Dermot Gallagher Biography, Age, Height, Parents, Career, Wife, Net Worth – Dermot Gallagher is a retired Irish association football referee, who lives in Banbury, Oxfordshire.
|Date of Birth:||20 May 1957|
|Net Worth:||$2 million|
Dermot Gallagher Biography
He was born on 20 May 1957 in Ringsend, Dublin, Ireland.
Dermot Gallagher Age
He is 66 years old.
Dermot Gallagher Height
Dermot Gallagher Nationality
He is an Irish
Dermot Gallagher Parents
His father is John Gallagher but his mother's name is unknown.
Dermot Gallagher Siblings
Details about his Siblings are Unknown
Dermot Gallagher Career
Dermot Gallagher is an Irish former professional footballer who played as a right-back.
He began his career with Shamrock Rovers in 1975 and went on to play for a number of clubs in England, Scotland and Ireland. He also represented the Republic of Ireland at international level, earning 24 caps between 1982 and 1992. Gallagher retired from professional football in 1997 and has since worked as a football agent and pundit.
He is currently a director of the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Ireland.
Despite being born in the Republic of Ireland, Gallagher was a representative of the (English) Football Association, and as such he was able to referee a friendly international between his birth country, the Republic of Ireland, and Russia on 13 February 2002 at Lansdowne Road. Referees are prohibited from officiating in international fixtures involving their representative country.
He retired from the FIFA List on reaching the mandatory retirement age of forty-five at the end of that year. Since retiring Dermot often attends matches supporting the Republic of Ireland football team.
Since the year 2006, he has officiated in the annual series of national six-a-side tournaments called Masters football, referees for which are FA-endorsed. This competition features ex-professional footballers chosen by the PFA, and is televised on Sky TV.
Gallagher first took up the whistle in 1978 at the suggestion of an ex-Football League linesman called Dick Bartlett. He was elected to the assistant referees' list of the Football League in 1985.
Five years later he became a Football League referee at the age of only thirty-three. Even by his second season he was regularly handling top division games and was chosen for the new Premier League in 1992. He progressed to the FIFA list in 1994 after only three and a half seasons on the List.
His first ever Premiership appointment was the 2–0 away win by Coventry at Spurs on 19 August 1992, both goals being scored by John Williams.
The last Premier League fixture that he refereed was the game between Liverpool and Charlton Athletic, which took place on 13 May 2007 and finished 2–2.
Dermot Gallagher Wife
He is married to his wife, Mary, and has two children.
Dermot Gallagher Children
His two children's identity are not known.
Dermot Gallagher Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
He earned his wealth through his successful career as a professional footballer and his work as a football agent and pundit.