List of Derry City F.C. players

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This article deals with past and present players of Derry City Football Club.

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Northern Ireland GK Gerard Doherty (captain)
2 Denmark DF Niclas Vemmelund
3 Northern Ireland DF Dean Jarvis
4 Republic of Ireland MF Aaron McEneff
6 Republic of Ireland MF Conor McCormack
7 Republic of Ireland MF Barry McNamee
8 Scotland MF Harry Monaghan
9 Scotland FW Jordan Allan
10 Republic of Ireland MF Keith Ward
11 Northern Ireland FW Rory Patterson
12 Northern Ireland MF Joshua Daniels
14 Republic of Ireland MF Gareth McGlynn
15 Northern Ireland DF Shay Dunlop
16 Republic of Ireland FW Nathan Boyle
No. Position Player
20 Northern Ireland GK Shaun Patton
22 Republic of Ireland DF Patrick McClean
23 Republic of Ireland DF Gareth McFadden
24 Republic of Ireland MF Dean Brown
25 Northern Ireland MF Conor McDermott
26 Republic of Ireland FW Ryan Doherty
27 England FW Ronan Curtis
28 Northern Ireland FW Rory Holden
29 Austria MF Lukas Schubert
30 Republic of Ireland DF Aaron Barry
31 Northern Ireland GK Conor Brady
32 Northern Ireland DF Ronan Wilson
38 Republic of Ireland FW Jack Blake
- Republic of Ireland GK Mark McElhinney
- Spain DF Cristian Castells

Notable former players[edit]

Reserve and youth squads[edit]

Derry City currently has an academy team as well as an under-21 reserve team who play in the Under 21 League of Ireland. These teams have also competed in international youth tournaments, including the Foyle Cup and the Umbro Galway Cup. In 2006, the academy team was victorious in the Umbro Galway Cup. Although many youth players come from the local youth league, the Derry and District League, Derry have branched out their scouting network and have since promoted players from all around Ireland.

Derry's under-21 side finished 3rd in the 2006 Dr. Tony O'Neill League Northern Section and therefore qualified for the knock-out stages, contested between qualifiers from the four provincial sections. In the second round, the side met Shelbourne F.C.'s under-21 team and knocked them out, winning 3-1. However, the side was then beaten in the quarter-final by the under-21 team of Sligo Rovers F.C.

Dream teams[edit]

Radio Foyle's team.

All-time XI chosen by Radio Foyle[edit]

In the early 1990s, local radio station, BBC Radio Foyle chose an all-time dream-team of eleven players. The team was as follows:

Published in Derry City FC: City Till I Die[edit]

At the start of the 2007 season, a supporter publication, Derry City FC: City Till I Die, designated the task of revealing their dream teams to lifelong Derry City fans, Mick McBride and Davy Doherty. Both men decided to choose only players that they had witnessed first hand playing for Derry City, thus limiting the pool to only players to have appeared since the 1950s. Subsequently, the likes of goal-scoring legend, Jimmy Kelly, remained absent. Players were chosen from both Derry's Irish League and League of Ireland eras. While distinguishing players on the basis of ability and consistency, consideration was also given to the amount of time contributed toward the club by individual players. While recognised greats such as Alan Sunderland, Denis Tueart and Neil McNab all played with Derry City, they all played with the club during the twilight stages of their careers and did not manage to accumulate more than a handful of appearances each. Hence, players of such ilk were omitted.

Mick McBride's team.

Mick McBride's team[edit]

First team:


Davy Doherty's team[edit]

Davy Doherty's team.

First team:


Record appearances in the League of Ireland[edit]

As of 16 July 2007:

Rank Player Total appearances
1 Peter Hutton 573
2 Paul Curran 518
3 Sean Hargan 408
4 Gary Beckett 395
5 Liam Coyle 390

Senior international players to have played for Derry City[edit]

 Northern Ireland/ Ireland:

Name Caps Goals
Niall McGinn 50 3
Terry Cochrane 26 1
Billy Gillespie 25 13
Jobby Crossan 24 10
Shane Ferguson 22 1
Liam O'Kane 20 0
Paddy McCourt 18 2
Bobby Irvine 15 3
Paul Ramsey 14 0
Daniel Lafferty 13 0
Jim McLaughlin 12 6
Jimmy Kelly 11 4
David Campbell 10 0
Billy McCullough 10 0
Jimmy Hill 7 0
Bobby Browne 6 0
Gerry McElhinney 6 0
Terry Harkin 5 2
Rory Patterson 5 1
Sammy Curran 4 2
Fay Coyle 4 0
Felix Healy 4 0
Gerry Bowler 3 0
S.R. Russell 3 0
Johnny Campbell 2 0
Jimmy Elwood 2 0
Victor Hunter 2 0
Tony O'Doherty 2 0
Liam Coyle 1 0
Matt Doherty 1 0
Shaun Holmes 1 0

 Republic of Ireland/Ireland (Irish Free State):

Name Caps Goals
James McClean 47 8
David Kelly 26 9
David Forde 24 0
Conor Sammon 9 0
Alan Moore 8 0
Jackie Hennessy 5 0
Jimmy Kelly 4 0
Bobby Gilbert 1 0


Name Caps Goals
Luther Blissett 14 3
Dennis Tueart 6 2
Steve Williams 6 0
Alan Sunderland 1 0


Name Caps Goals
Jimmy Delaney 15 6
Johnny McKenzie 9 0


Name Caps Goals
Éamon Zayed 8 1

 Trinidad and Tobago:

Name Caps Goals
Derek Phillips 6 0


Name Caps Goals
Jose Mukendi ? ?