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John Thomas Gordon Ruddy is an English footballer who plays for Norwich City and the England national team as a goalkeeper. Ruddy began his career at Cambridge United and made his professional debut in the final game of the season at Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road stadium on 8 May 2004. He had a trial at Manchester United in November 2004, before moving to Everton in the summer of 2005 for a fee of around £250,000. In September 2005, Ruddy signed for Walsall on loan, making four appearances in League One before returning to Everton. In September 2006, Ruddy went on loan again with Stockport County. On 21 April, Ruddy completed an emergency one-week loan to League One side Bristol City, and helped them move closer to promotion. In January 2009, he went out on loan until the end of the 2008–09 season to Crewe Alexandra. On 24 July 2009, Ruddy joined Scottish Premier League side Motherwell on a six-month loan deal. On 5 July 2010, Ruddy signed for Championship side Norwich City for an undisclosed fee. Ruddy made his debut for City against Watford in the opening fixture of the 2010–11 season which Norwich lost 3–2 at Carrow Road. Ruddy was voted Player's Player of the Season following Norwich's twelfth-place finish. On 16 May 2012, Ruddy was called up to the England squad for the 2012 European Championships.   John Thomas Gordon Ruddy is an English footballer who plays for Norwich City and the England national team as a goalkeeper. Ruddy began his career at Cambridge United and made his professional debut in the final game of the season at Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road stadium on 8 May 2004.  He had a trial at Manchester United in November 2004, before moving to Everton in the summer of 2005 for a fee of around £250,000. In September 2005, Ruddy signed for Walsall on loan, making four appearances in League One before returning to Everton. In September 2006, Ruddy went on loan again with Stockport County. On 21 April, Ruddy completed an emergency one-week loan to League One side Bristol City, and helped them move closer to promotion. In January 2009, he went out on loan until the end of the 2008–09 season to Crewe Alexandra. On 24 July 2009, Ruddy joined Scottish Premier League side Motherwell on a six-month loan deal. On 5 July 2010, Ruddy signed for Championship side Norwich City for an undisclosed fee. Ruddy made his debut for City against Watford in the opening fixture of the 2010–11 season which Norwich lost 3–2 at Carrow Road. Ruddy was voted Player's Player of the Season following Norwich's twelfth-place finish. On 16 May 2012, Ruddy was called up to the England squad for the 2012 European Championships.

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