Sean Doherty (footballer)
|Full name||Sean Anthony Doherty|
|Date of birth||10 February 1985|
|Place of birth||Basingstoke, England|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|2003||→ Blackpool (loan)||1||(0)|
|2005–2006||ADO Den Haag||0||(0)|
|2006–2007||→ Southport (loan)||6||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Spending his youth at the Everton academy, when he was signed by Fulham in 2001 (aged 16) he was considered one of the best young players in England. After a loan spell with Blackpool in 2003, he moved to the Netherlands to play for ADO Den Haag in 2005 – having never made a first team appearance for Fulham. In 2006, he ended up at Accrington Stanley via Port Vale. He spent some time on loan at Southport, before he left for Belgian club Royal Antwerp in 2007. The next year he signed with Irish side Sligo Rovers. He 2010 he joined Marine via Witton Albion, before signing with Colwyn Bay the following year. In 2012, he played for AFC Liverpool and Droyslden, before returning to Marine in February 2013.
Doherty started his career at Everton's youth academy before moving to Fulham in July 2001 for an undisclosed fee. After a loan spell with Blackpool, he signed a one-year contract with the club, which was extended until 2005. However, he failed to make the breakthrough to the Fulham first-team squad, having failed to play a single game he was released in May 2005. He went on to join Dutch Eredivisie club ADO Den Haag.
In January 2006, Doherty returned to England with Martin Foyle's Port Vale on a short-term contract, but failed to gain a first-team spot and was allowed to leave at the end of the 2005–06 season. Doherty signed for Accrington Stanley shortly thereafter, but only played twenty league games and scored once (against Grimsby Town), before he was released a year later. Although he had played for Southport on a three-month loan deal from November 2006 to January 2007, he failed to impress, only making seven appearances in three months.
In 2007, Doherty left England to sign a one-year deal at Belgian club Royal Antwerp. In January 2008, Doherty signed for Irish club Sligo Rovers. Finding regular football at last, nevertheless Doherty left Rovers on mutual agreement in July 2009. He quickly moved to Witton Albion for a six-month spell.
In February 2010, he signed for Marine of the Northern Premier League Premier Division. His club finished ninth in 2009–10 and eighth in 2010–11. In July 2011, he joined Conference North newcomers Colwyn Bay. He left the club three months later to work as a scout at Chelsea.
In September 2012, Doherty signed for Old Holts of the Liverpool County Premier League Division One. He later had spells with AFC Liverpool (North West Counties League) and Droyslden (Conference North), before rejoining former club Marine in February 2013. The "Mariners" finished 11th in 2012–13 and 20th in 2013–14.
Doherty was capped seven times by England at youth level. He represented the under 17s and under-21s. He managed to score for the under-17s in a 2002 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship game against Finland.
|Blackpool (loan)||2003–04||Second Division||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Port Vale||2005–06||League One||6||0||1||0||0||0||7||0|
|Accrington Stanley||2006–07||League Two||20||1||1||0||3||0||24||1|
|Colwyn Bay||2011–12||Conference North||4||1||0||0||0||0||4||1|
|AFC Liverpool||2012–13||North West Counties Premier Division||4||0||0||0||0||0||4||0|
- Appearance/s in the FA Trophy.
- Appearance/s in the Lancashire Junior Cup.
- "Sean Doherty". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
- "FootballSquads - Port Vale - 2005/06". www.footballsquads.co.uk. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
- "Fulham sign Everton starlet". BBC Sport. 25 July 2001. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
- "McMahon swoops for Doherty". BBC Sport. 23 September 2003. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
- "New Deal For Doherty". Fulham Official Website. 5 July 2004. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
- "Captain Clark released by Fulham". BBC Sport. 23 May 2005. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
- "Foyle happy with Doherty capture". BBC Sport. 7 January 2006. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
- "Accrington get Doherty on board". BBC Sport. 19 May 2006. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
- "Accrington 4-1 Grimsby". BBC. 14 April 2007. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
- "Accrington manager releases trio". BBC Sport. 7 May 2007. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
- "Marine sign former Everton midfielder Sean Doherty". BBC Sport. 2 February 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2011.
- Channon, Tim (15 July 2011). "Colwyn Bay FC v Tranmere Rovers: Potential signings to play for Seagulls". Daily Post. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2011.
- Channon, Tim (8 October 2011). "Hinckley United v Colwyn Bay FC Blue Square Bet North preview". Daily Post. Archived from the original on 23 July 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2012.
- "AFC Liverpool sign ex-Everton pair". Liverpool Echo. 6 November 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
- Cross, Richard. "Sean Doherty". pitchero.com. Retrieved 25 February 2013.
- "Doherty stays at Fulham". BBC Sport. 5 July 2004. Retrieved 13 May 2009.
- "Doherty to La Manga". Fulham Official Website. 21 December 2001. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
- "England make winning start". uefa.com. 27 April 2002. Retrieved 13 July 2011.[permanent dead link]
- Sean Doherty at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)
- "Player Details". Port Online. 9 November 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
- Sean Doherty at Soccerway
- Stats afcliverpool.tv