Tommy Doherty

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17 March 1979

Position: Midfielder
Nationality: Northern Irish
Born: 17/03/1979

A product of City's youth setup, Doherty became a hero for fans with his tough-tackling, no-nonsense approach in central midfield.

Doherty burst on to the scene and helped the team to promotion in 1997/98.

Large parts of his City career were lost to injury, but he battled back to captain the club and lifted the 2003 LDV Vans Trophy in Cardiff.

He qualified to play for Northern Ireland through his grandfather and earned nine caps, starring against the likes of Spain and Italy. His final appearance for the Irish was at Old Trafford in March 2005, when England ran out 4-0 winners.

Doherty left Ashton Gate in 2005 to join QPR, before moving on to Wycombe Wanderers.

A brief spell in Turkey with Ferencvarosi followed, before a return to the UK to feature for Bradford City, Newport County, Bath City and Exeter City.

Doherty still lives in Bristol and is a keen golfer these days.

Appearances: 226
Goals: 9