David Parkhouse

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David Parkhouse
Personal information
Full name David Cain Parkhouse
Date of birth (1999-10-24) 24 October 1999 (age 20)
Place of birth Strabane, Northern Ireland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
(on loan from Sheffield United)
Number 44
Youth career
Maiden City
Sheffield United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018– Sheffield United 0 (0)
2018Boston United (loan) 3 (0)
2018Tamworth (loan) 3 (0)
2019Derry City (loan) 34 (11)
2020–Stevenage (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2015 Northern Ireland U17
2017– Northern Ireland U21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 February 2020 (UTC)

David Cain Parkhouse (born 24 October 1999) is a Northern Irish footballer who plays for EFL League Two club Stevenage, on loan from Premier League club Sheffield United.

Club career[edit]

Early career & move to Sheffield United[edit]

Raised in Strabane, Northern Ireland, Parkhouse played with Maiden City's Academy in Derry[1] and impressed enough to earn a move to the Academy at English club Sheffield United. He was named on the bench for the first team squad for the first time in August 2018, remaining an unused substitute in an EFL Cup game against Hull City.[2]

Boston United loan[edit]

He signed for Boston United on a short term loan deal in October 2018 in a move which saw him make 3 appearances before returning to his parent club.[3]

Tamworth loan[edit]

On 30 November 2018, Parkhouse along with his team mate Reon Potts signed for Tamworth.[4] Parkhouse made his debut on 1 December 2018 in a 3–1 home defeat at the hands of Coalville Town, Parkhouse was introduced as a half time substitute for Charlie Jemson.[5] David was recalled by Sheffield United on 27 December 2018.[6]

Derry City loan[edit]

Parkhouse signed for League of Ireland Premier Division side Derry City on a 6 month loan deal on 2 January 2019, with manager Declan Devine stating "The Derry public will love watching David Parkhouse play".[7] He scored his first goal in senior football on 15 February 2019 in a 3–0 win over UCD on the opening night of the season.[8] His loan deal was extended on 1 July until the end of the season in October.[9][10] Parkhouse scored all 4 goals as Derry beat Waterford 4–2 in the League Cup, to earn a place in the final.[11] He opened the scoring in the League Cup Final after just two minutes but the day ended in dissapointment for Parkhouse and Derry as they were defeated on penalties by Dundalk.[12] On 23 October 2019, he was named in the PFAI Team of the Year and was also nominated for PFAI Young Player of the Year alongside Republic of Ireland international Jack Byrne & eventual winner Daniel Mandroiu, following an excellent first full season in senior football.[13] He finished the season with 19 goals in 39 appearances for the club in all competitions.[3] He returned to Sheffield United at the end of the League of Ireland season with Derry City reportedly interested in re-signing him ahead of the 2020 season.[14]

On 24 December 2019, it was revealed that Parkhouse had turned down a new contract offer from Sheffield United, with Celtic, Everton and Blackburn Rovers reportedly interested in the striker, who's contract was due to end 6 months later.[15][16]

Stevenage loan[edit]

On 28 January 2020, it was announced that Parkhouse had signed a loan deal with EFL League Two side Stevenage until the end of the season.[17][18]

International career[edit]

Parkhouse has represented Northern Ireland up to Northern Ireland U21 level. His first goal for the U21 team came on 8 June 2017, when he scored away to Estonia U21.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 February 2020[3]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sheffield United 2018–19 EFL Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Boston United (loan) 2018–19 National League North 3 0 0 0 3 0
Tamworth (loan) 2018–19 Southern League Premier Division Central 3 0 0 0 3 0
Derry City (loan) 2019 League of Ireland Premier Division 34 11 1 1 4 7 39 19
Sheffield United 2019–20 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stevenage (loan) 2019–20 EFL League Two 2 0 2 0
Career total 42 11 1 1 4 7 0 0 47 19


  1. ^ "Derry City sign teenage striker David Parkhouse on loan from Sheffield United while Patrick McClean returns". ExtraTime.ie.
  2. ^ "Parkhouse departs". www.sufc.co.uk.
  3. ^ a b c "Northern Ireland - D. Parkhouse - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway". ie.soccerway.com.
  4. ^ "Tamworth Football Club". www.thelambs.co.uk.
  5. ^ "Tamworth Football Club". www.thelambs.co.uk.
  6. ^ "Tamworth Football Club". www.thelambs.co.uk.
  7. ^ "VIDEO: 'The Derry public will love watching David Parkhouse play': Declan Devine". www.derryjournal.com.
  8. ^ "Extratime.ie - Live Updates - 2019 League of Ireland Premier Division - Derry City -v- UCD". www.extratime.ie.
  9. ^ "Parkhouse Extends Loan". 1 July 2019.
  10. ^ Scully, Michael (5 July 2019). "Parkhouse out to earn new Sheffield United contract after Derry loan extension". irishmirror.
  11. ^ "Extratime.ie - Live Updates - 2019 League Cup Semi Final - Derry City -v- Waterford". www.extratime.ie.
  12. ^ "Extratime.ie - Live Updates - 2019 League Cup Final - Derry City -v- Dundalk". www.extratime.ie.
  13. ^ "Dundalk edge Hoops in PFAI Team of the Year". 23 October 2019 – via www.rte.ie. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  14. ^ Fennessy, Paul. "Derry youngster set to return to Premier League club 'a completely different player'". The42.
  15. ^ Collins, Simon (24 December 2019). "David Parkhouse knocks back Sheffield United contract amid interest from Celtic, Everton and Blackburn". Derry Journal. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  16. ^ "Reported Celtic target David Parkhouse explains why he rejected Sheffield United contract". 2 January 2020.
  17. ^ "David Parkhouse : Stevenage sign Sheffield United youngster on loan". 28 January 2020 – via www.bbc.com.
  18. ^ "Parkhouse joins Stevenage on loan after Derry spell". 28 January 2020 – via www.rte.ie. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  19. ^ "Estonia U21 vs. Northern Ireland U21 - 8 June 2017 - Soccerway". ie.soccerway.com.

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