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JOE LEDLEY
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  • JOE LEDLEY
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UPDATED 04:53 2nd June 2016


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One of five deadline day signings in January 2014, Ledley put pen to paper with minutes to spare after the Eagles agreed a fee with Celtic to secure the Welsh international's services.

He went on to play a key role in helping the Eagles avoid the drop, scoring on his debut against West Bromwich Albion and then making 12 further appearances - showing his versatility by playing in central midfield, attacking midfield and even left-back during the campaign.

The following season saw him return to his central midfield spot and went on to reach a half-century of appearances for the club, scoring crucial goals in victories against Liverpool and Leicester City, and in 2015/16 he battled with Mile Jedinak, Yohan Cabaye and James McArthur for match action and made 26 appearances.
 
The Welsh international began his career at Cardiff City, progressing through the club’s youth ranks and making more than 250 appearances for the Bluebirds after making his senior debut in September 2004. He went on to win the Wales Club Player of the Year award in 2007 and 2008, and was also named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year in 2008/09.
 
Ledley’s contract ran out at the end of the following season and, despite attracting interest from a host of English clubs, he opted to move north of the boarder to sign for the Glasgow giants and played a total of 153 games for the Hoops in all competitions including the Champions League. He won two Scottish Premier League titles during his three-and-a-half seasons at Parkhead.

Since making his Wales debut against Poland in September 2005 aged just 18 Ledley has since gone on to win over a half-century of caps for his country and was a key part of the side that clinched qualification to Euro 2016, a tournament he just about made after fracturing his fibula six weeks before the competition began but battled back to be a part of Chris Coleman's squad.