Gareth Farrelly

Date of birth28 August 1975
Place of birthDublin
NationalityIrish
Weight83 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionMidfielder

Surely Bolton Wanderers' most improved player in 2000-01, Gareth was a touch of class at the heart of a successful team.

Consistently outstanding throughout the campaign, he was at his most dangerous when on the ball.

With the ability and the vision to pick out the right pass almost every time and also in possession of a mean shot when he chose to let fly, he represented a constant threat to opposing defences even though his final tally of goals was a little disappointing.

However, he capped a fine season by netting the vital first goal in the Play-Off Final against Preston North End.

Gareth joined Wigan Athletic in March 2004 with a contract to the end of the season.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Aston Villa 21 Jan 1992 09 Jul 1997
Rotherham United 21 Mar 1995 07 May 1995 L
Everton 09 Jul 1997 17 Dec 1999
Bolton Wanderers 12 Nov 1999 14 Dec 1999 L
Bolton Wanderers 17 Dec 1999 09 Mar 2004
Rotherham United 12 Mar 2003 05 May 2003 L
Burnley 01 Sep 2003 17 Nov 2003 L
Bradford City 28 Nov 2003 29 Feb 2004 L
Wigan Athletic 09 Mar 2004 30 Jun 2004
Millwall 12 Jul 2004 21 Jul 2004 T
Blackpool 09 Aug 2004 13 Aug 2004 T
Bohemians Dublin 20 Aug 2004 30 Aug 2006
Leicester City 28 Sep 2006 05 Oct 2006 T
Blackpool 23 Nov 2006 23 Jan 2007
Cork City 15 Feb 2007

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 Aston Villa League Cup
1
1995-96 Aston Villa Premier League 1
4
1996-97 Aston Villa Premier League 1
2
1997-98 Everton FA Cup 1
1997-98 Everton League Cup 1
1
1997-98 Everton Premier League 18
8
1
5
1998-99 Everton Premier League
1
1999-00 Everton League Cup 1
2000-01 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 2
1
2000-01 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 1
2000-01 Bolton Wanderers League Division 1 36
5
3
4
2000-01 Bolton Wanderers League Division 1 Play-Offs 3
1
2001-02 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 2
2001-02 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 3
2001-02 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 11
7
1
2002-03 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 2
2002-03 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 6
2
1
2002-03 Rotherham United League Division 1 6
2003-04 Bradford City FA Cup 1
2003-04 Bradford City League Division 1 14
1
2003-04 Burnley League Cup 1
1
1
2003-04 Burnley League Division 1 9
3
1
2003-04 Wigan Athletic League Division 1 3
4
2006-07 Blackpool FA Cup 1
2006-07 Blackpool League One
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
20 Sep 1995 Aston Villa v Peterborough United W 6-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
03 Feb 1996 Aston Villa v Leeds United W 3-0 Premier League
28 Feb 1996 Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers W 2-0 Premier League
03 Mar 1996 Liverpool v Aston Villa L 3-0 Premier League
09 Mar 1996 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers W 4-2 Premier League
19 Mar 1996 Aston Villa v Middlesbrough D 0-0 Premier League
05 Apr 1997 Aston Villa v Everton W 3-1 Premier League
22 Apr 1997 Leeds United v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
03 May 1997 Middlesbrough v Aston Villa L 3-2 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
1993-94 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-18
1
1994-95 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
1
1995-96 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1995-96 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
1995-96 Republic of Ireland Under-21 1
1995-96 Republic of Ireland US Cup 1
1996-97 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 4
1
1997-98 Republic of Ireland B International 2
1997-98 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1997-98 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 2
1999-00 Republic of Ireland US Nike Cup 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
21 Oct 1993 Republic of Ireland v Scotland D 2-2 UEFA U18 Group 11
27 Mar 1995 Republic of Ireland v England L 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Group 6
10 Jun 1995 Republic of Ireland v Austria W 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
14 Nov 1995 Portugal v Republic of Ireland L 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 6
26 Mar 1996 Republic of Ireland v Russia L 0-1 U21
29 May 1996 Republic of Ireland v Portugal L 0-1 International Friendly
09 Jun 1996 USA v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 US Cup
15 Jun 1996 Republic of Ireland v Bolivia W 3-0 US CUP
08 Oct 1996 Republic of Ireland v FYR Macedonia W 4-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
09 Nov 1996 Republic of Ireland v Iceland L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
01 Apr 1997 FYR Macedonia v Republic of Ireland W 0-4 UEFA U21 Group 8
29 Apr 1997 Romania v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
19 Aug 1997 Republic of Ireland v Lithuania W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
05 Sep 1997 Iceland v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 8
11 Feb 1998 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 0-1 B INTER
11 Mar 1998 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 0-1 B INTER
25 Mar 1998 Czech Republic v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 International Friendly
23 May 1998 Republic of Ireland v Mexico D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Jun 2000 USA v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 US NIKE CUP


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