Joe Gamble

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Joe Gamble
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Personal information
Full name Joseph Finbar Gamble[1]
Date of birth (1982-01-14) 14 January 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Cork, Ireland
Height 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1997 Everton AFC Cork
1998 Cork City Youths
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Cork City 8 (0)
2000–2004 Reading 7 (0)
2001 Crawley Town (loan) ? (?)
2003–2004 Barnet (loan) 40 (1)
2004–2010 Cork City 140 (4)
2010–2011 Hartlepool United 52 (3)
2011–2013 Limerick 37 (3)
2014–2015 Brunei DPMM 46 (1)
National team
1999 Republic of Ireland U17 1 (0)
2001–2003 Republic of Ireland U21 8 (2)
2006 Republic of Ireland B 1 (0)
2007 Republic of Ireland 2 (0)
2011 League of Ireland XI 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2:01, 4 January 2016 (UTC).

Joseph Finbar "Joe" Gamble (born 14 January 1982) is an Irish footballer who last played for Brunei DPMM FC in the S.League. He is a graduate from the Strength & Conditioning programme at Setanta College.

Club career[edit]

Cork City[edit]

Born in Cork, Gamble made his debut for Cork in the Super Cup against Bohemians in July 2000. Soon after he signed for Reading on a free transfer,[2] before he returned to Cork City in 2004. He quickly established himself in the City first team and was a mainstay in the team that won the League of Ireland Premier Division in November 2005.

He later went on to win the FAI Cup and the Setanta Sports Cup while at the club.

Hartlepool United[edit]

With Cork struggling financially Gamble was allowed to look for a new club and joined Hartlepool United for a trial in December 2009.[3]

Hartlepool's Director of Sport Chris Turner was impressed with Gamble and signed him permanently on 5 January 2010.[4] He joins former Cork teammate Denis Behan at Victoria Park.

In May 2011 he was not offered a new contract by the club, along with nine other players from the 2010/11 squad.[5]


Joe Gamble signed for Limerick on 23 June 2011. Gamble made his Limerick debut on 16 July 2011 against Athlone Town at Athlone Town Stadium. Joe Gamble was an integral part of the Limerick F.C side for the remaining of the 2011 season as Pat Scully's side pushed for promotion for from the First Division. Gamble made 13 league appearances in midfield for the Shannonsiders as they narrowly missed out on a promotion play-off place to Monaghan United.

Brunei DPMM FC[edit]

Following Gamble's release from Limerick, he went on a two-week trial with Brunei DPMM of the S.League, along with Francis Jeffers, on 24 November 2013.[6][7] Following the completion of the trial Brunei DPMM announced they would be signing Gamble along with Robert Alviž and Boris Raspudić.[8][9] He scored his first goal for the club against Young Lions on 23 August 2015.[10] He won the 2015 S.League with DPMM on 21 November 2015.[11]

International career[edit]

In his early career at Cork City and Reading, Gamble made eight appearances for the Republic of Ireland under-21s, scoring once. The goal came as part of a 3–2 win against Denmark at his 'home' stadium, Turners Cross.

In 2006 Joe was nominated on the eircom League team of the season and was shortlisted for player of the year. His displays for 'City did not go unnoticed by Ireland manager Steve Staunton and in May 2006 he was called up to the Irish International team. He manned the substitutes bench in a match against Chile, but a poor performance saw Staunton unwilling to experiment late in the game. Gamble later played for the Republic of Ireland B team against Scotland in November 2006. In doing so he became only the third City player ever to do so.

In May 2007, it was announced that Gamble had again been drafted into Steve Staunton's Republic of Ireland squad to travel to the United States to take part in friendly matches against Ecuador and Bolivia. He made his international debut against Ecuador on 23 May 2007 at the Giants Stadium,[12] and having suitably impressed, he started the game against Bolivia three days later at the Gillette Stadium, thus becoming the first home-based player to feature in a Republic of Ireland starting eleven since Glen Crowe's appearance against Greece in 2002.



Cork City


Brunei DPMM FC


  • PFAI First Division Team of the Year (1): 2012


  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 162. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "SUMMER SIGNINGS". BBC. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hartlepool Bring in Irish International". Vital Hartlepool. 14 December 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Hartlepool Complete Joe Gamble Signing". Vital Hartlepool. 5 January 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "Ten players shown door by Hartlepool United". BBC Sport. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Brunei DPMM FC to trial a global list of stars". Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Players coming for tryouts:". Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "DPMM FC to sign three players". The Brunei Times. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "More big names to land in Brunei". The Brunei Times. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  10. ^ "DPMM FC top table with victory". The Brunei Times. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  11. ^ "Sergio Stars To Help Wasps Clinch First-Ever Title". S.League. 22 November 2015. Retrieved 23 November 2015. 
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