Corrie Ndaba

Corrie Richard Ndaba (born 25 December 1999) is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Ipswich Town.

Corrie Ndaba
Personal information
Full name Corrie Richard Ndaba[1]
Date of birth (1999-12-25) 25 December 1999 (age 21)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Ipswich Town
Number 19
Youth career
Cherry Orchard
2016–2019 Ipswich Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2019– Ipswich Town 0 (0)
2019Hemel Hempstead Town (loan) 1 (0)
2020Chelmsford City (loan) 0 (0)
2021Ayr United (loan) 13 (0)
National team
2016 Republic of Ireland U18 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:07, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:31, 6 September 2020 (UTC)

Club career

Ipswich Town

Ndaba joined the Ipswich Town Academy as a scholar in 2016.[2] He featured regularly for Ipswich's U23s during the 2018–19 season as Ipswich won the Professional Development League South Division.[3] He signed his first professional contract in February 2019, signing a three-year deal with the option of an additional year extension.[4]

Ndaba made his first-team debut for Ipswich on 5 September 2020, featuring as a second-half substitute in a 3–0 home win over Bristol Rovers in the EFL Cup.[5]

Ayr United (loan)

On 7 January 2021, Ndaba joined Scottish side Ayr United on loan from the remainder of the 2020–21 season.[6] He made his debut for Ayr on 23 January, keeping a clean sheet in a 0–0 draw away at Dunfermline Athletic.[7] He made 14 appearances during his loan spell at Ayr.[8]

International career

Ndaba won one cap for the Republic of Ireland U18 side in 2016. In March 2019, he was called up to the Republic of Ireland U21 squad for European Championships qualifiers.[9]

Career statistics

As of match played 17 April 2021
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season Division League National Cup EFL Cup Other Total
Ipswich Town 2020–21[8] League One 0000103[lower-alpha 1]040
Hemel Hempstead Town (loan) 2019–20[10] National League South 10000010
Chelmsford City (loan) 2019–20[10] National League South 00000000
Ayr United (loan) 2020–21[8] Scottish Championship 130100000140
Career total 140101030190
  1. Appearances in EFL Trophy


  1. "Notification of shirt numbers: Ipswich Town" (PDF). English Football League. p. 36. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  2. "Town Announce New Scholars". TWTD. 27 April 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  3. "U23s Confirmed as League Winners". TWTD. 8 April 2019. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  4. "Ndaba Signs First Pro Deal". TWTD. 20 February 2019. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  5. "Ipswich Town 3 – 0 Bristol Rovers". BBC Sport. 5 September 2020. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  6. "Ndaba Joins Ayr on Loan". Ipswich Town FC. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  7. "Dunfermline Athletic 0 – 0 Ayr United". BBC Sport. Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  8. "Games played by Corrie Ndaba in 2020/2021". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  9. "Cotter, Ndaba and Drinan in Irish U21s Squad". TWTD. 13 March 2019. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  10. "Games played by Corrie Ndaba in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 September 2020.