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: 12/05/2014 06:47 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundEnglandEngland2-1ItalyItaly4400
17.08.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich2-2EvertonEverton9000
24.08.2013English Premier LeagueHullHull1-0NorwichNorwich9000
31.08.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-0SouthamptonSouthampton9000
14.09.2013English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham2-0NorwichNorwich9000
21.09.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich0-1Aston VillaAston Villa9000
29.09.2013English Premier LeagueStokeStoke0-1NorwichNorwich9000
06.10.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-3ChelseaChelsea9000
19.10.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal4-1NorwichNorwich9000
26.10.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich0-0CardiffCardiff9000
02.11.2013English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City7-0NorwichNorwich9000
09.11.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich3-1West HamWest Ham9000
23.11.2013English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle2-1NorwichNorwich9000
30.11.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace9000
04.12.2013English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool5-1NorwichNorwich9000
07.12.2013English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom0-2NorwichNorwich9000
15.12.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-1SwanseaSwansea9000
21.12.2013English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland0-0NorwichNorwich9000
26.12.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-2FulhamFulham9000
28.12.2013English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich0-1Man. UnitedMan. United9000
01.01.2014English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace1-1NorwichNorwich9000
11.01.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton2-0NorwichNorwich9000
18.01.2014English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-0HullHull9000
28.01.2014English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich0-0NewcastleNewcastle9000
01.02.2014English Premier LeagueCardiffCardiff2-1NorwichNorwich9000
08.02.2014English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich0-0Man. CityMan. City9000
11.02.2014English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham2-0NorwichNorwich9000
02.03.2014English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa4-1NorwichNorwich9000
08.03.2014English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-1StokeStoke9000
15.03.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton4-2NorwichNorwich9000
22.03.2014English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich2-0SunderlandSunderland9000
29.03.2014English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea3-0NorwichNorwich9000
05.04.2014English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich0-1West BromWest Brom9000
12.04.2014English Premier LeagueFulhamFulham1-0NorwichNorwich9000
20.04.2014English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich2-3LiverpoolLiverpool9000
26.04.2014English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United4-0NorwichNorwich9000
04.05.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea0-0NorwichNorwich9000
11.05.2014English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich0-2ArsenalArsenal9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: John Ruddy
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Date of birth (Age): 24/10/1986 (27)
  • Country: England
  • Squad number: 1
  • Club: Norwich ( ENG)

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • 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: 08/01/2014 09:04 CET
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