Damien Duff

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Damien Duff : biography

2 March 1979 –

On 5 March 2011, Duff scored a brace in a 3–2 win against former side Blackburn Rovers at Craven Cottage. With the two goals, he continued a run of four goals in five matches.

About Fulham and his time at the football club, Duff stated: "I like to think that I have found my feet again here at Fulham. It’s a good environment and one that players feel very comfortable in. This is a club with so much character and I’m very happy to be helping move it forward." At the end of the 2010–11 season, Duff made 27 appearances and scored 4 goals in all competitions, including making 24 Premier League appearances. As of July 2011, he has made 81 appearances and has scored 15 goals for Fulham in all competitions.

On 19 August 2011, Duff signed a one-year extension to his current deal. The contract should see the player remain at Craven Cottage until at least the summer of 2013.

After nine goalless matches, Duff scored in Fulham’s 2–1 win over Norwich City on 31 March 2012. A week later, on 7 April 2012, he starred in Fulham’s 0–3 away win over Bolton Wanderers, setting up Clint Dempsey for the second goal of the match. During the match, which marked his 350th league appearance, he was a constant threat on the right wing. On 18 August 2012 Duff scored the opening goal in Fulham’s 5–0 win over Norwich City on the opening day of the 2012–13 Premier League. BBC Sport. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. He scored again in the following game, a 3–2 defeat to Manchester United. BBC Sport. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.

On 22 February 2013, Duff signed a new contract with Fulham, keeping him at the club until summer 2014.

Personal life

Duff married Elaine in June 2010 in Midsomer Norton. The couple’s first child, Woody, was born a year later in Somerset.Somerset Guardian, 24 June 2010 . — from Hot Press, 28 June 2002 "I’ve played left wing all my life, so I suppose it is there that I am most settled." Duff is also a rugby fan, and is personally acquainted with some of Ireland’s international rugby players.

According to the February issue of FourFourTwo magazine Duff was worth £14m, placing him 92nd in the magazine’s 2009 Football Rich List.FourFourTwo Magazine- February 2009

Honours

Blackburn Rovers

  • Football League Cup (1): 2001–02

Chelsea

  • Premier League (2): 2004–05, 2005–06
  • Football League Cup (1): 2004–05
  • FA Community Shield (1): 2005

Newcastle United

  • UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 2006

Republic of Ireland

  • Nations Cup (1): 2011

Individual

  • Football League First Division PFA Team of the Year (1): 2000–01
  • UEFA Team of the Year (1): 2002