City at the Cup: Damien Duff


Damien Duff registered 100 caps for the Republic of Ireland between 1998-2012, making him the sixth most capped player in the nation’s history.

A wealth of experience

Duff joined Melbourne City FC on a one-year deal for the Club’s 2014-15 Hyundai A-League season following a brilliant career that included two English Premier League titles, two League Cups and a Community Shield.

In 15 appearances for City, Duff registered one goal and five assists, highlighting his innate ability to create chances for his teammates from his wing position. Not only did Duff contribute greatly to on-field performances in Melbourne, but his leadership off the pitch was widely recognised. After succumbing to injury, Duff returned back to Ireland to finish his career. 


Player of the tournament

Duff was named Ireland’s player of the tournament following his performance at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. The attacker featured in every game for his nation and scored a decisive goal against Saudi Arabia to see Ireland through to the second round of the tournament.

Ireland’s 2018 World Cup campaign

The Republic of Ireland will not be heading to Russia, after the team were defeated by Denmark 5-1 in the qualifying play-offs.