Born: Killyleagh, County Down, Northern Ireland, 5 August 1979

Position: Centre forward

International caps: 95

International goals: 36

Signed: 13 July 2007 from Leeds United (£1.5m)

Fulham debut: Arsenal 2-1 Fulham, 12 August 2007

Fulham appearances: 34

Fulham goals: 6

Sold: 21 August 2008 to Sunderland (£1.2m)

Lawrie Sanchez brought David Healy to Craven Cottage in the hope that he would replicate his remarkable Northern Ireland goalscoring exploits for Fulham. It never quite happened, although Healy did score within fifty seconds of his debut for the club following a Jens Lehmann mistake at Arsenal. He scored just two further league goals in his first season – with his game time limited once Roy Hodgson preferred to play fit-again Brian McBride as a lone striker.

Healy had to apologise for miming the playing of a flute in a pre-season friendly against Celtic, but struggled to make any impression at Craven Cottage following the arrivals of Bobby Zamora and Andy Johnson in the summer of 2008. The diminutive striker left for Sunderland in August 2008 and, after playing for Rangers and Bury, went into management with Linfield, where he has won five league titles in a row.