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Stephen Ireland Biography

Stephen James Ireland is an Irish footballer who currently plays as anattacking midfielder for Premier League club Aston Villa. Ireland was captain of the Cork Schoolboys League, Kennedy Cup team in 2000 and was the standout player in that tournament in Limerick in June 2000. In 2005, at the age of 18, he joined English Premiership club Manchester City. He played for the first team in a number of pre-season friendlies and made his competitive debut on 18 September 2005 against Bolton Wanderers. He won the Man of the Match award on his first Premier League start against Everton on 2 October 2005. On 26 December, Ireland scored his first Premier League goal for City, a left footed volley from 20 yards. The goal proved to be the only goal in a vital 1–0 victory at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane. On 20 May 2009, he was named Manchester City's Senior Player of the Year for his impressive statistics throughout the 2008–09 season. On the final day of the transfer window, 31 January 2011, Ireland joined Newcastle United on loan until the end of the season. He finally made his debut on 19 April 2011 in a 0–0 draw with Manchester United, appearing as a 65th minute substitute.

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Stoke City midfielder Stephen Ireland suffers broken leg in training
Stoke City midfielder Stephen Ireland suffers broken leg in training
Ireland has endured an injury-ravaged season at the Britannia and is set for an extended spell on the sidelines.
5 instances when players missed matches due to bizarre reasons
5 instances when players missed matches due to bizarre reasons
Excuses, excuses, the following stars should have been more careful as they missed out on some important games.
Gruesome image of Stephen Ireland's calf injury surfaces after horror tackle
Gruesome image of Stephen Ireland's calf injury surfaces after horror tackle
Stoke City Manager Mark Hughes claimed the tackle could have ended Stephen Ireland's career
Manchester City should start using their youth players
Manchester City should start using their youth players
Stoke City complete loan move for Manchester City's John Guidetti, make Stephen Ireland move permanent
Stoke City complete loan move for Manchester City's John Guidetti, make Stephen Ireland move permanent
Stoke City have pulled off a double signing in their bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League, bringing in Manchester City striker John Guidetti on loan and making Stephen Ireland’s loan deal from Aston Villa permanent.   LOAN NEWS: @superguidetti joins @stokecity on loan until the summer http://t.co/DI2ztNjWIt #mcfc pic.twitter.com/I9MjhSDR0y — Manchester City FC [...]The post Stoke Complete Loan Move For PL’s Highly-Rated Teenage Sensation appeared first on Squawka News.
Stoke City 3-2 Chelsea: Five talking points
Stoke City 3-2 Chelsea: Five talking points
Video: Swansea 3 Stoke City 3
Video: Swansea 3 Stoke City 3
Top Five One-Season wonders in the Premier League
Top Five One-Season wonders in the Premier League
Whilst there are players who, like a well-oiled machine turn in great performances every single season. There are those who have their season in the sun and then never quite get close to that. This article looks at those one-season wonders, who have graced the Premier League.
Top 5 wasted football talents
Top 5 wasted football talents
Video: Stoke City 0-0 West Brom
Video: Stoke City 0-0 West Brom
The transfer deadline day signing that made the most football supporters happy
The transfer deadline day signing that made the most football supporters happy
An Aston Villa Player is the most welcome signing of deadline day…   Lets face it, transfer deadline day is over-hyped and should be before the season actually kicks off. If you’re a manager and waiting to do
Four extravagant features of footballers’ homes
Four extravagant features of footballers’ homes
So we all know that footballers are paid way too much, with most professionals in the Premier league on multi-million pound deals. But putting all jealousy aside, when these footballers have bought their mansions and country townhouses, what extravagant extras do they splash out on inside? Here we take a … Continue reading →
Aston Villa deadline day Transfer analysis
Aston Villa deadline day Transfer analysis
Will Libor Kozák be the only Villa deadline business?   The so far reported in’s and out’s of Villa’s deadline day dealings.   IN Libor Kozák – From Lazio We knew there would be some Villa business done
Shay Given set to leave Aston Villa
Shay Given set to leave Aston Villa
Top Tattoos: A football XI of tattooed players
Top Tattoos: A football XI of tattooed players
Football team of tattooed players. A start to a new era where almost every footballer is getting tattooed. Some tattoos have a story or meaning behin ...
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