Stephen Ward

  • Date of birth : 20/08/1985
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
 
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Stephen Ward

Stephen Ward

Although capable of playing in midfield and up front, Stephen Ward established himself during the latter stages of UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying as the Republic of Ireland's first-choice left-back. Formerly of Dublin club Bohemian FC, he is now in his sixth season with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC.

• A Dubliner, he joined League of Ireland club Bohemians in the summer of 2003 and helped them to third place in his first full season, during which he also made his European debut in a UEFA Cup qualifier against FC Levadia Tallinn.

• Was Bohs' top scorer with seven league goals in the 2005 season but managed just one in 2006 as the club finished a disappointing ninth.

• Joined Wolves, then in the English second tier, in January 2007 for a League of Ireland record transfer fee of £100,000 and registered three goals in his first seven appearances; failed to score in either of his first three full seasons but helped Wolves to the Championship title in 2008/09, making 42 appearances.

• Deployed in a variety of positions by Wolves (and ex-Ireland) manager Mick McCarthy, he scored his first Premier League goal, as a striker, in a memorable 1-0 win against Liverpool FC at Anfield on 29 December 2010.

• Scored 24 minutes into his international debut − a 5-0 defeat of Northern Ireland in the Nations Cup − and started five of his country's last six UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers, finding the net in the second leg of the play-off against Estonia.

Last updated: 20/01/12 15.09CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 16/04/2014 02:04 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundKazakhstanKazakhstan1-2Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9001
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-6GermanyGermany9000
24.02.2014English FA CupFifth round - ReplayHullHull2-1BrightonBrighton9000
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-2SerbiaSerbia6400

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General info

  • Name: Stephen Ward
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 20/08/1985 (28)
  • Country: Republic of Ireland
  • Club: Brighton ( ENG)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 77kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First qualifying round)
    27/07/04: Bohemians 1-3 Levadia
  • National team: UEFA European Under-19 Championship (First qualifying round)
    18/09/03: Republic of Ireland 1-1 Bulgaria

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Republic of Ireland81
Republic of Ireland U-2140
Republic of Ireland U-1933
Total154

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Bohemians10
Total10
UEFA Intertoto Cup
ClubPGS
Bohemians20
Total20
Last updated: 28/08/2013 18:53 CET
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