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Shane Duffy

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

01/01/1992

Height

193 cm

Signed

26/08/2016

Country

Republic of Ireland

A look at the Irish defender's career.

Shane Duffy arrived at Brighton & Hove Albion from Blackburn Rovers in August 2016, signing a four-year deal at the club.

Duffy began his career as a youngster with Everton, where he made ten senior appearances. He made his Blues debut in the Europa League against AEK Athens in December 2009.
 
As a youngster at Goodison Park he had loan spells with Burnley, Scunthorpe United and Yeovil Town, clocking up 50 senior appearances, with the majority coming in the Championship.
 
He played international football for Northern Ireland from under-16 to under-21 level; and in 2010 he opted to represent the Republic of Ireland, initially playing for the under-21s.
 
Called up to the senior squad in 2012, he eventually made his senior debut against Costa Rica in June 2014.
 
In September that year, he moved to Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee. He made 69 appearances for the Ewood Park club, scoring seven goals.
 
He was part of the Ireland squad at Euro 2016 during the summer, helping them to a famous 1-0 win over Italy and qualification for the last 16.
 
Albion's record signing made his league debut against Newcastle United at St James' Park and hit his first goal for the club against his former employers at Ewood Park, before sealing promotion to the Premier League.

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