Steven Taylor spent 12 years in the Newcastle United first-team (Photo credit should read ANDREW YATES/AFP via Getty Images)

Steven Taylor’s career at Newcastle United - including that Aston Villa red card and his final appearance against Tottenham Hotspur

Former Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor has announced his retirement from football.

Taylor started his journey with Newcastle United aged just nine.

In a senior career that spanned 17 years, Taylor spent 12 of them at Newcastle before moving stateside to play for Portland Timbers.

He has since had spells with Ipswich Town, Peterborough, Wellington Phoenix and Odisha FC.

Taylor’s decade in the Newcastle first-team saw him play in Europe, the Championship and back in Europe again, before ending, once again, in relegation.

His peak arguably came alongside Fabricio Coloccini during the 2011/12 season where they finished 5th and qualified for the Europa League.

With this in mind, we have compiled a list of some of Taylor’s most memorable moments in the black and white and some statistics that help to shape the impact he had whilst at Newcastle.

Have we missed anything out? What are your favourite memories of Taylor’s time at Newcastle?

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