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|Full name||Stewart Jason Downing|
|Date of birth||22 July 1984|
|Place of birth||Middlesbrough, England|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Midfielder / Winger|
|2003||→ Sunderland (loan)||7||(3)|
|2013–2015||West Ham United||69||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Stewart Jason Downing (born 22 July 1984) is an English footballer. He started playing for the Middlesbrough first team in 2001. He went on loan to Sunderland in 2003, and spent the next six years at Boro. When Boro were relegated, in 2009 he left to join Aston Villa, and spent the next two years there. He had a two-year spell with Liverpool from 2011, and joined West Ham United in 2013. He re-joined Boro in 2015, and has played there since.
He began playing for England in 2005, and played 35 matches with them, but has not played since 2014. It is suggested that he has retired from international football.
Football career[change | change source]
Start with Boro[change | change source]
Sunderland loan[change | change source]
In 2003, he joined Sunderland on loan, and stayed there till 30 November 2003. He made three goals in seven matches.
Next six years with Boro[change | change source]
He became a regular at Boro, and spent the next six seasons there. They had some highs and some lows, but were relegated to the Championship at the end of the 2008/09 season. This made Stew leave Boro.
Start with England team[change | change source]
In 2005, he began playing for the England team.
Move to Villa[change | change source]
Joining Liverpool[change | change source]
He joined Liverpool in 2011 and stayed there for 2 seasons.
Move to London with West Ham[change | change source]
In 2013, he joined London club West Ham United, where he spent the next 2 seasons.
Latest with England team[change | change source]
He has not played for England since 2014.
Back to Boro[change | change source]
He re-joined Boro in 2015, and has stayed there since.