Liam Matthew Ridgewell (born 21 July 1984) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for, and is the captain of, Major League Soccer club Portland Timbers. He is primarily a centre back but can also play at left back.
Ridgewell began his senior career with Aston Villa, spending a spell on loan at A.F.C. Bournemouth in 2002, before moving to Villa's local rivals Birmingham City in 2007, where he was part of the 2011 Football League Cup Final-winning team. He spent two and a half seasons with West Bromwich Albion, who released him at the end of 2013–14. He then joined the Portland Timbers, whom he captained to victory in MLS Cup 2015. During the MLS off-season, he spent time on loan in England with Wigan Athletic and Brighton & Hove Albion.
Internationally, he has eight caps for England at under-21 level.Close