Irish wing midfielder Damien Anthony Duff currently plays for Fulham in the English Premier League. He has played for four premier league clubs and twice won the league title with Chelsea.
Duff was born in Ballyboden, Ireland on the 2nd March 1979. Duff spent time at Leicester Celtic, Lourdes Celtic and St. Kevin's Boys during his youth before he moved to England aged 17 to join Blackburn Rovers as a trainee. Playing in both the Premier League and the Championship for Rovers, Duff racked up 184 appearances and scored 27 goals. He also helped the side win the League Cup in 2002, beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 in the final. A year later Chelsea F.C. purchased Duff for £17 million.
Injuries and a different tactical approach from new manager Jose Mourinho limited Duff's opportunities early on. During the 2004/05 season Duff really established himself and scored 10 goals as Chelsea won the Premiership title and League Cup. In 2006 he was sold to Newcastle for £5 million, he made 69 appearances & scored 5 goals for United before joining Fulham in 2009. In 2010 Duff helped the West London side finish Runner-up in the UEFA Europa League.
Internationally Duff plays for the Republic of Ireland. Amongst numerous appearances for his country Duff played in every match during their 2002 FIFA World Cup campaign, and scored against Saudi Arabia to help his team qualify for the second round. Duff enjoys watching Rugby Union and is married with one son.
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