Alex Stephen Bruce (born 28 September 1984) is a professional footballer who plays as a defender. He last played for Championship club Wigan Athletic on loan from Hull City. He has also played as a holding midfielder on occasion. The son of the former Hull City manager and former Manchester United defender Steve Bruce, he has also played for Ipswich Town and Leeds United, among others.
Born and raised in England, Bruce has played twice for the Northern Ireland national team, for which he declared himself available in 2011 and made his debut in 2013. He had previously made two appearances for the Republic of Ireland in 2007–08, but was allowed to switch under FIFA eligibility rules as these had been in friendly matches.Close