Pat Courtney

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Pat Courtney
Personal information
Full name Patrick Courtney
Date of birth 1940
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Mulvey Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1958–1971 Shamrock Rovers 250 (2)
National team
1962–1967 League of Ireland XI 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Pat Courtney (born in 1940 in Dublin) is a former Irish football player who played as a full back, mainly on the left.

He joined Shamrock Rovers in 1958 and made his debut in a League of Ireland Shield game on 27 September 1959 [1].

He played in 17 European games including appearances in the European Champion Clubs' Cup, Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup. He played in 16 consecutive European games from 1962 until injury made him miss the win over FC Schalke 04 in 1969. He played against Valencia CF, SK Rapid Wien, Real Zaragoza and FC Bayern Munich amongst others.

He represented the League of Ireland 4 times between 1962 and 1967 and was also an amateur cap.

Courtney shared a testimonial with John Keogh (footballer) in May 1967 [2].

He left Glenmalure Park at the end of the 1970/71 season.

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