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Stephen Paul Dooley (born 19 October 1991) is a Northern Irish professional footballer who plays for English club Rochdale, as a winger.

Stephen Dooley
Personal information
Full name Stephen Paul Dooley[1]
Date of birth (1991-10-19) 19 October 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Ballymoney, Northern Ireland
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Rochdale
Number 7
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2013 Loyola Greyhounds
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Coleraine 19 (2)
2013–2014 Coleraine 1 (1)
2014–2016 Derry City 29 (3)
2016–2017 Cork City 53 (9)
2017–2018 Coleraine 10 (1)
2018– Rochdale 0 (0)
National team
Northern Ireland U17
Northern Ireland U19
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:55, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

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Early and personal lifeEdit

Born in Ballymoney, Dooley grew up in Portstewart and attended Loreto College, Coleraine.[1]

Club careerEdit

Dooley began his career with Coleraine.[2][3] He left in 2010 to play college soccer in the United States for the Loyola Greyhounds.[1][3] He returned to Coleraine in 2013.[2][3] He signed for Derry City in January 2014, before moving to Cork City in January 2016.[3][4][5] He returned to Coleraine for a third spell in December 2017.[6][7][8]

He signed for English club Rochdale in May 2018.[9]

International careerEdit

Dooley represented Northern Ireland at under-17 and under-19 levels.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Stephen Dooley Bio". Loyola Greyhounds. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Stephen Dooley at Soccerway
  3. ^ a b c d "Stephen Dooley". ExtraTime. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  4. ^ Collins, Simon (11 January 2016). "Stephen Dooley turns down Derry offer to sign for Cork City". Derry Journal. Johnston Press. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  5. ^ Spillane, Noel (20 April 2017). "Humble Dooley is flying high for Cork City". Evening Echo. Cork. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Stephen Dooley: Cork City winger Stephen Dooley joins Coleraine for third spell". BBC Sport. 8 December 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Cork City lose one of their key players to Coleraine". The 42. 8 December 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  8. ^ Luney, Graham (5 May 2018). "Stephen Dooley hoping to soothe memories of Coleraine's 2008 Irish Cup heartbreak". Belfast Telegraph. Independent News & Media. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Stephen Dooley: Rochdale sign midfielder from Northern Irish side Coleraine". BBC Sport. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2018.