Tommy Doherty

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Tommy Doherty
Personal information
Full name Thomas Edward Doherty
Date of birth (1979-03-17) 17 March 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2005 Bristol City 189 (7)
2005–2008 Queens Park Rangers 15 (0)
2006 Yeovil Town (loan) 1 (0)
2006–2007 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 26 (2)
2007–2008 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 5 (0)
2008–2010 Wycombe Wanderers 65 (0)
2010 Ferencvárosi TC 11 (0)
2010–2011 Bradford City 18 (0)
2011–2012 Newport County 19 (0)
2012 Bath City 1 (0)
2012–2014 Exeter City 30 (0)
Total 380 (9)
National team
2003 Northern Ireland B 1 (0)
2003–2005 Northern Ireland 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 June 2013.

Thomas Edward Doherty (born 17 March 1979 in Bristol) is a Northern Ireland international footballer who plays as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Doherty started his career at Bristol City, making 189 league appearances in nine years before moving to Queens Park Rangers in 2005. He joined Wycombe on loan from QPR in September 2006 and was named in the PFA League Two Team of the Year for the 2006–07 season.[1] He was also named the supporters official player of the year.

In the summer of 2007 Wycombe tried to sign him but for many reasons a deal was never agreed. He then suffered an illness whilst on holiday which put an end to negotiations. Doherty re-joined the club on another loan deal in October 2007 and joined the club permanently in January 2008 when he was released from QPR. Further impressive performances from Doherty saw Wycombe promoted to Football League One as well as himself being named in the PFA League Two Team of the Year for the second time at the end of the 2008–09 season.[2]

On 30 January 2010, Doherty signed a contract with Ferencvárosi TC until the end of the season. He made his debut in a friendly against Gozo F.C. in which Ferencvárosi won 11–0.

It was announced on 28 May 2010, that Doherty would be signing with English League Two side Bradford City on a two-year contract.[3] He was released from his contract on 4 May 2011, with immediate effect.[4]

Doherty signed for Newport County on 11 June 2011 and was released by Newport in January 2012. In February 2012, Doherty signed a non-contract deal with Conference National side Bath City.

International career[edit]

Despite being born in England, Doherty qualified to play for Northern Ireland through his grandfather who was from Derry.[5] Having played for the Northern Ireland B team against Scotland Future in May 2003, he made his full international debut against Italy the following month. He made eight further appearances for his country, the last of which was against England in March 2005.


  1. ^ "Ronaldo secures PFA awards double". BBC Sport. 2007-04-22. Retrieved 2007-05-19. 
  2. ^ "League Two Team of the Year". Sky Sports. 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 
  3. ^ Doherty Agrees to City Deal. Retrieved 19 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Doherty leaves the Bantams". Bradford City A.F.C. 4 April 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Brodie, Malcolm (2003-06-03). "Baird makes his bow". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 

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