Ray Houghton

Date of birth09 January 1962
Place of birthGlasgow
NationalityIrish
Weight68 kg
Height1.70 m
PositionMidfielder

Irish international Ray Houghton joined from Oxford United and proved his worth with his hard work in midfield and clever distribution. With Liverpool he won the 1st Division Championship in 1988 and 1990 and FA Cup in 1989 and 1992.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
West Ham United 01 Jul 1979 01 Jul 1982
Fulham 01 Jul 1982 01 Sep 1985
Oxford United 01 Sep 1985 01 Oct 1987
Liverpool 01 Oct 1987 01 Jul 1992
Aston Villa 01 Jul 1992 01 Mar 1995
Crystal Palace 01 Mar 1995 01 Jul 1997

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1981-82 West Ham United League Division One
1
1985-86 Oxford United League Cup 1
1
1987-88 Liverpool FA Cup 7
2
1987-88 Liverpool League Division One 26
2
5
1988-89 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1988-89 Liverpool FA Cup 5
1988-89 Liverpool League Cup 6
1988-89 Liverpool League Division One 38
7
1989-90 Liverpool FA Cup 3
1
1989-90 Liverpool League Cup 2
1989-90 Liverpool League Division One 16
3
1
1990-91 Liverpool FA Charity Shield 1
1990-91 Liverpool FA Cup 3
1
1990-91 Liverpool League Division One 31
1
7
1990-91 Liverpool Rumbelows League Cup 3
2
1991-92 Liverpool FA Cup 8
1
1991-92 Liverpool League Cup 3
1
1991-92 Liverpool League Division One 36
8
1991-92 Liverpool UEFA Cup 4
2
1992-93 Aston Villa FA Cup 4
1
1992-93 Aston Villa League Cup 5
1992-93 Aston Villa Premier League 39
3
1
1993-94 Aston Villa FA Cup 3
1
1993-94 Aston Villa League Cup 4
2
2
1993-94 Aston Villa Premier League 25
5
2
1993-94 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 1
1
1994-95 Aston Villa League Cup 2
1994-95 Aston Villa Premier League 19
7
1
1
1994-95 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 3
1
1
1994-95 Crystal Palace FA Cup 2
1994-95 Crystal Palace Premier League 10
2
1
1995-96 Crystal Palace League Division 1 Play-Offs 1
1997-98 Reading League Cup 4


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
01 May 1982 Arsenal v West Ham United L 2-0 League Division One


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 Republic of Ireland Independence 2
1985-86 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1986-87 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1986-87 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 5
1987-88 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
1987-88 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 5
1
1988-89 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 6
1
1988-89 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1988-89 Republic of Ireland PJ ODriscoll Testimonial 1
1989-90 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 7
1
1989-90 Republic of Ireland Liam Brady Testimonial 1
1990-91 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
1990-91 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
1991-92 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1991-92 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1991-92 Republic of Ireland US Cup 3
1992-93 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 7
1
1993-94 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 7
1
1993-94 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1
1994-95 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 2
1
1995-96 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1995-96 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1996-97 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1997-98 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1
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
26 Mar 1986 Republic of Ireland v Wales L 0-1 International Friendly
23 Apr 1986 Republic of Ireland v Uruguay D 1-1 International Friendly
25 May 1986 Iceland v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 Independence
27 May 1986 Czechoslovakia v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 Independence
10 Sep 1986 Belgium v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
15 Oct 1986 Republic of Ireland v Scotland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
12 Nov 1986 Poland v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 International Friendly
18 Feb 1987 Scotland v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
29 Apr 1987 Republic of Ireland v Belgium D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
28 May 1987 Luxembourg v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 7
09 Sep 1987 Republic of Ireland v Luxembourg W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Oct 1987 Republic of Ireland v Bulgaria W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
10 Nov 1987 Republic of Ireland v Israel W 5-0 International Friendly
27 Apr 1988 Republic of Ireland v Yugoslavia W 2-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 1988 Norway v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Jun 1988 England v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
15 Jun 1988 Republic of Ireland v USSR D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
18 Jun 1988 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
14 Sep 1988 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
19 Oct 1988 Republic of Ireland v Tunisia W 4-0 PJ O'Driscoll Testimonial
16 Nov 1988 Spain v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
07 Feb 1989 Republic of Ireland v France D 0-0 International Friendly
08 Mar 1989 Hungary v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
26 Apr 1989 Republic of Ireland v Spain W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
28 May 1989 Republic of Ireland v Malta W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
04 Jun 1989 Republic of Ireland v Hungary W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
11 Oct 1989 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
15 Nov 1989 Malta v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 6
16 May 1990 Republic of Ireland v Finland D 1-1 Liam Brady Testimonial
11 Jun 1990 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
17 Jun 1990 Republic of Ireland v Egypt D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
21 Jun 1990 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
25 Jun 1990 Republic of Ireland v Romania W 0-0 (5-4) FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
30 Jun 1990 Italy v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
12 Sep 1990 Republic of Ireland v Morocco W 1-0 International Friendly
17 Oct 1990 Republic of Ireland v Turkey W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Nov 1990 Republic of Ireland v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
27 Mar 1991 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
01 May 1991 Republic of Ireland v Poland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
22 May 1991 Republic of Ireland v Chile D 1-1 International Friendly
01 Jun 1991 USA v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Sep 1991 Hungary v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 International Friendly
26 May 1992 Republic of Ireland v Albania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
30 May 1992 USA v Republic of Ireland L 3-1 US Cup
04 Jun 1992 Republic of Ireland v Italy L 0-2 US Cup
07 Jun 1992 Republic of Ireland v Portugal W 2-0 US Cup
14 Oct 1992 Denmark v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
18 Nov 1992 Spain v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
31 Mar 1993 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
28 Apr 1993 Republic of Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
26 May 1993 Albania v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
09 Jun 1993 Latvia v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
16 Jun 1993 Lithuania v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
08 Sep 1993 Republic of Ireland v Lithuania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
13 Oct 1993 Republic of Ireland v Spain L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 3
17 Nov 1993 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
24 May 1994 Republic of Ireland v Bolivia W 1-0 International Friendly
28 May 1994 Germany v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 International Friendly
18 Jun 1994 Italy v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
24 Jun 1994 Mexico v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
28 Jun 1994 Republic of Ireland v Norway D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
04 Jul 1994 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
26 Apr 1995 Republic of Ireland v Portugal W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Jun 1995 Republic of Ireland v Austria L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 6
06 Sep 1995 Austria v Republic of Ireland L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
24 Apr 1996 Czech Republic v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
31 Aug 1996 Liechtenstein v Republic of Ireland W 0-5 FIFA World Cup Group 8
30 Apr 1997 Romania v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
21 May 1997 Republic of Ireland v Liechtenstein W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
20 Aug 1997 Republic of Ireland v Lithuania D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
11 Oct 1997 Republic of Ireland v Romania D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 8
29 Oct 1997 Republic of Ireland v Belgium D 1-1 FIFA World Cup 1st leg play-off
15 Nov 1997 Belgium v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup 2nd leg play-off


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