|Full name||Derek Peter Geary|
|Date of birth||19 June 1980|
|Place of birth||Dublin, Republic of Ireland|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Playing position||Full Back|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Derek Peter Geary (born 19 June 1980 in Dublin, Republic of Ireland) is a retired Irish footballer, who played as a full-back.
Derek is one of the few players to have played for both sides in Sheffield. He was signed by Sheffield Wednesday from Rivermount Boys of Finglas in Dublin, his only schoolboy club, on 11 November 1997, he made a total of 121 appearances for the Owls and won the player of the season award for the 2001–2002 season.
Geary made his first start for the Blades in a 3–2 away victory over Crewe at the end of December. His one and only senior career goal came for the Blades in a 2–1 away victory over Millwall in December 2004 where he scored a late winner.
After being out of action for 18 months with a serious knee injury, Geary made his return to the first team in a 2–2 draw with Barnsley at Oakwell on 9 November 2009, replacing Matthew Kilgallon shortly before half time.
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1 Last updated 23 August 2008
On 8 May 2007, Geary was named in the Republic of Ireland squad by manager Steve Staunton for a two match trip to the US to play Ecuador and Bolivia, of which both games were drawn 1–1. However, due to hip and thigh injuries received in the last game of the season playing for Sheffield United against Wigan Athletic, he was forced to withdraw from the squad.
References and notes
- "Millwall 1–2 Sheff Utd". BBC. 4 December 2004. Retrieved 1 September 2009.
- "Blades pair agree new contracts.", BBC Website, 19 July 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2007.