Cliff Byrne

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Cliff Byrne
Personal information
Full name Clifford Byrne
Date of birth (1982-04-26) 26 April 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Derry City
Number 26
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Sunderland 0 (0)
2002-2003 Scunthorpe United (loan) 13 (0)
2003–2012 Scunthorpe United 266 (9)
2012–2014 Oldham Athletic 38 (1)
2013 Scunthorpe United (loan) 10 (0)
2014– Derry City 15 (1)
National team
Republic of Ireland U19
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:35, 15 July 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Clifford "Cliff" Byrne (born 26 April 1982) is an Irish footballer, who currently plays for Derry City in the League of Ireland.[1]

Byrne previously played for Sunderland. He took part in a UEFA 'B' coaching course in summer 2005.[2]

Following the departure of Izzy Iriekpen[3] Byrne was given the captaincy .

He scored two goals in the last two games of the 2008–2009 season; his 89th-minute goal against Tranmere Rovers was enough to help Scunthorpe seal the last playoff place.

After missing just under a year of action due to injury, Byrne made his first start of the 11/12 season on 26 November 2011, away to Notts County.

He was released by the club in May 2012.[4]

On 27 July 2012, it was announced that Byrne had signed for Oldham Athletic.[5] Byrne scored his first goal for Oldham against his old club Scunthorpe United in a 2–2 draw on 1 January 2013[6] He rejoined former club Scunthorpe on loan in September 2013.

On 17 January 2014, Cliff had his contract at Oldham Athletic cancelled by mutual agreement.[7]

In February 2014 Byrne signed for Roddy Collins at the Brandywell Stadium to play for Derry City for the 2014 League of Ireland season. [8]

He scored his first League goal on his third league appearance. [9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 February 2013.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sunderland 1999–2000[10] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000–01[11] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001–02[12] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002–03[13] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scunthorpe United (loan) 2002–03[14] Division Three 13 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Scunthorpe United 2003–04[15] Division Three 39 1 6 0 2 0 4[a] 0 51 1
2004–05[16]
League Two 29 1 3 0 0 0 1[a] 0 33 1
2005–06[17]
League One 32 1 4 0 1 0 3[a] 0 40 1
2006–07[18]
League One 24 0 3 0 1 0 2[a] 0 30 0
2007–08[19]
Championship 25 0 1 0 1 0 27 0
2008–09[20]
League One 43 2 3 0 1 0 10[b] 0 57 2
2009–10[21] Championship 36 2 2 0 2 0 40 2
2010–11[22] Championship 21 2 0 0 3 0 24 2
2011–12[23] League One 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Total 276 9 25 0 11 0 20 0 332 9
Oldham Athletic 2012–13[24] League One 30 1 3 0 1 0 1[a] 0 35 1
Career totals 306 10 28 0 12 0 21 0 367 10
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearances in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ 7 appearances in Football League Trophy, 3 appearances in Football League One play-offs

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.derrycityfc.net/player/cliff-byrne/
  2. ^ GiveMeSport
  3. ^ http://www.scunthorpe-united.co.uk/page/Announcements/0,,10442~1497860,00.html
  4. ^ "Cliff Byrne heads Scunthorpe United departures". BBC. 10 May 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Oldham deals for Cliff Byrne and Youssouf M'Changama". BBC. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  6. ^ BBC Sport - Scunthorpe 2-2 Oldham
  7. ^ "Defender Leaves Club". Oldham Athletic AFC. 17 January 2014. 
  8. ^ http://www.derrycityfc.net/2014/02/cliff-byrne-signs/
  9. ^ http://www.derrycityfc.net/match/7633/
  10. ^ "Sunderland 1999/2000 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Sunderland 2000/2001 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Sunderland 2001/2002 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  13. ^ "Sunderland 2002/2003 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Scunthorpe 2002/2003 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Scunthorpe 2003/2004 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  16. ^ "Burnley 2004/2005 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  17. ^ "Scunthorpe 2005/2006 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "Scunthorpe 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  19. ^ "Scunthorpe 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  20. ^ "Scunthorpe 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  21. ^ "Scunthorpe 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  22. ^ "Scunthorpe 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  23. ^ "Scunthorpe 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  24. ^ "Oldham 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 

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