Derek Geary

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Derek Geary
Personal information
Full name Derek Peter Geary
Date of birth (1980-06-19) 19 June 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Full Back
Youth career
1997 Rivermount Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2004 Sheffield Wednesday 121 (0)
2004 Stockport County 13 (0)
2004–2010 Sheffield United 94 (1)
Total 228 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:25, 17 May 2010 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Derek Peter Geary (born 19 June 1980 in Dublin, Republic of Ireland) is a retired Irish footballer, who played as a full-back.

Club career[edit]

Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

Derek is one of the few players to have played for both sides in Sheffield. He was signed by Sheffield Wednesday from Rivermount Boys of Finglas in Dublin, his only schoolboy club, on 11 November 1997, he made a total of 121 appearances for the Owls and won the player of the season award for the 2001–2002 season.[1]

Stockport County[edit]

On 26 July 2004 he joined Stockport County and made 13 appearances before transferring to Sheffield United for £25,000 on 22 October 2004.

Sheffield United[edit]

Geary became the third ex Sheffield Wednesday player to be signed by Neil Warnock that season (the others being Alan Quinn and Leigh Bromby).

Geary made his first start for the Blades in a 3–2 away victory over Crewe at the end of December. His one and only senior career goal came for the Blades in a 2–1 away victory over Millwall in December 2004 where he scored a late winner.[2]

Making 26 appearances in the Premiership for the Blades in season 2006–07, he subsequently signed a contract extension to keep him at Bramall Lane for a further three years in July 2007.[3]

After being out of action for 18 months with a serious knee injury, Geary made his return to the first team in a 2–2 draw with Barnsley at Oakwell on 9 November 2009, replacing Matthew Kilgallon shortly before half time.

Statistics[edit]

Club Performance
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Others Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Sheffield United 2008–091 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2007–08 21 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 27 0
2006–07 26 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 28 0
2005–06 20 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 23 0
2004–05 19 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 1
Stockport County 2004–05 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 15 0
Sheffield Wednesday 2003–04 38 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 47 0
2002–03 26 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 28 0
2001–02 32 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 39 0
2000–01 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Total 201 1 13 0 23 0 0 0 6 0 243 1

1 Last updated 23 August 2008

International career[edit]

On 8 May 2007, Geary was named in the Republic of Ireland squad by manager Steve Staunton for a two match trip to the US to play Ecuador and Bolivia, of which both games were drawn 1–1. However due to hip and thigh injuries received in the last game of the season playing for Sheffield United against Wigan Athletic, he was forced to withdraw from the squad.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://sheffieldwednesday.rivals.net/default.asp?sid=894&p=2&stid=8253720
  2. ^ "Millwall 1–2 Sheff Utd". BBC. 4 December 2004. Retrieved 1 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Blades pair agree new contracts.", BBC Website, 19 July 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2007.

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