Daniel Lafferty

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Danny Lafferty
Danny Lafferty.jpg
Lafferty playing for Burnley in 2012
Personal information
Full name Daniel Patrick Lafferty[1]
Date of birth (1989-04-01) 1 April 1989 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth Derry, Northern Ireland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Burnley
Number 3
Youth career
0000–2006 Oxford United Stars
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Celtic 0 (0)
2010 Ayr United (loan) 14 (1)
2010–2012 Derry City 46 (7)
2012– Burnley 40 (0)
2015 Rotherham United (loan) 11 (0)
National team
2005 Northern Ireland U17 2 (0)
Northern Ireland U19 4 (0)
2008–2009 Northern Ireland U21 6 (0)
2009 Northern Ireland B 1 (0)
2012– Northern Ireland 11 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:03, 3 May 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:45, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Daniel Patrick "Danny" Lafferty (born 1 April 1989) is a Northern Irish professional footballer who plays as a left back for Burnley. He was born in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Lafferty started his career in the youth team of Oxford United stars before moving on to Celtic in the summer of 2006.[3] In March 2010, joined Scottish First Division side Ayr United on loan until the end of the season. He made his debut for the club in a 2–0 win over Morton, also scoring in a 1–1 draw with Dundee.[4] In the summer of 2010, Lafferty was released by Celtic and signed for his hometown club Derry City of the League of Ireland First Division.[3] Lafferty made 12 appearances during the 2010 season as Derry were promoted to the Premier Division as champions. During the 2011 season he spent time on trial at Championship clubs Derby County and Brighton & Hove Albion, but failed to sign a contract.[5][6]

Burnley[edit]

Lafferty signed for Championship side Burnley on 30 January 2012 for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £150,000, after a successful trial.[7][8]

On 2 February 2012 Lafferty received International Clearance to play for Burnley and as such was awarded the number 3 shirt at the club which was last worn by Danny Fox.[9]

On 18 March 2012 he made his First Team debut for The Clarets, starting their away fixture at Cardiff and playing the full 90 minutes. He received a number of plaudits for his performance including that of Manager Eddie Howe and was voted as Man of the Match on Fan Site Clarets-Mad.[10][11] He made his fourth appearance for The Clarets in a 4–0 away defeat to Lancashire rivals Blackpool on 21 April 2012, along with four other appearances all coming in away fixtures

In the 2012–13 season, a number injuries to Burnley defenders saw Lafferty given an extended run of opportunities in the first team and he appeared in over half the league games that season.

In March 2015, Lafferty joined Football League Championship side Rotherham United on a one-month loan deal.

International career[edit]

Lafferty was called up to the Northern Ireland under-17 side in September 2005, making his debut in a 1–0 victory over Lithuania in a 2006 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round match.[12] He went on to make one further appearance in the qualifiers for the under-17 side. He also went on to gain four caps for the under-19 side.[13] He made his debut for the under-21 side in August 2008, featuring in a mini-tournament held in Ukraine, playing in defeats to Poland and the hosts.[13] He made his competitive debut for the side in September 2008 in the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier against Germany, which finished in a 3–0 defeat.[13] He also played in a 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier in a defeat to Czech Republic, in what proved to be his final game at that level gaining a total of six caps.[13] He made his debut for Northern Ireland B in May 2009, featuring in an inexperienced side that lost 3–0 to Scotland.[13] In May 2012, he won his first call-up to the senior squad for an international friendly against the Netherlands.[14] He made his debut in the 6–0 defeat.[13] His competitive international debut came in November 2012 in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan, which ended in a 1–1 draw.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 2 May 2015.
Club statistics
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ayr United (loan) 2009–10[16] Scottish First Division 14 1 14 1
Derry City 2010[17] LOI First Division 12 0 12 0
2011[18] LOI Premier Division 34 7 1 0 2 0 0 0 37 7
Total 46 7 1 0 2 0 0 0 49 7
Burnley 2011–12[19] Championship 5 0 5 0
2012–13[20] Championship 24 0 1 0 1 0 26 0
2013–14[21] Championship 10 0 1 0 1 0 12 0
2014–15[22] Premier League 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Total 40 0 3 0 2 0 45 0
Rotherham United (loan) 2014–15[23] Championship 11 0 11 0
Career totals 111 8 4 0 4 0 0 0 119 8

International[edit]

As of match played 25 March 2015.[24]
International statistics
National team Year Apps Goals
Northern Ireland 2012 2 0
2013 6 0
2014 2 0
2015 1 0
Total 11 0

Honours[edit]

Burnley

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional Retain List & Free Transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 444. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ a b "Danny Lafferty Derry City profile". Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ayr United 1 – 1 Dundee : Wednesday, 17th March 2010". 17 March 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Derry City defender Daniel Lafferty offered Derby trial". BBC News. 15 October 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Daniel Lafferty has a trial at Brighton and Hove Albion". BBC News. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Derry agree Lafferty fee". 30 December 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Danny's The Boy For Clarets". 30 December 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  9. ^ http://www.burnleyfootballclub.com/page/LatestHeadlines/0,,10413~2596504,00.html
  10. ^ http://www.clarets-mad.co.uk/interactive/voting_polls.asp
  11. ^ http://www.burnleyfootballclub.com/page/LatestHeadlines/0,,10413~2664579,00.html
  12. ^ "Daniel Lafferty - UEFA". UEFA. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f "Daniel Lafferty - NIFG". NIFG. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "Clarets defender Lafferty earns first Northern Ireland call-up". Lancashire Telegraph. 21 May 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "Daniel Lafferty - FIFA". FIFA. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "Ayr 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  17. ^ "Derry City 2010 player appearances". Airtricity League. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  18. ^ "Derry City 2011 player appearances". Airtricity League. Retrieved 30 January 2012. 
  19. ^ "Burnley 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  20. ^ "Burnley 2012/2013 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  21. ^ "Burnley 2013/2014 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  22. ^ "Burnley 2014/2015 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  23. ^ "Rotherham United 2014/2015 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 8 March 2015. 
  24. ^ "Daniel Lafferty". National Football Teams. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  25. ^ "D. Lafferty". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 April 2015. 

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