Dominic Foley

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Dominic Foley
Personal information
Full name Dominic Joseph Foley
Date of birth (1976-07-07) 7 July 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Cork, Republic of Ireland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
Charleville
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1995 St. James's Gate
1995–1999 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 (3)
1998 Watford (loan) 8 (1)
1998 Notts County (loan) 2 (0)
1998–1999 Ethnikos Piraeus (loan) 7 (3)
1999–2003 Watford 33 (5)
2001 Queens Park Rangers (loan) 1 (0)
2002 Swindon Town (loan) 7 (1)
2002 Queens Park Rangers (loan) 4 (1)
2003 Southend United (loan) 5 (0)
2003 Oxford United (loan) 6 (0)
2003–2004 Braga 12 (1)
2004–2005 Bohemians 30 (7)
2005–2009 Gent 103 (29)
2009–2012 Cercle Brugge 70 (19)
2012 Limerick 17 (3)
National team
1996 Republic of Ireland U21 ? (1)
2000 Republic of Ireland 6 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 February 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dominic Joseph Foley (born 7 July 1976) is a retired Irish footballer who last played for Limerick as a forward.

Career[edit]

In August 2000 he received his first call-up to the Republic of Ireland national team;[1] his debut came on 30 May 2000 in a 1–2 friendly defeat to Scotland; five days later, his second cap (against Mexico) saw him score the first of his two international goals, with all six appearances coming during the year.[2]

In 2009, Gent accused Cercle Brugge of secret reunions with Foley before he was allowed to speak to clubs to discuss his future. With his contract due to expire at the end of the season, the former's general manager, Michel Louwagie, claimed the player had discussed a contract before the allowed date of 1 January, saying: "I don't at all appreciate the way Cercle have behaved in relation to Foley. It is against the rules." On 21 January, Cercle announced that Foley had signed a three-year contract with the club, starting in June 2009.[3]

On 22 February 2012, aged nearly 36, Foley returned to his homeland and joined Limerick FC, having been released by Cercle the previous day.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Holland and Foley get Republic call". BBC Sport. 25 August 2000. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ireland's International Players". Football Association of Ireland. 17 February 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Foley (Gent) voor drie jaar naar Cercle Brugge" [Foley (Gent) to Cercle Brugge for three years] (in Dutch). GVA. 22 January 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Foley signs on for Limerick". Extra Time. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2012. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Ukraine Belgium Oleg Iachtchouk
Cercle Brugge top scorer
2010
Succeeded by
Brazil Reynaldo