Glen Crowe

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Glen Crowe
Personal information
Full name Glen Crowe
Date of birth (1977-12-25) 25 December 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1985– St Mochta's F.C.
Stella Maris
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1999 Wolverhampton Wanderers 10 (1)
1997 Exeter City (loan) 10 (5)
1997 Cardiff City (loan) 8 (1)
1998 Exeter City (loan) 9 (0)
1999 Plymouth Argyle 11 (1)
1999–2004 Bohemians 180 (110)
2005–2006 Shelbourne 56 (20)
2007–2009 Bohemians 93 (23)
2010 Sporting Fingal 33 (6)
Total 410 (168)
National team
1998 Republic of Ireland U21 1 (0)
2002–2003 Republic of Ireland 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Glen Crowe (born 25 December 1977) is an Irish professional football forward who currently plays for Malahide United in the Leinster Senior League. He was a prolific goalscorer in the League of Ireland Premier Division and has represented the Republic of Ireland national football team on two occasions.[1]

Crowe previously played for Wolves, Bohemians, Shelbourne and Sporting Fingal.


Glen Crowe's grandad's cousin is Liam Crowe, who played football for the Irish Army, including a match against the Republic of Ireland national football team on 23 April 1944. Liam Crowe also played for Shamrock Rovers and won the FAI Cup in 1944. He also played for Shelbourne, St Patrick's Athletic, Dundalk and St James's Gate.

Club career[edit]

Wolverhampton Wanderers[edit]

Crowe began his career with local Irish side St Mochta's, joining the youth setup at the age of 7. Stella Maris showed an interest in Crowe for several years and he eventually signed for the club and played in the Dublin & District Schoolboy League.[2] At the age of 17, Crowe spent time on trial with Division One side Wolverhampton Wanderers, attending three separate trials with the club before being offered a one-year YTS contract. He spent the majority of his first season at Molineux in the youth team but was handed his professional debut on 30 April 1996 as a substitute during a 3–0 defeat to Reading. In the following match, the final game of the 1995–96 season, Crowe started his first match for Wolves against Charlton Athletic in May 1996 and scored his side's only goal during a 1–1 draw.[2] He had loan spells at Cardiff City, Exeter City and Plymouth Argyle.

Bohemians and Shelbourne[edit]

Crowe returned to Dublin to join Bohemians, managed by Roddy Collins, in pre-season 1999.

After scoring on his League of Ireland debut on 19 September 1999 in a 3–1 loss to Shamrock Rovers [1], Crowe ended up as top scorer for Bohemians in his first season with 9 league goals. The following season (2000/01), Glen formed a potent partnership with new-signing Trevor Molloy and broke the League goal-scoring record by hitting 25 league goals (35 in all competitions) as Bohemians won their first league title since 1978 and their first league and FAI Cup double since 1928. He also scored in Bohemians' UEFA Cup run, both home and away against 1. FC Kaiserslautern. This form led Mick McCarthy to call him into the international squad in the summer of 2001 for the World Cup qualifiers against Portugal and Estonia.

Crowe once again starred as Bohemians won their 2nd league title in 3 years in 2003, but left the team for Dublin rivals Shelbourne in a controversial move in December 2004 where he formed a successful partnership with Jason Byrne. He claimed his third league winning medal in November 2006, ironically scoring the winning goal against his old club Bohemians to clinch Shelbourne's third title in four seasons.

Crowe re-joined Bohemians in early 2007 where he continued to show his goalscoring skills. On 4 April 2008, he broke the previous record of 121 goals against Shamrock Rovers to surpass the record previously held by Turlough O'Connor.[3] Bohemians romped to the 2008 Premier Division title by 19 points from their nearest challengers St Patrick's Athletic, and Crowe also scored in the FAI Cup Final as Bohemians won the trophy to complete a "Double".[4] He scored against Rhyl F.C. in the 2008 UEFA Intertoto Cup [2].

Crowe struggled for form during the 2009 season and found himself out of the starting XI on many occasions when Paddy Madden returned from his loan spell at Shelbourne. However Glen collected his first ever League Cup winners medal in the September as Bohemians beat Waterford United 3–1 at the RSC.[5] And Crowe collected his fifth League winners medal (fourth at Bohemians) in November as they won the title.[6]

Sporting Fingal[edit]

Crowe was released by Bohemians in November 2009 after his contract expired. In January 2010, he signed for Sporting Fingal in advance of the club's first season in the League of Ireland top flight.[7]

Crowe scored his 11th European goal at C.S. Marítimo in the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League.[8]

International career[edit]

Crowe played for the Republic of Ireland national under-19 football team in the 1996 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship finals in Luxembourg and was part of the squad for the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship in Malaysia. Due to the extreme humidity that they would encounter, Crowe and the squad trained in raincoats for a week at the University of Limerick to prepare for the tournament.[2] Ireland finished in third place after winning a third place play-off match against Ghana. In November 2002, as a Bohemians player, Crowe became the first League of Ireland player to be capped by Ireland for 16 years (the last being Pat Byrne of Shamrock Rovers) when Don Givens selected him in a friendly international against Greece.[9] He won his second cap for Ireland in April 2003, coming on as a late substitute in a friendly international against Norway at Lansdowne Road.



Republic of Ireland


At the end of the 2012 League of Ireland season Crowe is sixth in the all-time League of Ireland goalscoring list with 159 league goals [10]

  • He became the first League of Ireland player to be capped by Ireland for 16 years in November 2002.
  • Crowe is Bohemians all-time leading league goalscorer with 133 goals
  • Crowe is Bohemians all-time leading FAI Cup goalscorer with 22 goals
  • Crowe is Bohemians all-time leading goalscorer in European competition and has also scored more goals in European competition (11) than any other Irish domestic player.


  1. ^ "Crowe retained in Ireland squad". Reuters. 3 June 2003. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Nulty, Derek. "Glen Crowe". St. Mochta's F.C. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  3. ^ League of Ireland Match report – Bohemians VS Shamrock Rovers Archived 25 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Bohs win FAI Cup Archived 4 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine.. (23 November 2008). Retrieved on 25 October 2011.
  5. ^ Bohs win EA Sports League Cup Archived 29 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine.. (26 September 2009). Retrieved on 25 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Bohemians make their 11th title official". Irish Times. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 9 November 2009. 
  7. ^ Crowe signs for Fingal. (14 January 2010). Retrieved on 25 October 2011.
  8. ^
  9. ^ Greece Vs Ireland Match Details. (20 November 2002). Retrieved on 25 October 2011.
  10. ^ a b "Ireland - List of Topscorers". Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2016.