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Matt Targett

Matt Targett

13 Defender

Nationality :England
Date Of Birth :September 18, 1995
Height :183cm
Weight :70kg

Matthew Robert Targett (born 18 September 1995) is a professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Premier League club Newcastle United. He has represented both Scotland and England at youth international level.


Full nameMatthew Robert Targett
Date of birth18 September 1995 (age 27)
Place of birthEastleigh, Hampshire, England
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Position(s)Left-back / wing-back

Matt Targett Biography, EarlyLife


Matthew Robert Targett, a left-back for Premier League team Newcastle United while on loan from Aston Villa, was born on September 18, 1995. He can also perform as a left winger. Targett entered the Southampton Academy, where he was voted Young Player of the Season in 2015 after making his Premier League debut.

Matt Targett later played on loan at Fulham, where he was a member of the team that won the 2018 Championship Playoffs. He has competed for England and Scotland in youth international competitions.

Matt Targett Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

Matt Targett’s Height, And Weight

Matt Targett is 6 feet 6 inches tall, and 198 pounds, and his body measurements will be updated soon.



Born in Eastleigh, Hampshire, Targett joined Southampton’s academy at the age of eight, after being scouted by his local team. He was named in a senior matchday squad for the first time on 24 September 2013 and was unused as they defeated Bristol City 2–0 in the third round of the League Cup. On 26 April 2014, he was named in a Premier League game for the first time, remaining on the bench as Southampton won 2–0 at home against Everton.

On 26 August 2014, Targett made his first-team debut for Southampton in a League Cup second-round game at Millwall. He played the entire match, which Southampton won 2–0. His next appearance came on 23 September in a 2–1 victory at Arsenal in the following round of the tournament.

He made his first Premier League appearance on 27 September 2014, replacing Dušan Tadić in added time at the end of a 2–1 home victory over Queens Park Rangers. Targett’s first start came on 28 December, a 1–1 draw against Chelsea in which regular left-back Ryan Bertrand was ineligible through being on loan from the visiting team.

He was named as Southampton’s Young Player of the Season for 2014–15.

On 4 August 2017, Targett signed a new five-year contract with Southampton, extending his stay at the club to the summer of 2022.

Fulham (loan)

On 22 January 2018, Targett joined Championship club Fulham on loan for the remainder of the season. He scored his first goal in a 1–1 draw with Bolton Wanderers on 10 February. On 26 May, he won promotion to the Premier League when Fulham beat Aston Villa 1–0 in the Championship Play-off Final, playing the full 90 minutes.

Return to Southampton

In his penultimate match for the Saints on 27 April 2019, Targett came on at half-time for Oriol Romeu and scored his only goal for the club, in a 3–3 home draw with Bournemouth.

Aston Villa

On 1 July 2019, Targett signed for newly-promoted Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee. He made his debut on 27 August in a 6–1 EFL Cup second-round victory over Crewe Alexandra, although he was only able to play the first 42 minutes of the game before suffering a hamstring injury.

He recovered and returned to the squad on 25 September, in a 3–1 victory in the next round at Brighton & Hove Albion, and then made his first Premier League start for Villa three days later in a 2–2 home draw against Burnley. Targett scored his first goal for Aston Villa on 19 October, defeating Brighton 2–1 at Villa Park in the fourth minute of added time.

At the end of the 2020–21 season, Targett was the only outfield player to start all 38 Premier League matches and was voted Players’ Player of the Season by his teammates.

Newcastle United

On 31 January 2022, Targett joined Newcastle United on loan until the end of the 2021–22 season. On 8 June 2022, Targett signed a 4-year deal with the Magpies, for a reported fee of £15 million.

International career

Targett represented Scotland at under-19 level before electing to play for England under-19s in September 2013. On 17 November 2014, Targett scored his first goal at international level in a 1–1 draw against Portugal for the England U-20s, followed by a goal in the penalty shoot-out. Targett made his debut for the under-21 side on 27 March 2015, starting in a 1–0 win against the Czech Republic in Prague.

He was part of the team that won the 2016 Toulon Tournament, their first such win in 22 years.

The Evening Chronicle reported in April 2022 that England and Scotland were both considering Targett for selection by their full national teams.

Matt Targett’s Net Worth

The left-back signed a contract with Aston Villa in July 2019 that gives him a staggering salary of 2.2 million euros ($1.9 million) annually. According to our calculations, Matt Targett makes €454 (£399) per hour and €10,906 (£9,582) each day.

Transfer Value and Records

  • Current market value: €15.00m
  • Highest market value: €17.00m

Matt Targett’s Wife, Marriage, Children

The gorgeous Jasmin Buckle and Matt Targett have been partners for a while.

Since they began dating in 2013, the couple has been together for a very long time.

They met in Hampshire and have been together since they were young.

They grew up together, to put it mildly. Nevertheless, they are each other’s best friends in addition to being a couple.

Being in a relationship with your best friend while dating them is priceless, therefore Matt Targett and Buckle are quite fortunate.

Matt Targett Awards


  • U21 Premier League Cup: 2014–15


  • EFL Championship play-offs: 2018

Aston Villa

  • EFL Cup runner-up: 2019–20

Newcastle United

  • EFL Cup runner-up: 2022–23

England U21

  • Toulon Tournament: 2016


  • Aston Villa Players’ Player of the Season: 2020–21

Matt Targett: Players Stats 2023

Premier League Stats for Matt Targett

GeneralTotalPer 90 MinutesPercentile
Matches Played16N/A
Minutes52733 min’ per appearance
Annual Salary€5,971,413N/A
Matches Started5N/A
Matches Subbed In11N/A 
Matches Subbed Out4N/A 

Defending Stats

DefendingTotalPer 90 or %Percentile
Goals Conceded40.68
Minutes Per Goal Conceded132 min’ 
Clean Sheets531%
Ground Duels559.39
Ground Duels Won254.27
Aerial Duels Won91.54
Dribbled Past111.88
Shots Blocked10.17
Penalties Given Away00.00

Yellow Cards, Red Cards, and Foul Stats

Cards & FoulsTotalPer 90Percentile
Yellow Cards1  
Red Cards0  
Total Cards10.17
Minutes Per Booking527 min’ / card 
Cards Over 0.516%
Fouls Committed71.20
Fouled Against30.51

Goals and xG (Expected Goals)

Goals, xG, ShotsTotalPer 90 MinutesPercentile
Goals Scored00
Goal Involvement00
Goals at Home00
Goals at Away00
Expected Goals (xG)0.000.00
Non-Penalty xG (px)0.000.00
Penalties Scored0  
3 or More Goals0  
2 or More Goals0  
Minutes Per Goal0 min’ / goal 

Assists, Passing, & Chance Creation Stats

Assists & PassingTotalPer 90 MinutesPercentile
Expected Assists (xA)0.860.15
Successful Passes
247/ 301
Pass Completion Rate82.06% 
Key Passes101.71
Successful Crosses
7/ 32
Cross Completion Rate21.88% 
Minutes Per AssistNo Assists 


What is the net worth of Matt Targett?

His net worth is 2.2 million euros.

What is the height of Matt Targett?

His height is 6 feet 0 inches.

What is the age of Matt Targett?

His age is 28 years as of 2023.

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