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Legacy Number
12 July 1995 (28YRS)
5FT 10" (178cm)
Preferred foot
Place of birth
Kingston upon Thames, England
Current club
Manchester United FC
England debut
Senior caps
Senior Goals
"Getting my first senior call-up was unbelievable, and something I never expected at the time."

Grassroots club: Molesey Juniors
County FA: Surrey

Luke Shaw is a technically-gifted defender who has been on the England scene since his teenage years with first club Southampton.

Despite growing up in Kingston-on-Thames, just outside of London, the boyhood Chelsea fan was with the Saints academy from the age of eight after being spotted playing for his local team in a tournament and impressed throughout before eventually making his first-team debut for the club at the age of 16.

He'd already become a regular for the Young Lions by then, picking up caps in the 2010-11 Victory Shield with the MU16s, before progressing into John Peacock’s MU17s the following season.

They missed out on a spot in the 2012 EURO Finals in Slovenia after losing in the Elite Round, but just over a year later and Shaw was a key man in Gareth Southgate’s MU21s squad and eventually part of the senior squad who went to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

The same year, Shaw headed north to join Manchester United for what was then a world record transfer fee for a teenager.

Some unfortunate injuries hampered his appearances for the Reds and England but by the summer of 2021 Shaw was back to his best.

Shaw's performances during EURO 2020 showed why he was so highly regarded for so long and although his early goal in the Final against Italy did not end with him lifting the trophy, his displays did earn the left back a spot in the Team of the Tournament.

Video Highlights

13 Apr 2021 8:05

Last-minute winner in 4v4 game

Harry Kane, Harry Maguire, Declan Rice and Sam Johnstone come up against Luke Shaw, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker and Dean Henderson