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Personal information

Full Name Kieran Tierney
Born 5 June 1997
Douglas, Isle of Man
Position(S) left-back, centre-back

Club information

Current team Arsenal 
Number 3

Kieran Tierney is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a left-back or centre-back for Premier League club Arsenal and the Scotland national team.

Born in Douglas on the Isle of Man, Tierney moved to Wishaw in Scotland aged 10 months. He supported Celtic as a child and signed for the club when he was 7 years old. He was educated at Motherwell schools St Brendan’s RC Primary and Our Lady’s High (one year group behind fellow footballers, twins Nicky and Chris Cadden) then attended St Ninian’s High School, Kirkintilloch, which has a development partnership with Celtic. He has spoken of his hope of emulating the late Tommy Gemmell, a member of the Lisbon Lions team who also grew up in Wishaw (specifically, Craigneuk) and played in the same position.


Club Career

  • Celtic

Tierney made his competitive senior debut for Celtic on 22 April 2015, coming on as an 81st-minute substitute in a Scottish Premiership match against Dundee. He made one further first team appearance that season, playing over an hour in a league match away at St Johnstone.

On 22 January 2017, after missing three months, he made his long-awaited return to the Celtic team in a Scottish Cup tie against Albion Rovers. Tierney was crowned PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year for the second consecutive season on 7 May, making him the first to achieve this since Craig Levein in 1986.

He suffered a jaw injury early in the 2017 Scottish Cup Final and had to be substituted for treatment. Celtic won the match 2–1 to complete a domestic treble and undefeated season. In spite of his lengthy injury absence, he featured in 40 matches during the campaign.

On 8 August 2017, Tierney was named as captain while also moving to central defender to command a back line of teenagers in a Scottish League Cup fixture against Kilmarnock; Celtic won the game 5–0, with Tierney providing an assist and scoring with a “wonderful strike” from 40 yards.

  • Arsenal

On 8 August 2019, Tierney signed for Premier League club Arsenal, for a reported £25 million fee. Tierney assisted the first goal in a 4–0 home win against Standard Liège scored by Gabriel Martinelli a week later. He made his first appearance in the Premier League on 27 October, in a 2–2 draw with Crystal Palace. His season was further disrupted after suffering a dislocated shoulder in the game against West Ham United.

Tierney’s impressive performances for Arsenal following the resumption of the Premier League after the COVID-19 pandemic saw him receive Arsenal’s Player of the Month award for June. He scored his first goal for Arsenal on 26 July, in a 3–2 win against Watford on the final day of the 2019–20 Premier League season. On 1 August 2020, Tierney was selected to start in the FA Cup Final against Chelsea, as Arsenal won their 14th FA Cup.

On 25 February, he scored a goal in a 3–2 win over Benfica in the Europa League round of 32, making him the first Scotsman to score for Arsenal in a European competition since Willie Young in March 1980. In June 2021, he signed a long-term contract with Arsenal.


International Career

Tierney played for Scotland at Scotland U18 and Scotland U19 levels. Tierney received his first call-up to the senior Scotland squad on 10 March 2016 for a friendly against Denmark.

Tierney was selected as Scotland captain for a friendly match against the Netherlands in November 2017, where he played as a central defender in a 1–0 defeat.

In October 2018, Tierney scored a decisive own goal in a 2–1 loss to Israel in a UEFA Nations League fixture. Speaking after the game, Robertson said that both he and Tierney were being played out of position in the 3–5–2 system adopted by Alex McLeish to accommodate both players.

In November 2019, Tierney withdrew from the Scotland squad ahead of their UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers against Cyprus and Kazakhstan due to a hip injury. In October 2020, he was required to pull out of the squad for a Euro 2020 play-off semi-final against Israel after being in close contact with Stuart Armstrong, who had tested positive for COVID-19. It was later confirmed by Armstrong, Tierney and Ryan Christie that they had been playing video games in the same room.

Tierney provided three assists in a 4–0 win against the Faroe Islands on 31 March 2021, despite playing from a central defensive position.


Honours

Celtic

  • Scottish Premiership: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
  • Scottish Cup: 2016–17, 2017–18
  • Scottish League Cup: 2017–18, 2018–19

Arsenal

  • FA Cup: 2019–20
  • FA Community Shield: 2020

Individual

  • UEFA Champions League Breakthrough XI: 2017
  • PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • SFWA Young Player of the Year: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • Celtic Young Player of the Year: 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
  • SFSA Supporters’ Player of the Year: 2017
  • Scottish Premiership Player of the Month: October 2017
  • PFA Scotland Team of the Year (Premiership): 2015–16, 2016–17 2017–18
  • PFA Scotland Goal of the Season: 2017–18
  • Celtic FC Goal of the Season: 2017–18

Who is Kieran Tierney?

Kieran Tierney is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a left-back or centre-back for Premier League club Arsenal and the Scotland national team.

When did Kieran Tierney joined Arsenal?

On 8 August 2019, Tierney signed for Premier League club Arsenal.

How much is the net worth of Kieran Tierney?

The estimated net worth of Kieran Tierney is 19.5 Million Euro.

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