Discover Denis Irwin’s net worth and personal life facts

Discover Denis Irwin’s net worth and personal life facts

Steve Njuguna
January 16, 2024 at 1:45 PM
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Denis Irwin is an Irish former professional footballer and current television pundit. He is well known for his twelve-year stint at Manchester United, where he was a key part of the club's success during the 90s. This article goes into his net worth and personal life facts.

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Denis Irwin passes the ball during a Manchester United Legends game. Photo by Paul Kane
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Irwin played his whole professional football career in England, starting off at Leeds United when they were playing in the second division. He established himself as a tough tackling full-back who could also be deployed in midfield should the need arise. His former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, said that Irwin would be the ' one certainty' if he was picking his best-ever starting eleven.

Denis Irwin's profile summary


Joseph Denis Irwin

Date of birth

31 October 1965

Place of birth

Cork, Ireland

Height in feet

5 ft 8 in

Height in centimetres

173 cm





Hair colour



Professional footballer, Television analyst

Teams played for

Leeds United,

Oldham Athletic,

Manchester United,

Wolverhampton Wanderers

Career period


Playing position


Marital status



Jackie Irwin



International caps


International goals


Current job

Television presenter, MUTV

Current residence

Manchester, England

Net Worth

$5 million

How old is Denis Irwin?

Denis (aged 57 as of January 2024) was born on 31st October 1965. He was born in Cork, Ireland and was educated at Togher Boys' National School and Coláiste Chríost Rí.

What is Denis Irwin's net worth?

As of January 2024, Irwin has an estimated net worth of $5 million. This is derived from his career as a professional footballer and his post-playing career as a television pundit.

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Denis Irwin doing television punditry during an Ireland game in August 2017. Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
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What are Denis Irwin's career stats?

Denis Irwin was a consistent performer throughout his sports career. Here are his statistics for the various teams he played for:




Leeds United



Oldham Athletic



Manchester United



Wolverhampton Wanderers



Republic of Ireland



Frequently asked questions

Irwin was a firm fan favourite during his time at Manchester United and a respected member of the Greater Manchester community. That is why a lot of fans seek to know more about his personal life. Here are some of the questions they frequently ask:

Is Denis Irwin married?

Denis Irwin is married to Jackie Irwin. They have three children together.

What is Denis Irwin's relationship with Roy Keane?

Denis Irwin and Roy Keane have been friends for the past four decades. The two shared a dressing room for both Manchester United and The Republic of Ireland. Irwin recently celebrated Keane's career in TV punditry, calling him a 'breath of fresh air' in punditry.

Denis Irwin and Roy Keane
Denis Irwin and Roy Keane train together before a 2002 Champions League game during their time at Manchester United. Photo by Photo by Mark Leech/Offside
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Does Denis Irwin have a daughter?

Irwin has three children, his eldest, Liam, who is followed by two daughters, Katy and Lauren. The family prefer to keep their personal lives private.

What is Denis Irwin's preferred shirt number?

During his career, Denis preferred wearing number 3 as this number is primarily reserved for fullbacks. During his time at Wolverhampton Wanderers, he preferred wearing number 8.

What is Denis Irwin doing now?

Since his retirement from professional football in 2004, Irwin has been a television pundit for Manchester United's in-house TV station, MUTV. He also does punditry for Irish national broadcaster RTE when the Republic of Ireland are playing.

Final Words

During his playing career, Denis Irwin was the consummate professional. His reliability, discipline and overall quality were key to the success he experienced. Denis Irwin might have a significant net worth in terms of finances, but to Manchester United fans, his impact was priceless.

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