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Stephen James Ireland (born 22 August 1986 in Cobh, County Cork) is an Irish footballer playing in England for Manchester City.
Ireland started his career in Cobh, playing junior football for Cobh Ramblers, a team his father Michael had previously played for. As a schoolboy Ireland had trials with a number of British clubs, though several were discouraged by his Osgood-Schlatter disease, which he... Full
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