Daniel Lafferty


Player Profile

Age: 31 years, 10 months

Place of Birth: Derry City

Nationality: Northern Ireland

Position: Defender

Height: 6' 1"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Dec 2020 Present Derry City
Aug 2019 Dec 2020 Shamrock Rovers
Jan 2019 May 2019 Peterborough United  (Loan)
Jan 2017 Aug 2019 Sheffield United
Aug 2016 Jan 2017 Sheffield United  (Loan)
Oct 2015 Mar 2016 Oldham Athletic  (Loan)
Mar 2015 May 2015 Rotherham United  (Loan)
Jan 2012 Jan 2017 Burnley
Jul 2010 Jan 2012 Derry City
Feb 2010 May 2010 Ayr United  (Loan)
Jul 2008 Jul 2010 Celtic


Start DateEnd DateTeam
May 2012 Northern Ireland

Danny came through the youth system at Derry club, Oxford United Stars, before signing for Scottish giants Celtic in 2006. He spent five years at Parkhead before returning to Ireland and signing for Stephen Kenny at Derry City in July 2010 on an eighteen month contract.

Danny made his debut for the Candystripes in a 2-1 win over Shelbourne at Tolka Park on 16 July 2010 and made 12 league appearances for Derry as they went on to win the First Division title. In 2011 Danny established himself as one of the top full backs in the league, making 34 league appearances and scoring an impressive seven league goals along the way.

On 30 January 2012, Danny signed for English Championship side Burnley. He went on to make forty appearances for the club in four seasons at the club as well as taking in a loan with Rotherham United. He was then on loan at Oldham Athletic when he was included in Northern Ireland's preliminary squad of 28 for the 2016 European Championship. However, he was cut from the final squad.

In August 2019, Daniel signed with Shamrock Rovers.

In December 2020, Danny signed for Derry City.

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