33 Facts About Aaron Lennon


Aaron Justin Lennon is an English former professional footballer who played as a winger.


Aaron Lennon scored nine goals in 77 appearances for Everton before joining fellow Premier League club Burnley in 2018 on a two-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.


Aaron Lennon made 55 appearances for the Lancashire club and scored one goal before departing on a free transfer to Kayserispor in Turkey in September 2020.


Aaron Lennon returned to Burnley in August 2021 at the expiry of his contract with Kayserispor.


Aaron Lennon made his senior debut for the England national team in 2006, and was selected by England for 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups.


Aaron Lennon was first spotted by scouts when he was eight years old; his older brother Anthony played for Manchester United's youth team.


Aaron Lennon set a record as the youngest player ever to have his boots sponsored when he signed up with Adidas at the age of just 14.

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Aaron Lennon had been featuring from the bench up until that point, but he soon took his chance when John Oster was sacked for bad behaviour, becoming a regular starter from then on.


Aaron Lennon signed a new five-and-a-half-year deal with Tottenham on 8 January 2007.


On 24 October 2009, Aaron Lennon was injured in a match against Stoke City.


Aaron Lennon was substituted in the 79th minute for David Bentley, receiving a standing ovation from the fans at White Hart Lane.


Aaron Lennon suffered a groin injury in December 2009 which kept him out of the team during the first months of 2010 and in the run up to the 2010 World Cup.


Aaron Lennon scored his first league goal of the season against Fulham at Craven Cottage.


On 2 February 2015, Aaron Lennon was loaned to fellow Premier League club Everton for the remainder of the season.


The new season had a more frustrating feel as Aaron Lennon found himself well down the pecking order when new boss Ronald Koeman took charge of the club.


Aaron Lennon had played just 14 minutes of football during the first two months of Everton's league campaign with his first league start coming on 19 November 2016 in a home match against Swansea City.


On 23 January 2018, Aaron Lennon signed for Premier League club Burnley for an undisclosed fee on a two-and-a-half-year contract.


Aaron Lennon left the club on the expiration of his contract in June 2020 having made a total of 55 appearances.


Aaron Lennon joined Super Lig club Kayserispor on 2 September 2020 on a free transfer.


Aaron Lennon re-joined Burnley on 25 August 2021 after the expiry of his Kayserispor contract.


Aaron Lennon made his second debut against Newcastle United in the EFL Cup the same day.


Aaron Lennon announced his retirement from football on 15 November 2022.


Aaron Lennon was called up to the England U21 team for the first time in October 2005 and on 8 May 2006, he was picked in England's 2006 FIFA World Cup squad, despite being only 19 years of age and uncapped at senior level.


Aaron Lennon appeared as a second-half substitute for England in their 2006 World Cup group stage match against Trinidad and Tobago.


Aaron Lennon then played in the quarter-final match against Portugal, coming on as a substitute for the injured David Beckham.

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Aaron Lennon was then himself substituted for Jamie Carragher immediately prior to a penalty shootout, in which England lost.


Aaron Lennon made his first start for England in a Euro 2008 qualifier against Israel in March 2007 and was selected in the first XI for the following match against Andorra.


Aaron Lennon started again for England when they played Ukraine on 1 April 2009 at Wembley Stadium.


Aaron Lennon was named in manager Fabio Capello's 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.


Aaron Lennon won his final cap in a friendly against Brazil in February 2013, missing the following month's World Cup qualifiers due to injury.


On 30 April 2017, Aaron Lennon was detained under the Mental Health Act 2007.


Aaron Lennon was taken to hospital "for assessment" after police were called to reports of danger to a man's life in Salford.


Aaron Lennon was said to be "receiving care and treatment for a stress-related illness", Everton reported.