David Elebert

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David Elebert
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Personal information
Full name David Elebert
Date of birth (1986-03-21) 21 March 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position Centre back / Right back
Club information
Current team
Ards
Youth career
2002–2004 Preston North End
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Preston North End 0 (0)
2005 Scarborough (loan) 12 (0)
2006–2011 Hamilton Academical 167 (12)
2012 Fylkir 34 (1)
2013 Shamrock Rovers 25 (0)
2014 Derry City 7 (0)
2015–2017 Glenavon 42 (6)
2017– Ards 23 (1)
National team
2008 Republic of Ireland U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:48, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

David Elebert (born 21 March 1986 in Dublin) is an Irish professional football player who currently plays for NIFL Premiership side Ards.

His uncle Shaun played for Shamrock Rovers and Longford Town in the early 1990s and won the Football Association of Ireland International Schools Player of the Year for 1990/91.

Career[edit]

Elebert began his career as a trainee at Preston North End but failed to make any first team appearances for the club. In 2005, he had a loan spell at Scarborough.

He was signed by Hamilton in January 2006[1] having been released by Preston and signed a new two-year deal in May 2008.[2]

He was released by Hamilton Academical at the end of season 2010/11.[3]He joined Icelandic club Fylkir on 12 April 2012.[4] He made his debut for the club in the 1–1 draw with Keflavík on 6 May 2012 and scored his first goal in Icelandic football in the 2–1 defeat away at KR on 5 July 2012.[5]

In February 2013 Elebert signed for Shamrock Rovers where he won an EA Sports and a Setanta Sports Cup winners medal.[6]

On 12 February 2014, Elebert signed for Derry City under Roddy Collins.[7]

On 27 January 2015, Elebert signed for NIFL Premiership side and 2013–14 Irish Cup winners Glenavon, signing an 18-month contract with the Lurgan Blues. [8]

Elebert won the 2015–16 Irish Cup with Glenavon, and left the club at the end of the 2016–17 season.

On 15 June 2017, Elebert signed for Ards.

International[edit]

He was called up to the Republic of Ireland's under-21s in May 2008[9] and made his debut against Malaysia's under-23s later that month.[10] He captained the side against Nigeria in his next game.[11]

Honours[edit]

Hamilton Academical

Shamrock Rovers

Glenavon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hamilton sign defender Elebert". BBC Sport. 20 January 2006. Retrieved 26 September 2007. 
  2. ^ "McCarthy extends stay with Accies". BBC News. 17 May 2008. Retrieved 17 May 2008. 
  3. ^ . Scottish Football League. 9 November 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help);
  4. ^ "Írskur varnarmaður til Fylkismanna". mbl.is. 12 April 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Fylkir appearances and goals in the 2012 season". KSÍ.is. Retrieved 27 August 2012. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "Collins adds Elebert to Derry squad". RTÉ. 12 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ "Elebert gets International Call Up". Hamilton Accies FC. 10 May 2008. Retrieved 16 May 2008. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Ireland begin Intercontinental Cup with Victory over hosts Malaysia". Football Association of Ireland. 15 May 2008. Retrieved 16 May 2008. 
  11. ^ "International News Latest". Hamilton Accies FC. 19 May 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2008. [dead link]

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