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Gallery: The Rise and Rise of Nick Pope

16 May 2018

A pictorial record of the Clarets' keeper's incredible journey.

After being released by boyhood club Ipswich Town, Nick began his career with non-league Bury Town and joined Charlton Athletic in 2011.

Loans followed, to Harrow Borough, Welling United, Cambridge United, Aldershot, York City and Bury.

He made his Charlton and professional debut in the final game of the 2012/13 season, as a late substitute against Bristol City.

Nick's final game for Charlton Athletic came in May 2016, when the Addicks suffered relegation to League One. Their opponents that day, heading in the opposite direction, to the Premier League? Burnley, of course!

After joining the Clarets that summer, a debut soon arrived at Accrington Stanley in the EFL Cup.

September, 2017 and a Premier League debut to remember, following Tom Heaton's injury, as Pope preserves a precious three points with this save against Crystal Palace.

Pope follows that up with a stunning display at Liverpool to earn plaudits and  the Clarets a point on Merseyside.

A first Premier League defeat for Pope at Manchester City, with the help of a controversial penalty.

October, 2018, and Pope signs a new three-year deal at Turf Moor, and celebrates with the club's Player of the Month award. He is also shorlisted for the Premier League Player of the Month.

Following another club Player of the Month award in February, 2018, the following month brings a new high! After a series of eye-catching performances, Gareth Southgate selects Pope for the England squad for the first time, sealing a rise from non-league to the international squad!

Pope plays a major role in Burnley achieving their highest league finish since the mid-1970s and is the unanimous choice at the club's annual awards by landing both the Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year.

May, 2018 and Pope is selected for the England squad heading to Russia for the World Cup.


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