Derek Pender


Player Profile

Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Defender

Height: 5' 11"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Nov 2019 Present Eir Sport
Jan 2012 Nov 2019 Bohemians
Dec 2009 Nov 2011 St. Patrick's Athletic
Dec 2007 Dec 2009 Bray Wanderers
Aug 2006 Dec 2007 Shamrock Rovers
Feb 2005 Jul 2006 Dublin City
Apr 2003 Nov 2004 Shelbourne


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Derek played schoolboys football with Belvedere and also represented the Republic of Ireland at under-age level. He began his League of Ireland career at Shelbourne in 2003 and made occasional appearances in Cup competitions before signing for Dublin City at the end of the 2004 season.

Derek made 30 appearances for Dublin City in 2005 as the club won promotion to the Premier Division, but midway through 2006 the Vikings folded. Derek then signed for Shamrock Rovers, making his debut for the club in a 2-2 draw away to Monaghan United on 1 September 2006.

By the end of the 2006 season Derek had won his second First Division title, making 9 appearances and scoring once as the Hoops returned to the top tier. He made a further 17 appearances in 2007 but at the end of the season, Derek moved on, signing for Bray Wanderers in December '07.

Derek was a regular in the Bray defence for the next two seasons, making 53 appearances for the Seagulls before signing for Pete Mahon at St Patrick's Athletic in December 2009. Derek made 59 league appearances for St Pats over the following two seasons before moving across the city to sign for Aaron Callaghan at Bohemians in January 2012.

Derek played 23 league games, scoring once, for Bohemians in the 2012 season as they finished sixth. He followed this up with another 30 appearances in 2013 as Bohemians ended up in tenth. Derek re-signed for Bohemians for the 2014 season and made 28 league appearances with Derek unusually being used as a left or right back. He re-signed once more for the 2015 season and was made captain, making 13 league appearances in the first fourteen games before an injury ruled him out for the rest of the season. Bohs went on to finish fifth, just missing out on European football. Recovered from injury, Derek missed just three of Bohemians' 33 league games in 2016. In October 2017 Derek signed on for the 2018 season.


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