Enda Stevens ( born July 9, 1990 in Dublin) is an Irish football player. He is currently the English first division club Aston Villa under contract. It is preferentially used on the left side defense, but can also act as a central defender.
Beginnings in Ireland
After his youth at Cherry Orchard Stevans signed his first professional contract with UC Dublin. There, however, he could not sit down and was released after one season and a total of only two appearances. Then he committed the new coach of St Patrick's Athletics, Jeff Kenna. When the Saints he quickly achieved the status of a master player and completed throughout the season 30 inserts for his team. He also played with the team in order to qualify for the Europa League 2009/10.
Due to the large number of inserts in the highest Irish league Stevens also attracted the interest of Premier League rivals, so he was lured away in December 2009 from Shamrock Rovers. In the Rovers he played also quickly found in the root formation. His first season at his new club, he crowned by winning the Irish Championship.
The 2011 season proved to be just as successful for Stevens, who was able to celebrate in addition to the new championship and success in the Setanta Sports Cup. At the first part in the main round of the Europa League in the history of the club in the season 2011/12 he was involved as well, since you failed in the qualifying round of the Champions League in advance. In November 2011, he was named by the Irish players' union PFAI for "Young Player of the Year."
With his performance in recent years Stevens also attracted the attention of several Premier League representatives in coming. In regard to this, a contract was negotiated with Aston Villa that the real change will take place only in January 2012 so that the Stevens Rovers could continue to assist in the participation in the Europa League in the summer of 2011. In January 2012, the exchange was officially completed, with Stevens a three-year contract signed .. To his Premier League debut in November 2012 against Sunderland he came after some missions in the reserve.
Stevens debuted in February 2011 at the game against Cyprus for the U-21 national team of his country. In addition, he took part in Israel in the qualifying U- 21 Championship 2013.
- Irish Champion: 2010, 2011
- Setanta Sports Cup: 2011
- PFAI Young Player of the Year: 2011