Wednesday 20 September 2017

Former international Langan putting caps up for auction

Dave Langan (inset) is to sell some of his caps
Dave Langan (inset) is to sell some of his caps
The shamrock-shaped trophy and a golden cap presented to Dave Langan by the Football Association of Ireland in 1987

Dick Barton

FORMER Ireland international footballer Dave Langan is selling some of his treasured caps.

Dublin-born Langan made 26 appearances for the Republic of Ireland in the 1970s and 1980s and was also voted Player of the Year at Derby County, Birmingham City and Oxford United.

But injuries forced him to quit football and now, at the age of 57, he is selling some mementos from his career.

Four of his caps are expected to sell for around €600 each at Graham Budd Auctions in London on Thursday, May 22.

A shamrock-shaped trophy and a golden cap presented to Langan by the Football Association of Ireland in 1987 "in appreciation of services rendered in international matches" is set to fetch around €700 at the same auction.

Langan was born in Dublin on February 15, 1957, and he started his football career with Cherry Orchard before moving to England to play for Derby County.

He was 21 when he won his first international cap against Turkey in 1978 and went on to play for several more top English clubs.

Langan was voted Derby County's player of the year in 1977-1978, Birmingham City's player of the year in 1981-1982, and Oxford United's player of the year in 1984-1985.

He will now sell all three trophies at the upcoming auction in London.

Irish Independent

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