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Name:Paddy McCourt
Position:Midfielder
Born:16 Dec, 1983
Birthplace:Derry, Ireland
Signed from:Derry City, 23 Jun, 2008
Club Starts:18
Sub Appearances:59
Total Appearances: 77
Club Goals:10
National Team:N.Ireland
Caps:3

 

The mercurial McCourt signed with his Bhoyhood heroes on a three-year contract making him Celtic’s first signing of the 2008 summer transfer window.

 

His first professional club was Rochdale where he spent five years before moving back across the Irish Sea to join Shamrock Rovers in Dublin.

 

The winger had a short spell in the capital before moving back to hometown club Derry City where he continued his knack of scoring spectacular goals.

 

His stunning solo efforts and trickery have made him a firm favourite among the Celtic support and saw him earn the moniker - 'The Derry Pele'.  

Made his Northern Ireland international debut against Spain. He signed a new three-year deal with Celtic in August 2010.