1 November 2006

Michael Duff

Michael Duff rose from non-League football to the Premier League...

Name: Michael James Duff
Born: 11 January 1978, Belfast
Height: 6.01 ft
Weight: 11.08 st
Position: Right-Back/Centre-Back

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 22 Full Caps (2002-2008), 1 B Cap (2003).
Club Honours: (with Cheltenham) Football League Division Three Play-Off Winner (promoted) 2001/02; Football Conference Champion (promoted) 1998/99; FA Trophy Winner 1997/98; (with Burnley) Football League Championship Play-Off Winner (promoted) 2008/09.

Club Career:
Teams......... --Seasons-- Signed --Fee-- --League-- -FACup- -FLCup- -Conf.- -Other-
Darlington ........................ Youth
Carterton Town .................... Youth (Hellenic League)
Cheltenham T.. 96/97-03/04 Aug-96 ..Youth 201 (0)/12 23(0)/0 .6(0)/0 46(0)/3 10(0)/0

Cirencester T. 96/97 ............... Loan (Southern League)
Burnley....... 04/05- date Aug-04 £30,000


Biography:
Mike Duff rose from non-league to international football and now the Premier League. Preferring to play at centre-back, he has been used mainly as cover at right-back by Northern Ireland. His future in the Northern Ireland team is in doubt with reports that he is unwilling to travel with the squad unless he will play.


Duff leaves Cheltenham Irish FA Website Burnley FC Website
Duff's rise through the English football system...
Level 8
(Hellenic League Premier Division) Carterton Town 95/96
Level 7 (Southern League Southern Division) Cirencester Town (loan from Cheltenham) 96/97
Level 6 (Southern League Premier Division) Cheltenham Town 96/97
Level 5 (Football Conference) Cheltenham Town 97/98-98/99 Level 4 (Football League Division Three) Cheltenham Town 99/00-01/02 & 003/04
Level 3 (Football League Division Two) Cheltenham Town 02/03 Level 2 (Football League Championship) Burnley 04/05-08/09
Level 1 (Premier League) Burnley 09/10
(with thanks to whoever it was pointed this out!)
..
Michael's younger brother Shane has been capped at Under-21 level.
Northern Ireland Full Cap Details:

1
13-02-2002
Poland
N
L
1-4
FR
sub
(24 years, 33 days)
2
21-08-2002
Cyprus
H
D
0-0
FR
sub
3
31-03-2004
Estonia
A
W
1-0
FR
sub
4
18-08-2004
Switzerland
A
D
0-0
FR
sub
5
07-09-2005
England
H
W
1-0
WCQ
sub
6
08-10-2005
Wales
H
L
2-3
WCQ
7
12-10-2005
Austria
A
L
0-2
WCQ
8
01-03-2006
Estonia
H
W
1-0
FR
9
21-05-2006
Uruguay
N
L
0-1
FR
10
26-05-2006
Romania
N
L
0-2
FR
11
16-08-2006
Finland
A
W
2-1
FR
sub
12
02-09-2006
Iceland
H
L
0-3
ECQ
sub
13
06-09-2006
Spain
H
W
3-2
ECQ
14
07-10-2006
Denmark
A
D
0-0
ECQ
15
06-02-2007
Wales
H
D
0-0
FR
16
24-03-2007
Liechtenstein
A
W
4-1
ECQ
17
28-03-2007
Sweden
H
W
2-1
ECQ
18
22-08-2007
Liechtenstein
H
W
3-1
ECQ
19
08-09-2007
Latvia
A
L
0-1
ECQ
20
12-09-2007
Iceland
A
L
1-2
ECQ
21
20-08-2008
Scotland
A
D
0-0
FR
sub
22
19-11-2008
Hungary
H
L
0-2
FR

Summary: 14(8)/0. Won 8, Drew 5, Lost 9.

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