Stephen Robert Ward (born 20 August 1985) is an Irish professional footballer who plays for English club Burnley. He is able to play in a variety of positions, primarily left-back, but also in left midfield and as a striker.
Ward began his senior career with Bohemians in his native Ireland, before moving to English Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2007. Featuring regularly, he was part of their promotion to the Premier League two years later and played over 230 times for the club. Following consecutive relegations though he was transfer listed, eventually leaving to return to the Premier League with Burnley in 2014.
Since 2011 he has been a regular member of the Republic of Ireland's international squads, and has played at UEFA Euro 2012 and UEFA Euro 2016.Close