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Ray Houghton

Ray Houghton
Personal information
Full nameRaymond James "Ray" Houghton
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing positionMidfielder (retired)

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Raymond James "Ray" Houghton (born 9 January 1962, Castlemilk, Glasgow, Scotland) is a retired Scottish-born footballer who represented the Republic of Ireland at international level, qualifying through his Irish father. Houghton is remembered by Irish soccer fans for being the scorer of two of the most important goals in the national team's history, which resulted in 1 0 victories over England in Stuttgart at UEFA Euro 1988, and Italy at the Giants Stadium in New York at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. At club level Houghton is best remembered for his success in the great Liverpool side of the late 1980s.

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