Darryl Duffy

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Darryl Duffy
Personal information
Full name Darryl Alexander Duffy
Date of birth (1984-04-16) 16 April 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth Linwood, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Salgaocar
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Rangers 1 (0)
2004 Brechin City (loan) 8 (4)
2004–2006 Falkirk 57 (27)
2006–2007 Hull City 24 (3)
2006 Hartlepool United (loan) 10 (5)
2007 Swansea City (loan) 8 (5)
2007–2008 Swansea City 20 (1)
2008–2011 Bristol Rovers 76 (16)
2010 Carlisle United (loan) 8 (1)
2010–2011 Hibernian (loan) 7 (0)
2011–2013 Cheltenham Town 65 (13)
2013– Salgaocar 38 (21)
National team
2005 Scotland U21 1 (0)
2005–2006 Scotland B 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:06, 30 May 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Darryl Alexander Duffy (born 16 April 1984 in Glasgow) is a Scottish footballer who currently plays as a striker for Salgaocar F.C. in the Indian I-League. Darryl is a Scottish icon who rose to fame following a prolific loan spell at Hibs. His combination of profligacy in front of goal and international reputation earned him a deserved call to the I League, after a seemingly mediocre stint at Cheltenham, where he has since set the world alight rattling in 21 goals from 21 shots on goal for Saclobar, earning him cult status[1] amongst Saclobar's notorious 'Ultra' fans who now hold an annual parade in honour of his unprecedented success.

Club career[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Duffy made his debut for Rangers in a Scottish League Cup match against Forfar in 28 October 2003.[2] Coming as a 84th minute substitute for Maurice Ross, he was close to score a goal in the dyring minutes of the 6–0 victory.[3] Two months later, the 19 year old Duffy would make his league debut, in a 2–1 win over Dundee.[4]

After rejecting an offer from Queen of the South, Duffy signed for Falkirk in the following June. The then Falkirk manager John Hughes said that some "other clubs" from Scotland as well as from abroad were also interested in his signature.[5] He scored on his debut against Ayr in the Scottish League Challenge Cup.[6] He scored on his debut in a Scottish League Challenge Cup against Ayr.[7][8] In the following month, he would start his scoring with a brace against Montrose, finding the net in the 15th and 31rst minute of a 4–1 victory.[9] This would mark a start of nine goals in seven matches, and come the end of the season, Duffy would score a total of 27 goals in 44 appearances.[10] His goal against St. Johnstone would help Falkirk move to third place in the league table[11] and Falkirk would end the season as the champions of the Scottish First Division, thus winning promotion to Scottish Premier League.[12] He also went on to bag the Young Player of the Year award, along with the Young Player of August award.[13] In the start of the new season, he was linked for a move away from the club, even though manager Highes was optimistic of keeping him. In an interview to the club's website, he said "I've spoken to Darryl and he is fully committed to Falkirk FC."[14] Duffy's first goal in the Premier League would come against Livingston. In the 2–0 victory, his 72nd minute shot would find the net, due to a deflection off Greg Strong.[15] He would play a total of 16 matches, scoring nine goals in the top tier of the Scottish League untill his transfer to Hull City.[16]

England[edit]

Duffy joined Hull City on 10 January 2006, penning a two and a half year contract. Falkirk chairman Campbell Christie expressed his disappointment about the transfer saying that Duffy wanted to "develop" his career in England.[17] Though BBC wrote that the transfer fee was £250,000, The Guardian said that he joined the club for an undisclosed fee.[18] However, with limited opportunities at Hull, particularly after the departure of manager Peter Taylor, he joined Hartlepool United on loan in November 2006, scoring 5 goals in 10 games for the then League Two side.

An even more productive loan spell followed in February 2007, when Duffy joined League One side Swansea City on loan, scoring five goals in as many starts, as the Swans narrowly missed out on the playoffs. In July 2007 Duffy joined Swansea permanently, signing a three-year contract for an initial fee of £200,000.[19]

Bristol Rovers signed Duffy from Swansea on 3 July 2008 for a transfer fee in the region of £100,000.[20] Duffy scored twice in a 6–1 over Hereford United and in a 2–2 draw at Elland Road against Leeds United. At the end of the 2008–09 season, Duffy had scored 13 goals for Rovers. After this, however, Duffy's first team opportunities were restricted.[21] He had a loan spell at Carlisle United[22] where he scored once against MK Dons.[23]

On 30 August 2010, Duffy signed a season-long loan deal with SPL side Hibernian to team up with his former Falkirk manager John Hughes.[24] Duffy was ostensibly signed by Hibs as a replacement for Anthony Stokes,[21] but suffered a foot injury soon after signing for the club.[25] The injury meant that Duffy was unable to play for Hibs before Hughes left the club by mutual consent.[26] Duffy featured infrequently after he returned from injury and Hibs announced in April 2011 that he would return to Bristol after the loan deal was completed.[27]

Duffy was one of seventeen players released by Rovers in May 2011.[28] Cheltenham Town announced in July that they had agreed to sign Duffy.[29] The striker hit his first goals for the club in a 3–2 win at Northampton Town. He finished the 2011–12 season as top goalscorer with 15 goals.[30] Cheltenham reached the League Two play-off final, but lost to Crewe.[30] Duffy then fell out of favour at Cheltenham, making just five starting appearances in the 2012–13 season.[30] He was offered a new contract by Cheltenham in May 2013,[31] but he decided to leave the club due to his frustration at not playing regularly.[30]

After training with Kilmarnock during the 2013 close season, Duffy signed for Indian club Salgaocar.[30] Duffy scored the winner on his debut for Salgaocar in their 1-0 win over Churchill Brothers.[32] Scottish striker scored 14 goals in 24 games for Salgaocar and won the prestigious Golden Boot in I-League along with Sunil Chhetri.[33]

International career[edit]

Duffy was selected for Scotland B against Poland and Turkey during the 2005 Future Cup.[34]

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 30 May 2015[35]
Club Season League Cup[36] Continental[37] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rangers 2003-04[2] Scottish Premier League 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
Total 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
Falkirk 2004-05[10] Scottish First Division 41 18 3 0 0 0 44 18
2005-06[38] Scottish First Division 16 9 0 0 0 0 16 9
Total 57 27 3 0 0 0 60 27
Hull City 2005-06[38] Championship 15 3 0 0 0 0 15 3
2006-07[39] Championship 9 0 2 0 0 0 11 0
Total 24 3 2 0 0 0 26 3
Hartlepool United (loan) 2006-07[39] League Two 10 5 0 0 0 0 10 5
Total 10 5 0 0 0 0 10 5
Swansea City (loan) 2006-07 League One 8 5 0 0 0 0 8 5
Swansea City 2007-08[40] League One 20 1 4 0 0 0 24 1
Total 28 6 4 0 0 0 32 6
Bristol Rovers 2008-09[41] League One 43 13 2 0 0 0 45 13
2009-10[42] League One 30 3 3 3 0 0 32 7
2010-11[43] League One 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 76 16 5 3 0 0 81 19
Carlisle United (loan) 2009-10[42] League One 8 1 0 0 0 0 8 1
Total 8 1 0 0 0 0 8 1
Hibernian (loan) 2010-11[43] Scottish Premier League 7 0 2 0 0 0 9 0
Total 7 0 2 0 0 0 9 0
Cheltenham Town 2011-12[44] League Two 41 11 4 2 0 0 45 13
2012-13[45] League Two 24 2 4 0 0 0 28 2
Total 65 13 8 2 0 0 73 15
Salgaocar 2013-14 I-League 24 14 8 5 32 19
2015 I-League 14 7 4 1 18 8
Total 38 21 12 5 0 0 50 27
Career total 314 92 37 10 1 0 352 102

Honours[edit]

Runners up

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Rangers 2-1 Dundee United". Rangers. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
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  11. ^ "Falkirk 3-0 St Johnstone". BBC. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
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  13. ^ "Bells Monthly Award Winners Season 2004/05". Scottish Premier Football League. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
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  15. ^ "Livingston 0-2 Falkirk". BBC. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
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  20. ^ "Duffy seals Bristol Rovers switch". BBC Sport. 3 August 2008. Retrieved 3 August 2008. 
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  22. ^ "Carlisle seal deals for Ben Marshall and Darryl Duffy". BBC Sport. 1 February 2010. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  23. ^ "Carlisle 5 - 0 MK Dons". BBC Sport. 13 February 2010. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  24. ^ "Hibs sign Duffy on loan". STV. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  25. ^ Fairburn, Rob (12 September 2010). "Hibs 1 Inverness CT 1". Sunday Mail. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
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  34. ^ FUTURE CUP 2005, Scottish Football Association.
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  36. ^ Includes Scottish League Cup, FA Cup, English League Cup and Federation Cup
  37. ^ Includes UEFA Champions League
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  39. ^ a b "Darryl Duffy stats 2006-07". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  40. ^ "Darryl Duffy stats 2007-08". Soccerbase. 
  41. ^ "Darryl Duffy stats 2008-09". Soccerbase. 
  42. ^ a b "Darryl Duffy stats 2009-10". Soccerbase. 
  43. ^ a b "Darryl Duffy stats 2010-11". Soccerbase. 
  44. ^ "Darryl Duffy career stats 2011-12". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  45. ^ "Darryl Duffy career stats 2012-13". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 

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