Ciaran Clark, born in Harrow, England, was a professional defender or midfielder of Ireland. When he was 11, he joined the Aston Villa youth academy, where he received professional training and practice. For distinguished competitive advantages and irreplaceability in football team he serviced, he transferred to Clark by an agreement with Clark.
Known for versatile ability, stamina, unremitting effort, dynamic energy, consistency and vision, he turned to be an extraordinary good central defender of the football club, winning numerous accolades, titles, honors and respects from loyal football fans. In addition, he captained the England U19 for his distinguished leadership. Unfortunately, he missed the opportunity participated in tournament for severe ankle injury incurred in training.
In 2010, he declared his allegiance to Ireland national football team. Under his parents help and his loyal attitudes to Ireland, he became a regular member of Ireland squad. In Nov. 2010, he capped for the Ireland national football team in a match against Wales.
Stephen Ward was born in Dublin, Ireland on Aug. 20, 1985. As an excellent professional left-back or winger, he could be put into many positions rather than the single position referred above. In the summer of 2003, Ward turned to be a member of Bohemians of Dublin-based League of Ireland. In 2003, he made the first appearance in a competition against Skerries Town as a substitute. During the period played for Bohemians, he accumulated 26 goals in 93 matches, making great contributions to the football club.
He started his senior playing career with Bohemians in Ireland prior to transfer to Wolverhampton Wanderers of English Championship in 2007. For outstanding performances in six matches, he earned himself a promising future by three goals. After played for Wolverhampton Wanderers of English Championship, he was loaned to League One in 2013, providing great help for the team. In 2011, Stephen Ward was capped for the Ireland national football team in a match against Scotland, and in a match against Macedonia. Since being a regular member of the Ireland national football team in 2011, he has played at UEFA Euro 2012 and UEFA Euro 2016.
John O’Shea was born in Waterford, Ireland on Apr. 30, 1981. For great potentials in football and superb talents, he started playing football when he was young. After long-term learning and practices, he joined Manchester United at the age of 17. Before being a member of Manchester United first team formally, he was loaned to Bournemouth and Royal Antwerp, participating in about 400 competitions more than 10 years. During this period, he won some significant matches, such as the Premier League, the FA Cup, the Football League Cup, the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup.
In 2011, he transferred to Sunderland to fully display his talents, writing another splendid chapter for himself. For got injured in the first appearance in a friendly competition, he missed the rest of pre-season and the beginning of the next season. On Aug. 27, 2011, John O’Shea won his first goal with Sunderland in a match against Tottenham Hotspur. For outstanding performances and virtuous cooperation relationship with the Sunderland, the club decided to sign another one-year-long contract with him.
Rafael Carioca was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Jan. 16, 1989. Played as a defensive Midfielder of Brazil, he plays an important role in fierce competitions with many football teams. When has was young, he started leaning football and showed great interests to football. Not only raw talents, but also unremitting efforts and constant footsteps are factors propelled his progress, turning to be an excellent football player of Brazil national football team.
For outstanding performance on football fields, he became a player of the first team. Rafael Carioca was sent back to the youth group for bad performances. He was given another chance for higher position and more opportunities for important matches. Fortunately, he gradually caught attention of coach for good achievements on football fields, taking good advantage of the second chance in his playing career. He is also known for good records in matches, with only five yellow cards in the season. On Aug. 22, he played for Brazil senior group in a match against Ecuador and Colombia.