29 Facts About Luke Shaw


Luke Paul Hoare Shaw was born on 12 July 1995 and is an English professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team.

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Originally a member of Southampton's youth system, Luke Shaw made his first-team debut for the club in January 2012.

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Luke Shaw scored his first international goal in the UEFA Euro 2020 Final, which was the fastest ever scored in a UEFA European Championship final and fifth fastest in the tournament's history.

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Luke Shaw was born in Kingston upon Thames, London and raised in Molesey, Surrey.

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Luke Shaw attended Chandlers Field Primary School and Rydens Enterprise School, where he helped the Under-15 team reach the semi-finals of the English Schools' FA Cup.

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Luke Shaw grew up as a Chelsea supporter and idolised full-back Ashley Cole.

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Luke Shaw played at Chelsea's development centre in Guildford, but was not offered an academy place.

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Luke Shaw has said that he wanted to eventually play for the club.

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In 2002, Luke Shaw joined the Southampton Academy at the age of seven, and became a regular in the under-18 team from the age of 15.

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Luke Shaw's first association with the first team came in September 2011, when he was an unused substitute in a League Cup match against Preston North End.

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Southampton quickly responded to such claims though, with then-manager Nigel Adkins assuring the media that "Luke Shaw is a big part of our future plans", and claiming that the club had "no intention … of letting any of [their] young players move on".

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Luke Shaw finished his first professional season with 28 appearances for Southampton, including 25 in the Premier League.

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On 18 April 2014, Luke Shaw was named as one of the six players on the shortlist for the PFA Young Player of the Year award.

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Luke Shaw was named as a substitute for Manchester United for the first time on 14 September 2014 in their fourth league match, and was unused as they recorded their first victory of the season against Queens Park Rangers.

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In October 2014, Luke Shaw was named on the 40-man shortlist for the 2014 Golden Boy award, a prize given to the player considered to be the best European-based player under the age of 21.

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On 18 April 2015, Luke Shaw made his return to the starting line-up, replacing the injured Daley Blind.

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Luke Shaw was given oxygen and treated by nine medical staff during the nine-minute stoppage in Eindhoven before he was taken off on a stretcher and taken to hospital.

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Luke Shaw was out of action for six months, before returning to training on 4 April 2016.

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Luke Shaw signed a new five-year contract with United on 18 October 2018.

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On 7 March, Luke Shaw scored his first league goal since August 2018 in the derby win against Manchester City.

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In January 2013, Luke Shaw was set to be called up for the first time to the England under-21 team for the following month's friendly against Sweden, with then-manager Stuart Pearce calling the Southampton defender "an outstanding talent".

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Luke Shaw eventually made his England under-21 debut on 5 September when the team faced Moldova in a 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification match, and he played the full 90 minutes of England's second qualification match against Finland on 9 September.

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On 27 February 2014, Luke Shaw was called up to the England senior team for the first time, for their friendly with Denmark.

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Luke Shaw made his debut in the match, replacing Ashley Cole at half-time.

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On 12 May 2014, Luke Shaw was named in Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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Luke Shaw was included at the expense of the experienced Cole, who retired from internationals as a result.

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Luke Shaw holds the accolade of being the youngest player to appear at the 2014 tournament.

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Luke Shaw was included in the England squad for UEFA Euro 2020.

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On 11 July 2021, Luke Shaw scored the fastest ever goal in a European Championship final, against Italy in the UEFA Euro 2020 Final, with just two minutes on the clock.

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