Luke Ayling - Bio, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Age, Facts, Nationality, Height, Current Team, Contract, Position, Salary, Wiki, Career, Awards, Siblings
Luke David Ayling is an English professional football player who plays for Premier League club Leeds United as a defender. He normally plays as a right-back but also can play as a center-back or as a defensive midfielder. He started playing football for the youth team of Arsenal in 1999 and began his career at the club. He was part of Arsenal youth team’s double-winning team of the 2008-09 season, before signing his first professional contract in July 2009. He was then loaned out to Yeovil Town in March 2010 where he made 4 appearances for the club in all the competitions and at the end of the season, he agreed a permanent deal with Yeovil. After four seasons with Yeovil, on 8 June 2014, he signed for Bristol City where he played until 2016. On 11 August 2016, he signed for Leeds United for a fee of £200,000 where he was a mainstay as Leeds won the 2019-20 EFL Championship, under manager Marcelo Bielsa.
On the international level, he hasn’t made any appearances for his country.
What is Luke Ayling famous for?
- Being an English professional football player.
- For playing as a defender for Premier League club Leeds United.
Where is Luke Ayling from?
Luke David Ayling was born on 25 August 1991. His birthplace is Lambeth, England. Detail about his parents has been kept secret and has not been disclosed yet. He holds English nationality. He belongs to the white ethnicity. His religion is Christianity. His horoscope sign is Virgo.
Which teams have Luke Ayling played for?
- He started playing football for the youth team of Arsenal in 1999 and began his career at the club. He was part of Arsenal youth team’s double-winning team of the 2008-09 season, before signing his first professional contract in July 2009 with the club.
- During his 2009-10 season, he was only to be called into the first-team squad. On 9 December 2009, he was an unused substitute for a dead rubber 1-0 UEFA Champions League group stage defeat to Greek team Olympiacos.
- On 17 March 2010, he joined League One club Yeovil Town on loan for an initial month and made his professional debut on 2 April 2010 as a second-half substitute in a 0-0 draw away at Southend United. With his excellent performances, his loan was extended until the end of the season where he made 4 appearances for the club in all the competitions.
- On 30 June 2010, he agreed on a permanent contract with Yeovil. He made his debut on 7 August 2010 in a 2-1 win against Leyton Orient. During his 2010-11 season, he made 40 appearances for the club, providing 1 assist in all the competitions.
- During his 2011-12 season, he made 48 appearances for the club, providing 5 assists in all the competitions.
- On 19 May 2013, he played in the 2013 League One play-offs Final at Wembley Stadium as Yeovil beat Brentford 2-1 to earn promotion to the Championship. During his 2012-13 season, he made 47 appearances for the club, providing 3 assists in all the competitions as Yeovil Town was promoted to the Championship.
- During his 2013-14 season, he made 48 appearances for the club, providing 5 assists in all the competitions as Yeovil Town was relegation from the Championship.
- After relegation from the Championship during the 2013-14 season with Yeovil Town, his contract expired at the end of the season in June 2014. After rejecting the offer of a new contract at Yeovil, he left the club.
- After four seasons with Yeovil Town, on 8 June 2014, he signed for their fellow League club Bristol City for an undisclosed compensation fee, signing a three-year deal. He made his debut for the club on 9 August 2014 in a 2-1 win against Sheffield United. On 25 October 2014, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-2 draw against Barnsley FC. In his first season, he made 58 appearances for the club, scoring 4 goals and providing 4 assists in all the competitions as Bristol City won the Football League Trophy and as well as they were crowned League One champions, and earned a promotion to the Championship.
- During his 2015-16 season, he made 36 appearances for the club, providing 2 assists in all the competitions as his form at the back helped Bristol City retain their Championship status.
- On 11 August 2016, he signed for Championship rivals Leeds United for a fee of £200,000, signing a three-year deal. He made his debut for the club on 13 August 2016 in a 2-1 loss against Birmingham City. In his first season, he made 43 appearances for the club, providing 3 assists in all the competition as Leeds United slid to seventh place and narrowly missed out on the play-offs.
- On 1 January 2018, during the 0-0 draw, he sustain an ankle injury following a tackle by former Leeds teammate Liam Bridcutt ruling him out for the rest of the season. During his 2017-18 season, he made 31 appearances for the club, providing 3 assists in all the competition as Leeds United slipped into the bottom half of the table before he returned ahead of schedule in the final game of the season against Queens Park Rangers.
- On 18 August 2018, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-0 win against Rotherham United. On 21 August 2018, he made his 100th appearance for the club in a 2-2 draw against Swansea City. During his 2018-19 season, he made 42 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals and providing 6 assists in all the competition as Leeds United slowly lost their grip on automatic promotion, having led the division at Christmas, before losing to Derby County in the play-offs.
- After being injured towards the very start of 2019-20 pre-season training, he missed all the pre-season games and the start of the new season after undergoing ankle surgery. He signed a new four-year contract with the club in October 2019. On 29 December 2019, he scored his first goal of the 2019-20 season in a 5-4 victory in a dramatic win against Birmingham City, with him scoring a long-range volley. On 30 December 2019, he was chosen as the right-back for the "Football League Team of the decade" by The Guardian. On 8 January 2020, after impressive performances during the month of December, he won the EFL Championship PFA Player of the Month award for December 2019, beating former Leeds player Tom Less as well as Jed Wallace, Lee Tomlin, Sam Johnstone, and Andre Ayew. In February 2020, his performances again saw him awarded the EFL Championship PFA Player of the Month title. During his 2019-20 season, he made 38 appearances for the club, scoring 4 goals and providing 5 assists in all the competitions as Leeds United were crowned EFL Championship champions and earned a promotion to the Premier League. Additionally, he was named in The Gordian’s EFL Championship team of the season and as well as Professional Footballers’ 2019-20 EFL Championship Team of the Season. That season, he also won the EFL Championship PFA Fans' Player of the Year for the 2019-20 award after beating off competition from nominees including Ollie Watkins and Aleksandar Mitrovic.
- He made his Premier League debut and the first match of the 2020-21 season as a captain for the club on 12 September 2020 in a 4-3 loss against Liverpool at Anfield Stadium. During that season, he made 38 appearances for the club in all the competitions.
- On 14 August 2021, he scored his first goal for Leeds in the Premier League in the 2021-22 season opener in a 5-1 defeat to rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford. This was nominated as one of the Premier League's Goals of the Month for August. On 17 September 2021, he suffered a knee injury in a 1-1 draw against Newcastle United which sidelined him for almost three months while he had a minor operation to fix his knee. In his 5 December return game, where he was in the starting lineup, he provided the assist for a 94th-minute equalizer by Bamford (making his return in the same game) in a 2-2 home draw with Brentford. On 12 December 2022, he joined a select group of just 70 players that have made over 200 appearances for the club, including current teammates Stuart Dallas, Liam Cooper, and Kalvin Phillips.
Luke Ayling International Career
- He hasn’t made any appearances for his country.
- Won the 2008-09 Premier Academy League with Arsenal U18.
- Won the 2008-09 FA Youth Cup with Arsenal U18.
- Won the 2012-13 Football League play-offs with Yeovil Town.
- Won the 2014-15 Football League One with Bristol City.
- Won the 2014-15 Football League Trophy with Bristol City.
- Won the 2019-20 EFL Championship with Leeds United.
- Won the 2019-20 Championship PFA Fans' Player of the Year.
- Won the 2019-20 Leeds United Goal of the Season.
How much does Luke Ayling earn?
Luke Ayling earns from his professional career as a football player. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. In August 2016, he signed for Championship rivals Leeds United for a fee of £200,000, signing a three-year deal. As of 2022, his estimated net worth is around $1 million-$5 million and his salary is £1.8 million. His market value is around €4 million.
Who is Luke Ayling married to?
Looking at his personal life, he is a married guy. He got married to his beautiful girlfriend, Poppy on 9 June 2021 with singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding performing at the ceremony. The couple is blessed with one daughter, Maisie, who was born in March 2017. He has an intimate relationship with his wife and daughter where they are living their life happily together.
How tall is Luke Ayling?
Luke Ayling stands at a height of 1.85m i.e. 6 feet and 1 inch tall. He has a bodyweight of 72kg. He has an athletic body build. His eye color is brown and his hair color is dark brown. His sexual orientation is straight. His other body measurement such as chest size, biceps size, and waist size is still got to get revealed yet. Overall, he has got a healthy body.
Trivias About Luke Ayling You Need To Know.
- He was part of the Arsenal youth team’s double-winning team of the 2008-09 season.
- He signed his first professional contract with Arsenal in June 2009.
- He hasn’t made any appearances for his country.
- He wears shirt number 2 for Leeds United.