Sean Houston


Player Profile

Place of Birth: Donegal

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Midfield


Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jan 2016 Oct 2017 Finn Harps
Jul 2014 Jun 2015 Derry City
Dec 2012 Oct 2013 Derry City
Jul 2010 Oct 2012 Bray Wanderers
Aug 2009 Jul 2010 UCD
Feb 2009 Aug 2009 Finn Harps


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Donegal native Sean Houston played with Fanad United in 2008 and signed with Finn Harps for the 2009 season. He made his league debut against UCD on 27 March and went on to make 14 appearances for Harps that year, scoring four goals.

On August 10, 2009 Sean left Harps to join UCD on a football scholarship. He played in the Student's U20 side that won the 2009 U20 league but made only one league appearance for the students, in a 3-0 defeat to Dundalk on 9 April 2010, before joining Bray Wanderers in July. Having played as a striker at his previous clubs he mainly played as a left back for Bray and made 11 league appearances in the latter half of 2010.

In 2011 Sean found himself playing in a more familiar forward role for Bray and he scored four times in 17 league appearances, hitting a hat-trick in a 4-0 win over former club UCD on 21 September. The following season, 2012, he was a more regular presence in midfield and made 26 league appearances, scoring twice.

In December 2012 Sean signed for Declan Devine at Derry City. He made his debut for Derry in a 1-1 draw with Drogheda United on 19 March 2013 and made 15 league appearances as Derry finished fourth in the Premier Division. Sean left the club at the end of the 2013 season but re-signed for Derry in July 2014 and made 7 league appearances in the 2014 Premier Division, also coming off the bench in the FAI Cup Final, which Derry lost 2-0 to St Pats.

In June 2015 Derry announced that Sean had been released from his contract having made over 30 appearances while scoring four goals in the process. He signed for Finn Harps ahead of the 2016 Premier Division season during which he scored five times in 27 league appearances.


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