|Full name||John Coady|
|Date of birth||August 25, 1960|
|Place of birth||Dublin, Ireland|
|Playing position||Defender (retired)|
|Leicester Celtic A.F.C.|
|1993-1994||Monaghan United F.C.||29||(1)|
|1998-1999||Monaghan United F.C.||?||(?)|
|1984-1994||League of Ireland XI||4||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
He attended Synge Street CBS, where he played on the school's first successful soccer team, winning the Leinster Junior School's Cup in 1977. He played club football at Leicester Celtic AFC He also played gaelic football both at school and for Synge Street PPGFC.
John is a lifelong Shamrock Rovers supporter and so his dream came true when he made his League of Ireland debut on the 31st of October 1982 away to University College Dublin A.F.C. scoring twice in a 2-2 draw. After winning 3 Leagues and the FAI Cup twice he signed for Chelsea F.C. in London for £25,000 in December 1986.
He made his debut at the age of 26 on April 18, 1987 and scoring the only Chelsea goal in a 1-1 draw away to Queens Park Rangers. He made 9 league appearances (plus 7 more as a substitute) with Chelsea, scoring in two of them.
Following another stint at Shamrock Rovers in the 1992/93 season where he scored once in 23 total appearances he moved on to play for Monaghan United (two spells) and Dundalk before finishing his career at Drogheda United where he scored on his debut .
He played in the 1995-96 UEFA Cup for Dundalk.
He represented the League of Ireland XI twice and scored once in the European Cup in 7 European appearances for Rovers. He also won one cap for Ireland in the 1988 Summer Olympics qualifiers. Other honours included captaining the League of Ireland in victories over IFK Göteborg and the League of Wales.
But perhaps the pinnacle of his career was when in 1989, he was named on Frank Burke's Synge Street best all time X1. He stated after making the team that his goalscoring debut for Chelsea paled into insignificance in comparison to this accolade.
- League of Ireland: 6
- FAI Cup: 3
- League of Ireland Cup
- Derry City - 1989
- LFA Presidents Cup:
- Shamrock Rovers 1984/85