On 18th August 2004,
Norwich announced that they had agreed with Tottenham to sign
their Irish utility player Gary Doherty who not fit into Jacques
Santini's plans. Although away with the Irish Republic on international
duty, Norwich completed the signing on 20th August and
Gary made an impressive debut the following day as substitute
at Manchester United. His full debut for Norwich came four days
later at Newcastle where he scored City's second goal in 2-2 draw.
Although his Canaries career started well, he soon found himself
out of the starting XI which led to speculation in November 2004
that he was to join Sheffield United.
Gary became his career at Luton Town before joining Spurs in
2000 for £1million
After Norwich's relegation to the Championship in May 2005, Gary
was linked with a switch to newly promoted Sunderland. He stayed
at Carrow Road and was named Player of the Year for the 2005/6
Out of contract at the end of the 2007/8 season, Gary was in
talks with Major League Soccer side San Jose Earthquakes according
to reports in the San Jose press. "The Earthquakes are talking
to Norwich City defender Gary Doherty about a possible move to
San Jose," the paper said. "General Manager John Doyle
said today the talks are in the early stages; the team has been
looking at a number of players to try to bolster its line-up and
preliminary talks with players often don't lead to a signing."
In the end, Doherty signed a new two year contract with the Canaries.
Although dropped by new manager Paul Lambert
early on in the 2009/10 season, he fought his way back into the
first team (due to injuries for the clash with Leyton Orient which
City won 4-0), made himself first choice defender and ended the
season voted third in the Player of the Year award. He made 44
appearances and scored 7 goals. However he was released by the
club on 14th May 2010 following their promotion to the Championship.
He was soon linked with a switch to Malky
After media reports linking him with Greek side iraklis, Doherty
signed a two year deal with Charlton on 6th July 2010. Addicks
boss Phil Parkinson said: He's an experienced centre-back
with great quality and I'm delighted he's agreed to join us. Of
all the centre-backs out there in the summer he was the one I
targeted. It's taken a while to do the deal for various reasons.
From day one, Gary expressed his interest in coming to Charlton.
He wants to be a part of what we hope is going to be a successful
On 24th February 2012, Doherty and teammate Paul
Hayes joined Wycombe on loan until the end of the 2011/12
season. Doherty had played just six times for the Addicks during
the season to date. Unfortunately they could not help Wycombe
avoid relegation to League Two when they lost 4-3 to Notts County
on 28th April 2012/ Doherty played 13 times for Wycombe.
Doherty was one of five Charlton players released on 10th May
2012. He had made 52 appearances for Athletic.
In early June 2012, he was linked with a switch to AFC Wimbledon.
On 3rd July 2012, he returned to Wycombe signing a two year contract.
On 18th Deceber 2014, Doherty announced his retirement as he
had not played since injuring his knee during pre-season. He had
played 47 times for Wanderers.