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Top Facts about Kieran Trippier, The Other Rooney

Wed 12 May 2021 | 19:29

Many of the most fascinating Top Facts about Kieran Trippier that you might wanna know.

The complete story of Right Back Genius, better known by his nickname "Frodo". 

Kieran is also referred to as ‘Rooney' in the Atleti dressing room. Diego Costa is the one who gave the name to the full-back because he is the only English player in the squad!

Our Kieran Trippier Life Story and Untold facts provide you with a detailed account of important events from his childhood to the present. His life story before success, his family life, and many OFF-Pitch (little known) facts about him are all part of the article.

Yeah, he is a right-back footballer, as everybody knows. However, only a very few fans are acquainted with Kieran Trippier's fascinating biography.

Top Facts about Kieran Trippier, The Other Rooney

Before we go into the specifics, I'll give you a few background information about him so you can get to know him a little better.

Quick Facts

  • Full Name:

     Kieran John Trippier

  • Nicknames:

     Frodo, Rooney

  • Date of Birth:

     19 September 1990

  • Place of Birth:

     Bury, England

  • Age:

     30

  • Nationality:

     English

  • Height:

     5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)

  • Weight:

     71 kg

  • Marital Status:

     Married

  • Wife:

     Charlotte Trippier

  • Net Worth: 

    9 Million Euro

  • Position:

     Right-back

  • Current Team:

     Atletico Madrid

  • Jersey Number:

     23

Kieran Trippier Early Life

To begin, Kieran John Trippier is his full name. His mother, Eleanor Trippier Lomax, and father, Chris Trippier, welcomed him into the world on September 19, 1990, in Bury, United Kingdom.

Trippier came from a humble family and was raised in the home of a happy Tree Surgeon, arborist, and arboriculturist.

His father's job entails the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants, so don't be confused.

This was a low-paying job back then, particularly for a man with four sons. Chris and Eleanor's lives were never easy.

Trippier grew up as the youngest child of his parents. Chris, Curtis, and Kelvin were his three brothers, and he was the youngest of them all.

Summerseat is a village in Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester, where all of the boys grew up.

Growing up in this area conjures up images of football.

One of the Top Facts about Kieran Trippier is that Except for Trippier, his parents were all

Manchester United

supporters.

This fact had a significant impact on his future, as discussed below.

Kieran Trippier Football Encounter

Trippier first became involved in football when he was in grade school.

His parents, on the other hand, stood firm in their belief that "education would come first, before sports."

Trippier, who comes from a low-income household, followed his parents' advice and completed elementary school before pursuing football professionally, one of the Top Facts about Kieran Trippier. In his words;

“AT A YOUNG AGE, I PLAYED FOR MY LOCAL TEAM, SEEDFIELD. IT WAS A GOOD TEAM TO BE FAIR. THERE WAS A FEW OF US WHO USED TO PLAY IN THAT TEAM WHO ALL WENT TO DIFFERENT ACADEMIES –I WAS AMONG THE ABOUT SIX OF THE PLAYERS WHO GOT PICKED BY MANCHESTER SCOUTS. I GOT SCOUTED WHEN I WAS ABOUT EIGHT YEARS OLD.”

Kieran Trippier Early Career

Despite being scouted by United Scouts, Kieran was never able to join Manchester United.

“MY DAD WANTED ME TO GO TO UNITED BECAUSE HE’S A MASSIVE RED – ALL MY FAMILY ARE BUT AS I WAS SO YOUNG, MY DAD SAW THAT I WAS ENJOYING MYSELF MORE AT MAN CITY. HE DIDN’T PRESSURIZE ME OR ANYTHING. MY FAMILY WASN’T TOO HAPPY I WENT TO CITY IN A JOVIAL WAY. THEY WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE SEEN ME AT UNITED. BUT I WAS HAPPY THAT CITY WAS THE ROUTE FOR ME.”

Trippier, on the other hand, decided to attend

Manchester City's academy

because he had a few friends there and it was still close to his house.

Kieran started out as a central midfielder for Manchester City, then switched to the right-wing before settling at right-back.

His parents' principles of "Education First, Football Second" were still in effect at the time. When Kieran attended Woodhey High School in Ramsbottom, he was able to indulge his apparent love for football even further. At the time, his parents allowed him to combine education and football.

Trippier is eternally grateful for his teachers' help and the cooperation of Woodhey's school administration, who allowed him to mix football and academics, one of the Top Facts about Kieran Trippier.

“I was really close to my headmaster, Mr. Braidley,” Kieran recalled. “City used to pull me out from my school two days a week to go and train.

I used to get Tuesdays and Thursdays off school, but thankfully I think the headmaster saw something in me and allowed me to do it, so I was lucky in that respect.

I did actually really enjoy school. I was close with the teachers and my three brothers went there too.

“I used to love doing athletics for my school as well. There was a big cross-country event at Heaton Park where all the schools came together –I won the long-distance running. Even with that, football came first.”

Trippier rose through the ranks of his club's youth system.

Trippier graduated from Woodhey High School in 2007 while playing for the club. At the age of 17, he finished his Manchester United Youth career in the same year.

Kieran Trippier Uncertainty

After signing his first professional contract with

Manchester City

in 2007, Trippier became a fixture in the reserve team.

Despite being a member of the senior team at the time, he also took part in team youth football duties.

In the 2007–08 season, he was part of the team that won the FA Youth Cup, which was one of his most memorable moments.

He played in a prestige friendly against FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou in August 2009. In the summer of 2010, he joined the first team for a pre-season tour of the United States.

Despite all these successes, there came a fear. It was the news of The Manchester City Takeover.

The news of Manchester City's takeover broke out in the middle of July 2008. Manchester City players, especially the younger ones, were terrified, and Trippier was one of them, one of

the Top Facts about Kieran Trippier

. On August 4th, 2008, the deal day occurred.

Sheikh Mansour, one of football's richest founders, purchased the club with a family fortune of at least $1 trillion.

Poor Trippier started counting down the days before he could leave the club, knowing that the new owner would tell his manager to look for older, more seasoned players in order to compete with United.

Kieran Trippier's parents persuaded him to go for the loan option, which he did.

Kieran Trippier Rise to Fame

Trippier agreed to join

Barnsley

in February 2010 after failing to make the Manchester City squad due to a lack of selection for more than a year, which reinforced what he had feared.

He went on to make 41 appearances in all competitions for Barnsley, scoring vital goals and winning the Young Player of the Year trophy.

Because of his smallish appearance and resemblance to the Lord of the Rings character, he was given the nickname Frodo at this time, one of the

Top Facts about Kieran Trippier.

Trippier had to join another side, Burnley, on loan before agreeing to a permanent contract in order to play for bigger clubs.

In August 2011, he made his Clarets debut in a 2–2 home draw with Watford.

In September 2011, he scored his first goal for the club, a superb long-range free-kick in a 2–1 League Cup victory over Milton Keynes Dons.

With a strong shot from the edge of the box, he scored his first league goal in a 1–0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at the Falmer Stadium in December 2011.

Trippier was nominated for the Championship Player of the Month award in December 2011 after outshining during his loan.

He got his first career red card on January 2, 2012, after receiving two bookings in a 2–1 loss to Leeds United.

Burnley

then signed Trippier to a three-and-a-half-year contract for an unspecified fee the next day.

In a 2–0 win away to Middlesbrough in January 2012, he scored his second goal for the club, this time from quite a distance.

He scored the first goal in a 5–1 rout of Portsmouth at Fratton Park in March 2012.

In his first season, he started all 46 league games as the club finished in mid-table, and he went on to win the Burnley Player of the Year trophy, another one of the Top Facts about Kieran Trippier.

Trippier continued to impress in his second season with the club, being named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year for 2012–13.

He netted a free kick in a 2–0 League Cup victory over Preston North End in August 2013.

He scored a late goal in a 3–2 victory over Huddersfield Town in January 2014.

As Burnley finished second in the Championship and won promotion to the Premier League, he was named to the PFA Team of the Year for the second year in a row.

Following reports of interest from Arsenal, he signed a new improved three-year contract until 2017 in May 2014.

Trippier joined Premier League club Tottenham for a record £3.5 million on June 19, 2015, after passing a medical and becoming the club's second summer signing.

Under manager Mauricio Pochettino, Trippier was supposed to compete with Kyle Walker at right-back, but he did not make a start for Tottenham until after Christmas as he was eased into the squad.

He scored his first goal for Tottenham on February 6, 2016, when he converted a Dele Alli cross into the winning goal in a 1–0 victory over Watford.

Trippier appeared in six games for Tottenham during the Premier League season, making five starts as Walker displayed his best form in recent years.

However, Trippier played in every minute of Tottenham's Europa League campaign that reached the last 16.

Trippier signed a three-year deal with

Atletico Madrid

on July 17, 2019, for a fee of £20 million plus add-ons.

In 95 years, he became Atletico's first English player. On August 18, he made his La Liga debut, assisting on lvaro Morata's goal in the team's 1–0 home victory over Getafe.

One of the Top Facts about Kieran Trippier is that after four violations of Football Association betting laws, Trippier was given a 10-week worldwide football ban and a £70,000 fine in December 2020.

The rest as they say is history.

Kieran Trippier Relationship Life

At some point in their lives, all younger men fantasize about being in a relationship with an older woman.

This is the case with Kieran Trippier and Charlotte Trippier, his ex-girlfriend who is now his wife, one of the

Top Facts about Kieran Trippier.

From best friends to true love, their relationship matured.

Following their secret wedding, both couples wanted to start a family. Kieren had this to say about the decision:

“I’VE BEEN SPEAKING TO THE OTHER BOYS HERE WHO HAVE GOT KIDS THEMSELVES NOW AND THEY’VE TOLD ME HOW IT CHANGED THEIR LIVES SO CHARLOTTE AND I ARE REALLY EXCITED TO BE PARENTS,”

Charlotte Trippier, Trippier's wife, gave birth to a son called Jacob. Jacob is a fascinating character, even as a child.

We'll explain why in a statement coming soon.

Speaking about the birth of Jacob as regards his parent’s perception, Trippier said;

“MY FAMILY IS REALLY PLEASED BECAUSE I’M THE YOUNGEST SON TO MY MUM AND DAD, SO IT’S QUITE SPECIAL TO THEM REALLY. OBVIOUSLY, IT’S A LOT OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY WIFE AND I BUT I’M SUCH A PROUD DAD! OBVIOUSLY, WHEN JACOB GETS OLDER, I’LL PUT A BALL AT HIS FEET AND HOPEFULLY, HE’LL WANT TO BE A FOOTBALLER BUT I’M NOT A PUSHY PERSON – IF HE DOESN’T WANT TO BE A FOOTBALLER THEN HE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE. BUT I HOPE HE IS.

Kieran Trippier, The Jacob Effect

Kieren and his family are close friends with Harry Kane, a down-to-earth footballer.

When it comes to friendship, the two footballers seem to be the best match (Kieren and Harry). 

Jacob Trippier (Kieren's son) and Ivy Jane Kane (Hary's daughter) have a more natural friendship.

When it comes to children of

Tottenham Hotspur

players and Premier League players in general, Jacob Trippier is said to be the most popular.

This is due to the fact that he has been trending online with hundreds of tweets to his credit, making his dad even more popular, one of the Top Facts about Kieran Trippier.

The trend began when Trippier posted a picture of himself on the pitch with Mauricio Pochettino after a game at Lane.

Surprisingly, Trippier's young son Jacob seemed to have a lot of admiration for the manager.

Trippier reacted to his son’s trend saying:

“YEAH, A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE TWEETING ME ABOUT THAT. EVEN THE MANAGER RETWEETED HIMSELF, HAVING A LITTLE BIT OF BANTER.”

Kieran Trippier Family Background

Kieran Trippier appreciates his parents' efforts in helping him reach the pinnacle of his career.

It was difficult for Trippier's parents when he was younger because he came from a poor family.

Trippier and his brothers, Chris, Curtis, and Kelvin, worked nonstop seven days a week back then.

Kevin, his younger brother, is better known by his mother's surname, Lomax.  Kevin, like his younger brother, became a football player.

However, as shown the picture above, the brothers bear no similarity due to the fact that their fathers may be different, one of the Top Facts about Kieran Trippier.

Kevin had a successful career in the Football League, featuring for clubs such as Oldham and Rochdale.

He plays football as a defender and is four years older than his younger brother, Kieren. The other brothers were never successful in football.

Kieren Tripper used to look up to Kelvin when it came to following in his footsteps as a footballer, but his mother and father deserve a lot of credit for assisting them.

Back then, in other to cover expenses/cost of training, both parents would allow Trippier to train on Monday, Kevin Tuesday, Trippier Wednesday, Kevin Thursday, Trippier Saturday, and finally, Kevin on Sunday.

Kieren Tripper's father was away all the time in Scotland, trying to make as much money as a tree doctor at the time.

And after his wife (Kieren Trippier's mother) contributed, he could only provide a little for the boys at the end of the day.

The money was enough to provide upkeep allowance for the boys and in addition, buy football boots, shinguards and petrol.

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