List of Derry City F.C. players

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Main article: Derry City F.C.

See also: Category:Derry City F.C. players

This article deals with past and present players of Derry City Football Club.

Current squad[edit]


For further details on this topic, including past players and reserve players, see List of Derry City F.C. players.

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Republic of Ireland GK Gerard Doherty
2 Republic of Ireland DF Shaun Kelly
3 Northern Ireland DF Dean Jarvis
5 Northern Ireland DF Ryan McBride (captain)
6 Northern Ireland DF Shane McEleney
7 Republic of Ireland MF Barry McNamee
8 Northern Ireland MF Philip Lowry
9 England FW Anthony Elding
10 Northern Ireland FW Patrick McEleney
11 Northern Ireland FW Stephen Dooley
No. Position Player
12 Northern Ireland MF Joshua Daniels
15 Republic of Ireland FW Cillian Morrison
16 Republic of Ireland MF Seán Houston
19 Republic of Ireland MF Mark Timlin
20 Republic of Ireland GK Shaun Patton
22 England MF Connor Thompson
23 Northern Ireland FW Ryan Curran
25 Isle of Man DF Seamus Sharkey
30 Republic of Ireland DF Aaron Barry
31 Republic of Ireland DF Patrick McClean

Reserve and youth squads[edit]

Derry City currently has an academy team as well as an under-21 reserve team who play in the Under 21 League of Ireland. These teams have also competed in international youth tournaments, including the Foyle Cup and the Umbro Galway Cup. In 2006 the academy team was victorious in the Umbro Galway Cup. Although many youth players come from the local youth league, the Derry and District League, Derry have branched out their scouting network and have since promoted players from all around Ireland.

Derry's under-21 side finished 3rd in the 2006 Dr. Tony O'Neill League Northern Section and therefore qualified for the knock-out stages, contested between qualifiers from the four provincial sections. In the second round, the side met Shelbourne F.C.'s under-21 team and knocked them out, winning 3-1. However, the side were then beaten in the quarter-final by the under-21 team of Sligo Rovers F.C.

Notable former players[edit]

Dream teams[edit]

Radio Foyle's team.

All-time XI chosen by Radio Foyle[edit]

In the early 1990s, local radio station, BBC Radio Foyle chose an all-time dream-team of eleven players. The team was as follows:

Published in Derry City FC: City Till I Die[edit]

At the start of the 2007 season, a supporter publication, Derry City FC: City Till I Die, designated the task of revealing their dream teams to lifelong Derry City fans, Mick McBride and Davy Doherty. Both men decided to choose only players that they had witnessed first hand playing for Derry City, thus limiting the pool to only players to have appeared since the 1950s. Subsequently, the likes of goal-scoring legend, Jimmy Kelly, remained absent. Players were chosen from both Derry's Irish League and League of Ireland eras. While distinguishing players on the basis of ability and consistency, consideration was also given to the amount of time contributed toward the club by individual players. While recognised greats such as Alan Sunderland, Denis Tueart and Neil McNab all played with Derry City, they all played with the club during the twilight stages of their careers and did not manage to accumulate more than a handful of appearances each. Hence, players of such ilk were omitted.

Mick McBride's team.

Mick McBride's team[edit]

First team:


Davy Doherty's team[edit]

Davy Doherty's team.

First team:


Record appearances in the League of Ireland[edit]

As of 16 July 2007:

Rank Player Total appearances
1 Peter Hutton 573
2 Paul Curran 518
3 Sean Hargan 408
4 Gary Beckett 395
5 Liam Coyle 390

Senior international players to have played for Derry City[edit]

 Northern Ireland/ Ireland:

Name Caps Goals
Terry Cochrane 26 1
Billy Gillespie 25 13
Jobby Crossan 24 10
Liam O'Kane 20 0
Niall McGinn 17 0
Bobby Irvine 15 3
Paul Ramsey 14 0
Jim McLaughlin 12 6
Jimmy Kelly 11 4
David Campbell 10 0
Billy McCullough 10 0
Paddy McCourt 9 2
Jimmy Hill 7 0
Bobby Browne 6 0
Gerry McElhinney 6 0
Terry Harkin 5 2
Sammy Curran 4 2
Fay Coyle 4 0
Felix Healy 4 0
Gerry Bowler 3 0
S.R. Russell 3 0
Johnny Campbell 2 0
Jimmy Elwood 2 0
Victor Hunter 2 0
Tony O'Doherty 2 0
Liam Coyle 1 0
Matt Doherty 1 0
Shaun Holmes 1 0
Shane Ferguson 1 0

 Republic of Ireland/Irish Free State:

Name Caps Goals
David Kelly 26 9
Alan Moore 8 0
Jackie Hennessy 5 0
Jimmy Kelly 4 0
David Forde 2 0
Bobby Gilbert 1 0


Name Caps Goals
Luther Blissett 14 3
Dennis Tueart 6 2
Steve Williams 6 0
Alan Sunderland 1 0


Name Caps Goals
Jimmy Delaney 15 6
Johnny McKenzie 9 0


Name Caps Goals
Éamon Zayed 4 0

 Trinidad and Tobago:

Name Caps Goals
Derek Phillips 6 0


Name Caps Goals
Jose Mukendi ? ?