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- Position: Defender
- Number: 2
- Age: 35
Derek began his senior career at Shelbourne in 2003 after impressing at schoolboy level with Belvedere and for Republic of Ireland at under age level.
He departed Shelbourne in 2004 to join League of Ireland First Division side Dublin City.
Pender became a regular in the Vikings first team and a successful 2005 season was capped off with promotion to the Premier Division, after a tense play-off victory over Shamrock Rovers.
Mid-way through the 2006 Premier Division season, Dublin City ceased to exist leaving him a free agent.
Derek returned to the First Division by joining Shamrock Rovers and he played an important role in Rovers' First Division winning team that season.
In his two seasons at Rovers Derek made a total of 28 appearances scoring once before signing for Bray Wanderers where he also spent two seasons.
He joined the Saints in advance of the 2010 season and quickly became a fans favourite with his tough tackling no nonsense approach.
His good form has continued into the 2011 season and he is now one of the first names on Pete Mahon's teamsheet
Signed for Bohemians ahead of the 2012 season.
Previous Clubs: Bray Wanderers, Shamrock Rovers, Dublin City, Shelbourne
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Founded in 1929 the 'Saints' play in the Premier Division of the SSE Airtricity League at Richmond Park, in Inchicore Dublin 8, Ireland.