Gavin Peers

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Gavin Peers
Personal information
Full name Gavin Peers
Date of birth (1985-11-10) 10 November 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Sligo Rovers
Number 4
Youth career
2003-2005 Blackburn Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005-2006 Mansfield Town 13 (2)
2006- Sligo Rovers 286 (24)
National team
2010 Republic of Ireland U23 1 (1)
2010 League of Ireland XI 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gavin Peers (born 10 November 1985 in Dublin) is a footballer playing for Sligo Rovers in the League of Ireland.[1]

Career[edit]

Peers started his footballing career at Blackburn Rovers, and later moved to Mansfield Town, where he made 30 total appearances. Peers was signed for Sligo Rovers by Sean Connor following the clubs promotion to the Premier Division and played regularly at right-back that year. The following year following the departure of centre-backs Michael McNamara and Liam Burns Peers moved into the centre of defence and has been the rock at the heart of the Sligo defence ever since. Injuries forced Peers to miss much of the 2009 League of Ireland season and his presence was badly missed at times. He did recover in time to take his place in the team for the 2009 FAI Cup Final, however it would end in disappointment with Sporting Fingal winning 2-1.

The following year was much better with Peers playing consistently and Sligo having a fantastic season that saw Peers play in both the FAI Cup and League of Ireland Cup finals. Peers played a major role in the 2010 FAI Cup victory by scoring the winning goal in the 1-0 semi-final win over Bohemian at Dalymount Park. Following the departure of Conor O'Grady at the end of the 2010 season Peers became the clubs longest serving player.

Rovers repeated the FAI Cup success in 2011 this time beating Shelbourne in the final. Peers had one of his most consistent seasons making a career-best 46 appearances over the season. The next season brought even more success as Rovers won the league title with the centre-back pairing of Peers and Jason McGuinness a major part of the success.

2013 brought FAI Cup glory again but this time the final would be a bittersweet occasion for Peers as he suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury which will keep him out for some time. Despite this he signed a new two-year contract at the end of the season which will keep him at the club for 10 seasons. He currently has made the 8th most appearances in the history of the club.

International career[edit]

Peers, a former youth international was selected by Pat Fenlon for the Republic of Ireland national under-23 football team in 2007 and on his only appearance scored the opening goal against Slovakia [2]

In 2010 he was selected for the League of Ireland XI for the opening game at the Aviva Stadium [3]


Honours[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Correct as of 7 November 2011.

Season Club League League FAI Cup League Cup Europe Setanta Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2006 Sligo Rovers League of Ireland 26 0 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 33 1
2007 23 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 27 0
2008 28 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 30 2
2009 27 3 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 34 3
2010 31 4 5 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 43 5
2011 32 2 5 1 3 0 2 0 4 0 46 3
2012 28 4 1 0 1 0 2 1 4 0 46 3
2013 26 2 4 1 2 1 2 0 3 0 37 4
Total 221 18 30 4 15 1 6 1 14 0 286 24

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