David Healy

Date of birth05 August 1979
Place of birthDownpatrick
NationalityNorthern Irish
Weight70 kg
Height1.73 m
PositionForward

A product of the Manchester United youth system, he signed for the club in November 1997.

He made one appearance in the Worthington Cup against Aston Villa in September 1999.

David made his full international debut against Luxembourg in February 2000, scoring two goals.

He was loaned to Port Vale in February 2000 for the rest of the season but could not prevent the team from being relegated.

David began the 2000-01 campaign at Old Trafford.

He appeared as a substitute in the Worthington Cup game against Sunderland in November and also in the Premiership against Ipswich Town the following month before joining Preston North End after one game on loan for a new club record fee of £1.5 million in January 2001.

He scored in the fourth minute of his debut at Sheffield United and his partnership up front with Jon Macken developed well.

A nippy striker with an excellent eye for goal, he continued to be a regular for his country for whom he scored three times during the campaign.

Preston just failed to make the Premiership falling at the final hurdle, losing to Birmingham City in the Play-Off Final.

He continued his excellent progress in 2001-02 being a virtual ever present and scoring his first hat-trick against Stockport County in November 2001.

David joined Leeds United in October 2004 with a contract to June 2008.

He joined Fulham in July 2007 with a four-year contract.

David joined Sunderland in August 2008 with a three-year contract.

He joined Bury in August 2012 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester United 28 Nov 1997 03 Jan 2001
Port Vale 19 Feb 2000 08 May 2000 L
Preston North End 29 Dec 2000 02 Jan 2001 L
Preston North End 03 Jan 2001 29 Oct 2004
Norwich City 31 Jan 2003 05 Mar 2003 L
Norwich City 13 Mar 2003 05 May 2003 L
Leeds United 29 Oct 2004 13 Jul 2007
Fulham 13 Jul 2007 21 Aug 2008
Sunderland 21 Aug 2008 30 Jan 2011
Ipswich Town 01 Feb 2010 31 May 2010 L
Doncaster Rovers 04 Nov 2010 04 Jan 2011 L
Rangers 30 Jan 2011 31 May 2012
Bury 23 Aug 2012 30 Jun 2013

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Manchester United League Cup
1
2000-01 Manchester United League Cup
1
1
2000-01 Manchester United Premier League
1
2000-01 Preston North End FA Cup 1
2000-01 Preston North End League Division 1 19
3
9
4
2000-01 Preston North End League Division 1 Play-Offs 3
1
2001-02 Preston North End FA Cup 2
1
2
2001-02 Preston North End League Cup 2
1
2001-02 Preston North End League Division 1 35
8
10
6
2002-03 Norwich City League Division 1 10
3
2
2
2002-03 Preston North End FA Cup 1
2002-03 Preston North End League Cup 4
2002-03 Preston North End League Division 1 12
11
5
4
2003-04 Preston North End FA Cup 3
1
2003-04 Preston North End League Cup
1
2003-04 Preston North End League Division 1 27
11
15
7
2004-05 Leeds United FA Cup 1
2004-05 Leeds United League Championship 27
1
7
5
2004-05 Preston North End League Championship 11
5
1
2004-05 Preston North End League Cup 1
2005-06 Leeds United FA Cup 1
1
2
2005-06 Leeds United League Championship 24
18
12
6
1
2005-06 Leeds United League Championship Play-Offs 1
1
2005-06 Leeds United League Cup 2
2006-07 Leeds United FA Cup 1
2006-07 Leeds United League Championship 31
10
10
8
2006-07 Leeds United League Cup 1
1
2007-08 Fulham FA Cup 2
1
1
2007-08 Fulham League Cup 1
1
1
2007-08 Fulham Premier League 15
15
4
3
2008-09 Sunderland FA Cup 2
1
2008-09 Sunderland League Cup 1
1
1
1
2008-09 Sunderland Premier League
10
1
1
2009-10 Ipswich Town League Championship 5
7
1
2009-10 Sunderland FA Cup
2
2009-10 Sunderland League Cup
2
2009-10 Sunderland Premier League
3
2010-11 Doncaster Rovers League Championship 6
2
2
1
2011-12 Rangers UEFA Europa League 1
1
2012-13 Bury FA Cup 1
2012-13 Bury Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
2012-13 Bury League One 8
8
1


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
13 Oct 1999 Aston Villa v Manchester United L 3-0 League Cup 3rd round
28 Nov 2000 Sunderland v Manchester United L 2-1 League Cup 4th round
23 Dec 2000 Manchester United v Ipswich Town W 2-0 Premier League


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
1996-97 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-18 1
1
1997-98 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-18 2
2
1998-99 Northern Ireland B International
1
1998-99 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-21
2
1
1998-99 Northern Ireland Under-21 1
1
1998-99 Northern Ireland Under-21 Tournament
1
1999-00 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
3
1999-00 Northern Ireland UEFA Under-21 3
1999-00 Northern Ireland Under-21
1
2
2000-01 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 7
2
2000-01 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
1
2001-02 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
2
2001-02 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
2002-03 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
2002-03 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
1
2003-04 Northern Ireland Caribbean Tournament 2
1
4
2003-04 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
2
2003-04 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1
2004-05 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 5
2
1
1
2004-05 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
1
2005-06 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 4
1
2005-06 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
1
2006-07 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1
2006-07 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 6
9
1
2007-08 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
1
2007-08 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 6
4
1
2008-09 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 7
1
2008-09 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
1
2009-10 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1
2009-10 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
1
2010-11 Northern Ireland International Friendly
1
2010-11 Northern Ireland Nations Cup
1
2010-11 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 2
2
2
2011-12 Northern Ireland International Friendly
2
2011-12 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
1
2012-13 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup
2
1
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
09 Oct 1996 Northern Ireland v Finland L 0-2 UEFA U18 Group 5
13 Oct 1996 England v Northern Ireland L 4-0 UEFA U18 Group 5
03 Nov 1997 Northern Ireland v Croatia L 1-2 UEFA U18 Group 8
07 Nov 1997 Northern Ireland v Andorra W 5-0 UEFA U18 Group 8
17 Nov 1998 Northern Ireland v Moldova D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
09 Feb 1999 Wales v Northern Ireland L 1-0 B International
26 Mar 1999 Northern Ireland v Germany W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
02 Jun 1999 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 U21 TOURNAMENT
04 Jun 1999 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 U21
17 Aug 1999 Northern Ireland v France W 3-1 U21
03 Sep 1999 Northern Ireland v Turkey L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 3
07 Sep 1999 Germany v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 3
08 Oct 1999 Finland v Northern Ireland L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 3
23 Feb 2000 Luxembourg v Northern Ireland W 1-3 International Friendly
28 Mar 2000 Malta v Northern Ireland W 0-3 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Northern Ireland v Hungary L 0-1 International Friendly
16 Aug 2000 Northern Ireland v Yugoslavia L 1-2 International Friendly
02 Sep 2000 Northern Ireland v Malta W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
07 Oct 2000 Northern Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
11 Oct 2000 Iceland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
28 Feb 2001 Northern Ireland v Norway L 0-4 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Northern Ireland v Czech Republic L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
28 Mar 2001 Bulgaria v Northern Ireland L 4-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
02 Jun 2001 Northern Ireland v Bulgaria L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Jun 2001 Czech Republic v Northern Ireland L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
01 Sep 2001 Denmark v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
05 Sep 2001 Northern Ireland v Iceland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Oct 2001 Malta v Northern Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
13 Feb 2002 Poland v Northern Ireland L 4-1 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Liechtenstein v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Northern Ireland v Spain L 0-5 International Friendly
21 Aug 2002 Northern Ireland v Cyprus D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Oct 2002 Spain v Northern Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
16 Oct 2002 Northern Ireland v Ukraine D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
12 Feb 2003 Northern Ireland v Finland L 0-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Armenia v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
02 Apr 2003 Northern Ireland v Greece L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
03 Jun 2003 Italy v Northern Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 2003 Northern Ireland v Spain D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
06 Sep 2003 Ukraine v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
10 Sep 2003 Northern Ireland v Armenia L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Oct 2003 Greece v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
18 Feb 2004 Northern Ireland v Norway L 1-4 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Estonia v Northern Ireland W 0-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Northern Ireland v Serbia and Montenegro D 1-1 International Friendly
30 May 2004 Barbados v Northern Ireland D 1-1 CARIBBEAN TOUR
02 Jun 2004 St Kitts and Nevis v Northern Ireland W 0-2 CARIBBEAN TOUR
06 Jun 2004 Trinidad and Tobago v Northern Ireland W 0-3 CARIBBEAN TOUR
18 Aug 2004 Switzerland v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Northern Ireland v Poland L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
08 Sep 2004 Wales v Northern Ireland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
13 Oct 2004 Northern Ireland v Austria D 3-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
10 Feb 2005 Northern Ireland v Canada L 0-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 England v Northern Ireland L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
30 Mar 2005 Poland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
04 Jun 2005 Northern Ireland v Germany L 1-4 International Friendly
17 Aug 2005 Malta v Northern Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Northern Ireland v Azerbaijan W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
07 Sep 2005 Northern Ireland v England W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
08 Oct 2005 Northern Ireland v Wales L 2-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
12 Oct 2005 Austria v Northern Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
01 Mar 2006 Northern Ireland v Estonia W 1-0 International Friendly
16 Aug 2006 Finland v Northern Ireland W 1-2 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Northern Ireland v Iceland L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Sep 2006 Northern Ireland v Spain W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Group F
07 Oct 2006 Denmark v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
11 Oct 2006 Northern Ireland v Latvia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
24 Mar 2007 Liechtenstein v Northern Ireland W 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group F
28 Mar 2007 Northern Ireland v Sweden W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
22 Aug 2007 Northern Ireland v Liechtenstein W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
08 Sep 2007 Latvia v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
12 Sep 2007 Iceland v Northern Ireland L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Oct 2007 Sweden v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
17 Nov 2007 Northern Ireland v Denmark W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group F
21 Nov 2007 Spain v Northern Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group F
06 Feb 2008 Northern Ireland v Bulgaria L 0-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Northern Ireland v Georgia W 4-1 International Friendly
20 Aug 2008 Scotland v Northern Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Slovakia v Northern Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
10 Sep 2008 Northern Ireland v Czech Republic D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
11 Oct 2008 Slovenia v Northern Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
15 Oct 2008 Northern Ireland v San Marino W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
19 Nov 2008 Northern Ireland v Hungary L 0-2 International Friendly
11 Feb 2009 San Marino v Northern Ireland W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
28 Mar 2009 Northern Ireland v Poland W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
01 Apr 2009 Northern Ireland v Slovenia W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
06 Jun 2009 Italy v Northern Ireland L 3-0 International Friendly
12 Aug 2009 Northern Ireland v Israel D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Poland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
09 Sep 2009 Northern Ireland v Slovakia L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
14 Oct 2009 Czech Republic v Northern Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
14 Nov 2009 Northern Ireland v Serbia L 0-1 International Friendly
03 Mar 2010 Albania v Northern Ireland L 1-0 International Friendly
11 Aug 2010 Montenegro v Northern Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
03 Sep 2010 Slovenia v Northern Ireland W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group C
08 Oct 2010 Northern Ireland v Italy D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group C
12 Oct 2010 Faroe Islands v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group C
09 Feb 2011 Northern Ireland v Scotland L 0-3 Nations Cup
25 Mar 2011 Serbia v Northern Ireland L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group C
10 Aug 2011 Northern Ireland v Faroe Islands W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group C
02 Sep 2011 Northern Ireland v Serbia L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group C
06 Sep 2011 Estonia v Northern Ireland L 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group C
07 Oct 2011 Northern Ireland v Estonia L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group C
11 Oct 2011 Italy v Northern Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group C
29 Feb 2012 Northern Ireland v Norway L 0-3 International Friendly
02 Jun 2012 Netherlands v Northern Ireland L 6-0 International Friendly
14 Nov 2012 Northern Ireland v Azerbaijan D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group F
26 Mar 2013 Northern Ireland v Israel L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group F


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