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Stewart Downing

Midfielder

Games42 Goals3 Assists7
  • Name: Stewart Downing
  • Country: England
  • D.O.B: 22 Jul 1984

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Stewart Downing, a product of the Boro Academy, completed his move back to the club from West Ham in July 2015, signing a four-year contract.

Stewy played a key role in our success in the 2000s, making almost 250 appearances between 2001 and 2009.

The Boro-born player departed in 2009 for £12m to Aston Villa and two years later, he joined Liverpool for a whopping £20m. He joined West Ham in 2013 for £5m and made 69 Premier League appearances for the Hammers.

The midfielder, who boasts 35 England caps, has made almost 500 career appearances at the highest level, and has scored 50 goals.

The first game of his return was on August 9 2015, a goalless draw at Preston North End in the first Championship game of the season. On 12 September, he netted the first goal of his second spell, to open a 2–0 win over Milton Keynes Dons at the Riverside.

He would go on to make 49 appearances during the 2015/16 season as Boro achieved promotion to the Premier League before making 34 appearances during the 2016/17 season.

The 2017/18 season saw several landmarks for Stewart as he passed the 350 appearance mark for Boro, over 250 of those in the league, his career smash through the 600 appearance mark and 500 league appearances also reached. In total during the campaign he made 47 appearances, scoring three goals.

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