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STEVEN CAULKER
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  • STEVEN CAULKER
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UPDATED 09:22 24th July 2014

A product of the Tottenham Hotspur Academy, centre-back Steven Caulker made his professional debut in August 2009 whilst on a season long loan at Yeovil Town. Nearly ever present that campaign, he made 44 starts in League One as the Glovers finished a respectable 15th.
Caulker, 22, made his Spurs debut under Harry Redknapp in September 2010 - a 4-1 League Cup defeat against Arsenal.

Just five days after making his first Tottenham appearance, Cauker moved to Championship outfit Bristol City on loan until the end of the season. He made 29 appearances for the Robins and scored two goals, including one against QPR in a 2-2 draw in January 2011. However, his season was cut short when in March he sustained a knee injury ruling him out for the rest of the campaign.

After recovering from injury, Caulker joined Swansea City in June 2011 following their promotion to the Premier League on a season long loan. 

He made four starts for the Welsh side before being ruled out for three months with a knee cartilage problem after colliding with the goalpost against Arsenal. He recovered in time to make 26 starts for the Swans, who finished their debut season in the top flight in 11th spot.

After representing the Great Britain side in five matches at the 2012 Olympic Games, the Feltham born defender signed a new four-year deal at White Hart Lane before going on to make 28 first team appearances in all competitions that season.

He scored his first Tottenham goal in a 2-0 win against Aston Villa with his performances being recognised with a call-up to the full England squad. Having previously represented the Under-21 side on 10 occasions, Caulker made his Three Lions debut in a 4-2 defeat against Sweden, scoring England’s second goal.

However, Caulker returned to Wales, this time on a permanent basis, to sign for newly promoted Premier League side Cardiff City for the 2013/14 season in a deal worth £8m.  

The 6” 3’ centre-back was ever present for Cardiff that campaign but was unable to prevent them returning to the Championship at the first time of asking.

Caulker was signed by QPR in 2014 to once again team up with former Rangers boss Harry Redknapp. He spent the 2015/16 season out on loan at Southampton and Liverpool. 



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