Damien Duff


Player Profile

Place of Birth: Ballyboden, Dublin, Ireland

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Midfield

Height: 5' 9"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Apr 2019 Present Republic of Ireland XI
Feb 2017 Present Shamrock Rovers U15  (Manager)
Jul 2015 Dec 2015 Shamrock Rovers
Jun 2014 May 2015 Melbourne City
Aug 2009 May 2014 Fulham
Jul 2006 Aug 2009 Newcastle United (GB)
Jul 2003 Jul 2006 Chelsea
Jun 1996 Jul 2003 Blackburn Rovers
Present Celtic/Ireland XI


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Mar 1998 Jun 2012 Republic of Ireland

Damien is a retired Irish footballer. He played for Dublin schoolboy sides Lourdes Celtic and St Kevin's Boys before joining Blackburn Rovers in 1996. He made his debut for the Lancashire club on the last day of the 1996/97 season against Leicester City, making 184 league appearances in his seven years at Ewood Park.

In July 2003 Damien signed for Chelsea where he played for three seasons, making over 80 league appearances before moving north to sign for Newcastle United in July 2006. A further three years followed at St James' Park before he returned to London to join Fulham FC in August 2009.

Damien stayed at Craven Cottage for five seasons, making over 170 appearances for the London club and scoring 22 goals in that time. He was involved in the Europa League twice with Fulham, with the club reaching the final of the competition in the 2009-2010 season, although they lost to Athletico Madrid. Duff played in that match and scored only once in the competition, scoring in the 2-1 win over Wolfsburg in the quarter finals.

At the end of the 2013-14 season, Fulham were relegated and Damien Duff moved to Manchester City's sister club Melbourne City in the Australian League. During his short time there, he played alongside David Villa, Robert Koren and Cork City's Liam Miller. In the 2014-15 season, Duff played sixteen times for the club as they lost in the semi-finals stage of the league to Melbourne Victory.

In July 2015, after leaving Melbourne City early due to injury, Damien Duff returned to the Republic of Ireland and signed for Shamrock Rovers. He went on to make nine league appearances for the club as Shamrock Rovers finished third in the Premier Division. In December 2015, Damien announced his retirement from football.

Damien made his senior international debut against the Czech Republic in 1998 and has since won 100 caps. He scored eight goals during those caps, the most memorable being Ireland's third against Saudi Arabia in the 2002 World Cup.


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