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Shane Duffy
Personal information
Full name Shane Patrick Michael Anthony Duffy
Date of birth 1 January 1992 (1992-01-01) (age 18)
Place of birth Derry, Northern Ireland
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current club Everton
Number 34
Youth career
Foyle Harps
2008–2009 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Everton 0 (0)
National team
2008 Northern Ireland U16 5 (1)
2008 Northern Ireland U17 5 (1)
2008– Northern Ireland U19 4 (0)
2009– Northern Ireland U21 3 (1)
2009 Northern Ireland B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:57, 23 December 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15:57, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

Shane Patrick Michael Anthony Duffy (Irish: Seán Pádraig Micheál Antaine Ó Dubhthaigh) is an Irish footballer currently playing for English club Everton. Eligible to play for the Republic of Ireland, before 2010 he had represented Northern Ireland internationally, for both their youth teams and B team





As a youth, Duffy played Gaelic football for Doire Colmcille CLG and association football for Foyle Harps Y.F.C., both based in Derry. He joined Everton in November 2008 as a first-year scholar and worked his way through the U-18[1] and reserve teams. Manager David Moyes named him and several young players in the first team for the pre-season friendlies and Duffy scored his first Everton goal against Rochdale in a 4-0 victory. He made his professional debut versus AEK Athens in the Europa League in December 2009, coming on for the injured Sylvain Distin.[2] In Everton's next European fixture, Duffy made his home debut at Goodison Park, completing the full 90 minutes against BATE Borisov.[3]


Duffy was part of the Northern Ireland youth set-up from the U16 level upward. An U17 regular, he was in the squad for their unsuccessful 2009 European Championship qualifying campaign and scored the only goal of the match, a penalty, in the opening game against Liechtenstein.[4] He was called up to the senior team in June 2009 for a friendly against Italy but was an unused substitute. In August 2009, he made his Northern Ireland U21 debut, playing the whole match and scoring in the 2–1 away loss to Portugal. Duffy played several games in the 2010 Under-19 European Championship qualifying, scoring twice in a 4–0 victory over Bosnia-Herzegovina, Northern Ireland 's first win of the qualifying campaign.[5]

In February 2010 Duffy chose to represent the Republic of Ireland at senior level,[nb 1] if selected.[7]


  1. ^ All persons born on the island of Ireland, whether in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, are entitled to represent the Republic as bilaterally-agreed Irish nationality law entitles them to Irish citizenship.[6] Duffy also qualifies to play for the Republic through his Donegal-born father.[citation needed]


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