Stewart Downing is an England international football player who currently features for the English and European giants Liverpool. He has a lethal left foot and plays as a left winger although he can on the right wing as well as in the middle.
Downing joined Middlesbrough in his school days and after graduating from the club’s youth academy, made his debut for the senior side in 2001. In 2003 he was sent out on loan to Sunderland and after he returned to the Riverside from the loan spell, he found himself playing more first team matches.
Downing came to the fore in the 2004-2005 season but was injured for almost half of the 2005-2006 season. He was then speculated to move out of the Riverside in 2007 but he stayed with the club.
He made 181 Premier League appearances for Middlesbrough and scored 17 goals, before joining Aston Villa in 2009. Downing was a success at Villa Park and after nine goals in 63 league matches was signed by Liverpool in 2011.
Downing instantly made himself a first-team regular for the Reds and is now considered an important member of the club.
Downing made his debut for the England national team in February 2005 against the Netherlands in an international friendly and featured for his nation at the 2006 Germany World Cup finals and at Euro 2012.