Tony Izzi

Tony Izzi
Date Of Birth: 12-Nov-1970
Place Of Birth: Dublin
Total Appearances: 19
Total Goals: 8
Nationality: IRE


LOI Career: 7 seasons 1993/94 to 1999/00

League games; 141 apps (21 subs) 57 goals. 20 other goals: League Cup 6; Shield 8; FAI Cup 6

Clubs Shelbourne (1993/94), St Patrick’s Athletic (1994-95), Limerick (1995/96 and 1996/97), Cobh Ramblers (1996/97 to 1998-99) and Dundalk (1999-00).

Dundalk Stats: All Games 19 apps (8 gls) of which League 17 (8).

Although he came to Dundalk with just half the season remaining, he finished as the club’s leading league scorer with 8 goals from 17 games, one better than David Ward who had 30 League starts and 2 substitute appearances. Dundalk had lost out by a single point for a place in the promotion/relegation play-off with Kilkenny City, after a couple of failed visits to the High Court.

But the final ‘goals for’ League column told the real story of the year with Dundalk’s 50 goals considerably adrift of the rival contenders Bray (69), Longford (71) and Kilkenny (65).

Izzi’s 16 League goals in 1999/00 had played a major part on Cobh’s third place finish in Division One but they ran into some flack in the play-off, losing 7-0 on aggregate against Bohemians.

The Dublin-born striker of Italian extraction fairly blitzed the Garda side in a first round FAI Cup replay during the same season, scoring four times in a 6-1 victory.

Born in Dublin but brought up in Italy, he played at under-16 level with a Lazio team and later played semi-professional football with Cassino FC.