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Matthew Etherington : biography

14 August 1981 -

Matthew Etherington (born 14 August 1981) is an English footballer who plays for Premier League club Stoke City as a winger.

Etherington started his footballing career at Peterborough United and was a stand out performer for the "Posh" which attracted the attention of Premier League clubs. He joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2000 along with Simon Davies. He struggled at Tottenham and left for West Ham United in 2003. At the East London club Etherington showed his true form and became a vital player for the "Hammers". However, his addiction to gambling led to Gianfranco Zola selling him to fellow Premier League side Stoke City in 2009. At Stoke, Etherington became a vital member of side under manager Tony Pulis, winning the player of the year award for the 2009–10 season and also played in the 2011 FA Cup Final.

International career

Etherington appeared for the England Under-20 team at the 1999 FIFA U-20 World Cup, playing alongside players such as Stuart Taylor, Ashley Cole, Peter Crouch, Lee Canoville and Andy Johnson. However, the team failed to score a single goal in their three group matches, and finished bottom of their group.

Career statistics

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Peterborough United 1996–97 Second Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1997–98 Third Division 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1998–99 Third Division 29 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 33 3
1999–2000 Third Division 19 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 22 3
Total 51 6 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 58 6
Tottenham Hotspur 1999–2000 Premier League 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2000–01 Premier League 6 0 1 0 1 0 8 0
2001–02 Premier League 11 0 1 1 1 0 13 1
2002–03 Premier League 23 1 0 0 2 0 25 1
Total 45 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 51 2
Bradford City (loan) 2001–02 First Division 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
Total 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1
West Ham United 2003–04 First Division 35 5 4 0 3 0 3 1 45 6
2004–05 Championship 39 4 0 0 2 0 3 0 44 4
2005–06 Premier League 33 2 7 1 0 0 40 3
2006–07 Premier League 27 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 30 0
2007–08 Premier League 18 3 2 0 1 0 21 3
2008–09 Premier League 13 2 1 0 1 0 15 2
Total 165 16 15 1 8 0 1 0 6 1 195 18
Stoke City 2008–09 Premier League 14 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
2009–10 Premier League 34 5 3 1 1 1 38 7
2010–11 Premier League 32 5 6 1 2 0 40 6
2011–12 Premier League 30 3 2 0 2 0 6 0 40 3
2012–13 Premier League 31 0 2 0 0 0 33 0
Total 141 13 13 2 5 1 6 0 0 0 165 16
Career total 415 37 33 4 19 1 7 0 8 1 482 43
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