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Encyclopedia > Damien Duff
Damien Duff
Personal information
Full name Damien Anthony Duff
Date of birth March 2, 1979 (1979-03-02) (age 28)
Place of birth    Ballyboden, Republic of Ireland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Left Winger
Club information
Current club Newcastle United
Number 11
Youth clubs
1992-1996 St. Kevin's Boys FC
Senior clubs1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1996-2003
2003-2006
2006-
Blackburn Rovers
Chelsea
Newcastle United
185 (27)
081 (14)
022 0(1)   
National team2
2000- Republic of Ireland 066 0(7)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 16:03, 16 April 2007 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 19:43, 29 March 2007 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals) is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Ballyboden is an area in Rathfarnham, County Dublin. ... The Midfield in relation to the football positions In association football, a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders (highlighted in blue on the diagram). ... Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) is an English professional football club based in Newcastle upon Tyne, who currently play in the Premier League. ... Blackburn Rovers Football Club are an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) is an English professional football club based in Newcastle upon Tyne, who currently play in the Premier League. ...

Damien Anthony Duff (born March 2, 1979 in Ballyboden, Dublin) is an Irish footballer. He currently plays as a winger for FA Premier League club Newcastle United and internationally for the Republic of Ireland. is the 61st day of the year (62nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Ballyboden is an area in Rathfarnham, County Dublin. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... In sports, the term winger is the name of a position, including football, rugby union, rugby league and field hockey. ... For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) is an English professional football club based in Newcastle upon Tyne, who currently play in the Premier League. ...


After his performances in the Champions League for Chelsea and World Cup 2002 for Ireland, Duff became one of the most feared wingers in Europe. With pace, accurate crossing and impressive finishing combined with his much improved versatility, such as an ability to play on the right-wing, as a second striker or at left-back as well as his natural position of left-midfield. However, he has spoken of his preference for the left-wing.[1] Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Club career

Blackburn Rovers

Duff joined Blackburn Rovers as a trainee in 1996 after playing for Leicester Celtic, St. Kevin's Boys and Lourdes Celtic as a schoolboy in Dublin. He made his Blackburn debut at the age of 18 against Leicester City on the final day of the 1996-97 season. In his first full season (1997-98) he scored four goals and his exciting performances saw him billed as a big star of the future. Despite Blackburn's relegation the following season, Duff stayed loyal to the club and did not ask for a transfer, despite the obvious attention he was receiving from top flight clubs. Blackburn Rovers Football Club are an English Premier League football club based in the town of Blackburn, Lancashire. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Leicester City F.C., nicknamed the Foxes, are an English football team, playing in the Football League Championship. ... The 1996-1997 season was the 117th season of competitive football in England. ... // Premier League Arsenal overhauled Manchester Uniteds lead during the final weeks of the season to win the Premiership title. ...


Duff helped Rovers achieve promotion back to the Premiership in (2000-01) and then win the League Cup the following season. Following his excellent World Cup 2002, Duff was soon identified as a world-class player, and rumours were rife that Duff would move to a bigger club. However, Duff signed a new four-year contract with Rovers in summer 2002, stating his happiness with being at the club. Despite injury problems, his superb form continued in the 2002-03 season and he finished top goalscorer for Rovers with 11 goals. For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... The 2000-2001 season was the 121st season of competitive football in England. ... The 2002 Worthington Cup Final was played between Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on Sunday, 24th Fenruary 2002. ... The 2002 Football World Cup was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... The 2002-2003 season was the 123rd season of competitive football (soccer) in England, from August 2002 to July 2003: // England national team Key: ECQ = 2004 European Championship qualifiers, F = Friendly; scores are written England first European club competitions UEFA Champions League Manchester United - Quarter finals Arsenal - Second group phase...


In the run-up to the 2003-04 season, buoyed by new owner Roman Abramovich's money, Chelsea made a series of bids for Duff, with a £17m offer eventually triggering a release clause in the player's contract. Duff took many days deciding whether to leave behind his comfortable lifestyle in the Ribble Valley and move to a big city club,[2] but he finally decided to end his seven year stint at Rovers, looking to challenge himself at a higher level. The 2003-2004 season was the 124th season of competitive football in England. ... Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich (IPA: ) (Russian: ) (born 24 October 1966 in Saratov, Russian SFSR, USSR) is a Russian billionaire and the main owner of private investment company Millhouse Capital, referred to as one of the Russian oligarchs. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... GBP may be: short for Game Boy Player the ISO currency code for the British Pound Sterling. ... Ribble Valley is a local government district with borough status in the administrative county of Lancashire, England. ...


Chelsea

Duff completed his move to West London in July (the transfer fee of £17m was at the time a club record), and there were high hopes for the Irishman. His first season at Chelsea was somewhat plagued by injury, and crucially he missed the latter stages of the season, including the Champions League semi-finals. Duff scored six goals that season with his goal against Newcastle in a 5-0 demolition particularly underlining his talent. Intercepting a throw from his international team-mate, Shay Given, he chipped the ball over the last man's leg and took a few touches before volleying the ball into the bottom corner of the net past his compatriot. Another individual effort came against Lazio in a 4-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico. Receiving the ball on the left wing, he dribbled past four defenders before slotting the ball in at the far post with his right foot. He was instrumental in securing for Chelsea the club's highest league finish for 49 years as well as the Champions League run, but the season ultimately ended trophyless and with the sacking of manager Claudio Ranieri. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Chelsea Football Club (also known as The Blues or previously The Pensioners) are an English professional football club based in west London. ... European Cup redirects here. ... Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) is an English professional football club based in Newcastle upon Tyne, who currently play in the Premier League. ... Séamus John James Shay Given (born 20 April 1976 in Lifford, County Donegal) is an Irish football goalkeeper who currently plays for Newcastle United and the Republic of Ireland, and is regarded as one of the finest and most reliable keepers in the English game. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Società Sportiva Lazio, commonly referred to SS Lazio or simply Lazio, is an Italian professional sports club most noted for its football section, founded in 1900 and based in Rome. ... Stadio Olimpico is the major stadium of Rome, Italy. ... Claudio Ranieri (born October 20, 1951 in Rome) is a former Italian football player and manager, current manager of Juventus. ...


The arrival of Dutch winger Arjen Robben and new manager José Mourinho posed a threat to Duff's place in the starting line-up for the 2004-05 season, but an injury to Robben at the start of the season saw Duff as the only available winger. Mourinho, however, did not play Duff in the early part of the 2004-05 season, preferring a more narrow approach. Duff eventually got into the side after four games and, when Robben returned to the side, Duff's versatility saw him move to the right wing and form a ferocious wing partnership with Robben. The season proved to be successful for both Duff and Chelsea. He scored ten goals, including a crucial strike in a 4-2 win against Barcelona in the Champions League, while the team won the Premiership title and the Carling Cup (in which Duff scored what proved to be the winning goal in the semi-final against Manchester United). Arjen Robben (born January 23, 1984 in Bedum) is a Dutch footballer who currently plays as a winger for Real Madrid. ... José Mário dos Santos Félix Mourinho, GOIH (pron. ... The 2004-05 season of the FA Premier League began in August 2004 and ended in May 2005. ... ... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ... Manchester United Football Club are a world-famous English football club, based at the Old Trafford stadium in Trafford, Greater Manchester, and are one of the most popular sports clubs in the world, with over 50 million supporters worldwide. ...


Duff proved to be a pivotal player for Chelsea in 2004-05 but the 2005-06 season was largely disappointing for him as he failed to recapture his form from the previous season. Duff was also left out of the side in favour of Robben and Joe Cole, and there was mounting transfer speculation regarding his future at Chelsea. In the summer of 2006, clubs such as Liverpool, Spurs and Newcastle were reported to be interested in signing him. The 2005–06 season was the 126th season of competitive football in England. ... Joseph Joe John Cole (born 8 November 1981 in Romford, East London) is a professional footballer who plays for Chelsea of the English Premier League and the England national team. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... Tottenham Hotspur Football Club is an English professional football club which plays in the Premier League. ... Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) is an English professional football club based in Newcastle upon Tyne, who currently play in the Premier League. ...


Newcastle United

On July 22, 2006, Duff agreed terms over a £5m move to Newcastle United and officially completed his transfer on July 23, signing a 5 year contract.[3] Duff was believed to have been considering an offer from Newcastle, before Liverpool made a late bid to sign him. Duff claimed it was the fans, the city and the club itself that attracted him to sign for Newcastle.[4] is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) is an English professional football club based in Newcastle upon Tyne, who currently play in the Premier League. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Newcastle United Football Club (also known as The Magpies or The Toon) is an English professional football club based in Newcastle upon Tyne, who currently play in the Premier League. ... Liverpool Football Club are an English professional football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, who play in the Premier League; they are historically the most successful club in the history of English football, having won more trophies than any other English club. ... This article is about a city in the United Kingdom. ...


His first game was a start in a friendly home game against Dutch side PSV Eindhoven on the 29 July 2006. Duff made his competitive debut in a UEFA Cup Second Round Qualifying first leg against Latvian side FK Ventspils. “PSV” redirects here. ... is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The UEFA Cup (also known as European Cup 3, CE3 or C3) is a football competition for European club teams, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ... FK Ventspils is a Latvian Virsliga football team. ...


On Sunday 17 September 2006, he scored his first goal for Newcastle. It was the first goal in a 2-0 victory over West Ham away at Upton Park. Despite occasional impressive pieces of play, Duff failed to live up to the promise shown at Chelsea and Blackburn for much of his first season at Newcastle. Duff suffered a knee injury in November that kept him out for four months, during which Newcastle had a bad run of defeats. He returned but has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to an ankle injury in a 2-1 loss to Portsmouth on Saturday 14 April 2007. He was initially set a return date of around the beginning of November 2007, but his manager Sam Allardyce says it may now well be sometime in January 2008 when he returns to the Newcastle first team. Allardyce described Duff's injury at Portsmouth the previous season as 'career threatening'. is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... West Ham United Football Club is an English football club based in West Ham, London Borough of Newham, East London, and have played their home matches at the 35,146 capacity Boleyn Ground stadium since 1904. ... Upton Park is the name of an area in the London Borough of Newham. ...


International career

At junior level, Duff played for Ireland in the 1997 and 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship. The 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Malaysia. ... The 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship took place in Nigeria between April 3 and April 24, 1999. ... The FIFA U-20 World Cup, is the world championship of football for male players under the age of 20 and is organized by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). ...


Duff made his senior debut for the Republic of Ireland in 1998 against the Czech Republic. He has since gone on to win over 50 caps for the Ireland Squad, scoring seven goals. He played every game for them at the 2002 World Cup and was voted their player of the tournament scoring a goal against Saudi Arabia en route to the second round. During new manager Steve Stauntons first game in charge he played a key role with Ian Harte to help Ireland to a 3-0 victory over Sweden, and also scored in the game. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... A cap is an appearance for a select team, such as a school, county or international team in sports. ... The 2002 FIFA World Cup (Official name: 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan) was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Personal life

He has a long term girlfriend, but insists on her anonymity.[5]


Trivia

  • Duff's favourite music group is U2.
  • Duff has stated that he would never sign for a continental club as he enjoys playing in the colder climate of the UK and Ireland.
  • Damien has appeared in advertisements for Hibernian Insurance and Lucozade.

This article is about the Irish rock band. ... Lucozade logo Lucozade is an umbrella name for a series of Energy and Sports drinks. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Interview with Damien Duff — from Hot Press, 28 June 2002 "I’ve played left wing all my life, so I suppose it is there that I am most settled .... People say as I get older that I’m going to end up more central, but I don’t know about that. Left wing is fine for me: it’s where I’ve always played."
  2. ^ Interview with Damien Duff — from The Sunday Times, 4 September 2005.
  3. ^ Newcastle unveil new signing Duff — from BBC Sport, 24 July 2006.
  4. ^ Duff - Toon Is Where The Heart Is — from nufc.com, 24 July 2006.
  5. ^ Interview with Damien Duff — from The Sunday Times, 4 September 2005.

Hot Press is a fortnightly music and political magazine founded in 1977, based in Dublin, Ireland. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International which is in turn owned by News Corporation. ... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... BBC Sport is the sports division of the BBC. It became a fully dedicated division of the BBC in 2000. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International which is in turn owned by News Corporation. ... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Honours

For the Scottish equivalent see Scottish Premier League The FA Premier League (often referred to as the Barclays Premiership in England and the Barclays English Premier League or just simply The EPL internationally) is a league competition for football clubs located at the top of the English football league system... The Football League Cup, commonly known as the League Cup, is an English football competition. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Damien Duff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (681 words)
Duff completed his move to West London in July (the transfer fee of £17m was at the time a club record), and there were high hopes for the Irishman.
Duff is now one of the most feared wingers in Europe with pace, accurate crossing and impressive finishing combined with his much improved versatility, such as an ability to play on the right-wing, as a second striker or at left-back.
Duff proved to be a pivotal player for Chelsea in 2004/2005 but the 2005/2006 season was largely disappointing for Duff as he failed to recapture his form from the previous season.
The Observer | Special reports | Profile: Damien Duff (1435 words)
Damien Duff's international career was in its infancy when he first experienced the kind of athlete's hell that provoked the kamikaze endgame to Roy Keane's World Cup.
Duff's response was to pull a woolly hat over his head and embark upon a mammoth sleep.
Duff is an artistic talent with an uncomplicated ego.
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