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
Alfreton Town
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)
2014- Alfreton Town 5 (1)
National team
Republic of Ireland U19
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:21, 12 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Clifford "Cliff" Byrne (born 26 April 1982) is an Irish footballer, who currently plays for Alfreton Town[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.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/30081655
  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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