Damien Delaney

Date of birth20 July 1981
Place of birthCork
NationalityIrish
Weight89 kg
Height1.91 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

Capped by the Republic of Ireland at Under-18 level, Damien Delaney made the big step up from Cork City to Premiership club Leicester City in October 2000 and impressed new manager Peter Taylor sufficiently to gain his senior debut in the FA Cup Third Round tie against York City.

He made the starting line-up for the Fourth Round tie against Aston Villa where he performed with a maturity beyond his years and had his first taste of league action against Manchester United.

A left-sided centre-back or midfielder of immense promise and undoubted class, Damien became Peter Taylor's first signing for Hull City when he agreed a three year contract in October 2002.

It was extended to June 2007 in August 2004, then to June 2009 in June 2006.

He joined Queens Park Rangers in January 2008 with a contract to June 2011.

Damien joined Ipswich Town in July 2009 with a two-year contract that was extended to June 2014 in April 2011 before it was cancelled in August 2012.

His contract at Crystal Palace was extended to June 2014 in November 2012, to June 2015 in October 2013, to June 2016 in May 2015 and to June 2017 in June 2016.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Cork City 01 Jul 2000 09 Nov 2000
Leicester City 09 Nov 2000 16 Oct 2002
Stockport County 15 Nov 2001 11 Feb 2002 L
Huddersfield Town 28 Mar 2002 01 May 2002 L
Mansfield Town 06 Sep 2002 15 Oct 2002 L
Hull City 16 Oct 2002 17 Jan 2008
Queens Park Rangers 17 Jan 2008 02 Jul 2009
Ipswich Town 02 Jul 2009 30 Aug 2012
Crystal Palace 31 Aug 2012 30 Jun 2018
Cork City 01 Jul 2018

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Leicester City FA Cup 1
1
2000-01 Leicester City Premier League 3
2
1
2001-02 Huddersfield Town League Division 2 1
1
2001-02 Leicester City League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Leicester City Premier League 2
1
1
2001-02 Stockport County League Division 1 10
2
1
3
2002-03 Hull City FA Cup 1
2002-03 Hull City League Division 3 30
1
9
2002-03 Mansfield Town League Division 2 7
1
2003-04 Hull City FA Cup 1
2003-04 Hull City League Cup 1
2003-04 Hull City League Division 3 46
2
1
2004-05 Hull City FA Cup 3
2004-05 Hull City League Cup 1
2004-05 Hull City League One 43
1
2
2005-06 Hull City FA Cup 1
2005-06 Hull City League Championship 45
1
4
2005-06 Hull City League Cup 1
2006-07 Hull City FA Cup 1
2006-07 Hull City League Championship 36
1
1
9
2006-07 Hull City League Cup 1
2007-08 Hull City FA Cup 1
2007-08 Hull City League Championship 20
2
5
2007-08 Hull City League Cup 3
1
2007-08 Queens Park Rangers League Championship 17
1
5
2008-09 Queens Park Rangers FA Cup 2
1
2008-09 Queens Park Rangers League Championship 35
2
1
6
2008-09 Queens Park Rangers League Cup 3
1
2
2009-10 Ipswich Town FA Cup 2
2009-10 Ipswich Town League Championship 36
4
2009-10 Ipswich Town League Cup 1
2010-11 Ipswich Town League Championship 32
2
6
1
2010-11 Ipswich Town League Cup 4
1
2011-12 Ipswich Town FA Cup 1
2011-12 Ipswich Town League Championship 26
3
9
2012-13 Crystal Palace FA Cup 2
2012-13 Crystal Palace League Championship 40
3
9
1
2012-13 Crystal Palace League Championship Play-Offs 3
2012-13 Ipswich Town League Championship
1
2013-14 Crystal Palace FA Cup 2
2013-14 Crystal Palace Premier League 37
1
9
2014-15 Crystal Palace FA Cup 2
2014-15 Crystal Palace League Cup 1
2014-15 Crystal Palace Premier League 28
1
6
1
2015-16 Crystal Palace FA Cup 6
1
2015-16 Crystal Palace League Cup 2
1
2015-16 Crystal Palace Premier League 32
2
2
2016-17 Crystal Palace FA Cup 2
2016-17 Crystal Palace League Cup 1
2016-17 Crystal Palace Premier League 21
9
8
2017-18 Crystal Palace FA Cup 1
2017-18 Crystal Palace League Cup
1
2017-18 Crystal Palace Premier League 1
1
2017-18 Crystal Palace Premier League Asia Trophy 2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
19 Oct 2002 Torquay United v Hull City W 1-4 League Division 3
26 Oct 2002 Hull City v Rushden and Diamonds D 1-1 League Division 3
29 Oct 2002 Shrewsbury Town v Hull City D 1-1 League Division 3
02 Nov 2002 Hull City v Scunthorpe United W 2-0 League Division 3
09 Nov 2002 Lincoln City v Hull City D 1-1 League Division 3
16 Nov 2002 Hull City v Macclesfield Town L 0-3 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
23 Nov 2002 Hull City v Boston United W 1-0 League Division 3
30 Nov 2002 Wrexham v Hull City D 0-0 League Division 3
21 Dec 2002 AFC Bournemouth v Hull City D 0-0 League Division 3
26 Dec 2002 Hull City v Hartlepool United W 2-0 League Division 3
28 Dec 2002 York City v Hull City D 1-1 League Division 3
01 Jan 2003 Bury v Hull City L 1-0 League Division 3
04 Jan 2003 Hull City v Bristol Rovers W 1-0 League Division 3
11 Jan 2003 Hull City v Exeter City D 2-2 League Division 3
18 Jan 2003 Leyton Orient v Hull City L 2-0 League Division 3
25 Jan 2003 Hull City v York City D 0-0 League Division 3
01 Feb 2003 Southend United v Hull City L 3-0 League Division 3
08 Feb 2003 Hull City v Lincoln City L 0-1 League Division 3
15 Feb 2003 Scunthorpe United v Hull City L 3-1 League Division 3
22 Feb 2003 Hull City v Cambridge United D 1-1 League Division 3
08 Mar 2003 Hull City v Oxford United D 0-0 League Division 3
15 Mar 2003 Rushden and Diamonds v Hull City L 4-2 League Division 3
18 Mar 2003 Hull City v Torquay United D 1-1 League Division 3
22 Mar 2003 Hull City v Shrewsbury Town W 2-0 League Division 3
05 Apr 2003 Hull City v Wrexham L 1-2 League Division 3
12 Apr 2003 Boston United v Hull City W 0-1 League Division 3
19 Apr 2003 Hull City v AFC Bournemouth W 3-1 League Division 3
21 Apr 2003 Darlington v Hull City L 2-0 League Division 3
26 Apr 2003 Hull City v Kidderminster Harriers W 4-1 League Division 3
29 Apr 2003 Rochdale v Hull City L 2-1 League Division 3
03 May 2003 Swansea City v Hull City L 4-2 League Division 3
09 Aug 2003 Hull City v Darlington W 4-1 League Division 3
12 Aug 2003 Wigan Athletic v Hull City L 2-0 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
16 Aug 2003 Oxford United v Hull City L 2-1 League Division 3
23 Aug 2003 Hull City v Cheltenham Town D 3-3 League Division 3
25 Aug 2003 Cambridge United v Hull City W 0-2 League Division 3
30 Aug 2003 Hull City v Boston United W 2-1 League Division 3
08 Sep 2003 Doncaster Rovers v Hull City D 0-0 League Division 3
13 Sep 2003 Hull City v Southend United W 3-2 League Division 3
16 Sep 2003 Leyton Orient v Hull City D 1-1 League Division 3
20 Sep 2003 Rochdale v Hull City W 0-2 League Division 3
27 Sep 2003 Hull City v Kidderminster Harriers W 6-1 League Division 3
30 Sep 2003 Hull City v Swansea City W 1-0 League Division 3
04 Oct 2003 Northampton Town v Hull City W 1-5 League Division 3
12 Oct 2003 Hull City v Carlisle United W 2-1 League Division 3
18 Oct 2003 Torquay United v Hull City D 1-1 League Division 3
21 Oct 2003 Bury v Hull City D 0-0 League Division 3
25 Oct 2003 Hull City v Lincoln City W 3-0 League Division 3
01 Nov 2003 Hull City v Macclesfield Town D 2-2 League Division 3
08 Nov 2003 Cheltenham Town v Hull City L 3-1 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
15 Nov 2003 Huddersfield Town v Hull City L 3-1 League Division 3
22 Nov 2003 Hull City v Yeovil Town D 0-0 League Division 3
29 Nov 2003 Bristol Rovers v Hull City L 2-1 League Division 3
06 Dec 2003 Hull City v Bury W 2-0 League Division 3
13 Dec 2003 Scunthorpe United v Hull City D 1-1 League Division 3
20 Dec 2003 Hull City v Mansfield Town L 0-1 League Division 3
26 Dec 2003 York City v Hull City W 0-2 League Division 3
28 Dec 2003 Hull City v Doncaster Rovers W 3-1 League Division 3
03 Jan 2004 Hull City v Cambridge United W 2-0 League Division 3
10 Jan 2004 Darlington v Hull City W 0-1 League Division 3
17 Jan 2004 Hull City v Oxford United W 4-2 League Division 3
24 Jan 2004 Cheltenham Town v Hull City W 0-2 League Division 3
07 Feb 2004 Hull City v York City W 2-1 League Division 3
14 Feb 2004 Carlisle United v Hull City D 1-1 League Division 3
21 Feb 2004 Hull City v Torquay United L 0-1 League Division 3
28 Feb 2004 Lincoln City v Hull City L 2-0 League Division 3
06 Mar 2004 Mansfield Town v Hull City L 1-0 League Division 3
13 Mar 2004 Hull City v Scunthorpe United W 2-1 League Division 3
16 Mar 2004 Hull City v Leyton Orient W 3-0 League Division 3
27 Mar 2004 Hull City v Rochdale W 1-0 League Division 3
31 Mar 2004 Boston United v Hull City W 1-2 League Division 3
03 Apr 2004 Kidderminster Harriers v Hull City D 1-1 League Division 3
10 Apr 2004 Hull City v Northampton Town L 2-3 League Division 3
12 Apr 2004 Swansea City v Hull City W 2-3 League Division 3
17 Apr 2004 Macclesfield Town v Hull City D 1-1 League Division 3
20 Apr 2004 Southend United v Hull City D 2-2 League Division 3
24 Apr 2004 Hull City v Huddersfield Town D 0-0 League Division 3
01 May 2004 Yeovil Town v Hull City W 1-2 League Division 3
08 May 2004 Hull City v Bristol Rovers W 3-0 League Division 3
07 Aug 2004 Hull City v AFC Bournemouth W 1-0 League One
10 Aug 2004 Torquay United v Hull City W 0-3 League One
14 Aug 2004 Port Vale v Hull City L 3-2 League One
21 Aug 2004 Hull City v Oldham Athletic W 2-0 League One
24 Aug 2004 Hull City v Wrexham L 2-2 (1-3) League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
28 Aug 2004 Barnsley v Hull City W 1-2 League One
31 Aug 2004 Hull City v Bradford City L 0-1 League One
11 Sep 2004 Hull City v Blackpool W 2-1 League One
02 Oct 2004 Hartlepool United v Hull City L 2-0 League One
10 Oct 2004 Hull City v Chesterfield W 1-0 League One
16 Oct 2004 Bristol City v Hull City L 3-1 League One
20 Oct 2004 Hull City v Milton Keynes Dons W 3-2 League One
23 Oct 2004 Hull City v Luton Town W 3-0 League One
30 Oct 2004 Wrexham v Hull City D 2-2 League One
06 Nov 2004 Hull City v Walsall W 3-1 League One
13 Nov 2004 Hull City v Morecambe W 3-2 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
20 Nov 2004 Swindon Town v Hull City L 4-2 League One
27 Nov 2004 Hull City v Brentford W 2-0 League One
04 Dec 2004 Hull City v Macclesfield Town W 4-0 FA Cup 2nd round
08 Dec 2004 Sheffield Wednesday v Hull City W 2-4 League One
11 Dec 2004 Colchester United v Hull City W 1-2 League One
18 Dec 2004 Hull City v Tranmere Rovers W 6-1 League One
26 Dec 2004 Blackpool v Hull City W 0-2 League One
29 Dec 2004 Hull City v Doncaster Rovers W 2-1 League One
01 Jan 2005 Hull City v Huddersfield Town W 2-1 League One
03 Jan 2005 Stockport County v Hull City W 1-3 League One
08 Jan 2005 Hull City v Colchester United L 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
15 Jan 2005 Hull City v Peterborough United D 2-2 League One
22 Jan 2005 Doncaster Rovers v Hull City L 1-0 League One
01 Feb 2005 Chesterfield v Hull City D 1-1 League One
05 Feb 2005 Hull City v Bristol City D 1-1 League One
12 Feb 2005 Luton Town v Hull City L 1-0 League One
19 Feb 2005 Hull City v Wrexham W 2-1 League One
22 Feb 2005 Milton Keynes Dons v Hull City D 1-1 League One
26 Feb 2005 Hull City v Colchester United W 2-0 League One
05 Mar 2005 Tranmere Rovers v Hull City W 1-3 League One
08 Mar 2005 Hull City v Hartlepool United W 1-0 League One
12 Mar 2005 Hull City v Torquay United W 2-0 League One
19 Mar 2005 AFC Bournemouth v Hull City W 0-4 League One
26 Mar 2005 Hull City v Port Vale D 2-2 League One
28 Mar 2005 Oldham Athletic v Hull City L 1-0 League One
02 Apr 2005 Hull City v Barnsley W 2-1 League One
10 Apr 2005 Bradford City v Hull City W 0-2 League One
16 Apr 2005 Hull City v Swindon Town D 0-0 League One
23 Apr 2005 Walsall v Hull City L 3-0 League One
30 Apr 2005 Hull City v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-2 League One
07 May 2005 Brentford v Hull City L 2-1 League One
06 Aug 2005 Hull City v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Championship
09 Aug 2005 Sheffield Wednesday v Hull City D 1-1 League Championship
13 Aug 2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Hull City L 1-0 League Championship
20 Aug 2005 Hull City v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-0 League Championship
23 Aug 2005 Blackpool v Hull City L 2-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
27 Aug 2005 Plymouth Argyle v Hull City W 0-1 League Championship
29 Aug 2005 Hull City v Leicester City D 1-1 League Championship
10 Sep 2005 Crystal Palace v Hull City L 2-0 League Championship
13 Sep 2005 Hull City v Stoke City L 0-1 League Championship
17 Sep 2005 Hull City v Luton Town L 0-1 League Championship
24 Sep 2005 Coventry City v Hull City W 0-2 League Championship
27 Sep 2005 Norwich City v Hull City L 2-1 League Championship
30 Sep 2005 Hull City v Millwall D 1-1 League Championship
15 Oct 2005 Southampton v Hull City D 1-1 League Championship
18 Oct 2005 Hull City v Reading D 1-1 League Championship
22 Oct 2005 Hull City v Derby County W 2-1 League Championship
28 Oct 2005 Burnley v Hull City L 1-0 League Championship
01 Nov 2005 Preston North End v Hull City L 3-0 League Championship
05 Nov 2005 Hull City v Watford L 1-2 League Championship
19 Nov 2005 Reading v Hull City L 3-1 League Championship
22 Nov 2005 Hull City v Southampton D 1-1 League Championship
26 Nov 2005 Queens Park Rangers v Hull City D 2-2 League Championship
03 Dec 2005 Hull City v Cardiff City W 2-0 League Championship
10 Dec 2005 Hull City v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Championship
16 Dec 2005 Brighton and Hove Albion v Hull City L 2-1 League Championship
26 Dec 2005 Crewe Alexandra v Hull City D 2-2 League Championship
28 Dec 2005 Hull City v Ipswich Town W 2-0 League Championship
31 Dec 2005 Leeds United v Hull City L 2-0 League Championship
03 Jan 2006 Hull City v Sheffield United L 1-3 League Championship
07 Jan 2006 Hull City v Aston Villa L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 2006 Hull City v Crystal Palace L 1-2 League Championship
21 Jan 2006 Stoke City v Hull City W 0-3 League Championship
31 Jan 2006 Hull City v Coventry City L 1-2 League Championship
04 Feb 2006 Luton Town v Hull City W 2-3 League Championship
11 Feb 2006 Hull City v Norwich City D 1-1 League Championship
14 Feb 2006 Millwall v Hull City D 1-1 League Championship
18 Feb 2006 Cardiff City v Hull City L 1-0 League Championship
25 Feb 2006 Hull City v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 2-3 League Championship
04 Mar 2006 Leicester City v Hull City L 3-2 League Championship
11 Mar 2006 Hull City v Plymouth Argyle W 1-0 League Championship
18 Mar 2006 Hull City v Crewe Alexandra W 1-0 League Championship
25 Mar 2006 Ipswich Town v Hull City D 1-1 League Championship
01 Apr 2006 Hull City v Leeds United W 1-0 League Championship
08 Apr 2006 Sheffield United v Hull City L 3-2 League Championship
15 Apr 2006 Hull City v Burnley D 0-0 League Championship
17 Apr 2006 Derby County v Hull City D 1-1 League Championship
22 Apr 2006 Hull City v Preston North End D 1-1 League Championship
30 Apr 2006 Watford v Hull City D 0-0 League Championship
05 Aug 2006 West Bromwich Albion v Hull City L 2-0 League Championship
08 Aug 2006 Hull City v Barnsley L 2-3 League Championship
17 Oct 2006 Hull City v Luton Town D 0-0 League Championship
21 Oct 2006 Preston North End v Hull City L 2-1 League Championship
24 Oct 2006 Watford v Hull City L 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
28 Oct 2006 Hull City v Sunderland L 0-1 League Championship
31 Oct 2006 Southend United v Hull City W 2-3 League Championship
04 Nov 2006 Southampton v Hull City D 0-0 League Championship
11 Nov 2006 Hull City v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-0 League Championship
18 Nov 2006 Hull City v Stoke City L 0-2 League Championship
25 Nov 2006 Norwich City v Hull City D 1-1 League Championship
28 Nov 2006 Colchester United v Hull City L 5-1 League Championship
02 Dec 2006 Hull City v Southampton L 2-4 League Championship
09 Dec 2006 Plymouth Argyle v Hull City L 1-0 League Championship
16 Dec 2006 Hull City v Cardiff City W 4-1 League Championship
23 Dec 2006 Leeds United v Hull City D 0-0 League Championship
26 Dec 2006 Hull City v Leicester City L 1-2 League Championship
30 Dec 2006 Hull City v Burnley W 2-0 League Championship
01 Jan 2007 Sheffield Wednesday v Hull City W 1-2 League Championship
13 Jan 2007 Hull City v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 League Championship
16 Jan 2007 Middlesbrough v Hull City L 4-3 FA Cup 3rd round replay
20 Jan 2007 Crystal Palace v Hull City D 1-1 League Championship
30 Jan 2007 Hull City v Leeds United L 1-2 League Championship
03 Feb 2007 Hull City v West Bromwich Albion L 0-1 League Championship
10 Feb 2007 Derby County v Hull City D 2-2 League Championship
20 Feb 2007 Barnsley v Hull City L 3-0 League Championship
24 Feb 2007 Hull City v Birmingham City W 2-0 League Championship
03 Mar 2007 Coventry City v Hull City L 2-0 League Championship
06 Mar 2007 Hull City v Ipswich Town L 2-5 League Championship
10 Mar 2007 Hull City v Preston North End W 2-0 League Championship
13 Mar 2007 Luton Town v Hull City W 1-2 League Championship
17 Mar 2007 Sunderland v Hull City L 2-0 League Championship
31 Mar 2007 Hull City v Southend United W 4-0 League Championship
06 Apr 2007 Hull City v Norwich City L 1-2 League Championship
09 Apr 2007 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Hull City L 3-1 League Championship
14 Apr 2007 Hull City v Colchester United D 1-1 League Championship
21 Apr 2007 Stoke City v Hull City D 1-1 League Championship
28 Apr 2007 Cardiff City v Hull City W 0-1 League Championship
06 May 2007 Hull City v Plymouth Argyle L 1-2 League Championship
11 Aug 2007 Hull City v Plymouth Argyle L 2-3 League Championship
15 Aug 2007 Crewe Alexandra v Hull City W 0-3 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
18 Aug 2007 Coventry City v Hull City D 1-1 League Championship
25 Aug 2007 Hull City v Norwich City W 2-1 League Championship
28 Aug 2007 Wigan Athletic v Hull City W 0-1 League Cup 2nd round
03 Sep 2007 Blackpool v Hull City L 2-1 League Championship
15 Sep 2007 Hull City v Stoke City D 1-1 League Championship
18 Sep 2007 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Hull City W 0-1 League Championship
22 Sep 2007 Sheffield Wednesday v Hull City L 1-0 League Championship
26 Sep 2007 Hull City v Chelsea L 0-4 League Cup 3rd round
06 Oct 2007 Crystal Palace v Hull City D 1-1 League Championship
20 Oct 2007 Watford v Hull City L 1-0 League Championship
22 Oct 2007 Hull City v Barnsley W 3-0 League Championship
27 Oct 2007 Hull City v Sheffield United D 1-1 League Championship
03 Nov 2007 Queens Park Rangers v Hull City L 2-0 League Championship
06 Nov 2007 Burnley v Hull City W 0-1 League Championship
10 Nov 2007 Hull City v Preston North End W 3-0 League Championship
24 Nov 2007 Scunthorpe United v Hull City W 1-2 League Championship
27 Nov 2007 Hull City v Bristol City D 0-0 League Championship
01 Dec 2007 Hull City v Cardiff City D 2-2 League Championship
04 Dec 2007 Preston North End v Hull City L 3-0 League Championship
08 Dec 2007 Southampton v Hull City L 4-0 League Championship
22 Dec 2007 Charlton Athletic v Hull City D 1-1 League Championship
30 Dec 2007 Hull City v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Championship
05 Jan 2008 Plymouth Argyle v Hull City L 3-2 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 2008 Hull City v West Bromwich Albion L 1-3 League Championship


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
2007-08 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
2010-11 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
2
2010-11 Republic of Ireland Nations Cup 1
2012-13 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1
2013-14 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
2013-14 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
05 Jun 2001 Estonia v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 2
24 May 2008 Republic of Ireland v Serbia D 1-1 International Friendly
29 May 2008 Republic of Ireland v Colombia W 1-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2011 Republic of Ireland v Uruguay L 2-3 International Friendly
24 May 2011 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 5-0 Nations Cup
07 Jun 2011 Italy v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 2013 Republic of Ireland v Georgia W 4-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 2013 Republic of Ireland v Spain L 0-2 International Friendly
11 Oct 2013 Germany v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
25 May 2014 Republic of Ireland v Turkey L 1-2 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.