Rory Delap

Date of birth06 July 1976
Place of birthSutton Coldfield
NationalityIrish
Weight81 kg
Height1.83 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

Delap had a mixed season at Derby County in 2000-01.

A regular in the Rams' first team where he played in a variety of positions according to the tactics used, his preference was for either a role on the right side of midfield or as a right wing back.

Injuries even forced Jim Smith to use him as an emergency striker on occasions.

Very fast going forward, but less so when tracking back, he scored what was arguably the Rams' 'Goal of the Season' with a long-range strike in the away game at Leicester City.

Delap joined Sunderland in January 2006 with a contract to June 2008.

After a loan spell, he joined Stoke City in January 2007 with a contract to June 2009 that was extended to June 2011 in July 2009.

Delap joined Burton Albion in July 2013 with a one-year contract before announcing his retirement in December 2013.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Carlisle United 18 Jul 1994 06 Feb 1998
Derby County 06 Feb 1998 10 Jul 2001
Southampton 10 Jul 2001 31 Jan 2006
Sunderland 31 Jan 2006 09 Jan 2007
Stoke City 11 Oct 2006 08 Jan 2007 L
Stoke City 09 Jan 2007 30 Jun 2013
Barnsley 31 Jan 2013 31 May 2013 L
Burton Albion 18 Jul 2013 16 Dec 2013

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Carlisle United FA Cup
1
1997-98 Derby County Premier League 10
3
1
1998-99 Derby County FA Cup
1
1998-99 Derby County League Cup 3
1
1998-99 Derby County Premier League 21
2
5
1999-00 Derby County FA Cup 1
1
1999-00 Derby County League Cup 2
1999-00 Derby County Premier League 34
8
6
1
2000-01 Derby County FA Cup 1
2000-01 Derby County League Cup 2
1
2000-01 Derby County Premier League 32
1
3
3
2001-02 Southampton League Cup 1
2001-02 Southampton Premier League 24
4
2
3
2
2002-03 Southampton FA Cup 3
1
2002-03 Southampton League Cup 1
1
2002-03 Southampton Premier League 22
2
2
2003-04 Southampton League Cup 3
2003-04 Southampton Premier League 26
1
1
1
2003-04 Southampton UEFA Cup 1
1
1
2004-05 Southampton FA Cup 4
2004-05 Southampton League Cup 2
1
2004-05 Southampton Premier League 34
3
2
5
2005-06 Southampton League Championship 12
4
1
2005-06 Southampton League Cup 2
2005-06 Sunderland Premier League 5
1
1
2
2006-07 Stoke City League Championship 2
2006-07 Sunderland League Championship 6
1
2006-07 Sunderland League Cup 1
2007-08 Stoke City FA Cup 1
1
2007-08 Stoke City League Championship 44
2
6
2007-08 Stoke City League Cup 1
2008-09 Stoke City FA Cup 1
2008-09 Stoke City League Cup 1
2008-09 Stoke City Premier League 34
2
2
1
2009-10 Stoke City FA Cup 4
1
1
2009-10 Stoke City Premier League 34
2
3
2010-11 Stoke City FA Cup 5
1
2010-11 Stoke City League Cup
3
2010-11 Stoke City Premier League 33
4
2
5
2011-12 Stoke City FA Cup 2
1
1
2011-12 Stoke City League Cup 1
2011-12 Stoke City Premier League 18
8
2
4
2011-12 Stoke City UEFA Europa League 6
2012-13 Barnsley FA Cup
1
2012-13 Barnsley League Championship 6
2
2012-13 Stoke City Premier League
1
2013-14 Burton Albion League Cup 1
2013-14 Burton Albion League Two 6
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
25 Jan 1997 Carlisle United v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-2 FA Cup 4th round


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
1995-96 Republic of Ireland Under-21 1
1996-97 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
1
1
1
1997-98 Republic of Ireland B International 2
1997-98 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
3
1
1997-98 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
1999-00 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
1
1999-00 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 2
2001-02 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
2002-03 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
2
2003-04 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
2


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
30 May 1996 Republic of Ireland v Norway D 1-1 U21
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
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
22 Apr 1998 Republic of Ireland v Argentina L 0-2 International Friendly
23 May 1998 Republic of Ireland v Mexico D 0-0 International Friendly
13 Nov 1999 Republic of Ireland v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
17 Nov 1999 Turkey v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
26 Apr 2000 Republic of Ireland v Greece L 0-1 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Republic of Ireland v USA W 2-1 International Friendly
21 Aug 2002 Finland v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 International Friendly
20 Nov 2002 Greece v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
18 Nov 2003 Republic of Ireland v Canada W 3-0 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic W 2-1 International Friendly


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