Ray Houghton

Where is Ray Houghton now?

Former Liverpool and Aston Villa player Ray Houghton retired from playing in 2000 at the age of 38 after dropping into non-league football with Stevenage Borough.

During his illustrious 21-year career, he won a number of trophies including the First Division title twice and FA Cup twice with Liverpool as well as the League Cup with both Oxford United and Aston Villa.

He was also a mainstay of the Republic of Ireland national side from the mid-1980’s to the mid-1990’s winning a total of 73 caps and representing them at the 1990 and the 1994 FIFA World Cup Finals.
 
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Upon retiring from playing professionally he returned to one of his former clubs Crystal Palace as a coach which included a brief spell as assistant manager in 2001.

After leaving his coaching role at Palace, Houghton moved into the media work and is now an established football pundit working for the likes of Sky Sports and talkSPORT.

He also works as a co-commentator and game analyst on Irish TV network RTE and has also worked as a consultant on the Football Manager series of games.

Houghton also spent time working as an ambassador for the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) where he was tasked with promoting Irish football and assisting the association with delivering commercial and corporate goals.

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Ray Houghton: Premier League Statistics

NationalityIrish
PositionMidfielder
Appearances105
Goals8
Yellow Cards3
Red Cards0
Premier League Teams Played forAston Villa, Crystal Palace

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com