John Ruddy

  • Date of birth : 24/10/1986
  • Position : Goalkeeper
  • Country : England England
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John Ruddy

John Ruddy

Clubs: Cambridge United FC, Everton FC, Walsall FC (loan), Rushden & Diamonds FC (loan), Chester City FC (loan), Stockport County FC (loan), Wrexham FC (loan), Bristol City FC (loan), Crewe Alexandra FC (loan), Motherwell FC (loan), Norwich City FC

Uncapped at international level when he was summoned by new England manager Roy Hodgson for UEFA EURO 2012, John Ruddy earned his call-up thanks to an outstanding 2011/12 Premier League campaign with Norwich City FC in which he was repeatedly one of the best goalkeepers on view.

• Started his career with local club Cambridge United FC, keeping a clean sheet and saving a penalty on his league debut, but was unable to rescue the club from relegation out of the Football League in his first full campaign (2004/05).

• Joined top-flight Everton FC at 18 but made only one substitute appearance for the Merseyside club – in February 2006 against Blackburn Rovers FC – over the next five seasons; instead he was farmed out on loan to a succession of lower-division clubs, including two spells at Stockport County FC and a 19-match stint in 2008/09 at Crewe Alexandra FC.

• Spent the whole of the 2009/10 season at Scottish Premier League outfit Motherwell FC, making 34 league appearances plus two in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League against FC Steaua Bucureşti, conceding six goals over the two legs.

• Finally left Everton for good in 2010, joining Norwich, for whom he made 45 starts in the second tier to help the Norfolk club win promotion to the Premier League.

• Missed just one league game again in 2011/12 as Norwich exceeded expectations by finishing 12th in the Premier League; voted the club's player of the season by his team-mates, earning selection to England's UEFA EURO 2012 squad though a broken finger ended his hopes of going to the tournament. 

• First choice for Norwich throughout the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons, but was unable to prevent the Canaries' relegation from the Premier League in the latter. 

UEFA honours

Last updated: 17/07/14 17.57CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 03/06/2016 02:16 CET
08.08.2015English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-3Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace9000
15.08.2015English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-3NorwichNorwich9000
22.08.2015English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-1StokeStoke9000
30.08.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton3-0NorwichNorwich9000
12.09.2015English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich3-1BournemouthBournemouth9000
20.09.2015English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool1-1NorwichNorwich9000
26.09.2015English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham2-2NorwichNorwich9000
03.10.2015English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-2LeicesterLeicester9000
18.10.2015English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle6-2NorwichNorwich9000
24.10.2015English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich0-1West BromWest Brom9000
31.10.2015English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City2-1NorwichNorwich9000
07.11.2015English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-0SwanseaSwansea9000
21.11.2015English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea1-0NorwichNorwich9000
29.11.2015English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-1ArsenalArsenal9000
09.01.2016English FA CupThird roundNorwichNorwich0-3Man. CityMan. City9000
13.02.2016English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich2-2West HamWest Ham9000
27.02.2016English Premier LeagueLeicesterLeicester1-0NorwichNorwich9000
01.03.2016English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-2ChelseaChelsea9000
05.03.2016English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea1-0NorwichNorwich9000
12.03.2016English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich0-0Man. CityMan. City9000
19.03.2016English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom0-1NorwichNorwich9000
02.04.2016English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich3-2NewcastleNewcastle9000
09.04.2016English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace1-0NorwichNorwich9000
16.04.2016English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich0-3SunderlandSunderland9000
30.04.2016English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-0NorwichNorwich9000
07.05.2016English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich0-1Man. UnitedMan. United9000
11.05.2016English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich4-2WatfordWatford9000
15.05.2016English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton3-0NorwichNorwich9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: John Ruddy
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Date of birth (Age): 24/10/1986 (29)
  • Country: England

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Third qualifying round)
    30/07/09: Steaua 3-0 Motherwell

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 16/05/2016 12:20 CET