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09. Chris Lyons

Sponsor: The McGuirk family

Factfile

  • Date of Birth: May 8, 1993
  • Former Clubs: UCD, Bohemians, Shamrock Rovers B, Bray Wanderers, Sligo Rovers, Shelbourne
  • Joined Club: December 2017
  • Appearances: 60
  • Goals: 25
  • Sponsored By: Joe McGuirk

Biography

Chris Lyons began his League of Ireland career at UCD under Martin Russell in 2011 before moving to Bohemians in 2013 and then playing for Shamrock Rovers B side in the First Division in 2014.

Lyons first spell with Bray Wanderers came in the 2015 season before the 2016 season saw the forward play half a season for Sligo before returning back to Bray. After playing for Shelbourne in 2017, Lyons signed for Drogheda in December of that year ahead of the 2018 season.

Lyons scored 8 goals in 29 games in his first season with the Boynesiders, re-signing with Tim Clancy’s side in November 2018 ahead of the 2019 season. Lyons went from strength to strength in 2019, scoring 15 times in 28 appearances, being named in PFAI First Division Team of The Year, and named as one of three nominees for the PFAI First Division Player of the Year.

The forward was the first player to sign a new deal with the club for 2020 when he extended his stay for a third season in October 2019, prior to the play-offs beginning.

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