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Stephen Ireland

Born: August 22, 1986 (age 34)

Height: 5' 8" (173cm)
Weight: 10st 8lb (67kg)

Hometown: Cork, Ireland
Nationality: Ireland Irish

Position: Attacking midfielder
Stephen Ireland of Stoke City during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Stoke City at Carrow Road on August 22, 2015
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Career History
Youth2001-2005Manchester City
Senior2005-2010Manchester City
2010-2014Aston Villa
→ 2011Newcastle United (loan)
→ 2013-2014Stoke City (loan)
2014-2018Stoke City
2018Bolton Wanderers
Sports Mole has 234 articles about Stephen Ireland. Articles 1 to 40:
Liverpool celebrate Divock Origi's winning goal against Barcelona in the Champions League on May 7, 2019.
Liverpool's 10 greatest comebacks of all time
To mark the one-year anniversary of Liverpool's famous 4-0 Champions League semi-final win over Barcelona, Sports Mole counts down the Reds' 10 greatest comebacks ever.
May 7, 08:00
David Beckham pictured on October 2, 2018
Which sports stars have the best and worst tattoos?
You would be hard pressed to find many sports stars who do not have ink on their bodies, but which big names have the best and worst tattoos?
Sep 16, 10:08
Leroy Sane is joined in celebration by Gabriel Jesus after scoring for Manchester City against Hoffenheim in their Champions League clash on December 12, 2018
Preview: Schalke 04 vs. Manchester City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides team news, predicted lineups and a full preview of the Champions League last-16 first leg between Schalke 04 and Manchester City.
Feb 18, 13:00
Stoke City's Glen Johnson in action against Everton on March 17, 2018
Glen Johnson, Stephen Ireland among seven to leave Stoke City
Stoke City announce that Glen Johnson and Stephen Ireland are among seven players to be released by the Potters.
Jun 1, 18:18
A downbeat Patrick Bamford after the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
Championship: Transfer ins and outs - Summer 2018
Keep track of all of the confirmed transfers in the Championship this summer with Sports Mole's comprehensive guide.
May 17, 14:48
Paul Lambert in charge of Aston Villa in February 2015
Result: Stoke City suffer Premier League survival blow in Burnley draw
Stoke City suffer another blow in their fight against Premier League relegation as they spurn a lead yet again to draw 1-1 with Burnley at the bet365 Stadium.
Apr 22, 16:01
Raheem Sterling celebrates with Kevin De Bruyne during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Leicester City on February 10, 2018
Preview: Stoke City vs. Manchester City - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of Manchester City's top-flight trip to relegation-threatened Stoke City.
Mar 11, 11:42
Paul Lambert in charge of Aston Villa in February 2015
Team News: Alex Pritchard makes full Huddersfield Town debut against Stoke City
Alex Pritchard make his full Huddersfield Town debut against Stoke City this afternoon.
Jan 20, 14:07
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring the third during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Stoke City on January 15, 2018
Result: Manchester United brush aside Stoke City at Old Trafford
Manchester United beat Stoke City 3-0 at Old Trafford through goals from Antonio Valencia, Anthony Martial and Romelu Lukaku.
Jan 15, 21:51
Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring the second during the Premier League game between Manchester United and West Ham United on August 13, 2017
Team News: Romelu Lukaku returns to Manchester United XI
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku returns to the starting lineup for the Premier League fixture with Stoke City.
Jan 15, 19:03
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Stephen Ireland 'agrees new Stoke City deal'
Experienced midfielder Stephen Ireland agrees a new contract with Stoke City until the end of the season, according to a report.
Dec 22, 21:35
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Stoke City to ditch Glen Johnson, Charlie Adam in January?
Glen Johnson and Charlie Adam will reportedly be axed by manager Mark Hughes in the January transfer window, as Stoke City attempt to trim their wage bill.
Nov 28, 12:52
Antonio Conte cleans his face during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Chelsea on March 18, 2017
Preview: Stoke City vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Premier League meeting between Stoke City and Chelsea at the bet365 Stadium.
Sep 21, 16:29
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Stephen Ireland handed six-month Stoke City contract
Stoke City hand experienced Republic of Ireland midfielder Stephen Ireland a six-month contract in a bid to prove his fitness.
Jul 1, 15:42
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during the Premier League match against Southampton on May 10, 2017
Preview: Stoke City vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole previews Saturday evening's Premier League meeting between Stoke City and Arsenal at the bet365 Stadium.
May 12, 15:04
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes watches on during his side's Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on December 27, 2016
Giannelli Imbula, Bojan Krkic 'set for Stoke City exits this summer'
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is set for a summer overhaul of his squad, with the likes of club-record signing Giannelli Imbula and Bojan Krkic among those to leave.
Feb 28, 13:47
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a shot during his side's Premier League clash with Stoke City at Old Trafford on October 2, 2016
Preview: Stoke City vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Premier League clash between Stoke City and Manchester United at the bet365 Stadium.
Jan 20, 12:22
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Stoke City vs. Manchester City
Sports Mole previews Saturday's lunchtime Premier League kickoff between Stoke City and Manchester City.
Aug 18, 15:05
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Middlesbrough vs. Stoke City
Sports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Premier League clash between Middlesbrough and Stoke City at the Riverside Stadium.
Aug 11, 17:15
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Stoke City vs. West Ham United
Sports Mole previews the final-day Premier League clash between Stoke City and European hopefuls West Ham United at the Britannia Stadium.
May 14, 20:34
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Stoke City's Stephen Ireland suffers broken leg in training
Stoke City midfielder Stephen Ireland faces an "extended spell" on the treatment table after breaking his leg in training.
May 10, 17:13
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Stoke City vs. Arsenal
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Premier League match between Stoke City and Arsenal at the Britannia Stadium.
Jan 15, 16:02
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Stoke City vs. Liverpool
Sports Mole looks ahead to the first leg of the League Cup semi-final between Stoke City and Liverpool at the Britannia Stadium.
Jan 4, 10:21
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Stoke City
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City at The Hawthorns.
Jan 1, 18:37
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Stephen Ireland to return to Aston Villa, Newcastle United?
A report claims that both Aston Villa and Newcastle United are looking to re-sign Stoke City midfielder Stephen Ireland.
Dec 24, 16:51
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Stoke City vs. Crystal Palace
Sports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Premier League match between two teams who could finish in the European places this season, Stoke City and Crystal Palace.
Dec 19, 03:10
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Premier League 2015-16 in numbers: Week 9
Sports Mole looks back over the ninth round of 2015-16 Premier League matches with a selection of facts from each of the 10 encounters.
Oct 20, 11:26
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Fernando Torres stars as Liverpool recover to beat Man City
Seven years ago today, Fernando Torres scored a brace as Liverpool came from two goals down to beat Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
Oct 5, 08:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
On this day: Shaun Wright-Phillips at the double on Manchester City return
Seven years ago today, Shaun Wright-Phillips marked his second Manchester City debut by scoring two goals in a 3-0 win away at Sunderland.
Aug 31, 08:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Player Ratings: Stoke City 0-1 West Bromwich Albion
Sports Mole rates the players who took part in the Premier League clash between Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion, which finished 1-0 to the Baggies.
Aug 29, 18:49
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Stoke City break Luton Town hearts on penalties
Luton Town suffer a heartbreaking 8-7 penalty shootout defeat to Stoke City after a 1-1 draw in the League Cup second-round tie at Kenilworth Road.
Aug 25, 22:36
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Bojan returns for Stoke City at Luton
Stoke City striker Bojan returns to the Stoke City team for their League Cup second-round clash with Luton Town after seven months out with a knee injury
Aug 25, 18:54
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Mark Hughes praises Stephen Ireland impact in Stoke City comeback
Stoke City boss Mark Hughes praises the performance of substitute Stephen Ireland in his side's 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.
Aug 16, 17:26
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Stephen Ireland pleased with Stoke City fighting spirit
Stephen Ireland hails his Stoke City teammates for coming from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw at Tottenham Hotspur.
Aug 15, 21:11
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Match Analysis: Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Stoke City
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Tottenham Hotspur draw 2-2 at home with Stoke City in the Premier League.
Aug 15, 17:45
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Jack Butland hails Stoke City spirit after draw at Tottenham Hotspur
Stoke City keeper Jack Butland says that he and his teammates have "great belief" in themselves after a 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.
Aug 15, 17:30
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Jonathan Walters brace helps Stoke City to Wrexham rout
Stoke City run riot over Wrexham, with three players scoring their first goals for the club in a 6-0 pre-season drubbing.
Jul 22, 20:49
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Stoke City claim third place in Premier League Asia Trophy with routine win
Stoke City beat Singha All Star XI 2-0 in Singapore to claim third place in the Premier League Asia Trophy.
Jul 18, 12:51
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Everton oust Stoke City on penalties to reach Premier League Asia Trophy final
Everton beat Stoke on penalties to book their place in the Premier League Asia Trophy final.
Jul 15, 13:05
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Half-Time Report: Goalless between Stoke City, Everton in Premier League Asia Trophy
Stoke and Everton play out a goalless first half in their Premier League Asia Trophy clash in Singapore.
Jul 15, 11:49

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ChinaChina29171662
United StatesUnited States22251764
JapanJapan1761033
AustraliaAustralia1441533
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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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