18 October 2009

Daniel Lafferty

Name: Daniel Lafferty
Born: 1 April 1989, Londonderry
Height: 6.01 ft
Weight: 12.06 st
Position: Defender

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: Full (2012-date), 1 B Cap (2009), 6 Under-21 Caps (2008-2009), 4 Under-19 Caps, 2 Under-17 Caps; League of Ireland Representative (2011).

Club Career:
Teams..... --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- -League- FA Cup FL Cup Europe Other
Oxford United Stars ......... Youth
Celtic ............... Jul-06 Youth .0(0)/ 0
Ayr United 09/10 ..... Feb-10 .Loan 12(2)/ 1
Derry City 2010 - 2011 Jul-10 .Free 47(-)/ 8
Derby Co. ............ Nov-11 Trial .0(0)/ 0
Brighton & HA ........ Dec-11 Trial .0(0)/ 0
Burnley .. 11/12- date Jan-12 £200k 34(6)/ 0 3(0)/0 2(0)/0
Rotherham. 14/15 ..... Mar-15 .Loan 11(0)/ 0
Oldham Ath 15/16 ..... Oct-15 .Loan 15(0)/ 1
Sheff. Utd 16/17 ..... Aug-16 Undis 


A young defender on the fringes of the Celtic firstteam squad, Daniel Lafferty's favoured role is in the centre of defence, but he is also capable at left-back. A product of Derry-based Oxford United, Lafferty has represented Northern Ireland at Youth level and was a member of the Elite team that won the 2008 Milk Cup tournament. He made his Under-21 debut during a mini-tournament in Ukraine during August 2008 and started for an inexperienced B team that lost 3-0 to Scotland in May 2009. On 17th February 2010 he joined First Division side Ayr United on loan until the end of the season. He was released by Celtic at the end of the 2009/10 season and returned home to sign for Derry City.

In January 2012 Lafferty earned a much deserved move back across the water, joining the healthy Northern Ireland contingent at Burnley. He made his Football League debut in a 0-0 draw at Cardiff that March.

Lafferty struggled with injuries while at Burnley and never really enjoyed an extended run in the team. He spent a number of loan spells away from Turf Moor. At the start of the 2016/17 season he joined Sheffield United on another temporary deal, which became permanent mid-season for an undisclosed fee.


Northern Ireland Cap Details:
02-06-2012 Netherlands A L 0-6 FR

Northern Ireland B Cap Details:
06-05-2009 Scotland... A L 0-3 FR

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
19-08-2008 Poland..... N L 0-1 MT
20-08-2008 Ukraine.... A L 1-4 MT
05-09-2008 Germany.... A L 0-3 FR
18-11-2008 Scotland... A W 3-1 FR
31-03-2009 Ukraine.... H D 1-1 FR
04-09-2009 Czech Rep.. A L 0-2 ECQ sub

Summary: 5(1)/0. Won 1, Drew 1, Lost 4.

League of Ireland Representative Match Details:
30-07-2011 Manchester City FC H L 0-3 DSC sub
31-07-2011 Celtic FC ........ H L 0-5 DSC

Summary: 2/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 2.

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