- Philip Mulryne
Football player infobox
playername = Philip Mulryne
fullname = Philip Patrick Stephen Mulryne
height = height|ft=5|in=9
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1978|1|1
currentclub = "Unattached"
youthyears = 1992-1996
youthclubs = Manchester United
years = 1996-1999
clubs = Manchester United
caps(goals) = 001 00(0)
nationalyears = 1992-1993
nationalteam = Northern Ireland U-15
Northern Ireland U-16
Northern Ireland U-17
Northern Ireland U-18
Northern Ireland U-21
Northern Ireland B
nationalcaps(goals) = 007 00(1)
pcupdate = 14:34, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
ntupdate = 14:34, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
Philip Patrick Stephen Mulryne (born
January 1, 1978in Belfast) is a Northern Irish footballer who most recently played for Kings Lynn F.C..
Before his football career Philip played Gaelic Football for
County Antrimclub Lamh Dhearg and he had a successful spell at the club.
Mulryne began his career as a youth team player at Manchester United in 1994. He was in the
FA Youth Cupwinning team of 1995, and became a Northern Ireland international even before he made his first team debut. His full international debut came in February 1997 against Belgium but Mulryne had to wait until the following October to make his debut for United against Ipswich in the Coca Cola Cup (a 2-0 defeat). Despite being capable as a striker, midfielder or right winger, these positions were virtually monopolised by accomplished stars such as David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes, Andy Cole and Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer, and so Mulryne only managed a handful of first-team games in five seasons at Old Trafford.
Mulryne joined Norwich City for £500,000 on
March 25 1999in the hope of gaining more first-team opportunities.
Mulryne made a promising start to his Norwich career, scoring an excellent free-kick in a televised 1-0 win at Grimsby Town in Division One shortly after joining. However, a broken leg sustained against Blackburn Rovers shortly after the start of the following season ruled him out for virtually all of the 1999-00 campaign.
In the 2001-02 season, Mulryne was a member of the Norwich team that reached the final of the Division One play-offs. The match ended 1-1 after extra time and Mulryne missed one of the spot-kicks in the subsequent shoot-out as Birmingham City won 4-2 on penalties. Mulryne had missed another penalty earlier that season in a league match against Gillingham at
Carrow Road. Mulryne's contract was expiring that summer and there was a great deal of speculation regarding his future until he signed a new three year contract with Norwich.
He was part of the Norwich side that won promotion to the
Premier Leagueas Division One champions in 2004, but they stayed there for only one season before being relegated. Mulryne then departed from Carrow Road, cancelling his contract by mutual agreement shortly before it expired. He signed for Cardiff City two months later.
August 30 2005Mulryne was ejected from Northern Ireland's squad by manager Lawrie Sanchezfor a breach of discipline [ [http://nifootball.blogspot.com/2006/11/phil-mulryne.html Northern Ireland's Footballing Greats: Phil Mulryne ] ] .
At the end of the 2005-06 season, Mulryne was released from his contract at
Ninian Parkhaving made only a handful of substitute appearances, and was not until January 2007 before he found a new club after spells having trials with amongst others, Ipswich Town, Brighton & Hove Albion, Polish champions Legia Warsawand Barnsley [ [http://www.ex-canaries.co.uk/players/mulryne.htm Flown From the Nest -Phil Mulryne ] ] .
Martin Lingsigned Mulryne for Leyton Orient on January 23 2007on a free transfer after impressing on a trial. He made his debut against Brighton & Hove Albion in a 4-1 home defeat on February 13after 16 months without first team action. He was released at the end of the 2006-07 season, having helped Orient avoid relegation which had looked almost certain for much of the campaign. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/l/leyton_orient/6612565.stm O's boss begins summer clearout] ]
25 October 2007Mulryne joined Kings Lynn FC on a non-contract basis [ [http://www.thelinnets.co.uk/ King's Lynn Football Club - Official Website ] ] . He was released by the club on 1 January 2008[cite news|url=http://new.edp24.co.uk/content/sport/story.aspx?brand=EDPOnline&category=Sport&tBrand=EDPOnline&tCategory=Sport&itemid=NOED31%20Dec%202007%2020%3A59%3A59%3A027|title=Linnets axe Mulryne as Sedgemore signs|accessdate=2008-01-30|date= 2008-01-01|publisher= [http://new.edp24.co.uk/ EDP24.co.uk] ] . It was announced on 14 Marchthat Mulryne was training with Cliftonville [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/irish/7296518.stm BBC SPORT | Football | Irish | Larne v Cliftonville ] ]
* [http://www.ex-canaries.co.uk/players/mulryne.htm Career information at ex-canaries.co.uk]
* [http://nifootball.blogspot.com/2006/11/phil-mulryne.html Information re Mulryne's international career]
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