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Ledley King

Tottenham Hotspur FC

21 caps, 1 goal

P 21 W 12 D 7 L 2 F 42: A 22
*(actual F 27: A 14)
74% successful

2002-2010

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
1250

Profile

Full name Ledley Brenton King (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 12 October 1980 in Stepney, London [registered in Stepney, December 1980].
Attended Olga School and Blesses John Roche Roman Catholic School, Poplar
Married to Stephanie Carter
Height/Weight 6' 2", 13st. 6lbs [2004].

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2004] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies x
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Began as a Tottenham Hotspur FC trainee in July 1996, before signing professionally on 22 July 1998. After 264 Premiership appearances, scoring ten goals, King announced his retirement from all forms of football on 19 July 2012 as a result of the chronic knee injuries that plagued all of his career.
Club honours Football League Cup runners-up 2001-02, 2008-09, winners 2007-08;
Individual honours PFA Young Player of the Year 2003-04 nominee. Premier League Player of the Month September 2004;
Distinctions None

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2004]

England Career

Player number 1117th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Central defender
First match No. 787, 27 March 2002, England 1 Italy 2, a friendly match at Elland Road, Leeds, substitute (ht), aged 21 years 166 days.
Last match No. 885, 12 June 2010, England 1 USA 1, a World Cup Finals First Phase match at Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Phokeng, South Africa, substituted (ht), aged 29 years 243 days.
Major tournaments European Championships Finals 2004. World Cup Finals 2010.
Team honours None
Individual honours England B (one appearance), England U21 (twelve appearances), England U18.
Distinctions None

England Disgrace

On 10 May 2009 at 2:30 am, King was arrested on Soho Street on suspicion of assault and causing actual bodily harm outside a London nightclub. He was subsequently bailed until mid-July while the police investigated the incident. King later issued an apology to his club. King was later cleared of all charges.

 

Ledley King - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
37 21 11 12 9 2 1250 1 1250 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Ledley King - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 13 8 4 1 25 11 +14 1 5 1.923 0.846 76.9 +7
Away 4 2 2 0 8 4 +4 0 1 2.00 1.00 75.0 +2
Neutral 4 2 1 1 9 7 +2 0 0 2.25 1.75 62.5 +1
All 21 12 7 2 42 22 +20 1 6 2.00 1.048 73.8 +10

 

Ledley King - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 12 6 6 0 19 11 +8 1 4 1.583 0.917 75.0 +6
Red 9 6 1 2 23 11 +12 0 2 2.556 1.222 72.2 +4
All 21 12 7 2 42 22 +20 1 6 2.00 1.048 73.8 +10

 

Ledley King - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

6 5 1 0 11 4 +7 0 3 1.833 0.667 91.7 +5
WCF 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
World Cup 7 5 2 0 12 5 +7 0 3 1.714 0.714 85.7 +5

ECP

2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 1 2 1.50 0.00 75.0 +1
ECF 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 0 0 2.50 2.00 50.0 =0
European Championship 4 2 1 1 8 4 +4 1 2 2.00 1.00 62.5 +1
Minor Tournament 2 1 1 0 7 2 +5 0 1 3.50 1.00 75.0 +1
Friendly 8 4 2 2 15 11 +4 0 1 1.875 1.375 62.5 +2
All 21 12 7 2 42 22 +20 1 6 2.00 1.048 73.8 +10

 

Ledley King - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 2004-06 6 5 1 0 11 4 +7 0 3 1.833 0.667 91.7 +5
WCP 2008-10 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0 =0
WCP All 6 5 1 0 11 4 +7 0 3 1.833 0.667 91.7 +5
World Cup Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 2010 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
WCF All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
World Cup Preliminary Competitions and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 2004-06 6 5 1 0 11 4 +7 0 3 1.833 0.667 91.7 +5
WC 2008-10 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
WC All 7 5 2 0 12 5 +7 0 3 1.714 0.714 85.7 +5
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 2006-08 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 1 2 1.50 0.00 75.0 +1
ECP All 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 1 2 1.50 0.00 75.0 +1
European Championship Preliminary Competition and Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 2002-04 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 0 0 2.50 2.00 50.0 =0
EC 2006-08 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 1 2 1.50 0.00 75.0 +1
EC All 4 2 1 1 8 4 +4 1 2 2.00 1.00 62.5 +1
European Championship Final Tournament
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 2004 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 0 0 2.50 2.00 50.0 =0
ECF All 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 0 0 2.50 2.00 50.0 =0
Minor Tournaments and Cups
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
FA Summer Tournament 2004 2 1 1 0 7 2 +5 0 1 3.50 1.00 75.0 +1
Minor T/C All 2 1 1 0 7 2 +5 0 1 3.50 1.00 75.0 +1
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 7 5 2 0 12 5 +7 0 3 1.714 0.714 85.7 +5
EC 4 2 1 1 8 4 +4 1 2 2.00 1.00 62.5 +1
Minor T/C 2 1 1 0 7 2 +5 0 1 3.50 1.00 75.0 +1
All 13 8 4 1 27 11 +16 1 6 2.077 0.846 76.9 +7

 

Ledley King - Match History
 Club: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. - 21 full caps

Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - 16 full capsx

Age 21
- 786 13 February 2002 - Netherlands 1 England 1, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam Fr AD withdrawn squad member
1 787 27 March 2002 - England 1 Italy 2, Elland Road, Leeds Fr HL sub ht 16

0-0 when substituting

Age 22
2 799 12 February 2003 - England 1 Australia 3, Boleyn Ground, Upton Park, London Fr HL sub ht 16
0-2 when substituting
Age 23
3 810 18 February 2004 - Portugal 1 England 1, Estádio Algarve, Caliços, Almancil Fr AD Start 5
often credited with the goal, it is in fact a Miguel OG
4 812  1 June 2004 - England 1 Japan 1, City of Manchester Stadium, Eastlands, Manchester TC HD sub 88 15
1-1 when substituting
5 813 5 June 2004 - England 6 Iceland 1, City of Manchester Stadium, Eastlands, Manchester HW sub ht 15
3-1 when substituting
6 814 13 June 2004 - France 2 England 1, Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa, Portugal ECF NL Start 15
- 815 17 June 2004 - England 3 Switzerland 0, Estádio Municipal de Coimbra, Fonteda Cheira, Coimbra, Portugal NW unused sub
7 816 21 June 2004 - Croatia 2 England 4, Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa, Portugal NW sub 70
1-3 when substituting
- 817 24 June 2004 - Portugal 2 England 2, Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Bairro Dona Leonor, Lisboa AD unavailable squad member
8 818 18 August 2004 - England 3 Ukraine 0, St James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fr HW Start 6
9 819 4 September 2004 - Austria 2 England 2, Ernst Happel Stadion, Leopoidstod, Wien WCP AD Start 6
10 820 8 September 2004 - Poland 1 England 2, Stadion Śląski, Katowicka, Chorzów AW Start 6
11 821 9 October 2004 - England 2 Wales 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester HW sub 87 12

2-0 when substituting

Age 24
- 822 13 October 2004 - Azerbaijan 0 England 1, Tofiq Behramov adιna Respublika Stadionu, Narimanov, Baku WCP AW unused sub 15
- 824 9 February 2005 - England 0 Netherlands 0, Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham Fr HD injured squad member
- 825 26 March 2005 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester WCP HW unused sub 14
12 826 30 March 2005 - England 2 Azerbaijan 0, St. James' Park, Gallowgate, Newcastle-upon-Tyne HW sub 77 14

2-0 when substituted

13 832 8 October 2005 - England 1 Austria 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester WCP HW sub 62 12

1-0 when substituting

Age 25
14 833 12 October 2005 - England 2 Poland 1, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester WCP HW Start 4
15 834 12 November 2005 - Argentina 2 England 3, Stade de Genève, Genève, Switzerland Fr NW Start off 59 11

2-1 when substituted

16 835 1 March 2006 - England 2 Uruguay 1, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester Fr HW sub ht 15

0-1 when substituting

 

Coach: Steve McClaren - 3 full capsx

17 846 7 October 2006 - England 0 FYR Macedonia 0, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester ECP HD Start 5
- 847 11 October 2006 - Croatia 2 England 0, Stadion Maksimir, Maksimir, Zagreb AL withdrawn squad member
Age 26
- 848 15 November 2006 - Netherlands 1 England 1, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam Fr AD withdrawn squad member
1 b 25 May 2007 - England B 3 Albania 1, Turf Moor, Burnley Fr HW Start 5
18 852 1 June 2007 - England 1 Brazil 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD Start 5
19 853 6 June 2007 - Estonia 0 England 3, A. Le Coq Arena, Lilleküla, Tallinn ECP AW Start 5
Age 27
 

Coach: Fabio Capello - 2 full capsx

- 861 6 February 2008 - England 2 Switzerland 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW injured preliminary squad member
Age 27
- 872 28 March 2009 - England 4 Slovakia 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW withdrawn squad member
- 873 1 April 2009 - England 2 Ukraine 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW
20 883 24 May 2010 - England 3 Mexico 1, The National Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW Start 17 5
- 884 30 May 2010 - Japan 1 England 2, UPC Arena, Graz, Austria Fr NW rested sub 16
21 885 12 June 2010 - England 1 USA 1, Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace, Phokeng, Rustenburg, South Africa WCF ND Start off ht 20
1-1 when substituted
- 886 18 June 2010 - England 0 Algeria 0, Kaapstad-stadion, Green Point, Kaapstad, South Africa ND injured 20
- 887 23 June 2010 - Slovenia 0 England 1, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, North End, Die Baai, South Africa NW
- 888 27 June 2010 - Germany 4 England 1, Vodacom Park, Willows, Bloemfontein, Manguang, South Africa NL unused sub

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