Tommy Fitzgerald

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Tommy Fitzgerald
Personal information
Full nameTommy Fitzgerald
Date of birth (1970-01-02) 2 January 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Retired
Youth career
OLV
Rangers Dublin
Lourdes Celtic
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1986–1989 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
FC Copenhagen (loan) ? (?)
1989–1991 app 5 50 goals Shelbourne 7 (2)
1990Waterford United (loan) 9 (3)
1991Limerick City (loan) 23 (12)
1991–1992 Limerick City 42 (7)
1992–1994 Bohemians 24 (3)
1994–1995 Monaghan United
National team
1989 Republic of Ireland Under-21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tommy Fitzgerald (born 2 January 1970) was an Irish soccer player during the 1990s.

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Tommy was brought up in the pimilco area of South Dublin and served his time in schoolboy football with the likes of OLV and Lourdes Celtic before going cross-channel to join Tottenham Hotspur at the age of 16 as a trainee. Tommy turned pro after six months.

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Tommy played in a strong youth team at Spurs alongside the likes of Guy Butters and was a regular in their reserves but couldn't make the breakthrough to the first team scoring 50 goals from 50 app and went out on loan to( Fc copenhagen) was released after 3 seasons in London.

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Shelbourne F.C. association football club

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He impressed while on loan at Limerick and signed for them in time for the 1991/92 season. He made 23 appearances in the league that season scoring 12 times as Limerick won the First Division Title under the management of Sam Allardyce. This form impressed Eamonn Gregg who signed him for Bohemians in the summer of 1992.Tommy had to retire due to injury on right knee with Longford town in 1996

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International career

Tommy won 2 Republic of Ireland Under-21 caps in 1989, against Senegal and France "B".

Honours

Limerick City

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References

  1. Bohemian F.C. Match Programme, Vol. 44, No. 23