Neil Ruddock

Date of birth09 May 1968
Place of birthWandsworth
NationalityEnglish
Weight93 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Dubbed Razor, at his best Neil was a powerful and effective defender, strong in the air and with a good left foot.

Neil began the 2000-01 season as the Crystal Palace club captain a role he only briefly held. His campaign was interrupted by a series of injuries and suspensions and he was eventually released by mutual consent in the final weeks of the season.

'Razor' teamed up with his former Liverpool boss Roy Evans in August 2001 when he became player /coach at Swindon Town.

His generally unhappy stint at the County Ground led to him being transfer listed twelve months later. Subsquently, following the hearing of an Employment Tribunal in Bristol, Neil's Swindon contract was terminated in December 2002.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Millwall 03 Mar 1986 14 Apr 1986
Tottenham Hotspur 14 Apr 1986 29 Jun 1988
Millwall 29 Jun 1988 13 Feb 1989
Southampton 13 Feb 1989 29 Jul 1992
Tottenham Hotspur 29 Jul 1992 22 Jul 1993
Liverpool 22 Jul 1993 31 Jul 1998
Queens Park Rangers 26 Mar 1998 31 May 1998 L
West Ham United 31 Jul 1998 27 Jul 2000
Crystal Palace 27 Jul 2000 09 Apr 2001
Swindon Town 03 Aug 2001 31 Dec 2002

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1986-87 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup
1
1986-87 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 4
1987-88 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
1
1987-88 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 3
2
1988-89 Southampton League Division One 13
3
1989-90 Southampton FA Cup 1
1
1989-90 Southampton League Cup 5
1
1989-90 Southampton League Division One 25
4
3
1990-91 Southampton FA Cup 3
1
1990-91 Southampton League Division One 32
3
3
1990-91 Southampton Rumbelows League Cup 4
1
1991-92 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 1
1991-92 Southampton FA Cup 6
1
1991-92 Southampton League Cup 4
1991-92 Southampton League Division One 30
1992-93 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 5
1992-93 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 4
1992-93 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 38
3
7
1
1993-94 Liverpool FA Cup 2
1993-94 Liverpool League Cup 5
1
1993-94 Liverpool Premier League 39
3
6
1994-95 Liverpool FA Cup 7
1
1994-95 Liverpool League Cup 8
1994-95 Liverpool Premier League 37
2
6
1995-96 Liverpool FA Cup 2
1995-96 Liverpool League Cup 3
1
1995-96 Liverpool Premier League 18
2
5
7
1995-96 Liverpool UEFA Cup 2
1996-97 Liverpool League Cup 2
1996-97 Liverpool Premier League 15
2
1
2
1996-97 Liverpool UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 2
1
1997-98 Liverpool League Cup 1
1997-98 Liverpool Premier League 2
1997-98 Liverpool UEFA Cup 1
1998-99 West Ham United FA Cup 2
1
1998-99 West Ham United League Cup 1
1998-99 West Ham United Premier League 27
2
8
1
1999-00 West Ham United FA Cup 1
1999-00 West Ham United League Cup 2
1
1999-00 West Ham United Premier League 12
3
4
1999-00 West Ham United UEFA Cup 1
1
1
1999-00 West Ham United UEFA Intertoto Cup 3
2000-01 Crystal Palace FA Cup
1
2000-01 Crystal Palace League Cup 5
1
1
2000-01 Crystal Palace League Division 1 19
1
2
1
2
2001-02 Swindon Town FA Cup 2
1
1
2001-02 Swindon Town LDV Vans Trophy
1
2001-02 Swindon Town League Cup 1
2001-02 Swindon Town League Division 2 14
1
1
4
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
15 Mar 1987 Wimbledon v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
18 Apr 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Charlton Athletic W 1-0 League Division One
22 Apr 1987 Wimbledon v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 League Division One
02 May 1987 Nottingham Forest v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-0 League Division One
11 May 1987 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-0 League Division One
31 Oct 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Wimbledon L 0-3 League Division One
04 Nov 1987 Portsmouth v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 League Division One
14 Nov 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 League Division One
28 Nov 1987 Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool L 0-2 League Division One
23 Jan 1988 Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-0 League Division One
30 Jan 1988 Port Vale v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
15 Aug 1992 Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 Premier League
19 Aug 1992 Tottenham Hotspur v Coventry City L 0-2 Premier League
22 Aug 1992 Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace D 2-2 Premier League
25 Aug 1992 Leeds United v Tottenham Hotspur L 5-0 Premier League
30 Aug 1992 Ipswich Town v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Premier League
02 Sep 1992 Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield United W 2-0 Premier League
14 Sep 1992 Coventry City v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-0 Premier League
19 Sep 1992 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United D 1-1 Premier League
21 Sep 1992 Tottenham Hotspur v Brentford W 3-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
03 Oct 1992 Queens Park Rangers v Tottenham Hotspur L 4-1 Premier League
07 Oct 1992 Brentford v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-4
Agg: 3-7
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
17 Oct 1992 Tottenham Hotspur v Middlesbrough D 2-2 Premier League
25 Oct 1992 Wimbledon v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Premier League
28 Oct 1992 Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-1 League Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 1992 Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool W 2-0 Premier League
07 Nov 1992 Blackburn Rovers v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-2 Premier League
21 Nov 1992 Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
28 Nov 1992 Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-1 Premier League
02 Dec 1992 Nottingham Forest v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-0 League Cup 4th round
05 Dec 1992 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea L 1-2 Premier League
12 Dec 1992 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-0 Premier League
19 Dec 1992 Oldham Athletic v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 Premier League
26 Dec 1992 Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1992 Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest W 2-1 Premier League
02 Jan 1993 Tottenham Hotspur v Marlow W 5-1 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 1993 Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur L 4-1 Premier League
16 Jan 1993 Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-2 Premier League
24 Jan 1993 Norwich City v Tottenham Hotspur W 0-2 FA Cup 4th round
27 Jan 1993 Tottenham Hotspur v Ipswich Town L 0-2 Premier League
30 Jan 1993 Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-3 Premier League
07 Feb 1993 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton W 4-2 Premier League
10 Feb 1993 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-2 Premier League
14 Feb 1993 Tottenham Hotspur v Wimbledon W 3-2 FA Cup 5th round
20 Feb 1993 Tottenham Hotspur v Leeds United W 4-0 Premier League
07 Mar 1993 Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-4 FA Cup Quarter-final
10 Mar 1993 Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur D 0-0 Premier League
20 Mar 1993 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur D 1-1 Premier League
24 Mar 1993 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City W 3-1 Premier League
04 Apr 1993 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-0 FA Cup Semi-final
09 Apr 1993 Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City W 5-1 Premier League
12 Apr 1993 Nottingham Forest v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-1 Premier League
17 Apr 1993 Tottenham Hotspur v Oldham Athletic W 4-1 Premier League
20 Apr 1993 Middlesbrough v Tottenham Hotspur L 3-0 Premier League
01 May 1993 Tottenham Hotspur v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
05 May 1993 Tottenham Hotspur v Blackburn Rovers L 1-2 Premier League
08 May 1993 Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur L 6-2 Premier League
11 May 1993 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-3 Premier League


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1985-86 England IYT 4
1
1985-86 England UEFA Under-18 2
1986-87 England Under-19 Youth Tournament 2
1988-89 England Toulon Under-21 3
1
1994-95 England B International 1
1994-95 England International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
25 Feb 1986 England v Republic of Ireland W 2-0 UEFA U18 Group 1
25 Mar 1986 Scotland v England L 4-1 UEFA U18 Group 1
05 May 1986 China PR v England W 0-1 IYT
07 May 1986 Thailand v England L 2-1 IYT
11 May 1986 France v England D 1-1 IYT
13 May 1986 Brazil v England L 2-1 IYT
02 Jun 1987 Brazil v England L 2-0 U19 YOUTH TOUR
10 Jun 1987 Uruguay v England D 2-2 U19 YOUTH TOUR
05 Jun 1989 England v Bulgaria L 2-3 Toulon Under-21 Group B
07 Jun 1989 England v Senegal W 6-1 Toulon Under-21 Group B
09 Jun 1989 England v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 Toulon Under-21 Group B
11 Jun 1989 England v USA L 0-2 Toulon Under-21 3rd place
16 Nov 1994 England v Nigeria W 1-0 International Friendly
13 Dec 1994 England v Republic of Ireland W 2-0 B INTER


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.