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 Jan 2008 Queens Park Rangers v Barnsley W 2-0 League Championship
29 Jan 2008 Cardiff City v Queens Park Rangers L 3-1 League Championship
02 Feb 2008 Queens Park Rangers v Bristol City W 3-0 League Championship
09 Feb 2008 Southampton v Queens Park Rangers W 2-3 League Championship
12 Feb 2008 Queens Park Rangers v Burnley L 2-4 League Championship
23 Feb 2008 Queens Park Rangers v Sheffield United D 1-1 League Championship
26 Feb 2008 Barnsley v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Championship
02 Mar 2008 Queens Park Rangers v Stoke City W 3-0 League Championship
05 Mar 2008 Coventry City v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Championship
08 Mar 2008 Sheffield Wednesday v Queens Park Rangers L 2-1 League Championship
11 Mar 2008 Queens Park Rangers v Blackpool W 3-2 League Championship
15 Mar 2008 Queens Park Rangers v Scunthorpe United W 3-1 League Championship
22 Mar 2008 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Queens Park Rangers D 3-3 League Championship
12 Apr 2008 Hull City v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 League Championship
19 Apr 2008 Queens Park Rangers v Charlton Athletic W 1-0 League Championship
26 Apr 2008 Norwich City v Queens Park Rangers L 3-0 League Championship
04 May 2008 Queens Park Rangers v West Bromwich Albion L 0-2 League Championship
09 Aug 2008 Queens Park Rangers v Barnsley W 2-1 League Championship
12 Aug 2008 Swindon Town v Queens Park Rangers W 2-3 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
16 Aug 2008 Sheffield United v Queens Park Rangers L 3-0 League Championship
23 Aug 2008 Queens Park Rangers v Doncaster Rovers W 2-0 League Championship
26 Aug 2008 Queens Park Rangers v Carlisle United W 4-0 League Cup 2nd round
30 Aug 2008 Bristol City v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 League Championship
14 Sep 2008 Queens Park Rangers v Southampton W 4-1 League Championship
17 Sep 2008 Norwich City v Queens Park Rangers W 0-1 League Championship
20 Sep 2008 Coventry City v Queens Park Rangers L 1-0 League Championship
24 Sep 2008 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers W 0-1 League Cup 3rd round
27 Sep 2008 Queens Park Rangers v Derby County L 0-2 League Championship
30 Sep 2008 Queens Park Rangers v Blackpool D 1-1 League Championship
04 Oct 2008 Birmingham City v Queens Park Rangers L 1-0 League Championship
18 Oct 2008 Queens Park Rangers v Nottingham Forest W 2-1 League Championship
21 Oct 2008 Swansea City v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Championship
01 Nov 2008 Ipswich Town v Queens Park Rangers L 2-0 League Championship
15 Nov 2008 Queens Park Rangers v Burnley L 1-2 League Championship
22 Nov 2008 Watford v Queens Park Rangers L 3-0 League Championship
25 Nov 2008 Queens Park Rangers v Charlton Athletic W 2-1 League Championship
29 Nov 2008 Crystal Palace v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Championship
06 Dec 2008 Queens Park Rangers v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 1-0 League Championship
09 Dec 2008 Sheffield Wednesday v Queens Park Rangers L 1-0 League Championship
13 Dec 2008 Plymouth Argyle v Queens Park Rangers D 1-1 League Championship
20 Dec 2008 Queens Park Rangers v Preston North End W 3-2 League Championship
28 Dec 2008 Queens Park Rangers v Watford D 0-0 League Championship
03 Jan 2009 Queens Park Rangers v Burnley D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 2009 Queens Park Rangers v Coventry City D 1-1 League Championship
13 Jan 2009 Burnley v Queens Park Rangers L 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
17 Jan 2009 Derby County v Queens Park Rangers W 0-2 League Championship
27 Jan 2009 Blackpool v Queens Park Rangers W 0-3 League Championship
31 Jan 2009 Queens Park Rangers v Reading D 0-0 League Championship
07 Feb 2009 Nottingham Forest v Queens Park Rangers D 2-2 League Championship
21 Feb 2009 Queens Park Rangers v Ipswich Town L 1-3 League Championship
25 Feb 2009 Cardiff City v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Championship
28 Feb 2009 Barnsley v Queens Park Rangers L 2-1 League Championship
03 Mar 2009 Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City L 0-1 League Championship
07 Mar 2009 Queens Park Rangers v Sheffield United D 0-0 League Championship
17 Mar 2009 Queens Park Rangers v Swansea City W 1-0 League Championship
21 Mar 2009 Queens Park Rangers v Bristol City W 2-1 League Championship
04 Apr 2009 Queens Park Rangers v Crystal Palace D 0-0 League Championship
11 Apr 2009 Burnley v Queens Park Rangers L 1-0 League Championship
03 May 2009 Preston North End v Queens Park Rangers L 2-1 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.