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David Healy (footballer)

David Healy (footballer)
Personal information
Full nameDavid Jonathan Healy
Date of birth5 August 1979(age 37)
Place of birthKillyleagh, Northern Ireland
Height1.73 m
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubRangers

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David Jonathan Healy, MBE (born 5 August 1979) is a Northern Ireland international footballer who plays as a striker for Scottish Premier League champions Rangers. He is the all-time leading scorer for Northern Ireland with 35 goals, and also holds the record for the highest scoring tally during a UEFA European Championship qualifying campaign with 13.

He began his career at Manchester United in 1999, but signed for Preston North End two years later after a short loan spell. He spent three years with Preston, maintaining a healthy goals to games ratio, before transferring to Leeds United in 2004. After three years to Leeds he moved on to Fulham for a season, before settling at Sunderland in 2008. He moved north to Scotland to play for Rangers in January 2011. In addition to these clubs he has also played for Port Vale, Norwich City, Ipswich Town, and Doncaster Rovers on loan.

Before representing his country at a senior level, he also played for both the U21 team and the B team.

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