Brendan Moloney

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Brendan Moloney
Personal information
Full name Brendan Anthony Moloney[1]
Date of birth (1989-01-18) 18 January 1989 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth Beaufort, Ireland
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[2]
Playing position Right-back
Club information
Current team
Northampton Town
Number 2
Youth career
Killarney Athletic
000?–2006 Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2013 Nottingham Forest 42 (0)
2008 Chesterfield (loan) 9 (1)
2008 Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 4 (0)
2009–2010 Notts County (loan) 18 (1)
2010 Scunthorpe United (loan) 3 (0)
2013–2014 Bristol City 49 (0)
2014–2015 Yeovil Town 5 (0)
2015 Northampton Town (loan) 5 (0)
2015– Northampton Town 19 (2)
National team
2009–2011 Republic of Ireland U21 6 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 November 2015.

† Appearances (goals)

Brendan Anthony Moloney (born 18 January 1989) is an Irish professional footballer who plays for Northampton Town as a defender.


Born in Beaufort, Killarney, County Kerry, he was a graduate of the Nottingham Forest Youth Academy and captained the Nottingham Forest reserve team that just missed out on the title in 2006–07.

In an interview at the tail-end of the 2006–07 season, Forest boss Colin Calderwood picked out Moloney out of his Youth Team as having "fantastic potential". He made his début in March 2007, coming on as substitute against Gillingham wearing the number 35 shirt.[3] He made his first start for Forest in their opening game of the 2007–08 campaign, against Bournemouth.

On 10 January 2008, Moloney completed a loan move to Chesterfield on a month-long loan.[4] He made his début for them on 12 January 2008, against Brentford. The youngster impressed for Chesterfield on loan, and netted his first professional goal for the Spireites in his third game for the club, with a 25-yard shot in their 4–0 victory over Hereford United.[citation needed] He played a total of nine games for Chesterfield, before returning to Forest's team in the summer of 2008.

With The Reds gaining promotion, manager Colin Calderwood commented that he would given Moloney a chance to impress in the Football League Championship during the 2008–09 campaign.[5] He was loaned out to Rushden & Diamonds at the beginning of the season, where he appeared six times.

Moloney went out on a six-month loan to city rivals Notts County on 1 July 2009[6] after turning down offers from Bradford City and non-league Ilkeston Town. Moloney scored his first goal for Notts County in the 5–0 win over Bradford City.

On 27 January 2010, Moloney joined English League Championship side Scunthorpe United on loan for the remainder of the 2009–10 season.[7] However, he returned after only 3 games after a challenge by Chris Brunt of West Bromwich Albion ended his season.

On 1 March 2011, Brendan Moloney came on as a substitute for the injured Joel Lynch against Middlesbrough. He made his first start of the season on 12 April 2011 in the match against Burnley helping Forest win 2–0. Moloney also started Nottingham Forest's play-off semi final home leg against Swansea City at The City Ground on 12 May 2011 and the away leg at the Liberty Stadium.

Moloney made his first league start of the 2011–12 season in Nottingham Forest's first league win of the campaign against Doncaster Rovers, where the Reds won 1–0 thanks to a goal from Chris Gunter, that came from a Moloney cross.

Moloney joined Bristol City on a two-and-a-half-year contract on 25 January 2013.[8]

Moloney cancelled his contract with Bristol City in July 2014, joining Yeovil Town on 8 July 2014 on a two-year deal after Luke Ayling went the other way.[9]

On 2 January 2015, Moloney moved on loan to League Two side Northampton Town until the end of the season.[10] After spending the whole of January on loan at Northampton, Moloney signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Cobblers, having been released from his Yeovil contract.[11]


  1. ^ "List of Players under Written Contract Registered Between 01/01/2013 and 31/01/2013" (PDF). The Football Association. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2009). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2009–10. Mainstream Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84596-474-0. 
  3. ^ "Nottm Forest 1–0 Gillingham". Retrieved 20 June 2007. 
  4. ^ "Chesterfield sign Moloney on loan". BBC Sport. 10 January 2008. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  5. ^ CC's Pledge To Youngsters | Nottingham Forest | News | Latest News | Latest News
  6. ^ "Magpies swoop for Forest defender". BBC Sport. 1 July 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Iron Move For Defender". Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Brendan Moloney joins Bristol City from Nottingham Forest". BBC Sport. 25 January 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Brendan Moloney: Yeovil Town sign Bristol City defender". BBC Sport. 8 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "Northampton Town: Ricky Holmes and Brendan Moloney join on loan". BBC Sport. 2 January 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Transfer deadline day: Brendan Moloney joins Northampton". BBC Sport. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 

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