Martin Donnelly (footballer, born 1988)

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Martin Donnelly
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-08-28) 28 August 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Cliftonville
Number 11
Youth career
Sheffield United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Sheffield United 0 (0)
2008 Rochdale (loan) 0 (0)
2008–2011 Crusaders 98 (14)
2011– Cliftonville 143 (20)
National team
2004–2005 Northern Ireland U17 5 (1)
2005–2007 Northern Ireland U19 6 (2)
2007–2008 Northern Ireland U20 3 (0)
2007–2009 Northern Ireland U21 5 (0)
2009– Northern Ireland U23 3 (1)
2009– Northern Ireland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:00, 30 April 2011.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 October 2010

Martin Donnelly (born 28 August 1988) is a Northern Ireland international footballer born in Belfast who plays as a winger for Irish League side Cliftonville.[1]

After previously playing for Sheffield United and Rochdale, without appearing in the Football League, Donnelly signed for Crusaders in the summer of 2008, and won the Irish Cup in 2009.[2] Along with team-mate Colin Coates, he was called up to the Northern Ireland squad for the match against Italy on 6 June 2009. Donnelly entered the game as an 82nd-minute substitute to win his first full cap,[3][4] to add to the three under-21 caps he had won previously.

During his time with the Crues, he made a total of 126 appearances, scoring 22 goals. After turning down the club's offer of a new contract midway through the 2010–11 season, Donnelly joined North Belfast rivals Cliftonville on a two-year contract, of whom he is a lifelong fan.[5]

Honours[edit]

Crusaders

Cliftonville

Individual

  • Ulster Young Player of the Year (1): 2008–09

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Donnelly signs for Cliftonville". BBC News. 13 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Allen, Tommy (9 May 2009). "Crusaders triumph in all-Belfast final". UEFA. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Brave NI fall short in Italy". Sky Sports. 6 June 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  4. ^ "Match facts". Sky Sports. 6 June 2009. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "Donnelly signs for Cliftonville". BBC News. 13 May 2011. 

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