Steven Taylor’s Newcastle United career in pictures

Newcastle United's Steven Taylor applauds fans after the game

The defender is departing Newcastle United this summer.

Newcastle United have confirmed that Steven Taylor will leave the club this summer, via their official website.

The 30-year-old will bring an end to a 14-year association with the club, having initially joined their academy in July 2002.

He made his debut 12 years ago against Real Mallorca in the UEFA Cup, making his Premier League bow against Bolton Wanderers three days later.

During his time a St James’ Park, he made 268 appearances for the Magpies, with his last coming in the 5-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the season.

His time in the North East has been an eventful one to say the least, as the club have both risen and fallen in that time. He has seen them both challenging for Champions League football, to being relegated to the Championship.

Here is a collection of pictures from his time at Newcastle United.

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Steven Taylor - Newcastle United in action against Ruud Van Nistelrooy - Manchester UnitedSteven Taylor - Newcastle United in action against Ruud Van Nistelrooy - Manchester United

Steven Taylor - Newcastle United in action against LillestromSteven Taylor - Newcastle United in action against Lillestrom

 

Newcastle's Steven Taylor celebratesNewcastle's Steven Taylor celebrates

Newcastle's Jonjo Shelvey, Steven Taylor and Karl Darlow are dejected after the matchNewcastle's Jonjo Shelvey, Steven Taylor and Karl Darlow are dejected after the match

Newcastle's Steven TaylorNewcastle's Steven Taylor

Newcastle United's Steven Taylor celebratesNewcastle United's Steven Taylor celebrates

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Papiss Cisse celebrates scoring the first goal for Newcastle with Steven TaylorPapiss Cisse celebrates scoring the first goal for Newcastle with Steven Taylor

Newcastle United's Fabricio Coloccini (L) and Steven TaylorNewcastle United's Fabricio Coloccini (L) and Steven Taylor

Newcastle United's Steven Taylor applauds fans after the gameNewcastle United's Steven Taylor applauds fans after the game

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