Colin Doyle (footballer)

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Colin Doyle
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Doyle with Birmingham City in 2011
Personal information
Full name Colin Anthony Doyle[1]
Date of birth (1985-06-12) 12 June 1985 (age 28)[A]
Place of birth Cork, Ireland
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club Birmingham City
Number 13
Youth career
2001–2003 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003– Birmingham City 30 (0)
2004 Chester City (loan) 0 (0)
2004–2005 Nottingham Forest (loan) 3 (0)
2005 Millwall (loan) 4 (0)
2005–2006 Millwall (loan) 4 (0)
2006 Millwall (loan) 6 (0)
2010 Coventry City (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2004–2006 Republic of Ireland U21 4 (0)
2007 Republic of Ireland B 1 (0)
2007– Republic of Ireland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:37, 14 January 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:37, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

Colin Anthony Doyle (born 12 June 1985[A]) is an Irish footballer who plays for Birmingham City and the Republic of Ireland national team. A goalkeeper, he made his debut in the Football League in April 2005 while on loan to Championship club Nottingham Forest. He has also had loan spells at Chester City, Millwall and Coventry City.

At international level, Doyle has represented the Republic of Ireland at under-21, B and senior levels. He made his full international debut in May 2007 against Ecuador.

Club career[edit]

Doyle was born in Cork, County Cork.[2] He played both Gaelic football and hurling with his local club, Douglas,[3] before taking up football with Cork side Douglas Hall.[4] He joined Birmingham City as an academy scholar during 2001,[2] before signing his first professional contract in 2003.[5] He made his first senior appearance for the club during the 4–0 victory over the Malaysian national team during the first Premier League Asia Trophy on 26 July 2003, replacing Ian Bennett with 13 minutes of the game remaining.[6]

Having not yet made a professional appearance for Birmingham, Doyle joined League Two side Chester City on loan in October 2004.[7] Chester's first-choice goalkeeper Wayne Brown was injured and they needed cover for reserve Chris Mackenzie.[7] While at Chester, Doyle played his first game in English senior football as Chester defeated Rochdale in the Football League Trophy.[8]

After returning to Birmingham, Doyle soon linked up with Championship club Nottingham Forest on a short-term loan deal in December 2004.[9] The loan was extended in January 2005 to keep him at the City Ground for the rest of the season.[10] Doyle made his first-team debut for Forest in a fifth-round FA Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur on 20 February 2005. As the game approached half-time, Doyle gifted Tottenham the lead as a Jermain Defoe free kick bounced out of his hands and into the net, but Forest were able to equalise in the second half to take the tie to a replay.[11] Doyle played in a further three league games for Forest,[8] and was rumoured to be returning to Forest on loan for the following season,[12] a move which did not occur.

Doyle's next loan move saw him join Millwall in November 2005 for a month.[13] He went straight into the team for their game against Leeds United on 26 November. With the game goalless going into injury time, Millwall defender Ben May put the ball past Doyle for an own goal to give Leeds a 1–0 victory.[14] Doyle was recalled from loan on 19 December to cover for the suspended Nico Vaesen.[15] Doyle was on the bench for Birmingham's Football League Cup quarter-final against Manchester United the next day,[16] and then returned to Millwall three days later on an emergency seven-day loan.[17] This loan deal was extended for another seven days[18] before Doyle returned to Birmingham on 5 January 2006 after manager Steve Bruce had refused Millwall permission to use him in the FA Cup.[19] A week later, Doyle agreed to go to Millwall for a third loan spell in the 2005–06 season, this time staying with "The Lions" until the end of the season.[20] In total, Doyle played 14 games for Millwall during his three loan spells, keeping two clean sheets.[21]

Birmingham gave Doyle a new two-year contract at the start of the 2006–07 season,[22] despite Doyle having stated that he wanted to stay at Millwall during his loan spell.[23] Doyle played his first competitive game for Birmingham in their League Cup first-round match against Shrewsbury Town on 22 August 2006, in which he kept a clean sheet as his club won 1–0.[24] With Taylor injured, Doyle made his first league appearance for Birmingham four days later in a 2–0 defeat away to Cardiff City.[25] Doyle played in the second and third rounds of the League Cup, against Wrexham and Sheffield United,[26] before losing his place in the cup team to Maik Taylor for the quarter-final defeat to Liverpool.[27]

Doyle was preferred to Taylor for the visit to Colchester United in February 2007; according to the Birmingham Mail, "Doyle was unruffled and did himself a lot of good. His handling was sound, he got the game moving quickly and even though some of his kicks were skewed wide, he whacked the ball long and hard."[28] Doyle kept his place in the team for the remainder of the season as Birmingham were promoted back to the Premier League. At the club's end of season awards, Doyle picked up the "Magic Moment of the Season" award, for his penalty save against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux that gained Birmingham a crucial three points, and the "Breakthrough" award.[29][30] Doyle finished the season with eight clean sheets from 22 appearances.[26]

He remained in the starting line-up for the start of the 2007–08 Premier League season; but after a difficult first three games, he was dropped in favour of Taylor, and Richard Kingson was selected as substitute goalkeeper.[29][31] Birmingham were relegated at the end of the season but won immediate promotion back to the Premier League the following season; Doyle played in 2 league games.

Following the loan signing of Joe Hart from Manchester City for the 2009–10 Premier League season, Doyle remained third-choice, behind Hart and Taylor,[32] a position he retained after Hart's replacement by England international Ben Foster and Taylor's signing of a contract extension before the 2010–11 season.[33]

On 29 July 2010, Doyle had a trial with Plymouth Argyle, playing 45 minutes of a friendly against Hereford United,[34] but no deal materialised, and on 10 August 2010, Doyle signed on loan for Coventry City.[35] He was signed as emergency cover while Keiren Westwood was away on international duty, coming in for the League Cup match against Morecambe, but was recalled only a day later because of an injury to Foster.[35] In January 2011, Doyle played his first game for Birmingham for nearly two years in a 3–2 defeat of Coventry in the FA Cup fourth round,[36] and kept his place for the fifth-round tie against Sheffield Wednesday, keeping a clean sheet as the home side won 3–0.[37] He made his first Premier League appearance since August 2007, as a first-half substitute for the injured Foster, in a 5–0 defeat at Liverpool in April in which he conceded three goals.[38]

After Birmingham were relegated at the end of the season, the club took up their option of an extra year on Doyle's contract,[39] despite accusations of inappropriate late-night drinking after the club's end-of-season dinner.[40] He made 16 appearances in the 2011–12 season, including three matches in Birmingham's UEFA Europa League campaign, and both legs of the Championship play-off semi-final.[41] He made an error in a 2–1 win over Maribor, where he misjudged a pass from Jonathan Spector to allow Dalibor Volaš to score the game's opening goal.[42] In the FA Cup, Doyle saved two penalties from Juan Mata in the FA Cup; one in the initial fifth-round match, which finished 1–1,[43] and one in the replay, which ended in a 2–0 defeat.[44] His performance in the initial game against Chelsea resulted in him being named as the man of the match.[45] At the end of the season, he received a special award for completing ten senior seasons with the club, extended to an eleventh when he signed a one-year contract, despite expectations that youngster Jack Butland might be first choice goalkeeper.[5][46]

Doyle made his first appearance of the 2012–13 season in a 3–2 League Cup defeat at Coventry City.[47] Despite only playing three games during the 2012–13 season, Doyle was offered a new two-year contract at the end of the season.[48]

In July 2013, Doyle was brought on as a centre forward for the last six minutes of a pre-season game against Shamrock Rovers because of an injury to striker Matt Green after all the outfield substitutes had been used.[49] Again, he made his first competitive appearance of the season in the League Cup.[50]

International career[edit]

In August 2006, Doyle played against Greece away for the Republic of Ireland under-21s and kept a clean sheet in a 2–0 victory.[51] He went on to make three further appearances for the U21 side.[52] He made his first appearance for the senior national team, starting in a 1–1 friendly draw with Ecuador, on 23 May 2007. The match was at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.[53] Following this match, he made his first appearance for the Republic of Ireland B squad, playing 81 minutes of a match against Scotland B on 20 November 2007.[54][55]

Club statistics[edit]

As of match played 25 January 2014
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Birmingham City 2004–05[8] FA Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005–06[21] FA Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07[26] Championship 19 0 0 0 3 0 22 0
2007–08[56] Premier League 3 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
2008–09[57] Championship 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
2009–10[58] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11[59] Premier League 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
2011–12[41] Championship 5 0 5 0 1 0 3[a] 0 2[b] 0 16 0
2012–13[47] Championship 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 0
2013–14[50] Championship 0 0 2 0 4 0 6 0
Birmingham City total 30 0 12 0 12 0 3 0 2 0 59 0
Chester City (loan) 2004–05[8] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 1[c] 0 1 0
Nottingham Forest (loan) 2004–05[8] Championship 3 0 1 0 4 0
Millwall (loan) 2005–06[21] Championship 14 0 14 0
Coventry City (loan) 2010–11[59] Championship 0 0 1 0 1 0
Career total 47 0 13 0 13 0 3 0 3 0 79 0
  1. ^ Appearances in the UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearances in the Football League Championship play-offs
  3. ^ Appearances in the Football League Trophy

Notes[edit]

A. a b : Doyle's date of birth is given as 12 June by Birmingham City F.C.,[2] the Football Association of Ireland,[53] and UEFA.[51] However, Soccerbase[60] and Hugman's PFA Footballers' Who's Who[1] have 12 August.

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