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Ground: The Brandywell

Capacity: 7700

Phone: +44 (0)28 7137 3111

Derry City,
Brandywell Stadium,
Lone Moor Road,
BT48 9HZ

Derry City Football Club was founded in 1928 (refounded 2010) and has spent the majority of its time in the League of Ireland in the Premier Division, the top tier of league football in the Republic of Ireland. However, the club was expelled in November 2009 when it was discovered there were secondary, unofficial contracts with players. Derry were reconstituted a few weeks later and readmitted to the First Division.

Derry City are the League of Ireland's only participant from Northern Ireland. They play their home fixtures at the Brandywell Stadium and the players wear red and white striped shirts from which their nickname, the Candystripes, derives.

The club initially played in the Irish League, the domestic league in Northern Ireland, and won a title in 1964–65. In 1971 security concerns related to unrest in Northern Ireland meant matches could not be played at the Brandywell. The team played "home" fixtures 30 miles (48 km) away in Coleraine. Security forces withdrew their objections to the use of the Brandywell the following year, but in the face of insistence from the Irish League that the unsustainable arrangement continue, the club withdrew from the league.

After 13 years in junior football Derry joined the League of Ireland's new First Division in 1985/86. Derry won the First Division title in 1987 and achieved promotion to the Premier Division where they remained until 2009, being relegated as a result of financial problems rather than poor sporting performance. The club won a domestic treble in 1988–89, the only Irish club to ever do so.

League Champions:Twice
1988/89, 1996/97

First Division Champions: Twice
1986/87, 2010

FAI Cup Winners: Five times
1988/89, 1994/95, 2002, 2006, 2012

League Cup Winners: Ten times
1988/89, 1990/91, 1991/92, 1993/94, 1999/00, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011

Squad Breakdown

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NameDate of BirthPosition
Gerard Doherty Northern Ireland 24 Aug 1981 Goalkeeper
Eric Grimes Ireland 04 Feb 1995 Goalkeeper
Jason McCallion Ireland 31 May 1999 Goalkeeper
Jack Doyle England 02 Feb 1997 Defender
Scott Whiteside Unknown 16 Jun 1997 Defender
Niall Logue Ireland Unavailable Defender
Ben Doherty Northern Ireland 24 Mar 1997 Defender
Dapo Kayode Nigeria 30 Sep 1992 Defender
Eoin Toal Northern Ireland 15 Feb 1999 Defender
Conor McDermott Ireland 18 Sep 1997 Defender
Gavin Peers Ireland 10 Nov 1985 Defender
Darren Cole Scotland 03 Jan 1992 Defender
Harry Monaghan Scotland 24 Mar 1993 Midfield
Josef Dolney Slovakia	 13 May 1992 Midfield
Conor Agnew United States Unavailable Midfield
Lukas Schubert Austria	 25 Jun 1989 Midfield
Adrian Delap Ireland 30 Nov 1998 Midfield
Jamie McDonagh Northern Ireland 08 May 1996 Midfield
Rory Hale Northern Ireland 27 Nov 1996 Midfield
Evan Tweed Ireland 01 Mar 1999 Midfield
Ronan Hale Unknown Unavailable Midfield
Jamie McIntyre England 01 Dec 1996 Midfield
Nicky Low Scotland 06 Jan 1992 Midfield
David Hopkirk Scotland Unavailable Midfield
Aaron McEneff Ireland 09 Jul 1995 Midfield
John Cofie England 21 Jan 1993 Forward
Sean McBride Ireland 25 Apr 1999 Forward
Rory Patterson Northern Ireland 16 Jul 1984 Forward
Rory Holden Ireland 23 Aug 1997 Forward
Nathan Boyle Northern Ireland 14 Apr 1994 Forward
Ronan Curtis Northern Ireland 29 Mar 1996 Forward
Cathal Farren Ireland 02 Jul 1998 Forward
Kenny Shiels Northern Ireland 27 Apr 1956 Manager