Club Total 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 0
Derby County 04-05 45 0 1 3 0 0 - - - 48 0 1
03-04 43 0 1 2 0 0 - - - 45 0 1
Club Total 88 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 93 0 2
Career Totals 185 5 17 25 5 3 21 2 2 231 11 22
Correct as of 17:14, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

Personal life

Tom Huddlestone grew up in Nottingham and he attended Greenwood Dale School in Sneinton, Nottingham.

References

  1. ^ "Spurs agree deal for Huddlestone". BBC Sport. 1 February 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/t/tottenham_hotspur/4227853.stm. Retrieved 28 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Derby 0-3 Wolves". BBC. 18 November 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/4430984.stm. Retrieved 23 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "Huddlestone to stay at Molineux". BBC Sport. 4 January 2006. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/w/wolverhampton_wanderers/4581284.stm. Retrieved 28 August 2009. 
  4. ^ Pranav Soneji (17 December 2006). "Man City 1 - 2 Tottenham". BBC Sport. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_prem/6164455.stm. Retrieved 28 August 2009. 
  5. ^ Lewis Rutledge. "Huddlestone: Size not important". Sky Sports. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11675_2402128,00.html. Retrieved 28 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Huddlestone agrees new Spurs deal". BBC Sport. 26 December 2006. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/t/tottenham_hotspur/6211123.stm. Retrieved 28 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "New deal for Tom". Official Tottenham Hotspur website.. 30 June 2008. http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/articles/newdealfortom300608.html. Retrieved 28 August 2009. 
  8. ^ "Midfielder Tom Huddlestone signs new Tottenham deal". BBC Sport. 15 March 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/t/tottenham_hotspur/8568600.stm. 
  9. ^ "Huddlestone handed two-game ban". BBC Sport. 19 June 2007 accessdate=28 August 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/internationals/6764825.stm. 
  10. ^ "Pearce relieved to pass Welsh test". uefa.com. 15 October 2009. http://www.uefa.com/competitions/under21/news/kind=1/newsid=761634.html. 

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Simple English

Tom Huddlestone
Personal information
Full name Thomas Andrew Huddlestone
Date of birth 28 December 1986 (1986-12-28) (age 24)
Place of birth    Sneinton, Nottingham, England
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Tottenham Hotspur
Number 6
Senior clubs
Years Club
2002-2005
2005-
2005
Derby County
Tottenham Hotspur
Wolverhampton Wanderers (loan)
National team
2009 England

Tom Huddlestone (born 28 December 1986) is an English football player. He plays for Tottenham Hotspur and England national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2002/03Derby CountyFirst Division000000-00
2003/044301010-450
2004/05League Championship002010-30
2005/06Wolverhampton WanderersLeague Championship1310000-131
2005/06Tottenham HotspurPremier League400000-40
2006/07211305260353
2007/08283204190434
2008/09220102062312
2009/10
CountryEngland 13159013321217410
Total 13159013321217410

International career statistics

[2]

England national team
YearAppsGoals
200910
Total10

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