7 July 2010

Daryl Fordyce

Name: Daryl Thomas Fordyce
Born: 2 January 1987, Belfast
Height: 6.00 ft
Weight: 11.08 st
Position: Midfielder / Forward

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 2 Under-23 Caps / 1 Goal (2009-2010); 12 Under-21 Caps / 2 Goals (2006-2008), Under-19, Under-17.
Club Honours: (Glentoran) IFA Premiership Champion 2008/09; Irish League Cup Winner 2009/10; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 2004/08; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 2010/11; (with Linfield) IFA Premiership Champion 2011/12; Irish Cup Winner 2011/12.


Club Career:
Teams ......... --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- --League-- FA Cup FL Cup Europe Other
St Andrews BC .................... Youth
Lisburn Youth .................... Youth
Rangers .......................... Youth
Portsmouth .... 05/06-06/07 Jul-05 Youth ..0 (0)/ 0
AFC Bournemouth 05/06 ..... Feb-06 .Loan ..3 (0)/ 0
Glentoran...... 07/08-10/11 Jul-07 .Free 
Linfield ...... 11/12-12/13 May-11 ...... 22(30)/10 1(5)/1 1(4)/0 4(1)/1 4(2)/1
FC Edmonton ... 2013 - date Feb-13 ..... (NASL) 


Biography:
Daryl Fordyce established himself as an 18 year-old in Portsmouth's reserve team, his attacking midfield play earning comparisons with Trevor Brooking. He was sent on loan to Bournemouth in February 2006 to earn some senior experience and made his debut in a home game against Oldham.

A star for Northern Ireland at underage level, an early highlight was his four goal haul in a 4-1 European Under-19 Championship qualifier against Serbia & Montenegro in May 2006. Thereafter he was a regular in the Under-21 squad, scoring on his debut to give Northern Ireland an early lead in Germany before the home side came back to win 2-1.

Unable to progress to the Portsmouth firstteam, Fordyce was released in 2007 and signed for Glentoran. He was initially used in an unfavoured right-wing role by the Glens and was then over-shadowed by the signing of Keith Gillespie. Transfer-listed in a cost-cutting move during the summer of 2010, he opened the 2010/11 season with five goals in a 6-1 win over Lisburn Distillery and earned the Carling Player of the Month award for August as he was at last deployed in a central attacking role.

Fordyce made a shock move across Belfast in the summer of 2011 to join Linfield. In his first season with the Blues he claimed Irish League and Cup winner's medals. Mid-way through the 2012/13 season it was announced that he would be moving to Canada. He signed for FC Edmonton where he was joined by ex-Linfield teammates, Albert Watson and Robbie Garrett.

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
14-11-2006 Germany... A L 1-2 FR. 1 goal
06-02-2007 Wales..... H L 0-4 FR
24-03-2007 Romania... A L 0-2 FR
24-05-2007 Scotland.. A L 0-4 FR
01-06-2007 Moldova... A W 1-0 ECQ
21-08-2007 Finland... H W 2-1 FR
07-09-2007 Germany... H L 0-3 ECQ
12-09-2007 Luxembourg A W 2-1 ECQ 1 goal
17-10-2007 Israel.... H L 1-3 ECQ
20-11-2007 Moldova... H W 3-0 ECQ sub
06-02-2008 Israel.... A L 1-2 ECQ sub
26-03-2008 Romania... H L 1-3 FR. sub

Summary: 9(3)/2. Won 4, Drew 0, Lost 8.

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