Open main menu

Courtney Duffus (born 24 October 1995) is an Irish footballer who plays as a forward for Yeovil Town. He is a former Republic of Ireland U21 international.

Courtney Duffus
Personal information
Full name Courtney Duffus[1]
Date of birth (1995-10-24) 24 October 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Cheltenham, England
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Yeovil Town
Number 11
Youth career
0000–2012 Cheltenham Town
2012–2014 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Everton 0 (0)
2014Bury (loan) 3 (0)
2017–2019 Oldham Athletic 6 (0)
2018Waterford (loan) 25 (10)
2019– Yeovil Town 12 (1)
National team
2016–2017 Republic of Ireland U21 3 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:45, 13 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 April 2018

Contents

CareerEdit

EvertonEdit

Duffus joined Everton in the summer of 2012 from Cheltenham Town.[3] It came after Courtney, along with his younger brother, Tyrone impressed in the trial earlier that year.[4][5]

While at the academy, Duffus progressed through the ranks for the side and helped the side win the Gothia Cup[6] and the league's U18 title.[7] After being recalled from a loan spell at Bury, Duffus returned to the reserves and appeared in the first team as an unused substitute, in a 4–1 win over BSC Young Boys on 19 February 2015, in the Round of 32 of the UEFA Europa League.[8][9] Despite suffering a knee injury following this,[10] Duffus signed a two-year contract with the club at the end of the season.[11]

In the 2015–16 season, Duffus played a vital role for the reserve side when he regained his form at the end of the year and his performance resulted him being named the Premier League's Under-21 Player of the Month for March.[12] The following season saw Duffus helped the side win the Premier League U23 title.[13] After the 2016–17 season ended, which saw Tyrone released, Duffus signed a one-year contract extension with the club.[14]

Bury (loan)Edit

On 24 October 2014, Duffus joined League Two side Bury on loan until January.[2][15] He made his debut a day later, starting the match and playing 59 minutes in a 1–1 draw with Southend United at Roots Hall.[16] Duffus went on to make two appearances for the side before being recalled in November 2014.[17]

Oldham AthleticEdit

Not long after signing a contract with Everton, on 18 July 2017, Duffus joined Oldham Athletic on an undisclosed fee, signing a two-year contract with the option of a third.[18] Upon joining the club, he was given a number 21 shirt ahead of the new season.[19]

Duffus made his Oldham Athletic debut, coming on as a second-half substitute, in a 2–0 loss against Oxford United in the opening game of the season.[20]

Waterford (loan)Edit

In February 2018 Duffus joined League of Ireland Premier Division side Waterford on loan.[21] On 26 February, he made his debut, starting in the 2–0 win over St Patrick's Athletic.[22] Duffus scored his first goal for Waterford in the 2–1 win over Sligo Rovers.[23] Duffus scored two crucial goals for Waterford as he was named man of the match in their 2–1 over Shamrock Rovers on the 23 March.[24]

Yeovil TownEdit

On 31 January 2019, Duffus joined Yeovil Town on a two-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee.[25]

International careerEdit

Duffus, along with Tyrone, are eligible to play for England (due to being born there), Republic of Ireland, due to his Irish mother, and Jamaica, due to his Jamician father. Duffus also reveals that he has an Irish citizenship.[26]

In September 2016, Duffus was called by Republic of Ireland U21 for the first time[27] and made his first appearance for Republic of Ireland U21s in a Euro qualifier against Slovenia.[28] Duffus scored his first Republic of Ireland U21 goal in his third appearance for the national side, in a 3–1 loss against Serbia U21.[29]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 13 April 2019.
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Everton 2014–15[30] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16[31] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[32] Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Everton U23 2016–17[32] 1[a] 0 1 0
Bury (loan) 2014–15[30] League Two 3 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 5 0
Oldham Athletic 2017–18[33] League One 6 0 0 0 1 0 2[a] 0 9 0
2018–19[34] League Two 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 6 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 9 0
Waterford (loan) 2018[35] LOI Premier Division 25 10 1 0 1 1 27 11
Yeovil Town 2018–19[34] League Two 12 1 12 1
Career total 46 11 2 0 2 1 4 0 54 12
  1. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in EFL Trophy

Personal lifeEdit

Courtney's younger brother, Tyrone, plays for Cardiff.[36] The pair also attended All Saints' Academy.[37]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Professional Retain List 2015/16" (PDF). Premier League. p. 12. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Everton striker arrives". Bury F.C. 24 October 2014. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  3. ^ Everton FC website: Courtney Duffus profile
  4. ^ "Everton FC bolster youth ranks with capture of Australian Blacktown City starlet Jake Adleson". Liverpool Echo. 21 February 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Blue Boys: Everton FC Academy set to welcome Cheltenham Town brothers". Liverpool Echo. 10 November 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Cup glory for Everton FC under-18s". Liverpool Echo. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Duffus Up For The Fight". Everton F.C. 10 July 2015. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Duffus Grateful For Shakers Stint". Everton F.C. 13 January 2015. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Two Changes Ahead Of Europa Tie". Everton F.C. 19 February 2015. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Everton youngster Courtney Duffus has successful knee surgery". Liverpool Echo. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Courtney Duffus signs new two-year Everton contract". Sky Sports. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Next Generation: Who's Next?". Everton F.C. 29 May 2016. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Under-23s: Story Of The Season". Everton F.C. 25 April 2017. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Trio Extend Everton Deals". Everton F.C. 4 July 2017. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  15. ^ Courtney Duffus: Bury sign young Everton forward on loan
  16. ^ "Bury 1 – 1 Southend United". BBC Sport. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  17. ^ "Duffus Recalled". Everton F.C. 24 November 2014. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  18. ^ "SIGNING: Latics Add Young Striker From Everton". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 17 July 2017. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  19. ^ "2017/18 Squad Numbers Announced". Oldham Athletic A.F.C. 20 July 2017. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  20. ^ "Oldham Athletic 0 – 2 Oxford United". BBC Sport. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  21. ^ http://www.waterfordfc.ie/vigouroux-duffus-join-blues-loan/
  22. ^ "WATERFORD VS. ST PATRICK'S ATHL. 2 – 0". Soccerway. 26 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  23. ^ http://www.waterfordfc.ie/report-sligo-rovers-1-waterford-fc-2-sse-airtricity-league/
  24. ^ http://www.waterfordfc.ie/match-report-waterford-fc-2-shamrock-rovers-1/
  25. ^ "Yeovil Town add Courtney Duffus and Tristan Abrahams on deadline day". BBC Sport. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  26. ^ "Everton starlet Courtney Duffus: Romelu Lukaku is my idol, Bojan is best player I've played against and I love Tupac's music". Daily Mail. 15 April 2016. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  27. ^ "International Blues". Everton F.C. 1 September 2016. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  28. ^ "First Cap For Duffus". Everton F.C. 3 September 2016. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  29. ^ "Blues Enjoy International Success". Everton F.C. 7 October 2016. Archived from the original on 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  30. ^ a b "Games played by Courtney Duffus in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  31. ^ "Games played by Courtney Duffus in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  32. ^ a b "Games played by Courtney Duffus in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  33. ^ "Games played by Courtney Duffus in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  34. ^ a b "Games played by Courtney Duffus in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  35. ^ Courtney Duffus at Soccerway. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  36. ^ "Who is former Everton youngster Tyrone Duffus? Meet the talented kid who just joined Cardiff City". Wales Online. 21 July 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  37. ^ "Cheltenham Town could profit from Everton striker's switch to Oldham Athletic". Gloustershire Live. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.

External linksEdit