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Derek Tracey (born 6 April 1971 in Dublin) is a retired League of Ireland association footballer who spent his entire 17 season senior career playing for Shamrock Rovers.

Derek Treacy
Personal information
Date of birth (1971-04-06) 6 April 1971 (age 48)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfield
Youth career
–1989 Belvedere F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–2006 Shamrock Rovers 392 (33)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He made his debut on 9 August 1989 against St James's Gate F.C. in the Leinster Senior Cup. Tracey made his League of Ireland debut on 19 November 1989 against Dundalk as a substitute. He got his first start following week in Cork. His first goal was against University College Dublin A.F.C. in a 1-0 win on the 13 February 1990. He was the club's top goalscorer in 1994–95 with 8 league goals.

He was ever present in the 1996-97 and 1997-98 seasons.

Derek made his 250th league appearance in a great 3-1 win over Bohemians on 19 September 1999.[1]

On the 26 May 2006, Tracey announced his retirement.[2] During his time he made almost 500 senior appearances and as a versatile midfielder played in every position except goalkeeper. He played under 11 managers and scored once in 3 appearances in Europe [3]

Derek scored 47 goals in 486 competitive appearances for The Hoops.

Derek was honoured with a Testimonial match in Tallaght Stadium on 5 November 2010.[4]

HonoursEdit

SourcesEdit

  • The Hoops by Paul Doolan and Robert Goggins (ISBN 0-7171-2121-6)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ www.shamrockrovers.ie
  2. ^ "Derek Tracey Retires". Shamrock Rovers F.C. 2006-05-26.
  3. ^ "www.shamrockrovers.ie". Archived from the original on 2012-06-25. Retrieved 2013-01-22.
  4. ^ www.shamrockrovers.ie