Michael Devine (footballer)

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Michael Devine
Mick Devine.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1973-03-19) 19 March 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Cobh, County Cork, Ireland
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Springfield F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1998 Cobh Ramblers
1998–2000 Waterford United
2000–2008 Cork City
2009 Waterford United 15 (0)
2010 Cork City 0 (0)
2010–present Abbey Rovers Junior B 11
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Michael Devine (born 19 March 1973 in Cobh) is a footballer.

Early career[edit]

Devine began playing football with Springfield FC in Cobh, County Cork, where he was capped at U15 and U16 levels, and thereafter signed for English team Middlesbrough. Devine spent four years at Ayresome Park learning his trade before he briefly moved on to Newcastle United and non-league Northallerton. He returned to Ireland to link up with Cobh Wanderers and subsequently joined League of Ireland First Division club Cobh Ramblers.

League of Ireland Premier Division[edit]

Devine made his Cobh debut in August 1993 as a substitute against Cork City in a League Cup tie. He joined League of Ireland Premier Division club Waterford United in 1998 and immediately impressed, later earning a then club record £30,000 transfer to Cork City. The transfer came as City and manager Derek Mountfield were in need of a keeper following a training ground injury to first choice 'keeper Noel Mooney, and Devine's form saw him retain the goalkeeper's jersey even after Mooney returned to full fitness. Noted for excellent shot stopping and spectacular saves, Devine became the "closed door" behind City's defence, eventually winning the League of Ireland championship in 2005 with many critics speculating on a senior Republic of Ireland call-up.

He returned to the Blues in January 2009 [1]. He then signed for Cork City in March 2010. "Mick Devine signs for Cork City". .He left the club later that year.



Cork City


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