|Full name Clifford Byrne|
Weight 79 kg
Height 1.85 m
|Playing position |
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Name Cliff Byrne
|Date of birth (1982-04-26) 26 April 1982 (age 33)|
Number 26 (Derry City F.C. / Defender)
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Clifford "Cliff" Byrne (born 26 April 1982) is a former Irish footballer, who is currently a youth team coach at Sunderland.
Byrne previously played for Sunderland. He took part in a UEFA 'B' coaching course in summer 2005.
Following the departure of Izzy Iriekpen Byrne was given the captaincy .
He scored two goals in the last two games of the 2008–2009 season; his 89th-minute goal against Tranmere Rovers was enough to help Scunthorpe seal the last playoff place.
After missing just under a year of action due to injury, Byrne made his first start of the 11/12 season on 26 November 2011, away to Notts County.
He was released by the club in May 2012.
On 27 July 2012, it was announced that Byrne had signed for Oldham Athletic. Byrne scored his first goal for Oldham against his old club Scunthorpe United in a 2–2 draw on 1 January 2013 He rejoined former club Scunthorpe on loan in September 2013.
On 17 January 2014, Cliff had his contract at Oldham Athletic cancelled by mutual agreement.
In February 2014 Byrne signed for Roddy Collins at the Brandywell Stadium to play for Derry City for the 2014 League of Ireland season.
He scored his first League goal on his third league appearance.
On 19 February 2015 it was reported he had joined Gainsborough Trinity