Gerard Doherty


Player Profile

Age: 40 years, 9 months

Place of Birth: Derry

Nationality: Northern Ireland

Position: Goalkeeper

Height: 6' 2"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jul 2021 Present Finn Harps
Dec 2018 Jul 2021 Crusaders
Jan 2008 Dec 2018 Derry City
Nov 2001 Dec 2007 TNS
Feb 1999 Jun 2001 Derby County
Aug 1998 Feb 1999 Derry City


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Gerard began his career at Derry City in 1998/99 and made his debut as a 16 year old against Sligo Rovers in a League Cup tie. In february 1999 he signed for English side Derby County where he remained until the summer of 2001.

In November 2001 Ger signed for Welsh side New Saints. He spent six seasons there, making 233 league appearances and winning three league titles and one Welsh Cup. He also took part in European competition, playing in ties against Manchester City and Liverpool.

Ger returned to Derry City in January of 2008 and made 30 league appearances in his first season back. He added 35 more league appearances in 2009 and stayed with the club when financial collapse forced them to regroup in the First Division in 2010.

Derry claimed the First Division title in 2010 with Ger making 31 league appearances along the way. As the club returned to premier Division football in 2011 Ger played in all 36 of the club's league games. He made a further 30 league appearances in 2012 and also picked up an FAI Cup winner's medal when the Candystripes beat St Patrick's Athletic 3-2 in the final at the Aviva Stadium. Ger remained first choice 'keeper in 2013 and played every game for the club in league and Cup competition, thus adding another 33 league appearances to his career total.

In 2014 Ger made a further 30 league appearances for Derry, keeping nine clean sheets, as they finished eighth in the Premier Division table. He also played in the 2014 FAI Cup Final, which Derry lost 2-0 to St Pats. In 2015, Ger made 29 league appearances, keeping eleven clean sheets, as Derry finished seventh in the Premier Division and the following year Ger missed just one of Derry's thirty-three league matches as Kenny Shiels guided the Candystripes to a third place finish and European qualification.

Gerard re-signed with Derry for the 2018 season. At the end of the 2018 season Ger left Derry to seek a new challenge at the age of 37.

Ger then signed with Crusaders in December 2018, signing an 18 month deal.

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Gerard Doherty 2022 Record - League of Ireland Premier Division

Comp Date Home Score Away Venue Actions
April 29, 2022 Finn Harps 1 - 0 Shelbourne Finn Park
April 18, 2022 Finn Harps 0 - 1 Sligo Rovers Finn Park
April 4, 2022 Finn Harps 2 - 2 Drogheda United Finn Park
March 18, 2022 Shelbourne 0 - 3 Finn Harps Tolka Park