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Damien Delaney

Full name: Damien Finbarr Delaney
Birthdate: 20.07.1981
Birthplace: Cork
Position: Centre-back
Joined from: Cork City
Signed by: Peter Taylor
Nationality: Ireland
First game: York City, 06.01.2001
Last game: Southampton, 16.03.2002
Games: 11 (7 starts + 4 subs)
Goals: 0
Player Profile

Delaney was a product of Irish club Cork City and he arrived at Filbert Street just months after penning his first part-time professional contract with the club. Delaney had captained Cork's FAI Youth Cup-winning side of 2000 and that leadership caught the attention of then-City boss Peter Taylor.

He was seen as a squad player, or one for the future, at the time and made his debut in a Leicester shirt as a substitute in an FA Cup tie against York City at home in January 2001. The first real chance for City fans to see him in action came in another FA Cup clash against Aston Villa later that season, in which he played a part in Arnar Gunnlaugsson's 'Goal of the Season' winner.

His performances for the Foxes saw him pick up Republic of Ireland U21 recognition at the end of that season. But his time at Filbert Street didn't last long. He'd made just eleven appearances in league and cup for Leicester and followed Peter Taylor to Hull City in 2002 after loan stints with Stockport County, Huddersfield Town and Mansfield Town.

Delaney, who could play at full-back or centre-back, went on to make 224 appearances for the Tigers before going on to play for Queens Park Rangers and Ipswich Town.

Seasons League FA Cup League Cup Europe OtherTotal
Year Division Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls Apps Gls
2000-01Premier League5-2-------7-
2001-02Premier League3---1-----4-
Total8-2-1-----11 -


1 06.01.2001 3 - 0 York City (H) FA Cup 3
2 27.01.2001 2 - 1 Aston Villa (A) FA Cup 4
3 17.03.2001 0 - 2 Manchester United (A) Premier League
4 21.04.2001 0 - 3 Middlesbrough (H) Premier League
5 28.04.2001 0 - 1 Newcastle United (A) Premier League
6 05.05.2001 4 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur (H) Premier League
7 19.05.2001 1 - 3 Leeds United (A) Premier League
8 25.08.2001 0 - 4 Arsenal (A) Premier League
9 10.09.2001 1 - 0 Blackpool (A) League Cup 2
10 09.03.2002 1 - 1 Charlton Athletic (H) Premier League
11 16.03.2002 2 - 2 Southampton (A) Premier League


Club Fee Date
IN  Cork City £50,000 24.10.2000
OUT  Stockport County On loan 15.11.2001
OUT  Huddersfield Town On loan 28.03.2002
OUT  Mansfield Town On loan 06.09.2002
OUT  Hull City £50,000 17.10.2002
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