Rory John Delap is a former Republic of Ireland international football player who currently features for the English Premier League club Stoke City. He plays as a midfielder.

Rory Delap started his professional club football at Carlisle United in 1994 and scored 7 goals in 65 league appearances for them until 1998.

In 1998 Derby County signed Rory Delap for 200,000 pounds and he established himself at the club, scoring 11 goals in 103 league matches.

Position Midfielder
Born 6 Jul 1976
Nationality Ireland Ireland
Team History
427 barnsley fc Barnsley 2013 (loan)
429 stoke city fc Stoke City 2007 - 2013
3063 burton albion fc Burton Albion 2013
291 sunderland afc Sunderland 2006 - 2007
429 stoke city fc Stoke City 2006 (loan)
273 southampton fc Soton 2001 - 2006
315 derby county fc Derby County 1998 - 2001
Carlisle United FC Carlisle Utd 1994 - 1998

Rory Delap then starred for Southampton between 2001 and 2006 and scored 5 goals in 132 league matches. He played for Sunderland in the 2006-2007 season but without much success and after a loan stint at Stoke City was signed on a permanent deal by Stoke in 2007.

Delap has been a regular for Stoke and is expected to play an influential part in Stoke’s season in the Premiership in 2008-2009. He made his international debut for Republic of Ireland in 1998 and played for his nation until 2004, featuring in 11 matches.

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