Stephen Hunt

  • Date of birth : 01/08/1981
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
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Stephen Hunt

Stephen Hunt

A scurrying midfielder with a deft left foot that he uses to good effect at set pieces, Stephen Hunt has been used largely as a substitute by Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni in competitive matches. He now plays for Wolverhampton Wanderers FC after previous Premier League stints with Reading FC and Hull City AFC.

• Chose football over the Gaelic sport of hurling in his youth and left Ireland for England in his late teens, joining Crystal Palace FC.

• Failed to make the grade at Palace but moved to another London club, Brentford FC, where he had a very different experience, scoring 25 goals in 136 league appearances − all in the third tier − and earning a move to Championship outfit Reading.

• Immediately helped Reading to the title but his debut Premier League campaign was marred by a collision with Petr Čech that left the Chelsea FC goalkeeper with a broken skull; missed only one game in 2007/08 but unable to save the Royals from relegation.

• Became a regular international for Ireland during his time at Reading, scoring his first international goal, from the penalty spot, in a November 2008 friendly against Poland (2-3); appeared in ten 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and seven en route to UEFA EURO 2012.

• Joined Hull from Reading in 2010 but was relegated from the Premier League for the second time in three seasons and moved to Wolves, who survived the drop on the last day thanks to his goal late in the final game against Blackburn Rovers FC.

Last updated: 20/01/12 12.29CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 13/04/2012 13:45 CET
17.11.2010Friendly matchesFirst roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-2 (L)NorwayNorway1600
24.05.2011Friendly matchesFirst roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland5-0 (W)Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland2000
29.05.2011Friendly matchesFirst roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-0 (W)ScotlandScotland9000
04.06.2011UEFA EUROQualifying roundFYROMFYROM0-2Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
07.06.2011Friendly matchesFirst roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland2-0 (W)ItalyItaly9000
10.08.2011Friendly matchesFirst roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland0-0 (D)CroatiaCroatia6400
13.08.2011English Premier LeagueBlackburnBlackburn1-2WolvesWolves9000
21.08.2011English Premier LeagueWolvesWolves2-0FulhamFulham8500
27.08.2011English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa0-0WolvesWolves6700
02.09.2011UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland0-0SlovakiaSlovakia500
06.09.2011UEFA EUROQualifying roundRussiaRussia0-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland2300
10.09.2011English Premier LeagueWolvesWolves0-2TottenhamTottenham7600
17.09.2011English Premier LeagueWolvesWolves0-3QPRQPR1700
20.09.2011English League CupThird roundWolvesWolves5-0MillwallMillwall7401
24.09.2011English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool2-1WolvesWolves8101
01.10.2011English Premier LeagueWolvesWolves1-2NewcastleNewcastle5800
07.10.2011UEFA EUROQualifying roundAndorraAndorra0-2Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1500
11.10.2011UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland2-1ArmeniaArmenia2300
16.10.2011English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom2-0WolvesWolves2100
26.10.2011English League CupFourth roundWolvesWolves2-5Man. CityMan. City9000
29.10.2011English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City3-1WolvesWolves8510
06.11.2011English Premier LeagueWolvesWolves3-1WiganWigan9000
11.11.2011UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentEstoniaEstonia0-4Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1700
15.11.2011UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-1EstoniaEstonia5900
19.11.2011English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton2-1WolvesWolves9010
04.12.2011English Premier LeagueWolvesWolves2-1SunderlandSunderland6600
10.12.2011English Premier LeagueMan. UnitedMan. United4-1WolvesWolves1900
17.12.2011English Premier LeagueWolvesWolves1-2StokeStoke8010
20.12.2011English Premier LeagueWolvesWolves2-2NorwichNorwich7500
27.12.2011English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-1WolvesWolves8600
31.12.2011English Premier LeagueBoltonBolton1-1WolvesWolves8200
07.01.2012English FA CupThird roundBirminghamBirmingham0-0WolvesWolves6900
14.01.2012English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham1-1WolvesWolves2200
18.01.2012English FA CupThird round - ReplayWolvesWolves0-1BirminghamBirmingham9000
31.01.2012English Premier LeagueWolvesWolves0-3LiverpoolLiverpool2900
25.02.2012English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle2-2WolvesWolves400
04.03.2012English Premier LeagueFulhamFulham5-0WolvesWolves600

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General info

  • Name: Stephen Hunt
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (age): 01/08/1981 (30)
  • Country: Republic of Ireland
  • Club: Wolves (England ENG)

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2010/12

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    17/09/75: Antwerp 4-1 Aston Villa
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    10/10/00: Republic of Ireland 1-0 Estonia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Republic of Ireland130
Republic of Ireland U-2110

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
Aston Villa10
Last updated: 13/04/2012 13:45 CET