Steven Taylor

Born Jan 23, 1986

Steven Vincent Taylor is an English footballer, currently playing for Premier League club Newcastle United. He is a versatile central defender who can play at right back or, on rare occasions, at left back.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Steven Taylor.


1986 Birth Born on January 23, 1986.


2001 15 Years Old He played a key part in helping the U-17's win the old Premier Academy League U-17 title for the 2001–02 season. … Read More
…  In March 2003, the England Under-17 team qualified for the European Championships, and in the match against Slovakia, Taylor scored his first two goals for England.
2004 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Upon returning to Newcastle in the latter half of the season, the teenager was mostly shifting back and forth between the first team and reserves. On 25 March 2004 in the UEFA Cup Fourth Round second leg tie against Mallorca, he came on as a substitute for Andy O'Brien to make his first team debut and held the record as the Magpies' youngest debutant in European competition in the 2000s until it was broken by Andy Carroll in November 2006. … Read More
2005 19 Years Old Taylor's first few seasons were marred by various injuries. He missed the latter half of the 2005–06 season after aggravating a shoulder injury sustained while on international duty. … Read More


The 2006–07 season was considered the breakthrough season for Taylor.
2007 21 Years Old 1 More Event
Under Sam Allardyce, Taylor was in and out of the starting eleven and there were fears that he would leave after he had rejected the contract extension offered Nevertheless, in November 2007, he was voted the North East FWA Young Player of the Year for his achievements. … Read More
On 24 May 2009, he notched up his 150th appearance for the club in the ultimate game of the 2008–09 season, a loss against Aston Villa. … Read More
2010 24 Years Old However, during pre-season for the 2010–11 season, Taylor dislocated his shoulder in a friendly against Carlisle United, ruling him out for up to four months. … Read More
2011 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Taylor's spell in the team was ended on 5 January 2011, having to come off at half time in a 5–0 win over West Ham with a hamstring injury. … Read More
2012 26 Years Old 1 More Event
He scored on his 27 July 2012 return, helping Newcastle to a 1–1 draw against Olympiakos in the Trofeo Guadiana. … Read More
2013 27 Years Old Taylor was sent off on the opening weekend of the 2013–14 Premier League season away to Manchester City for swinging an arm at Sergio Agüero in the first half of a 4–0 defeat. … Read More
2015 29 Years Old Taylor scored the first goal in a 3–3 draw with Burnley on 1 January 2015.


Under new manager Alan Pardew, Taylor was a regular part of the team, rekindling his partnership with Coloccini. At the end of December, he signed an improved contract extension that ties him to Newcastle until 2016.
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