Born: 15 December 1989, Liverpool
Former clubs: Tranmere Rovers, Ipswich Town

24-year-old defender joined the Hammers from Championship side Ipswich Town on a five-year contract for an undisclosed fee in July 2014.

Born in Liverpool, Cresswell began his career with Tranmere Rovers before moving to Portman Road in 2011. He then enjoyed three outstanding seasons with the Tractor Boys, making nearly 150 appearances and earning Player of the Year honours in 2012.

After being named in the 2013/14 PFA Championship Team of the Year, Cresswell stepped up to the top flight by signing for the Hammers.


Joined West Ham United on a four-year contract on 3 July 2014...Immediately settled into the first team at left-back, starting in the season opening defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on 16 August 2014.

Before West Ham

A consistently impressive performer who was long been linked with a move to the Barclays Premier League, Cresswell joined Tranmere as a schoolboy before making his first-team debut at 18 in November 2008...The 5'7" full-back played 80 times for the Prenton Park side over three seasons, scoring six goals, before moving up a division to Ipswich in summer 2011...An outstanding debut season for the Suffolk club saw Cresswell voted Ipswich's Player of the Year for 2011/12....He followed that with two further impressive campaigns during which he missed just four league matches - two of those through suspension and two through injury...In 2013/14, his outstanding all-round displays saw Cresswell voted into the Championship Team of the Year by his fellow professionals.