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  DEVINE, Sean
Born On 06/11/1972  Ireland

A divine player by the name of Sean Devine.

The long haired striker was a big hit with Bees fans after his arrival from Cypriot side Famagusta in 1995, following being rejected by Millwall earlier in this career.

He was an instant hit with the Bees and his fine performance attracted interest from West Ham in 1996, but a trial at the club came to nothing. He was constantly linked to moves up the ladder however and it could be said this maybe began to affect Sean on the pitch. The goals were still coming and he even was called up for a Republic of Ireland B international v Northern Ireland in 1998, whilst still at Barnet. In the 1998/99 season Sean was apparently unsettled and unhappy at Underhill and after a row with then boss John Still, Devines days at Barnet were numbered.

He joined Wycombe Wanderers initially on loan in April 1999 and straight away began banging the goals in for the Buckinghamshire side in the old Division Two. He did enough to impress and made the move to Adams Park for a fee of £200,000 in the summer of 1999.

He enjoyed a number of years Wycombe, banging in 23 goals in his debut season with the club. However, injuries blighted much of his time at Adams Park, including missing their amazing FA Cup run under Lawrie Sanchez in 2001.

Devine moved to Devon in 2003, signing for Exeter City for £70,000, but his goals were not enough to stop them being relegated to the Conference at the end of the 2002/03 season.

He remained at The Grecians for a number of seasons and got on the score sheet against Barnet in a match at St James Park in March 2004, giving the travelling contingent the finger to the lips gesture, after receiving a fair bit of stick after his slightly less than gracious final stages of his Barnet career.

At the end of the 2004/05 season, when Exeter missed the play-offs on the final day, Devine left the club and moved abroad once more. This time to the other side of the world, signing for New Zealand Knights who played in the Australian A League, the Kiwis only professional side. He remained with them until 2007, when the club disbanded. He ended his career in the 2007/08 season at another New Zealand cup, Metro FC of their own national league, before retiring.

Sean is fondly remembered by Barnet fans and I have seen or heard his name crop up in many Bees all time best sides. A shame it all ended on a slightly sour note.

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Total Goals:  35


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Appearance data starting at the beginning of 1996/1997, for now...

First App  ScoreGls
Cambridge UnitedA17/08/1996 0 - 1

Last App  ScoreGls
Carlisle UnitedH09/03/1999 1 - 0

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Started 78 Time(s)
Appeared As Sub 14 Time(s)
Scored 28 Goal(s)
Started 13 Time(s)
Appeared As Sub 0 Time(s)
Scored 7 Goal(s)

By Season
(Subs In Brackets)
First TeamLgGCupGMins
1998-1999 10 (10) 1 2 (0) 0 961 + 156
1997-1998 38 (3) 16 5 (0) 2 3816 + 46
1996-1997 30 (1) 11 6 (0) 5 3186 + 10

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