John Ruddy

John Ruddy

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John Ruddy

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John Thomas Gordon Ruddy (born 24 October 1986 in Cambridgeshire, England) is an English footballer who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Norwich City.



Ruddy began his professional career at Cambridge United and made his professional debut in the final game of the season at Leyton Orient's Brisbane Road stadium on 8 May 2004, keeping a clean sheet and saving a penalty. he had a trial at Manchester United in November 2004, before moving to Everton in the summer of 2005 for a fee of around £250,000 that would rise depending on appearances.

Ruddy, was called into the England Under-19 squad in 2005 after being scouted by England goalkeeping coach Ray Clemence and was touted by his manager David Moyes as a future England goalkeeper.

In September 2005, Ruddy signed for Walsall on loan, making four appearances in League One before returning to Everton. Loan spells with Rushden & Diamonds and Chester City followed.

Ruddy made his first team debut for Everton in February 2006 in unusual circumstances. Nine minutes into the match against Blackburn Rovers, Iain Turner was sent off for handling outside the area. Since Turner was substituting for injured first-choice and second-choice keepers Nigel Martyn and Richard Wright, it meant that Ruddy was the only keeper left who could play. Ruddy went on to keep a clean sheet in a 1–0 victory.

In September 2006, Ruddy went on loan again. A one-month deal was agreed with Stockport County, which...
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