Richie Purdy

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Richie Purdy
Personal information
Full name Richie Purdy
Date of birth (1972-03-12) 12 March 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 Home Farm F.C. ? (?)
1990–1996 Dundalk F.C. 133 (5)
1996–1997 Derry City F.C. 22 (0)
1997–2000 Shamrock Rovers F.C. 81 (13)
2000–2001 Kilkenny City F.C. 19 (1)
2001–2003 UCD AFC 24 (1)
2003 Kildare County 20 (1)
National team
1993 Republic of Ireland U21 1 (0)
1988 Republic of Ireland U17 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Richie Purdy (born 12 March 1972, in Dublin) is a former Irish football player.

Purdy made his League of Ireland début for Home Farm against EMFA on 6 November 1988. He spent six seasons with Dundalk, winning the League with the team in 1994/95 (scoring 2 goals in 26 appearances). During this tenure at Dundalk he won the PFAI "Young Player of the Year" award in 1992/93 PFAI.

Purdy later moved to Derry City for one season where he won another league title for the 1996/97 season. He joined Shamrock Rovers in the summer of 1997 where he stayed for four seasons, making two appearances in Europe (scoring once).[1]

Purdy was capped by Ireland at U15, U16, U17, U18 and U21 levels. He played in two qualifiers in the 1990 UEFA European Under-18 Football Championship qualifying campaign.

His eldest son, Daniel, is currently playing for Longford Town and has played for Ireland U15s and U17s.[2] His other son Richie plays for Shamrock Rovers U19 in the League of Ireland U19 Division.[3]