Dessie Gorman

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Dessie Gorman
Personal information
Full name Desmond Gorman
Date of birth (1964-12-13) 13 December 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1984–1985 Dundalk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1989 Dundalk ? (38)
1989–1990 FC Bourges ? (?)
1990–1991 Derry City 28 (7)
1991–1992 Shelbourne 41 (8)
1992–1997 Linfield ? (?)
1997–2000 Newry Town ? (?)
2000–2001 Bangor ? (?)
2000–2001 Ards 33 (18)
2001–2003 Banbridge Town ? (?)
2003 Dundalk ? (0)
2003–2004 Ards 1 (0)
2007 Loughgall ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Desmond "Dessie" Gorman (born 13 December 1964) is an Irish former professional footballer who played for a number of clubs on both sides of the Irish border.

Career[edit]

Gorman started his career with Dundalk, making his League of Ireland debut on 10 March 1985. His form attracted the attention of English side Arsenal, and he played for them in a friendly against Shamrock Rovers at Glenmalure Park in August 1986.[1] While at Dundalk he won all domestic honours, and was top scorer during both the 1985–86 (with 11 goals) and 1987–88 (with 16 goals) seasons.[2] In 1989, he moved to French club FC Bourges who he helped win promotion, and then to Derry City in October 1990. In the summer of 1991 he moved to Shelbourne,[3] before signing with Linfield in December 1992.[4] He stayed with Linfield until 1997, before playing with Newry Town, Bangor, Ards, Banbridge Town. He returned briefly to Dundalk in 2003, before retiring. He came out of retirement in 2007 to play briefly for Loughgall.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1986". The Irish Times. 
  2. ^ "1980s". Dundalk FC. Retrieved 2008-12-13. 
  3. ^ "1991". The Irish Times. 
  4. ^ "1992". The Irish Times. 

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