Liam Ridgewell

Liam Ridgewell
24
Defender
  • Portland Timbers
  • 6' 2"
  • 170 lbs.
  • 07-21-1984
  • Bexley, England

Carrying an experienced pedigree with more than 250 matches played over 11 English Premier League seasons spent with Aston Villa, Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion, Ridgewell, 29, played the last two-and-a-half seasons with West Brom, making 76 appearances as one of the club’s primary options in defense. Ridgewell made 33 appearances during the 2013-14 EPL season, logging 90 minutes in all but three of his appearances while helping the Baggies remain in the Premiership for a fifth consecutive season.

Prior to joining West Brom, the Bexley, England, native spent five seasons with Birmingham City, helping the club win the 2011 Football League Cup with a 90-minute performance in a 2-1 win against Arsenal at Wembley Stadium in London. Ridgewell, a member of the England Under-21 National Team from 2004-06, made 152 career appearances for the Blues as the club spent three years in the EPL and two in English League Championship during his stint.

Beginning his professional career with Aston Villa, Ridgewell made his debut on loan with AFC Bournemouth in 2002 before earning his first competitive match with the Villans in the third round of the FA Cup in January 2003. Ridgewell made 79 appearances in his time with Aston Villa.

Ridgewell will occupy an international slot and third Designated Player spot on the Timbers roster.

2014: Scored his second career MLS goal in a 3-3 draw against San Jose on Sept. 7 ...Tallied his first career MLS goal, the game-tying goal, in a 1-1 draw against New England on Aug. 16 ... Started seven consecutive matches July 17-Aug. 30 ... Was named to the 2014 MLS AT&T All-Star roster, playing the second half of a 2-1 win over German club Bayern Munich on Aug. 6 ... Made his MLS and Timbers debut, starting and playing 90 minutes in a 2-1 win over Colorado on July 18 ... Was listed on the game-day roster for the first time as a member of the Timbers on July 13 against Seattle. 

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2014 Portland Timbers 10 10 2 900 0 4 3 7 2 2 0
Career Totals 10 10 2 900 0 4 3 7 2 2 0

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Portland Timbers 10 10 2 900 0 4 3 7 2 2 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
9/20/2014 VAN @ POR W 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
9/13/2014 POR @ COL T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
9/7/2014 SJ @ POR T 3-3 Started 90 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
8/30/2014 POR @ VAN W 3-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/24/2014 SEA @ POR L 4-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0
8/16/2014 POR @ NE T 1-1 Started 90 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0
8/9/2014 CHV @ POR W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0
8/2/2014 POR @ LA L 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
7/27/2014 POR @ MTL W 3-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/18/2014 COL @ POR W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
7/13/2014 POR @ SEA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2014 POR @ LA T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/27/2014 KC @ POR L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves