Geordie fact. The Irish defender, a representative of Republic of Ireland from under-15 to under-19 level, joined the Magpies in the summer of 2023 following his departure from AC Milan.
Country of BirthRepublic of Ireland
Date of Birth27.04.2005

Since joining in August 2023 after leaving European heavyweights AC Milan, Heffernan has established himself as a regular within United's under-21s squad, captaining the young Magpies on a number of occasions in 2023-24.

The teenage centre-back made his senior debut at the age of 16 for hometown club Cork City in October 2021 and, after joining Milan on loan for the second-half of the 2021/22 campaign, made a permanent switch to the San Siro the following summer.

After completing a successful trial with United's under-21 side during the young Magpies' 2023/24 pre-season campaign, Heffernan put pen to paper on a professional deal with United and made his under-21s debut for Newcastle's second-string during a Premier League 2 clash against Reading.

Cathal Heffernan

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