Stephen Geoghegan

Stephen Geoghegan (born 4 June 1970 in Dublin) is an Irish former footballer.

Stephen Geoghegan
Personal information
Full name Stephen Geoghegan
Date of birth (1970-06-04) 4 June 1970 (age 50)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position(s) Striker
Youth career
Rivermount Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 Drogheda United 79 (17)
1991–1992 Valley Park United ? (?)
1992–1994 Shamrock Rovers 49 (30)
1994–2003 Shelbourne 265 (109)
2004 Dundalk 14 (2)
Total 407 (158)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

His first league club was Drogheda United where he won two League of Ireland First Division titles and 1 League of Ireland First Division Shield. After a spell of non league football Ray Treacy brought him back to the league when in 1992 he signed for Shamrock Rovers. The following season he helped the Hoops win the League of Ireland Premier Division title in 1993–94 where he was top league goalscorer with 23 league goals. These goals earned him both PFAI Player of the Year and the FAI National League Player of the Year [1]

He scored a total of 34 goals in 64 appearances for Rovers before signing for Shelbourne just after the 1994 League success. He stayed with Shels until the end of the 2003 season.

During Geoghegan's time with Shels, he finished top scorer in the League of Ireland Premier Division in the 1995–96, 1996–97 and 1997–98 seasons.[2][3]

He scored the winning goal in the 1996 FAI Cup Final replay at Dalymount Park against St Patrick's Athletic to deny them the league and cup 'double' and scored the second goal in the following year's final as Shels beat Derry City 2–0 to deny them the 'double'.

Geoghegan scored against SK Brann in a 1996-97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup tie.[4]

In 1999–2000, Geoghegan's goals helped Shels win the League and FAI Cup double for the first time in the club's history. Further league titles would be won in the 2001–02 and 2003 season with Shels. He also had a spell at Dundalk late in his career.

Geoghegan was also twice called up for the senior Republic of Ireland national football team, but was never capped.

He is the brother of fellow footballer Declan Geoghegan.

At the end of the 2012 League of Ireland season Geoghegan is seventh in the all-time League of Ireland goalscoring list with 158 league goals.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ireland - Player of the Year and Other Awards". RSSSF. Archived from the original on February 14, 2015. Retrieved May 28, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Ireland - List of Topscorers". www.rsssf.com. Archived from the original on April 6, 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  3. ^ Graham, Alex. Football in the Republic of Ireland a Statistical Record 1921–2005. Soccer Books Limited. ISBN 1-86223-135-4.
  4. ^ www.irishtimes.com