Luke Shaw

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Luke Shaw is a British footballer. Luke Shaw is popular as the left-back player for Premier League club Manchester United and England’s national team. He wears jersey number 23. He has been playing since age 15.

Early Life and Childhood

Luke Shaw was born on July 12, 1995, and his age is currently 26 years old. He is originally from Kingston upon Thames, London. Regarding his education, Luke attended Rydens Enterprise School in Hersham, Surrey. Talking about his family, his parents are Joanna and Paul Shaw. He also has two siblings namely Ben Shaw and Nicole Shaw. Likewise, his full name is Luke Paul Hoare Shaw.

Likewise, Luke grew up as a Chelsea supporter and has stated that he originally wanted to play for the London club. At the young age of eight, Luke Shaw played at Chelsea’s development center in Guildford but they didn’t offer him an academy place. At the same age, Luke joined the Southampton Academy and became a regular in the under-18 team from the age of 15.

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Caption: Luke Shaw posing for a photo with his family members. Source: Instagram

Professional Life

Professionally, Luke Shaw is a football player who plays as a left-back for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team. Luke has been dubbed the new Gareth Bale, coming up through the same youth system as the Welsh star. He started playing for Southampton at the age of 16 years. At this age, he made his debut for Southampton’s first team on 28 January 2012 in the FA Cup.

During this match, he replaced winger Jason Puncheon for the final 13 minutes of the third-round tie against Millwall. Luke Shaw, Jack Stephens, Calum Chambers, and James Ward-Prowse became the four youth players Southampton signed a professional contract for their return to the Premier League.

Later, on 27 June 2014, Luke Shaw signed a four-year contract with an option to extend for a further year with Manchester United. His deal with Manchester United made Luke the most expensive teenager in world football.

Moreover, Luke Shaw made his debut in the first match of the club’s pre-season tour of the United States. He played the first 45 minutes of a 7–0 win over the LA Galaxy. Before the start of the season, Luke suffered a hamstring injury that ruled him out for a month. Further, in October 2014, they listed him on the 40-man shortlist for the 2014 Golden Boy award. It is a prize given to the player considered to be the best European-based player under the age of 21.

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Caption: Luke Shaw captured during the game. Source: Premier League

International Career

Luke Shaw first experienced international football in the year 2011. He made six appearances for the England under-16 team and later made his debut against Slovenia in February. It was before competing in the Montaigu Tournament in April and scoring his first international goal against Uruguay at the tournament. Later on, Luke made his debut for the under-17 team in August against Italy and also played in eight matches in a seven-month stint with the national team.

In January 2013, it was set that Luke Shaw would be called up for the first time to the England under-21 team for the following month’s friendly against Sweden. However, due to an injury picked up in training, Luke was later forced to pull out of the match. He was later called up for matches against Romania on 21 March, Austria on 25 March, and Scotland on 13 August. They also called up for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

Sadly, Luke had to pull out of all those matches for the same reason. Luke 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. He then went on to play the full 90 minutes of England’s second qualification match against Finland on 9 September.

On 27 February 2014, he was called up to the England senior team for the first time. It was for their friendly match with Denmark. Luke made his debut in the match and replaced Ashley Cole at half-time.

On 12 May 2014, Roy Hodgson’s 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup listed Luke Shaw in its list. Luke was England’s second-choice left-back behind Leighton Baines. He made his tournament debut in the last group match with Costa Rica in Belo Horizonte. Luke also holds the accolade of being the youngest player to appear at the 2014 tournament.

Relationship Status

Luke Shaw is in a romantic relationship with Anouska Santos. They also have a baby boy named Reign London Shaw. Anouska gave birth to Reign on 22 November 2019 and Anouska shared the baby’s first photo with his daddy a week later on 29th November.  Although Luke doesn’t share much about his personal life on his social media accounts, his partner and siblings do share a tiny bit about his family events.

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Caption: Luke Shaw relaxing with his son Reign London Shaw a week after birth. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements and Social Media

Luke Shaw stands tall at a height of 1.85 meters or 6 feet 1 inch and his weight is 75 kgs. Other than this, there is no information regarding his chest-waist-hip measures, biceps, dress size, shoe size, etc. Likewise, Luke has blonde hair and green eyes.

Talking about his social media, Luke Shaw is available on social media platforms by the username @lukeshaw23. He joined Twitter in August 2011 and so far has 2 million followers. Likewise, he has 267 posts shares and 2.8 million followers on his official Instagram handle. Luke also has a Facebook page with over 821k people following his journey. He created this page on July 28, 2014.