Derek Tracey

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Derek Tracey
Personal information
Full name Derek Tracey
Date of birth (1971-04-06) April 6, 1971 (age 43)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfield (retired)
Youth career
-1989 Belvedere F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989-2006 Shamrock Rovers 392 (33)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Derek Tracey (born 6 April 1971 in Dublin) is a retired Irish footballer who spent his entire senior career (17 seasons) playing for Shamrock Rovers.

He made his debut on 9 August 1989 against St James's Gate F.C. in the Leinster Senior Cup. Tracey made his League of Ireland debut on the 19th of November 1989 against Dundalk as a substitute. He got his first start following week in Cork. His first goal was against University College Dublin A.F.C. in a 1-0 win on the 13 February 1990. He was the club's top goalscorer in 1994/95 with 8 league goals.

He was ever present in seasons 1996-97 League of Ireland and 1997-98 League of Ireland.

Derek made his 250th league appearance in a great 3-1 win over Bohemians on the 19th of September 1999.[1]

On the 26 May 2006, Tracey announced his retirement.[2] During his time he made almost 500 senior appearances and as a versatile midfielder played in every position except goalkeeper. He played under 11 managers and scored once in 3 appearances in Europe [3]

Derek scored 47 goals in 486 competitive appearances for The Hoops.

Derek was honoured with a Testimonial match in Tallaght Stadium on November 5, 2010.[4]


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  2. ^ "Derek Tracey Retires". Shamrock Rovers F.C. 2006-05-26. 
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