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Matthew Etherington

Matthew Etherington
Personal information
Full nameMatthew Etherington
Date of birth14 August 1981(age 35)
Place of birthTruro, Cornwall, England
Height1.78 m
Playing positionLeft winger
Club information
Current clubStoke City

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Matthew Etherington (born 14 August 1981) is an English footballer. Etherington, a left-sided midfielder and winger, plays for Premier League club Stoke City.

Etherington started his footballing career at Peterborough United and was a stand out performer for The Posh which attracted the attention of Premiership 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 he also became addicted to gambling which led to Gianfranco Zola selling him to fellow Premier League side Stoke City in 2009.

At Stoke, Etherington has become the club's regular left winger and is an important player in Tony Pulis's squad; this being evident by winning the 2009 10 season player of the year award at Stoke.

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