Stephen Ireland

1986 - Today

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Stephen James Ireland (born 22 August 1986) is an Irish former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. Ireland began his career with Cobh Ramblers before joining English club Manchester City in 2001. He made his professional debut in September 2005 and soon established himself as a regular at the City of Manchester Stadium and his performances saw him earn international recognition with Republic of Ireland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stephen Ireland has received more than 1,136,996 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Stephen Ireland is the 10,343rd most popular soccer player (down from 9,164th in 2019), the 397th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 329th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Irish Soccer Player.

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  • 33

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  • 4.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Stephen Ireland ranks 10,343 out of 16,923Before him are Kazuhiro Murata, Alexandru Mățel, Diego Polenta, Ryan Mendes, Martina Müller, and Jacek Góralski. After him are Ricardo Santos, Yannick Gerhardt, Fedor Černych, Leandro Pereira, Masahiro Shimoda, and Hamdi Nagguez.

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Among people born in 1986, Stephen Ireland ranks 744Before him are Daiki Niwa, Kyrylo Fesenko, Roger Kluge, Wout Brama, Panagiotis Glykos, and Julia Reda. After him are Pasha Parfeny, Markus Steinhöfer, Natasha Thomas, Heo Young-saeng, Habib Bellaïd, and Jason Lamy-Chappuis.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Stephen Ireland ranks 397 out of 460Before him are Lisa Hannigan (1981), Ian Harte (1977), Shane Long (1987), Charlie McCreevy (1949), Danny O'Donoghue (1980), and Barry Keoghan (1992). After him are Kevin Doyle (1983), Eamonn Coghlan (1952), Sonia O'Sullivan (1969), Fergal O'Brien (1972), Samantha Mumba (1983), and Brian O'Driscoll (1979).


Among soccer players born in Ireland, Stephen Ireland ranks 30Before him are Séamus Coleman (1988), Kevin Moran (1956), Anthony Stokes (1988), Stephen Ward (1985), Ian Harte (1977), and Shane Long (1987). After him are Kevin Doyle (1983), Brian Kerr (1953), Stephen Carr (1976), Liam Miller (1981), Matt Doherty (1992), and Darren Randolph (1987).