David Foley

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David Foley
Personal information
Full name David John Foley
Date of birth (1987-05-12) 12 May 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth South Shields, England
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Free Agent
Youth career
Hartlepool United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2010 Hartlepool United 115 (15)
2009 Barrow (loan) 2 (0)
2010–2012 Puerto Rico Islanders 74 (24)
2013–2014 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 5 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

David John Foley (born 12 May 1987 in South Shields) is an English footballer who is currently a free agent. He last played for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League in 2013.



Foley was trained as a scholar in Hartlepool United's youth academy. As a scholar, he represented the first team on several occasions and became Hartlepool's youngest ever player when he came on as a substitute against Port Vale at the age of 16. Foley also played a key role in Hartlepool's Under 19s Dallas Cup winning team in 2004. During his time at the club Foley failed to score a league goal. However, he was more successful in cup competitions, scoring seven goals, most notably against Premier League side Stoke City which earned Hartlepool a famous 2–0 victory in 2009.[1]

When his first team appearances started to become limited Foley joined Conference National side Barrow on a month's loan in August 2009,[2] he played three times but failed to score.

North America[edit]

In February 2010 Foley's Hartlepool contract was cancelled so he could join the Puerto Rico Islanders.[3] After playing for the team throughout the 2010 pre-season, he made his debut for the team on 16 April 2010, in a 2010 CFU Club Championship game against Haitian side Racing des Gonaïves.[4]

Foley signed with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in January 2013. He dressed in 5 games for the club and scored 2 goals before picking up a season-ending injury. On March 10, 2014, the Strikers announced that the club and Foley had officially parted ways by mutual agreement.


Puerto Rico Islanders


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