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Shakers snare Healy

23 August 2012

Northern Ireland striker David Healy MBE arrives at Gigg Lane on one year deal

Bury Football Club are delighted to be able to announce that David Healy has signed a twelve month contract at Gigg Lane this morning.

David Healy MBE, born in Killyleagh in 1979, is the Northern Ireland all-time leading goal scorer with 35 goals; David also holds the record for the highest scoring tally during a UEFA European Championship with 13 goals.

His career began with Manchester United in 1999, but signed for Preston North End in 2000 following a loan spell at Deepdale.  David spent three years with Preston and kept up a healthy goal to game ratio before moving to Leeds United in 2004.

After three years at Elland Road, he moved south to Fulham for a season before returning back up North to Sunderland in 2008, eventually joining Rangers in January 2011. 

David helped Rangers to the SPL title in 2011 and also played in their 2011 League Cup Final victory before departing when the club entered liquidation.  In addition to the above, he has also played for Port Vale, Norwich City, Ipswich Town and Doncaster Rovers – all on loan.

In total, David has made 409 appearances at club level, scoring 98 goals.  At international level, David has represented Northern Ireland 102 times, scoring 39 goals whilst wearing the famous green kit.

A huge Part of David’s reasons for coming to Gigg Lane is to break back into the international scene with Northern Ireland and to help the club push on into the new season.

David is now a registered Shaker after signing a 12 month contract; he will take squad number 25 during his spell at Gigg Lane.  Hopefully international clearance from Scotland, and his former club Rangers, will be received in time for him to be included in Saturday’s squad for the game at Coventry City.


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