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Alan Hutton

Alan Hutton (born 30 November 1984 in Penilee, Glasgow) is a Scottish people association football who plays for Aston Villa F.C. and the Scotland national football team.

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Alan Hutton biography


Alan Hutton (born 30 November 1984 in Penilee, Glasgow) is a Scottish people association football who plays for Aston Villa F.C. and the Scotland national football team.

Club career

Rangers

Hutton joined Rangers F.C. on 4 September 2000. Alan Hutton made Alan Hutton debut against Partick Thistle F.C. in a Scottish Premier League match on 22 December 2002. It was Alan Hutton first and last appearance that season; however, Alan Hutton made eleven appearances during 2003–04 in Scottish football, scoring Alan Hutton first goal against Dunfermline Athletic F.C. at Ibrox Stadium on 23 March 2004.

Alan Hutton made twelve appearances during 2004–05 in Scottish football as the club won both the Scottish Premier League title and the Scottish League Cup. Alan Hutton broke Alan Hutton leg in February 2005 whilst playing in an SPL match against Kilmarnock F.C., and was sidelined for eight months. The 2005–06 in Scottish football proved to be difficult for Rangers domestically, and Hutton only made twenty three appearances in the first team, competing with Netherlands Fernando Ricksen for the right back position.

Hutton signed a new five-year contract with Rangers in the summer of 2007. Alan Hutton started the 2007–08 in Scottish football well and played a part in Rangers' opening UEFA Champions League 2007-08 Group E group match victories against VfB Stuttgart and Olympique Lyonnais. Alan Hutton made a total of 94 league appearances, scoring two league goals against Dunfermline and Hibernian in six years with the Ibrox club, with further goals against Partizan Belgrade in the UEFA Cup and East Stirlingshire in the Scottish Cup.

Tottenham Hotspur

During the January transfer window in the 2007–08 in Scottish football, English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur F.C. made a bid, believed to be in the £5 million region, for Hutton. Alan Hutton initially rejected the chance to join Spurs, and did so again when they improved their offer. The protracted transfer was finally completed on 30 January 2008, with the fee reported to be in the region of £9 million. Alan Hutton made Alan Hutton Spurs debut on 2 February in a 1–1 draw with Manchester United F.C..

Loan to Sunderland

On 1 February 2010, Hutton signed for Sunderland A.F.C. on loan until the end of the season, and made Alan Hutton debut in the 1–1 draw with Wigan Athletic F.C.. On 24 April 2010, Alan Hutton was shown a red card for a clash with Jozy Altidore. Sunderland and Hutton were keen to make the move permanent, however they were unwilling to pay the fee that Spurs were demanding.

Return to Tottenham

After Sunderland failed to sign Hutton on a permanent deal Alan Hutton returned to Spurs, starting and playing the full 90 minutes against Manchester United at Old Trafford in a 2-0 Premier League defeat. At the end of the 2010-11 season, Alan Hutton made 26 appearances for Spurs in all competitions. Alan Hutton was Tottenham's first choice right-back for the majority of the 2010-11 season, often being preferred to Croatia international Vedran Ćorluka on the right hand side of the Spurs defence. Hutton was also an important fixture in Tottenham's 2010–11 UEFA Champions League UEFA Champions League campaign that saw them reach the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League knockout phase Quarter-finals, including being part of the team that produced a memorable 3–1 victory over 2010 UEFA Champions League Final F.C. Internazionale Milano.

However, at the beginning of the 2011–12 in English football, Tottenham Hotspur right-back Kyle Walker was regularly chosen ahead of Hutton in defence following Alan Hutton return from a loan spell away at Villa Park. Ironically Hutton was heavily linked with a £3 million transfer to Aston Villa F.C., the club that Walker had recently returned from.

Aston Villa

On 31 August 2011, Aston Villa confirmed that they had signed Hutton on a four-year contract in a deal thought to be worth £30,000 a week to Hutton, along with fellow Tottenham player Jermaine Jenas, who arrived on-loan. This move reunited Hutton with Alex McLeish, one of Alan Hutton former managers at Rangers F.C.. Hutton made Alan Hutton debut for Aston Villa on 10th September in a 2-2 draw away at Everton. Hutton also took part in Villa's 2-1 defeat to local rivals West Brom, where a tackle on Shane Long injured Long's knee keeping Alan Hutton out for six weeks. The tackle received no punishment during the game but sparked retrospect debate as to the fairness of the challenge. Hutton's fiery reputation continued as Alan Hutton was shown a second yellow card and sent off in Villa's 2-1 defeat at home to Arsenal on 21st December.

International career

Hutton has been capped by Scotland at Scotland national under-21 football team and Scotland B national football team levels.

Along with Alan Hutton then-Rangers team-mate Charlie Adam, Hutton was called up by manager Alex McLeish to the Scotland national football team squad for the first time on 11 May 2007 for a exhibition game Association football against Austria national football team and a 2008 UEFA European Football Championship qualifying against the Faroe Islands national football team. Alan Hutton made Alan Hutton international debut against Austria on 30 May 2007, coming on as a substitute. Hutton made Alan Hutton competitive debut against Lithuania national football team in September 2007. Hutton was part of the Scotland national team team that beat France national football team at Parc des Princes in September 2007.

Alan Hutton surging runs down the right wing for Alan Hutton country has gained Alan Hutton the nickname "The Scottish Cafu" amongst the Tartan Army.

Honours

Rangers
- Scottish Premier League Scottish Premier League 2004-05

Tottenham Hotspur
- Football League Cup: Football League Cup 2007–08
- Barclays Asia Trophy: 2009
- Vodacom Challenge: 2011 Vodacom Challenge

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Hutton

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