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Richie Purdy

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Full nameRichie Purdy
Date of birth12 March 1972(age 44)
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Playing positionDefender (retired)

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Richie Purdy (born 12 March 1972, Dublin) is a former Irish football player.

Purdy made his League of Ireland début for Home Farm against EMFA on the 6th of November, 1988. He spent six seasons with Dundalk, winning the League with the team in 1994/95 (scoring 2 goals in 26 appearances). During this tenure at Dundalk he won the PFAI "Young Player of the Year" award in 1992/93 PFAI.

Purdy later moved to Derry City for one season where he won another league title for the 1996/97 season. He joined Shamrock Rovers in the summer of 1997 where he stayed for four seasons, making two appearances in Europe (scoring once).

Purdy was capped by Ireland at U15, U16, U17, U18 and U21 levels.

His eldest son, Daniel, is currently in the West Ham United Youth Academy and has played for Ireland U15s and U17s. His other son Richie plays for St. Kevins Boys.

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