Conor Powell

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Conor Powell
Personal information
Full name Conor Powell
Date of birth (1987-08-26) 26 August 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Vard Haugesund
Youth career
Belvedere
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2010 Bohemians 119 (1)
2011 Colchester United 2 (0)
2011 Sligo Rovers 13 (0)
2012–2013 Shamrock Rovers 72 (0)
2013– Vard Haugesund 8 (1)
National team
Republic of Ireland U19
2006–2009 Republic of Ireland U21 9 (0)
2007 Republic of Ireland U23 3 (0)
2010 League of Ireland XI 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Conor Powell (born 26 August 1987 in Dublin) is an Irish footballer who currently plays for Vard Haugesund.

Club career[edit]

Powell began his youth career at his hometown club Portmarnock A.F.C. He outgrew the club, however, and made the switch to Dublin city club Belvedere where he was part of a very talented team, enjoying a lot of success before being brought to Bohemians in 2005. He progressed quickly, making his debut in the League of Ireland Cup at home to St. Patricks Athletic in June 2005 with his league debut coming less than 2 months later against Shelbourne.

He was voted Bohemians under-21 Player of the Year in 2005 and Bohemians Young Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007. He was also the FAI Schools Player of the Year in 2006.

Conor picked up his first medal in senior football as Bohs marched to the 2008 league title. This achievement was rewarded when he was voted on to the League of Ireland Premier Division Team for 2008, receiving 56% of the votes for the left back position.[1]

Conor scored his first ever senior goal for Bohs during the 2009 campaign on 9 October in Dalymount Park against Drogheda United.[2] At the season's end, Powell picked up his second consecutive league winners medal as Bohemians won their first ever back-to-back titles, beating rivals Shamrock Rovers by 4 points.[3] His fine form during the season was rewarded when he voted the PFAI Young Player of the Year for 2009.[4]

Due to Bohemians' financial trouble Powell parted company with the club at the end of the 2010 season.[5]

On 6 January 2011, it was reported that he was to join the English League One side Colchester United,[6] where he would team up with former Irish team-mate Dave Mooney.

However, after only making two league appearances since his January move to Colchester, he was released from the club on 10 May 2011. His only appearances coming in a Good Friday trip to Brentford on 22 April 2011 and against already Champions, Brighton, in a televised game on 25 April 2011.

On 9 July, Sligo Rovers announced the signing of Powell until the end of the season.

On 18 January 2012, it was announced that Powell had signed for Shamrock Rovers for the 2012 season. He was unveiled at the Tallaght Stadium alongside Killian Brennan, Graham Gartland, Daryl Kavanagh and player-coach Colin Hawkins.[7][8] In November 2012 Powell signed on for another season.[9]

International career[edit]

At international level he has represented his country at schoolboy, under-19 and under-21 levels. He made his Ireland under-21 debut away to Luxembourg in October 2006.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Bohemian
Sligo Rovers
Shamrock Rovers F.C.

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.eircomloi.ie/news-centre/news-1/2008/news-15/index.xml
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Bohemians make their 11th title official". The Irish Times. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2009. 
  4. ^ "Twigg takes PFAI award – RTÉ Sport". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 16 November 2009. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Leinster Rugby Calendar 2013. "Powell poised for Royals bid – Soccer, Sport". Herald.ie. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  6. ^ Sales Guide. "Powell signs for Colchester – Soccer, Sport". The Irish Independent. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  7. ^ White, Brendan. "Shamrock Rovers snap up Powell – Extratime.ie – League of Ireland". Extratime.ie. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  8. ^ By Peter O'Doherty. "Video Interviews with Shamrock Rovers New Signings – Extratime.ie – League of Ireland". Extratime.ie. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  9. ^ "Murphy & Powell sign". Shamrockrovers.ie. 29 November 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 

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