John Dunleavy

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John Dunleavy
Personal information
Full name John Francis Dunleavy
Date of birth (1991-07-03) 3 July 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Ballybofey, Donegal, Ireland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Right back
Club information
Current team
Sligo Rovers
Number TBA
Youth career
2006–2009 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 (0)
2011Barnet (loan) 3 (0)
2012–2018 Cork City 124 (4)
2018– Sligo Rovers 0 (0)
National team
2008 Republic of Ireland U17
2010 Republic of Ireland U19 3 (0)
2011 Republic of Ireland U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:23, 31 December 2017 (UTC)

John Francis Dunleavy (born 3 July 1991) is an Irish footballer who plays as a defender. He currently plays for Sligo Rovers in the League of Ireland.


Dunleavy joined Wolverhampton Wanderers academy in October 2006, rejecting the chance to join clubs such as Manchester United and Celtic.[1] He signed a two-year professional contract near the end of the 2008–09 season during which the club were promoted to the Premier League.[2]

In January 2011 he headed for a loan spell at League Two side Barnet,[3] where he made his professional debut in a game against Southend.[4] He made three appearances for the Bees as they battled relegation from the Football League before suffering ligament damage during training that ended his season.[5]

He left Wolves in Summer 2011 after not being offered an extension to his contract.[6] In late August 2011, Dunleavy joined Major League Soccer club Vancouver Whitecaps on trial until 7 September 2011.[7] In January 2012, Dunleavy joined Cork City.[8]


Cork City


  1. ^ "Johnny Dunleavy delighted with Wolves contract". Donegal Democrat. 19 May 2009. Archived from the original on 29 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Bridging The Gap". Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. 28 May 2010. Archived from the original on 8 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Barnet sign John Dunleavy on loan from Wolves". BBC Sport. 12 January 2011.
  4. ^ "Barnet v Southend". BBC Sport. 29 January 2011.
  5. ^ "Dunleavy's season is over". Barnet F.C. 18 April 2011. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012.
  6. ^ "Wolves decide on seven youngsters". Express & Star. 24 March 2011.
  7. ^ "'Caps trialist Dunleavy looking for fresh start in MLS". 2011-09-02. Retrieved 2011-09-02.
  8. ^ "Cork City add Dunleavy to their squad". RTÉ Sport. 16 January 2012.[permanent dead link]

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