The talented Stephen Ireland is an attacking midfielder who currently plays for Premier League club Stoke City, on a free transfer from Aston Villa in January 2014. He started his professional career in 2005 with Manchester City.Early Life (Childhood)
His youth career started at the age of eight with the Cobh Ramblers in 1994. He later joined Manchester City, where he played for five seasons.Interesting Facts
As a promising footballer, he has maintained a pretty amount of bank balance through his earnings. His current market value is 1,00 Mill. €. His highest market value was 15,00 Mill. €, when he was the key player of the Manchester City.Personal Life
Stephen Ireland married his girlfriend, Jessica Lawlor after having an affair in June 2016. The couple celebrated their wedding in the Church of St Mary Magdalene inside Stapleford Park country house hotel. His guests included captain of Manchester City Vincent Kompany, Emile Heskey, and retired Darius Vassell and Aston Villa stars Micah Richards and Joleon Lescott. Currently, the couple happily lives with their three children in Prestbury, Cheshire. He also inked the number of tattoos including a pair of angel wings on his back. He also has made a collection of several cars on his list which includes: Aston Martin, Bentley, Audi, and others.Achievement
While playing professional football, he scored 23 goals in 250 apps. Moreover, he was also honored with several awards which include: FAI Young International Player of the Year: 2007, Manchester City Player of the Season: 2009, Aston Villa Supporters' Player of the Season: 2012.Rumor
He does not have any rumor or controversy regarding his career and relationship till the present date.