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Warren Feeney
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Warren Feeney playing for Cardiff City.
Personal information
Full name Warren Feeney
Date of birth 17 January 1981 (1981-01-17) (age 29)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Cardiff City
Number 26
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Leeds United 0 (0)
2001 Bournemouth (loan) 10 (4)
2001–2004 Bournemouth 98 (32)
2004–2005 Stockport County 31 (15)
2005–2007 Luton Town 77 (8)
2007 Cardiff City (loan) 6 (0)
2007– Cardiff City 8 (0)
2007 Swansea City (loan) 10 (5)
2008–2009 Dundee United (loan) 22 (6)
2009 Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 1 (0)
National team
2001–2003 Northern Ireland U21 8 (2)
2002– Northern Ireland 34 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:33, 9 January 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:10, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

Warren Feeney (born 17 January 1981 in Belfast) is a Northern Irish professional footballer currently playing for Football League Championship side Cardiff City. His grandfather Jim and father Warren, both gained international caps.

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Club career

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Early career

Feeney, who comes from a particularly notable footballing family, started his career when he joined St Andrews, once scoring 54 goals in one season. He then signed as a trainee with Leeds United, but was soon loaned out to Bournemouth. The loan eventually became permanent and he went on to play nearly 100 times for Bournemouth, scoring 36 goals.

Stockport County

Soon after he was sold to Stockport County for £45,000. He made over 30 appearances for them, scoring 15 goals even though Stockport were relegated.

Luton Town

Feeney was sold to Luton Town for £150,000.[1] Feeney did not have a great start to his Luton career, scoring only 6 goals in 30 starts and 18 substitute appearances in the 2005-06 season.

Cardiff City

In March 2007, Feeney joined Cardiff City on loan from Luton Town for the remainder of the 2006-07 season. At the end of the year he agreed a three year deal to join Cardiff at the start of next season. Feeney has so far failed to find the net in a competitive game for Cardiff since arriving at the club, his only goal so far coming in a pre-season friendly against Dutch side FC Twente.[2]

He returned from the injury in March 2008, coming on as a 90th minute substitute for Paul Parry during a 1-0 win over Hull City but suffered another injury two weeks later during a 0-0 with West Bromwich Albion which ended his season.

In July 2009 it was reported on the BBC website that Feeney will miss the start of the 09/10 season as he will undergo hip surgery, he will also miss vital World Cup games for Northern Ireland.[3]

Swansea City

His failure to find the net for Cardiff saw him loaned out on 21 August 2007 for four months to Swansea City[4], with a view to a permanent deal. He scored his first goal for Swansea on 2 October, in a 2-1 win over Swindon Town and began to establish himself in the side but on 15 December, while playing for Swansea in a match against Southend United he sustained an ankle injury after a heavy tackle by Lewis Hunt. His injury ended his opportunity of a permanent switch to Swansea, who had already held talks with Cardiff about a permanent deal.[5]

Warren's grandfather, Jim Feeney had also played for Swansea in the 1940s, and also won international caps for Northern Ireland - they are the first grandfather/grandson to have played for the Swans.

In January 2008, Swansea manager Roberto Martínez put an end to the transfer speculation by stating that "it is going to be very, very difficult to agree something over Warren" meaning that he will not be moving to them in January but Martínez also mentioned that a summer move would not be out of the question.[6]

Dundee United

In July 2008, Feeney joined fellow Cardiff City player Willo Flood on loan at Scottish Premier League side Dundee United.[7] In only his third friendly game for Dundee United, he scored a hat-trick against Raith Rovers at Stark's Park, although didn't score his first competitive goal until November. In May 2009, after scoring six league goals, Feeney's groin injury ended his loan spell early.[8]

Return To Cardiff

After returning to Cardiff in the summer of the 2009-10 season, Feeney was set to join League One side Leeds United, the club where he started his career, but after failing a medical the move was called off.[9] He returned to action on 17 October 2009, when came on as a substitute for Chris Burke during a 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.

Sheffield Wednesday

On 26 November 2009, Feeney joined Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on loan until the end of December.[10] Cardiff manager Dave Jones stated that Feeney would return to Cardiff at the end of his loan spell after only playing 13 minutes for Sheffield Wednesday, during which time the manager who signed him, Brian Laws, was sacked after a string of poor results. Feeney has now returned to his parent club Cardiff, It is thought that he maybe in for a loan move to Crisis League One club Stockport County.

International career

Feeney is a Northern Ireland international. He scored his first international goal against Azerbaijan in September 2005, also netting in a friendly against Portugal. His third goal came against Denmark in the Euro 2008 Qualifier, heading an equaliser in the 61st minute. In April 2009, Feeney scored the only goal of the game as Northern Ireland beat Slovenia 1-0 in a World Cup Qualifier.[11] He has also represented his country at under-21 level.[12] He returned to the side when he came off the bench to replace Chris Burke against Crystal Palace on 17 October 2009.

Career statistics

As of 9 January 2010

Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Bournemouth (loan) 2000-01 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 4
Bournemouth 2001-02 37 13 2 0 1 0 0 0 40 13
2002-03 21 7 0 0 5 0 0 0 26 7
2003-04 40 12 3 0 1 0 0 0 44 12
Subtotal 108 36 5 0 7 0 0 0 120 36
Stockport County 2004-05 31 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 33 17
Luton Town 2004-05 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2005-06 42 6 1 0 2 1 0 0 45 7
2006-07 29 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 32 4
Subtotal 216 59 9 3 11 2 0 0 236 64
Cardiff City 2006-07 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2007-08 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Swansea City (loan) 2007-08 10 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 12 6
Dundee United (loan) 2008-09 22 6 1 0 2 0 0 0 25 6
Cardiff City 2009-10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Sheffield Wednesday 2009-10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 263 70 12 4 14 2 0 0 289 76

Personal life

Feeney is close friends with ex-Leeds United team-mate Harry Kewell and the pair were best man at each others' weddings.[13] Feeney is also a Rangers F.C. fan, he traveled to Manchester when the Gers played Zenit St Petersburg in the UEFA Cup final in May 2008, which Rangers lost 2-0.[14]

References

  1. ^ "Luton complete signing of Feeney". BBC Sport. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/luton_town/4373465.stm. Retrieved November 4, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Manager Jones calms Fowler fears". BBC Sport. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/c/cardiff_city/6930241.stm. Retrieved November 4, 2007. 
  3. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/8146528.stm
  4. ^ "Swansea sign Feeney and Orlandi". BBC Sport. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/swansea_city/6973591.stm. Retrieved November 4, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Rival clubs wait on Feeney injury". BBC Sport. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/swansea_city/7146804.stm. Retrieved December 17, 2007. 
  6. ^ "Swansea call off Feeney pursuit". BBC Sport. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/s/swansea_city/7189366.stm. Retrieved January 15, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Feeney signs Dundee Utd loan deal". BBC Sport. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/d/dundee_utd/7494291.stm. Retrieved July 8, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Birthday gift". Evening Telegraph. 2009-05-19. http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/output/2009/05/19/story13164351t0.shtm. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  9. ^ "Feeney sad to miss out on Leeds move". Yorkshire Post. 2009-07-08. http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/leedsunited/Leeds-United-Feeney-sad-to.5437830.jp. Retrieved 2009-10-18. 
  10. ^ "Feeney for Wednesday". cardiffcityfc.co.uk. 2009-11-26. http://www.cardiffcityfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10335~1886746,00.html. Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  11. ^ "N Ireland 1-0 Slovenia". BBC Sport. 2008-04-01. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/internationals/7977957.stm. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  12. ^ "Cummings ban confirmed". BBC Sport. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/b/bournemouth/3168694.stm. Retrieved November 4, 2007. 
  13. ^ "Feeney ready to face pal Kewell". Herald&Post (Luton). http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-183289858.html. Retrieved November 19, 2008. 
  14. ^ http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/football/spl/dundee-united/2008/07/08/exclusive-rangers-fan-warren-feeney-sets-sights-on-dumping-boyhood-heroes-after-dundee-united-loan-switch-86908-20635909/

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