Stephen Ireland

Date of birth22 August 1986
Place of birthCobh
NationalityIrish
Weight72 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionMidfielder

Stephen Ireland's contract at Manchester City was extended to June 2009 in October 2005, then to June 2011 in April 2007 and to June 2012 in September 2007 and to June 2014 in May 2009.

He joined Aston Villa in August 2010 with a four-year contract.

After a loan spell, Stephen joined Stoke City in January 2014 with a contract to June 2014 that was extended to June 2017 in April 2014 then to December 2017.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester City 14 Sep 2004 18 Aug 2010
Aston Villa 18 Aug 2010 14 Jan 2014
Newcastle United 31 Jan 2011 31 May 2011 L
Stoke City 02 Sep 2013 13 Jan 2014 L
Stoke City 14 Jan 2014 30 Jun 2018

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2005-06 Manchester City FA Cup 2
1
2005-06 Manchester City League Cup 1
1
2005-06 Manchester City Premier League 13
11
2006-07 Manchester City FA Cup 4
2
2006-07 Manchester City League Cup
1
2006-07 Manchester City Premier League 14
10
1
2007-08 Manchester City FA Cup 2
1
2007-08 Manchester City League Cup 3
1
2007-08 Manchester City Premier League 32
1
4
1
1
2008-09 Manchester City League Cup 1
1
2008-09 Manchester City Premier League 34
1
9
8
2008-09 Manchester City UEFA Cup 13
1
3
1
2009-10 Manchester City FA Cup 3
2009-10 Manchester City League Cup 4
1
1
2009-10 Manchester City Premier League 16
6
2
2010-11 Aston Villa League Cup 1
1
2010-11 Aston Villa Premier League 6
4
1
2010-11 Aston Villa UEFA Europa League 1
2010-11 Newcastle United Premier League
2
2011-12 Aston Villa FA Cup 2
2011-12 Aston Villa League Cup 2
2011-12 Aston Villa Premier League 19
5
1
2
2012-13 Aston Villa FA Cup
1
2012-13 Aston Villa League Cup 3
2012-13 Aston Villa Premier League 9
4
1
2013-14 Stoke City FA Cup 1
2013-14 Stoke City League Cup 2
1
1
2013-14 Stoke City Premier League 14
11
2
3
2014-15 Stoke City FA Cup
2
3
2014-15 Stoke City League Cup 1
2014-15 Stoke City Premier League 11
6
3
2015-16 Stoke City FA Cup 1
2015-16 Stoke City League Cup 2
2015-16 Stoke City Premier League
13
2
2017-18 Stoke City FA Cup 1
1
2017-18 Stoke City Premier League 1
3
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
18 Sep 2005 Manchester City v Bolton Wanderers L 0-1 Premier League
21 Sep 2005 Doncaster Rovers v Manchester City L 1-1 (0-3) League Cup 2nd round
24 Sep 2005 Newcastle United v Manchester City L 1-0 Premier League
02 Oct 2005 Manchester City v Everton W 2-0 Premier League
16 Oct 2005 Manchester City v West Ham United W 2-1 Premier League
22 Oct 2005 Arsenal v Manchester City L 1-0 Premier League
31 Oct 2005 Manchester City v Aston Villa W 3-1 Premier League
05 Nov 2005 Fulham v Manchester City L 2-1 Premier League
19 Nov 2005 Manchester City v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 Premier League
26 Nov 2005 Manchester City v Liverpool L 0-1 Premier League
04 Dec 2005 Charlton Athletic v Manchester City W 2-5 Premier League
10 Dec 2005 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City L 2-0 Premier League
17 Dec 2005 Manchester City v Birmingham City W 4-1 Premier League
28 Dec 2005 Manchester City v Chelsea L 0-1 Premier League
31 Dec 2005 Middlesbrough v Manchester City D 0-0 Premier League
04 Jan 2006 Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-2 Premier League
07 Jan 2006 Manchester City v Scunthorpe United W 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 2006 Manchester City v Manchester United W 3-1 Premier League
21 Jan 2006 Bolton Wanderers v Manchester City L 2-0 Premier League
28 Jan 2006 Manchester City v Wigan Athletic W 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
12 Feb 2006 Manchester City v Charlton Athletic W 3-2 Premier League
26 Feb 2006 Liverpool v Manchester City L 1-0 Premier League
05 Mar 2006 Manchester City v Sunderland W 2-1 Premier League
11 Mar 2006 Portsmouth v Manchester City L 2-1 Premier League
18 Mar 2006 Manchester City v Wigan Athletic L 0-1 Premier League
20 Mar 2006 Manchester City v West Ham United L 1-2 FA Cup 6th round
25 Mar 2006 Chelsea v Manchester City L 2-0 Premier League
02 Apr 2006 Manchester City v Middlesbrough L 0-1 Premier League
20 Aug 2006 Chelsea v Manchester City L 3-0 Premier League
23 Aug 2006 Manchester City v Portsmouth D 0-0 Premier League
17 Sep 2006 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City L 4-2 Premier League
20 Sep 2006 Chesterfield v Manchester City L 2-1 League Cup 2nd round
23 Sep 2006 Manchester City v West Ham United W 2-0 Premier League
30 Sep 2006 Everton v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
25 Nov 2006 Liverpool v Manchester City L 1-0 Premier League
09 Dec 2006 Manchester United v Manchester City L 3-1 Premier League
17 Dec 2006 Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-2 Premier League
23 Dec 2006 Manchester City v Bolton Wanderers L 0-2 Premier League
26 Dec 2006 Sheffield United v Manchester City W 0-1 Premier League
30 Dec 2006 West Ham United v Manchester City W 0-1 Premier League
13 Jan 2007 Bolton Wanderers v Manchester City D 0-0 Premier League
16 Jan 2007 Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
20 Jan 2007 Manchester City v Blackburn Rovers L 0-3 Premier League
28 Jan 2007 Manchester City v Southampton W 3-1 FA Cup 4th round
03 Feb 2007 Manchester City v Reading L 0-2 Premier League
10 Feb 2007 Portsmouth v Manchester City L 2-1 Premier League
18 Feb 2007 Preston North End v Manchester City W 1-3 FA Cup 5th round
03 Mar 2007 Manchester City v Wigan Athletic L 0-1 Premier League
11 Mar 2007 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City L 2-0 FA Cup 6th round
14 Mar 2007 Manchester City v Chelsea L 0-1 Premier League
06 Apr 2007 Manchester City v Charlton Athletic D 0-0 Premier League
14 Apr 2007 Manchester City v Liverpool D 0-0 Premier League
17 Apr 2007 Arsenal v Manchester City L 3-1 Premier League
21 Apr 2007 Watford v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
28 Apr 2007 Manchester City v Aston Villa L 0-2 Premier League
05 May 2007 Manchester City v Manchester United L 0-1 Premier League
13 May 2007 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City L 2-1 Premier League
11 Aug 2007 West Ham United v Manchester City W 0-2 Premier League
15 Aug 2007 Manchester City v Derby County W 1-0 Premier League
25 Aug 2007 Arsenal v Manchester City L 1-0 Premier League
29 Aug 2007 Bristol City v Manchester City W 1-2 League Cup 2nd round
02 Sep 2007 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City L 1-0 Premier League
22 Sep 2007 Fulham v Manchester City D 3-3 Premier League
25 Sep 2007 Manchester City v Norwich City W 1-0 League Cup 3rd round
29 Sep 2007 Manchester City v Newcastle United W 3-1 Premier League
07 Oct 2007 Manchester City v Middlesbrough W 3-1 Premier League
20 Oct 2007 Manchester City v Birmingham City W 1-0 Premier League
27 Oct 2007 Chelsea v Manchester City L 6-0 Premier League
31 Oct 2007 Bolton Wanderers v Manchester City W 0-1 League Cup 4th round
05 Nov 2007 Manchester City v Sunderland W 1-0 Premier League
11 Nov 2007 Portsmouth v Manchester City D 0-0 Premier League
24 Nov 2007 Manchester City v Reading W 2-1 Premier League
01 Dec 2007 Wigan Athletic v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
09 Dec 2007 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City L 2-1 Premier League
27 Dec 2007 Manchester City v Blackburn Rovers D 2-2 Premier League
30 Dec 2007 Manchester City v Liverpool D 0-0 Premier League
02 Jan 2008 Newcastle United v Manchester City W 0-2 Premier League
05 Jan 2008 West Ham United v Manchester City D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 2008 Everton v Manchester City L 1-0 Premier League
16 Jan 2008 Manchester City v West Ham United W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
20 Jan 2008 Manchester City v West Ham United D 1-1 Premier League
27 Jan 2008 Sheffield United v Manchester City L 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
30 Jan 2008 Derby County v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
02 Feb 2008 Manchester City v Arsenal L 1-3 Premier League
10 Feb 2008 Manchester United v Manchester City W 1-2 Premier League
25 Feb 2008 Manchester City v Everton L 0-2 Premier League
01 Mar 2008 Manchester City v Wigan Athletic D 0-0 Premier League
16 Mar 2008 Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 Premier League
22 Mar 2008 Bolton Wanderers v Manchester City D 0-0 Premier League
29 Mar 2008 Birmingham City v Manchester City L 3-1 Premier League
05 Apr 2008 Manchester City v Chelsea L 0-2 Premier League
12 Apr 2008 Sunderland v Manchester City W 1-2 Premier League
20 Apr 2008 Manchester City v Portsmouth W 3-1 Premier League
26 Apr 2008 Manchester City v Fulham L 2-3 Premier League
04 May 2008 Liverpool v Manchester City L 1-0 Premier League
11 May 2008 Middlesbrough v Manchester City L 8-1 Premier League
17 Jul 2008 EB/Streymur v Manchester City W 0-2 UEFA Cup 1st qualifying round 1st leg
17 Aug 2008 Aston Villa v Manchester City L 4-2 Premier League
24 Aug 2008 Manchester City v West Ham United W 3-0 Premier League
28 Aug 2008 FC Midtjylland v Manchester City W 0-1
Agg: 1-1 (4-2)
UEFA Cup 2nd qualifying round 2nd leg
31 Aug 2008 Sunderland v Manchester City W 0-3 Premier League
13 Sep 2008 Manchester City v Chelsea L 1-3 Premier League
18 Sep 2008 Omonia Nicosia v Manchester City W 1-2 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
21 Sep 2008 Manchester City v Portsmouth W 6-0 Premier League
24 Sep 2008 Brighton and Hove Albion v Manchester City L 2-2 (3-5) League Cup 2nd round
28 Sep 2008 Wigan Athletic v Manchester City L 2-1 Premier League
02 Oct 2008 Manchester City v Omonia Nicosia W 2-1
Agg: 4-2
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
05 Oct 2008 Manchester City v Liverpool L 2-3 Premier League
20 Oct 2008 Newcastle United v Manchester City D 2-2 Premier League
26 Oct 2008 Manchester City v Stoke City W 3-0 Premier League
29 Oct 2008 Middlesbrough v Manchester City L 2-0 Premier League
02 Nov 2008 Bolton Wanderers v Manchester City L 2-0 Premier League
06 Nov 2008 Manchester City v Twente Enschede W 3-2 UEFA Cup Group A
09 Nov 2008 Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-2 Premier League
16 Nov 2008 Hull City v Manchester City D 2-2 Premier League
22 Nov 2008 Manchester City v Arsenal W 3-0 Premier League
27 Nov 2008 Schalke 04 v Manchester City W 0-2 UEFA Cup Group A
30 Nov 2008 Manchester City v Manchester United L 0-1 Premier League
03 Dec 2008 Manchester City v Paris St Germain D 0-0 UEFA Cup Group A
06 Dec 2008 Fulham v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
13 Dec 2008 Manchester City v Everton L 0-1 Premier League
18 Dec 2008 Racing Santander v Manchester City L 3-1 UEFA Cup Group A
21 Dec 2008 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City L 2-1 Premier League
26 Dec 2008 Manchester City v Hull City W 5-1 Premier League
28 Dec 2008 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City D 2-2 Premier League
28 Jan 2009 Manchester City v Newcastle United W 2-1 Premier League
31 Jan 2009 Stoke City v Manchester City L 1-0 Premier League
07 Feb 2009 Manchester City v Middlesbrough W 1-0 Premier League
14 Feb 2009 Portsmouth v Manchester City L 2-0 Premier League
19 Feb 2009 FC Kobenhavn v Manchester City D 2-2 UEFA Cup Round of 32 1st leg
22 Feb 2009 Liverpool v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
26 Feb 2009 Manchester City v FC Kobenhavn W 2-1
Agg: 4-3
UEFA Cup Round of 32 2nd leg
01 Mar 2009 West Ham United v Manchester City L 1-0 Premier League
04 Mar 2009 Manchester City v Aston Villa W 2-0 Premier League
12 Mar 2009 Manchester City v Aab Aalborg W 2-0 UEFA Cup Round of 16 1st leg
15 Mar 2009 Chelsea v Manchester City L 1-0 Premier League
19 Mar 2009 Aab Aalborg v Manchester City L 2-0
Agg: 2-2 (4-3)
UEFA Cup Round of 16 2nd leg
09 Apr 2009 Hamburger SV v Manchester City L 3-1 UEFA Cup Quarter-final 1st leg
12 Apr 2009 Manchester City v Fulham L 1-3 Premier League
16 Apr 2009 Manchester City v Hamburger SV W 2-1
Agg: 3-4
UEFA Cup Quarter-final 2nd leg
19 Apr 2009 Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion W 4-2 Premier League
25 Apr 2009 Everton v Manchester City W 1-2 Premier League
02 May 2009 Manchester City v Blackburn Rovers W 3-1 Premier League
10 May 2009 Manchester United v Manchester City L 2-0 Premier League
16 May 2009 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City L 2-1 Premier League
24 May 2009 Manchester City v Bolton Wanderers W 1-0 Premier League
15 Aug 2009 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City W 0-2 Premier League
22 Aug 2009 Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-0 Premier League
27 Aug 2009 Crystal Palace v Manchester City W 0-2 League Cup 2nd round
30 Aug 2009 Portsmouth v Manchester City W 0-1 Premier League
12 Sep 2009 Manchester City v Arsenal W 4-2 Premier League
20 Sep 2009 Manchester United v Manchester City L 4-3 Premier League
23 Sep 2009 Manchester City v Fulham W 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
05 Oct 2009 Aston Villa v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
18 Oct 2009 Wigan Athletic v Manchester City D 1-1 Premier League
25 Oct 2009 Manchester City v Fulham D 2-2 Premier League
28 Oct 2009 Manchester City v Scunthorpe United W 5-1 League Cup 4th round
01 Nov 2009 Birmingham City v Manchester City D 0-0 Premier League
07 Nov 2009 Manchester City v Burnley D 3-3 Premier League
21 Nov 2009 Liverpool v Manchester City D 2-2 Premier League
28 Nov 2009 Manchester City v Hull City D 1-1 Premier League
02 Dec 2009 Manchester City v Arsenal W 3-0 League Cup 5th round
12 Dec 2009 Bolton Wanderers v Manchester City D 3-3 Premier League
16 Dec 2009 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City L 3-0 Premier League
19 Dec 2009 Manchester City v Sunderland W 4-3 Premier League
26 Dec 2009 Manchester City v Stoke City W 2-0 Premier League
28 Dec 2009 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester City W 0-3 Premier League
24 Jan 2010 Scunthorpe United v Manchester City W 2-4 FA Cup 4th round
27 Jan 2010 Manchester United v Manchester City L 3-1
Agg: 4-3
League Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
31 Jan 2010 Manchester City v Portsmouth W 2-0 Premier League
06 Feb 2010 Hull City v Manchester City L 2-1 Premier League
13 Feb 2010 Manchester City v Stoke City D 1-1 FA Cup 5th round
21 Feb 2010 Manchester City v Liverpool D 0-0 Premier League
24 Feb 2010 Stoke City v Manchester City L 3-1 FA Cup 5th round replay
24 Mar 2010 Manchester City v Everton L 0-2 Premier League
17 Apr 2010 Manchester City v Manchester United L 0-1 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
2005-06 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
1
2006-07 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
3
2007-08 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 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
01 Mar 2006 Republic of Ireland v Sweden W 3-0 International Friendly
07 Oct 2006 Cyprus v Republic of Ireland L 5-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
07 Feb 2007 San Marino v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
24 Mar 2007 Republic of Ireland v Wales W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
28 Mar 2007 Republic of Ireland v Slovakia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
08 Sep 2007 Slovakia v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group D


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