Richard Michael Duffy
(born 30 August 1985 in Swansea
) is a Wales
who is currently playing for Exeter City
after being released by Millwall
at the end of the 2008/09 season. He was originally on trial at League One
side Exeter City
and decided to join them on a permanent basis in July 2009. He is a versatile player who can contribute in defensive or midfield positions.
Duffy, who is the younger brother of footballer Robert Duffy
, began his career at Swansea City
, making his debut for them in December 2001. He soon established himself as an important defender in the Swansea squad, but unfortunately suffered spondylosis
of the lower back and was out injured for over a year.
He returned at the start of the 2003–04 season, and soon won a regular place in the first team. He scored his first career goal in a 3–0 win over Macclesfield in September 2003. The Wales youth international soon began to attract the attention of scouts from bigger clubs, and in January 2004 he was sold to Premiership
for a six-figure sum.
Duffy made his debut in May 2004, coming on as a substitute against Fulham. At the beginning of the 2004–05 season he was loaned out to Burnley
in order to gain match experience, and gained much admiration from the Burnley fans for his excellent performances. Duffy scored in Burnley's 2–1 win away to Leeds United