Damien Delaney


Player Profile

Place of Birth: Douglas, Cork

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Defender

Height: 6' 3"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jan 2019 Waterford
Jun 2018 Jan 2019 Cork City
Aug 2012 Jun 2018 Crystal Palace
Jul 2009 Aug 2012 Ipswich Town
Jan 2008 Jul 2009 Queens Park Rangers
Oct 2002 Jan 2008 Hull City
Sep 2002 Oct 2002 Mansfield Town  (Loan)
Mar 2002 May 2002 Huddersfield Town  (Loan)
Nov 2001 Feb 2002 Stockport County  (Loan)
Jul 2000 Oct 2002 Leicester City
Jul 1998 Jun 2000 Cork City


Start DateEnd DateTeam
May 2008 May 2014 Republic of Ireland

Damien played underage football with Avondale United before spending two years at Cork City between 1998 and 2000. In 2000 he signed for Peter Taylor at Leicester City and he made 8 league appearances in his two seasons with the Foxes.

In 2002 Damien signed for Taylor again, this time at Hull City, where he made over 200 league appearances over the next six seasons. In January 2008 he signed for QPR and made over 50 league appearances for the Hoops before moving on in the summer of 2009 to join Ipswich Town.#

In June 2018 at the age of 36, Damien signed for Cork City after leaving Crystal Palace with the lure of Champions League football given as a key reason for the move. In December 2018, Cork announced that Damien and the club had parted company by mutual agreement.

In January of 2019, Delaney signed for Waterford on a one-year deal.

Damien was first called up to the Irish international squad in May 2008 and has made 5 senior international appearances for the Republic of Ireland.


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