Dion Donohue

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Dion Donohue
Personal information
Full name Dion James Donohue[1]
Date of birth (1993-08-26) 26 August 1993 (age 25)
Place of birth Bodedern, Anglesey, Wales
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder/Left Back
Club information
Current team
Portsmouth
Number 17
Youth career
2003 Bodedern Athletic
2004–2010 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Porthmadog
2011–2012 Holyhead Hotspur 12 (3)
2012–2014 Caernarfon Town 60 (12)
2014–2015 Sutton Coldfield Town 37 (1)
2015–2017 Chesterfield 56 (1)
2017– Portsmouth 32 (0)
National team
2011 Ynys Môn 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 April 2018 (UTC)

Dion James Donohue (born 26 August 1993) is a Welsh footballer who plays as a Midfielder and full back for Portsmouth.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Donohue was born in Anglesey and played with Bodedern Athletic before joining Everton. He spent six years at Everton's academy and was unable to gain a professional contract.[2] He returned to North Wales and played amateur football with Porthmadog, Holyhead Hotspur and Caernarfon Town.[2] In 2014, he moved to the English non-league with Sutton Coldfield Town.[2]

Donohue scored his first goal for Sutton on 27 September 2014, netting the first through a penalty kick in a 2–0 home win against Kidsgrove Athletic. He made 37 appearances for the club, as his side achieved promotion to Northern Premier League Premier League through the play-offs.[2]

Chesterfield[edit]

Donohue went on trial at Chesterfield in the summer of 2015 and was able to earn a contract.[3] He made his professional debut on 12 September 2015 in a 3–3 draw against Colchester United.[4] Donohue signed a contract extension on 10 August 2016, keeping him at the club until 2018.[5]

Donohue scored his first professional goal on 14 March 2017, netting the equalizer in a 3–3 home draw against Peterborough United.[6] In May, he was awarded the Players' Player of the Year.[7]

Portsmouth[edit]

On 18 August 2017 Donohue joined Portsmouth for an undisclosed fee.[8]

International career[edit]

Donohue played for the representative team of Anglesey during the 2011 Island Games. He featured in all four of the side's games, against Gotland, the Isle of Wight, Gibraltar and Alderney.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 28 April 2018.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Holyhead Hotspur 2011–12[10] Welsh Alliance League 12 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 15 4
Caernarfon Town 2012–13[11] Welsh Alliance League 36 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 4
2013–14[11] Cymru Alliance 24 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 8
Total 60 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 60 12
Sutton Coldfield Town 2014–15[2] NPL Division One South 37 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 1
Chesterfield 2015–16[12] League One 17 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 20 0
2016–17[13] 37 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 42 1
2017–18[14] League Two 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Total 56 1 4 0 2 0 3 0 65 1
Portsmouth 2017–18[14] League One 32 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 35 0
2018–19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 32 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 35 0
Career total 197 17 4 0 2 0 9 1 212 18

International[edit]

As of 30 June 2011[15]
Ynys Môn
Year Apps Goals
2011 4 0
Total 4 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EFL: Retained list: 2015/16" (PDF). English Football League. p. 26. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 December 2016. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Dion Donohue move to Chesterfield proves North Wales is hotbed of football talent". Daily Post. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Chesterfield sign Dion Donohue and Jake Orrell". Sky Sports. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Chesterfield 3-3 Colchester". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Donohue Signs Extended Contract". Chesterfield FC. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "Chesterfield 3–3 Peterborough United". BBC Sport. 14 March 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "Evatt Named Player of the Year". Chesterfield FC. 1 May 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "Dion Donohue: Portsmouth sign Chesterfield midfielder for undisclosed fee". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  9. ^ "Island Games Results 2011 Isle of Wight". BBNatWest 2011 Island Games Results. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  10. ^ "Games played by Dion Donohue in 2011/2012". Holyhead Hotspur. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "Season archive". Caernarfon Town. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Dion Donohue in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 December 2015. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Dion Donohue in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  14. ^ a b "Games played by Dion Donohue in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 
  15. ^ "Dion Donohue". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 9 September 2017. 

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