Terry Donovan

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Terry Donovan
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-02-27) 27 February 1958 (age 59)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1979 Grimsby Town 75 (28)
1979–1983 Aston Villa 24 (11)
1982 Portland Timbers 15 (1)
1983 Burnley 18 (6)
1983–1985 Rotherham United 11 (0)
National team
1979–1981 Republic of Ireland 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Terry Donovan (born 27 February 1958) is an English-born former footballer who represented the Republic of Ireland at international level.

Playing career[edit]

Donovan played for Grimsby Town, Aston Villa, Portland Timbers, Burnley and Rotherham United during his club career and also played for Ireland's national team on two occasions.

He joined Villa for £72,000 in 1979 after establishing himself as a prolific scorer during three seasons with his hometown club Grimsby Town, helping them gain promotion from the Fourth Division.[1] Donovan contributed two goals in Villa's 5 – 0 victory over Valur in the early stages of 1981-82 European Cup. Villa went on to win the tournament.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Donovan's late Irish father, Don Donovan, also represented Grimsby Town and the Republic of Ireland and managed Boston United from 1965–69.[3]

He is the father of broadcaster Keeley Donovan.[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Mariners Memories: Grimsby Town stat Terry Donovan". Grimsby Telegraph. Local World. [dead link]
  2. ^ "European Cup 1982 unlikely lads: Donovan at the double". Aston Villa F.C. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "R.I.P Don". Grimsby Town F.C. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Keeley Donovan". BBC Online. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  • Hugman, Barry (2005). The PFA Premier and Football League Players' Records 1946-2005. Queen Anne Press.