Nick Pope

England - Premier League
National Team
Joined Sells
March 2015

Released by Ipswich Town at the age of 16, Pope joined local non-league side Bury Town, where he remained for three years before being picked up by League One Charlton Athletic in 2011.

His time at The Valley was punctuated by loan spells at non-league Harrow Borough, Welling United, Cambridge United and Aldershot Town, before making his professional debut for Charlton in a Championship game against Bristol City in May 2013.

He went on to make 33 appearances in the second tier and also had further spells on loan at York City and Bury before signing a permanent contract with Premier League newcomers Burnley in the summer of 2016.

Waiting 14 months to make his Premier League debut, Pope replaced the injured Tom Heaton against Crystal Palace, and went on to play 35 times in the top flight in 2017/18.

His excellent form for the high-flying Clarets was rewarded with an England call-up, and he was named in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad, making his debut in a pre-tournament warm-up game against Costa Rica.