Joe Gormley (footballer)

Joseph Anthony Gormley (born 26 November 1989) is a footballer from Northern Ireland who plays for Cliftonville in the NIFL Premiership. Gormley played for amateur side Crumlin Star, before making the move to Cliftonville. On 14 June 2015, Gormley made the transition to professional football, signing for Football League One side Peterborough United. After suffering a serious knee injury, Gormley moved on loan to Scottish club St Johnstone in August 2016. After becoming "disillusioned" with professional football, Gormley cancelled his contracts with Peterborough and St Johnstone. After much speculation, it was announced in January 2017 that Gormley would rejoin Cliftonville for the 2017/18 season.

Joe Gormley
Personal information
Full name Joe Anthony Gormley[1]
Date of birth (1989-11-26) 26 November 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Belfast, Northern Ireland
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Cliftonville
Number 19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Cliftonville 4 (0)
2009–2011 Crumlin Star
2011–2015 Cliftonville 133 (85)
2015–2016 Peterborough United 5 (0)
2016St Johnstone (loan) 1 (0)
2017– Cliftonville 104 (63)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:17, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Gormley began his career at Cliftonville, making four appearances before being released in 2009. He joined Crumlin Star, where he scored 61 goals in the 2010–11 season before re-joining Cliftonville in 2011.[2]

CliftonvilleEdit

He was top goalscorer in Northern Ireland in 2013–14, when he became the first player in the club's history to score over 30 goals in two separate seasons, and was named as Ulster Footballer of the Year and Northern Ireland Football Writers' Player of the Year for 2013–14.[2][3][4] He holds the club record for most goals scored in a domestic season in a Cliftonville shirt, amounting 41 in the season of 2014–15; breaking his own previous record of 37 goals the season before.

Peterborough UnitedEdit

On 14 June 2015, it was confirmed that Peterborough United had signed Gormley on a three-year deal, and he would officially join the club on 1 July 2015.[5]

On 25 September 2015 he was sidelined for the rest of the season by a serious knee injury. Gormley was loaned to Scottish club St Johnstone in August 2016.[6] After two months with St Johnstone, Gormley became "disillusioned with football" and decided to return to his native Northern Ireland.[7] Gormley, Peterborough and St Johnstone applied to FIFA for permission to cancel his contracts outside the normal transfer windows.[7]

Career statisticsEdit

Correct as of 28th January 2020.[8]

Club Season League National Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Cliftonville 2007–08 Irish Premier League 0 0 0 0
2008–09 IFA Premiership 4 0 4 0
2011–12 30 10 1 0 3 0 2[a] 0 3[b] 2 39 12
2012–13 30 17 4 3 4 6 2[a] 0 1[b] 0 41 26
2013–14 NIFL Premiership 36 27 2 2 4 6 2[c] 0 2[d] 0 46 35
2014–15 37 31 2 2 3 6 1[c] 0 4[e] 1 47 40
Peterborough United 2015–16 EFL League One 4 0 0 0 2 0 0[f] 0 6 0
2016–17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0[f] 0 1 0
St Johnstone (loan) 2016–17 Scottish Premiership 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Cliftonville 2017–18 NIFL Premiership 37 23 4 6 3 0 4[g] 4 46 35
2018–19 37 23 0 0 2 2 2[a] 1 4[h] 4 45 30
2019–20 26 16 1 1 3 3 4[a] 1 4[d] 2 38 23
Cliftonville total 233 147 14 14 22 23 13 2 22 23 307 211
Career total 239 147 14 14 25 23 13 2 22 23 316 211
  1. ^ a b c d Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ a b Appearances in Setanta Sports Cup
  3. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  4. ^ a b Appearances in County Antrim Shield
  5. ^ 1 appearance in the NIFL Charity Shield & 3 appearances in County Antrim Shield
  6. ^ a b Appearances in EFL Trophy
  7. ^ 2 appearances, 2 goals in the Europa League Playoffs & 2 appearances, 2 goals in County Antrim Shield
  8. ^ 2 appearances, 2 goals in the Europa League Playoffs & 2 appearances, 2 goals in County Antrim Shield

HonoursEdit

Cliftonville
Individual awards

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Retained List 2015–16" (PDF). English Football League. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 December 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b Joe Gormley up there with cream of the crop
  3. ^ Cliftonville FC Latest News: Reds are the write choice
  4. ^ Cliftonville striker Gormley wins writers player of year award
  5. ^ http://www.theposh.com/news/article/gormley-2492555.aspx
  6. ^ "Joe Gormley: St Johnstone sign Peterborough striker on loan". BBC Sport. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Joe Gormley: Peterborough United striker, on loan at St Johnstone, quits pro football". BBC Sport. 1 November 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  8. ^ "J.Gormley". Soccerway. Retrieved 29 December 2018.