Daryl Thomas Fordyce (born 2 January 1987) is a Northern Irish professional footballer who plays as a forward for the Canadian club Valour FC.

Daryl Fordyce
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Fordyce playing for FC Cincinnati in 2017
Personal information
Full name Daryl Thomas Fordyce
Date of birth (1987-01-02) 2 January 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Valour FC
Number
Youth career
Portsmouth
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Portsmouth 0 (0)
2006Bournemouth (loan) 3 (0)
2007–2011 Glentoran 201 (47)
2011–2013 Linfield 62 (15)
2013–2016 FC Edmonton 96 (28)
2017 FC Cincinnati 9 (0)
2017 FC Edmonton 14 (2)
2019 Sligo Rovers 29 (2)
2020– Valour FC 0 (0)
National team
Northern Ireland U19
2006–2008 Northern Ireland U21 12 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 January 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 February 2012
Fordyce playing for FC Edmonton in 2013

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Fordyce played for St Andrews and Lisburn Youth in Northern Ireland, winning major trophies with both teams when he was younger. He later joined Portsmouth. Working his way up through the club's youth ranks, Fordyce spent the second half of the 2005–06 season on loan at AFC Bournemouth before going back to Portsmouth.

GlentoranEdit

In July 2007, he signed for Glentoran in Northern Ireland.[1] At the beginning of the Irish League 2010/11 season he scored five goals against Lisburn Distillery in the first game of the season in a 6-1 win. Fordyce agreed a deal with Linfield just after the end of 2010/11 season, although he was in contract re-negotiations with Glentoran.[2]

LinfieldEdit

In 2012, Fordyce won the league title with Linfield after defeating Portadown 2–1 on 7 April.[3] The team also won the Irish Cup for a record 42nd time, defeating Crusaders 4–1 in the final.[4] Though Fordyce did not score in the final, he did score in Linfield's 5-1 defeat over Carrick Rangers.[5]

FC EdmontonEdit

On 18 January 2013, it was announced that Fordyce, along with his teammate Albert Watson, would not return to Linfield in the following season, instead seeking new playing opportunities in Canada.[6] On 25 February 2013, it was reported that both would join FC Edmonton.[7] After four seasons in Edmonton, Fordyce lefte the club as its all-time leading scorer.[citation needed]

FC CincinnatiEdit

The United Soccer League club FC Cincinnati announced that it had signed Fordyce on 16 January 2017.[8] After little playing time with FC Cincinnati, Fordyce was released by the club in June 2017.[9]

Return to EdmontonEdit

Shortly after, Fordyce re-signed with FC Edmonton.[10] After the 2017 season, with the future of FC Edmonton and the NASL in doubt, Fordyce was released from FC Edmonton.[11]

Sligo RoversEdit

On 8 February 2019, Fordyce signed a one-year contract with the League of Ireland Premier Division side Sligo Rovers.[12] That season, he made 29 league appearances, scoring two goals, while making two appearances in the FAI Cup and one in the League of Ireland Cup.[13]

Valour FCEdit

On 10 January 2020, Fordyce signed with the Canadian Premier League side Valour FC.[14]

International careerEdit

Fordyce has represented Northern Ireland at Under-19 level, scoring both goals in the 2–1 European U19 Championship victory over Moldova in October 2005. He also scored four goals for Northern Ireland U-19 against Serbia & Montenegro.[15]

He has made five appearances for the Northern Ireland national under-21 football team, scoring against Germany in November 2006.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fordyce agrees to Glentoran move". BBC Sport. 31 July 2007. Retrieved 1 September 2007.
  2. ^ "Daryl Fordyce poised to join Linfield from Glentoran". BBC Sport. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Linfield beat Portadown to secure Premiership crown". BBC Sport. BBC. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Crusaders 1–4 Linfield". BBC Sport. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Daryl Fordyce", Soccerway, retrieved 25 February 2013
  6. ^ "Daryl Fordyce and Albert Watson to leave champions Linfield". BBC Sport. 18 January 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Watson and Fordyce will be part of 17 signings announced by Eddies on Monday". the11.ca. 25 February 2013. Archived from the original on 24 August 2013. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
  8. ^ Kimura, Fumi (16 January 2017). "Fordyce, Bahner Added to Roster for 2017". FC Cincinnati. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Fordyce, Luke to leave FCC". FC Cincinnati. 30 June 2017.
  10. ^ "Daryl Fordyce returns to FC Edmonton". FC Edmonton. 18 July 2017. Archived from the original on 31 July 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  11. ^ "FC Edmonton announce four departures in Ameobi, Corea, Fordyce and Nyassi". FC Edmonton. 16 November 2017. Archived from the original on 25 April 2018. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
    - Steven Sandor (16 November 2017). "With the club's path unclear, FC Edmonton begins releasing players". the11.ca.
  12. ^ "Fordyce relishing fresh start at Sligo after 'toughest but happiest year of my life'". RTÉ. 8 February 2019. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  13. ^ "D. Fordyce". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Valour FC sign forward Daryl Fordyce". Valour FC. 10 January 2020. Retrieved 10 January 2020.
  15. ^ "Fordyce hero for N Ireland U19s". BBC Sport. 18 May 2006. Retrieved 1 September 2007.
  16. ^ "Germany U21 2-1 N Ireland U21". BBC Sport. 14 November 2006. Retrieved 1 September 2007.

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