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Ian Michael Walker (born October 31, 1971 in Watford) is an English footballer currently playing for Bolton Wanderers.


Walker was for many years the primary goalkeeper for Tottenham Hotspur, starting out with them as a trainee and having two loan spells, for Ipswich and Oxford. He transferred to Leicester City in July 2001 for £2,500,000, after the signing of goalkeeper Neil Sullivan. He had made 240 premiership appearances for Tottenham. He spent four years at Leicester before being released on May 6, 2005 and joining Bolton on a one year contract. In May 2006 Walker was rewarded for his patience in not playing a single league game by being given a further two year contract.


Walker has only been capped for the England national team four times, making his debut in 1996 against Hungary. His most infamous game was against Italy in a qualification match for the 1998 World Cup where he is widely believed to have been at fault to a Gianfranco Zola strike. England lost this game to Italy 1:0 at Wembley Stadium. He backed up David James at Euro 2004 but has now been overtaken by Paul Robinson, Robert Green and Scott Carson in the pecking order.