10 September 2006

David Healy

Preceded by
Succeeded by
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2005
2007
2008

When David Healy announced his retirement from the game in December 2013 it marked the end of one of the most celebrated careers ever enjoyed in a green shirt...


Name: David Jonathan Healy MBE
Born: 5 August 1979, Killyleagh
Height: 5.08 ft
Weight: 10.09 st
Position: Forward/Winger

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 95 Full Caps / 36 goals (2000-2013), 1 ‘B’ Cap (1999), 8 Under-21 Caps / 4 Goals (1998-1999), 5 Under-18 Caps / 2 Goals, 2 Under-16 Caps / 1 Goals; 10 Schoolboy Caps (1995).
Awards: BBC NI Sports Personality of the Year 2005, 2007; NI International Personality of the Year 2000, 2005, 2007, 2008; UEFA Team of the Year Nominee 2007; MBE 2008; NIFWA Hall of Fame Inductee 2014.

Club Career: 
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
Other
Killyleagh YC
-
-
Youth
-
-
-
-
-
Lisburn Youth
-
-
Youth
-
-
-
-
-
Manchester.Utd
99/00-00/01
Nov-97
Youth
0  (1)/ 0
-
0(2)/0
-
-
Port Vale
99/00
Feb-00
Loan
15  (1)/ 3
-
-
-
-
Preston N. E.
00/01-04/05
Dec-00
£1.5m
103 (34)/44
7(1)/0
7(1)/0
-
3(0)/1
Norwich City
02/03
Jan-03
Loan
10  (3)/ 2
-
-
-
-
Leeds United
04/05-06/07
Oct-04
£0.5m
82 (29)/29
3(1)/2
3(1)/0
-
1(1)/0
Fulham
07/08
Jul-07
£1.5m
15 (15)/ 4
2(0)/1
1(1)/1
-
-
Sunderland
08/09-10/11
Aug-08
£1.2m
0 (13)/ 1
2(2)/1
1(3)/1
-
-
Ipswich Town
09/10
Jan-10
Loan
5  (7)/ 1
-
-
-
-
Doncaster Rvrs
10/11
Nov-10
Loan
6  (2)/ 2
-
-
-
-
Rangers
10/11-11/12
Jan-11
Free
8 (11)/ 4
2(0)/1
1(0)/0
0(2)/0
-
Bury
12/13
Aug-12
Free
8  (8)/ 1
1(0)/0
-
-
2(0)/0
TOTALS
-
£4.7m
253(124)/91
17(4)/5
13(8)/2
0(2)/0
6(1)/1

Biography:
Full bio to follow.


David Healy Books & DVDs

Northern Ireland Career Highlights (to date): 
17-11-1998 made Under-21 debut, coming off the bench to equalise in a 1-1 draw with Moldova.
09-02-1999 made his ‘B’ international debut in a 1-0 defeat by Wales.
17-08-1999 came off the bench to score twice for the Under-21s as they defeated a star-studded French team 3-1.
08-10-1999 won his eighth and final Under-21 Cap. Scored a record equal total of four goals.
23-02-2000 made his Full international debut, scoring twice in a 3-1 win over Luxembourg.
07-10-2000 scored his fifth international goal in his sixth appearance. A forty yard screamer against former Manchester United teammate Peter Schmeichel in a 1-1 draw with Denmark.
18-02-2004 broke Northern Ireland’s 1298 minute goal drought in a 4-1 defeat by Norway.
31-03-2004 became just the twelfth Northern Ireland international to reach double goalscoring figures as he scored the winner in a 1-0 victory over Estonia. Northern Ireland’s first win in sixteen games.
06-06-2004 scored his thirteenth and fourteenth international goals to equal and then surpass the Northern Ireland goalscoring record in a 3-0 defeat of Trinidad & Tobago. Also became the first player to score in three consecutive games for Northern Ireland since Willie Irvine (1965-66).
08-09-2004 scored in a 2-2 World Cup Qualifier against Wales in Cardiff. Sent-off after the referee took exception to his celebrations. Consequently, missed the next international through suspension, bringing to an end a run of 38 consecutive international appearances.
07-09-2005 scored the only goal against England in a 1-0 World Cup Qualifier victory at Windsor Park. The first Northern Ireland goal against England since Terry Cochrane’s (another Killyleagh man) goal at Wembley in 1980. First win over England since 1972, and first win in Belfast over England since 1927.
16-08-2006 won his fiftieth Northern Ireland cap, and captained the team for the first time against Finland. Celebrated the occasion by scoring his twentieth international goal.
06-09-2006 became the first Northern Ireland player to score a hattrick since Colin Clarke in 1991, and the first at Windsor Park since George Best in 1971, as Spain were defeated 3-2. This was also the first time Northern Ireland had scored against the Spanish, never mind defeated them, at Windsor Park, and their first victory over them since the 1982 World Cup Finals.
24-03-2007 takes his goal tally to 27 with a hattrick in a 4-1 win in Liechtenstein - the first ever Northern Ireland international to score two seperate hattricks.
28-03-2007 scores twice as Northern Ireland defeat Sweden 2-1 to top their European Championship quailification group.
22-08-2007 marks Nigel Worthington's first game as amanger with two goals against Liechtenstein, marking a run of four conecutive games in which he scored (eight in total), a feat only achieved by four other players (Jimmy Dunne, Willie Irvine and Sammy Wilson).
17-11-2007 scores the winner against Denmark, his thirteenth in the Euro 2008 qualifying series which is a new tournament record.
13-06-2008 awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to football and to the community in Northern Ireland (STORY).
14-11-2009 was "dropped" to the bench for Northern Ireland's match against Serbia after a run of nine international matches without a goal.
08-11-2010 "dropped" from the Northern Ireland squad for the forthcoming friendly against Morocco.
30-01-2011 joins child-hood favourites Rangers who take over his Sunderland contract and he makes his debut against Motherwell on 12-02-2011.
11-10-2011 equals Mal Donaghy's out-field record of 91 Northern Ireland caps when leading the attack against Italy.
25-08-2012 once again scores on his debut, this time a penalty for Bury against Coventry.
02-12-2013 announces his retirement from playing.

Official Irish FA website Profile 
Wikipedia
RSSSF (may or may not be more up to date than below)


Northern Ireland Cap Details: 
(theGAWA)
23-02-2000 Luxemburg.......... A W 3-1 FR. 2 goals (20 years, 202 days)
28-03-2000 Malta.............. A W 3-0 FR. 1 goal
26-04-2000 Hungary............ H L 0-1 FR
16-08-2000 Yugoslavia......... H L 1-2 FR. 1 goal
02-09-2000 Malta.............. H W 1-0 WCQ
07-10-2000 Denmark............ H D 1-1 WCQ 1 goal
11-10-2000 Iceland............ A L 0-1 WCQ
28-02-2001 Norway............. H L 0-4 FR
24-03-2001 Czech Republic..... H L 0-1 WCQ
28-03-2001 Bulgaria........... A L 3-4 WCQ 1 goal 

02-06-2001 Bulgaria........... H L 0-1 WCQ 
06-06-2001 Czech Republic..... A L 1-2 WCQ
01-09-2001 Denmark............ A D 1-1 WCQ
05-09-2001 Iceland............ H W 3-0 WCQ 1 goal
06-10-2001 Malta.............. A W 1-0 WCQ 1 goal
13-02-2002 Poland............. N L 1-4 FR
27-03-2002 Liechtenstein...... A D 0-0 FR
17-04-2002 Spain.............. H L 0-5 FR
21-08-2002 Cyprus............. H D 0-0 FR
12-10-2002 Spain.............. A L 0-3 ECQ sub

16-10-2002 Ukraine............ H D 0-0 ECQ 
12-02-2003 Finland............ H L 0-1 FR
29-03-2003 Armenia............ A L 0-1 ECQ
02-04-2003 Greece............. H L 0-2 ECQ
03-06-2003 Italy.............. A L 0-2 FR
11-06-2003 Spain.............. H D 0-0 ECQ
06-09-2003 Ukraine............ A D 0-0 ECQ
10-09-2003 Armenia............ H L 0-1 ECQ
11-10-2003 Greece............. A L 0-1 ECQ
18-02-2004 Norway............. H L 1-4 FR. 1 goal 

31-03-2004 Estonia............ A W 1-0 FR. 1 goal
28-04-2004 Serbia & Montenegro H D 1-1 FR
30-05-2004 Barbados........... A D 1-1 FR. 1 goal
02-06-2004 St Kitts & Nevis... A W 2-0 FR. 1 goal sub
06-06-2004 Trinidad & Tobago.. A W 3-0 FR. 2 goals
18-08-2004 Switzerland........ A D 0-0 FR
04-09-2004 Poland............. H L 0-3 WCQ
08-09-2004 Wales.............. A D 2-2 WCQ 1 goal sent-off
13-10-2004 Austria............ H D 3-3 WCQ 1 goal 

09-02-2005 Canada............. H L 0-1 FR
26-03-2005 England............ A L 0-4 WCQ 
30-03-2005 Poland............. A L 0-1 WCQ
04-06-2005 Germany............ H L 1-4 FR. 1 goal 

17-08-2005 Malta.............. A D 1-1 FR. 1 goal
03-09-2005 Azerbaijan......... H W 2-0 WCQ
07-09-2005 England............ H W 1-0 WCQ 1 goal
08-10-2005 Wales.............. H L 2-3 WCQ
12-10-2005 Austria............ A L 0-2 WCQ
01-03-2006 Estonia............ H W 1-0 FR
16-08-2006 Finland............ A W 2-1 FR. 1 goal 

02-09-2006 Iceland............ H L 0-3 ECQ 
06-09-2006 Spain.............. H W 3-2 ECQ 3 goals
07-10-2006 Denmark............ A D 0-0 ECQ
11-10-2006 Latvia............. H W 1-0 ECQ 1 goal
24-03-2007 Liechtenstein...... A W 4-1 ECQ 3 goals
28-03-2007 Sweden............. H W 2-1 ECQ 2 goals
22-08-2007 Liechtenstein...... H W 3-1 ECQ 2 goals

08-09-2007 Latvia............. A L 0-1 ECQ
12-09-2007 Iceland............ A L 1-2 ECQ 1 goal 

17-10-2007 Sweden............. A D 1-1 ECQ 
17-11-2007 Denmark............ H W 2-1 ECQ 1 goal
21-11-2007 Spain.............. A L 0-1 ECQ
06-02-2008 Bulgaria........... H L 0-1 FR
26-03-2008 Georgia............ H W 4-1 FR. 1 Goal

20-08-2008 Scotland........... A D 0-0 FR
06-09-2008 Slovakia........... A L 1-2 WCQ
10-09-2008 Czech Republic..... H D 0-0 WCQ
11-10-2008 Slovenia........... A L 0-2 WCQ
15-10-2008 San Marino......... H W 4-0 WCQ 1 Goal
19-11-2008 Hungary............ H L 0-2 FR 

11-02-2009 San Marino......... A W 3-0 WCQ 
28-03-2009 Poland............. H W 3-2 WCQ
21-04-2009 Slovenia........... H W 1-0 WCQ
06-06-2009 Italy.............. A L 0-3 FR
12-08-2009 Israel............. H D 1-1 FR
05-09-2009 Poland............. A D 1-1 WCQ
09-09-2009 Slovakia........... H L 0-2 WCQ
14-10-2009 Czech Republic..... A D 0-0 WCQ
14-11-2009 Serbia............. H L 0-1 FR. sub

03-03-2010 Albania............ A L 0-1 FR 
11-08-2010 Montenegro......... A L 0-2 FR. sub
03-09-2010 Slovenia........... A W 1-0 ECQ
08-10-2010 Italy.............. H D 0-0 ECQ
12-10-2010 Faroe Islands...... A D 1-1 ECQ sub
09-02-2011 Scotland........... N L 0-3 CNC sub
25-03-2011 Serbia............. A L 1-2 ECQ sub 

10-08-2011 Faroe Islands...... H W 4-0 ECQ 
02-09-2011 Serbia............. H L 0-1 ECQ
06-09-2011 Estonia............ A L 1-4 ECQ
07-10-2011 Estonia............ H L 1-2 ECQ sub
11-10-2011 Italy.............. A L 0-3 ECQ 
29-02-2012 Norway............. H L 0-3 FR. sub
02-06-2012 Netherlands........ A L 0-6 FR. sub
14-11-2012 Azerbaijan......... H D 1-1 WCQ 1 goal sub
26-03-2013 Israel............. H L 0-2 WCQ sub

Summary: 83(12)/36. Won 25, Drew 23, Lost 47.


Teams Scored Against: 
Liechtenstein
5
Malta
3
Spain
3
Luxembourg
2
Denmark
2
Iceland
2
Trinidad & Tobago
2
Sweden
2
Yugoslavia
1
Bulgaria
1
Norway
1
Estonia
1
Barbados
1
St Kitts & Nevis
1
Wales
1
Austria
1
Germany
1
England
1
Finland
1
Latvia
1
Georgia
1
San Marino
1
Azerbaijan
1

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Full International Record by Season:
99/00
3
(0)
/
3
00/01
9
(0)
/
3
01/02
6
(0)
/
2
02/03
7
(1)
/
0
03/04
8
(1)
/
6
04/05
8
(0)
/
3
05/06
6
(0)
/
2
06/07
7
(0)
/
10
07/08
8
(0)
/
5
08/09
10
(0)
/
1
09/10
5
(1)
/
0
10/11
2
(4)
/
0
11/12
4
(3)
/
0
12/13
0
(2)
/
1

83
(12)
/
36

Record by Competition:
WCQ
29
(2)
/
9
ECQ
25
(4)
/
13
MT
0
(1)
/
0
FR
29
(5)
/
14

83
(12)
/
36

Picture by Roy Cathcart.

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