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Shane Duffy

Shane Michael Anthony Duffy
1 January 1992, Co. Londonderry
6.04 ft
12.00 st
Central Defender
Representative Honours:
Northern Ireland: 1 B Cap (2009), 3 Under-21 Caps / 1 Goal (2009), Under-19, Under-17, Under-16.
Republic of Ireland: Full, Under-21, Under-19.

Club Career:
Teams ..... --Seasons-- Signed -Fee- League FA Cup FL Cup Europe Other
Foyle Harps .................. Youth
Everton ... 08/09- date Nov-07 Youth
Burnley ... 10/11 ..... Mar-11 .Loan .1(0)/0
Scunthorpe. 11/12 ..... Aug-11 .Loan 18(0)/1 ................... 1(0)/0
Blackburn R
Brighton HA 16/17- date

Shane Duffy, a product of Everton's Academy system, is a big defender, strong in the tackle and dependable in the air. He moved to Merseyside in November 2007 and signed as a scholar at Goodison the following summer.

Capped by Northern Ireland as a youth, he was part of the successful 2008 Milk Cup Under-19 squad. In May 2009, still just 17 years-old, he was called into the B squad against Scotland and a month later was included in the full squad to face Italy in Pisa. In August he put in an impressive performance in an Under-21 friendly against Portugal, confidently slotting home a second-half penalty.
Duffy made it on to the Everton substitutes bench for the opening game of the 2008/09 Premier League season. He made his Toffees debut against AEK Athens in the Europa League on 2 December 2009.
On 22 February 2010 Duffy was included in the Northern Ireland squad for a friendly in Albania. He withdrew from the squad the same day, announcing that he would rather play his international football for the Republic of Ireland, the country of his father's birth. He suffered a life threatening liver injury after a collision during a Republic of Ireland training match in May 2010, though gladly no permanent damage appears to have been done.

IrishFA Bio
Everton Bio
An Irish Colossus

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

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

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
12-08-2009 Portugal...... A L 1-2 FR 1 goal
04-09-2009 Czech Republic A L 0-2 ECQ
08-09-2009 Iceland....... H L 2-6 ECQ

Summary: 3/1. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 3.

Pictures by Roy Cathcart.