Ken De Mange
|Date Of Birth:||3-Sep-'64|
|Place Of Birth:||Dublin|
|Debut:||6-Oct-'94, Lge, Shelbourne, 1-0|
Dundalk 1994-95 19 appearances and (3 goals): League 13(3); League Cup 4; Leinster Cup 2.
From Stella Maris and Tolka Rovers, De Mange moved to Home Farm and in the 1982-83 season he was chosen Young Player of the Year by the Professional Footballers Association. By August 1983 he was on Liverpool’s books but he spent four years on the ‘Pool Reserve team, collecting Central League mementos in two consecutive seasons, 1984 and 1985.
During his Liverpool spell his only first team games were at Scunthorpe when on loan and yet he made his Irish International debut during this period, when coming on as a sub in a 1-0 win over Brazil in May ’87. The following September he moved to Leeds for a fee of £75,000 but that lasted just 15 games before another transfer, this time to Second Division Hull City in March ‘88.
At Hull he finally got to settle into a job and over three seasons he made 68 League appearances. After a couple of loan spells with Cardiff his contract was terminated and he returned to Ireland, joining Limerick where he played a key role in landing the League Cup. He had further spells at Ards and Bohemians before Dermot Keely took him on board for the ’95 League Championship winning season.
A strong and talented midfielder, he had the capacity and talents to control a game in the middle of the park.
After his single Dundalk season he went to Crusaders and then finished his football career where he started at Home Farm, making 12 League appearances.
English Lge Stats …. App/Subs/Goals:
Liverpool 0/0/0 : Scunthorpe 3/0/2 : Leeds Utd 14/1/1 : Hull City 48/20/1 : Cardiff City 15/0/0 ; Totals : 80/21/4