Former Leeds United striker David Healy has been accused of assault, it was revealed in court today.
The 33-year-old, who scored 34 goals for Northern Ireland, did attend Laganside Magistrates’ Court for his first appearance this morning. (Feb 13)
He is accused of assaulting James Geroid Crossan on May 26 last year.
Healy’s defence solicitor Richard McConkey requested a two week adjournment for the case.
Healy, from Castleview Terrace, Killyleagh in Co Down, currently plays for League One side Bury.
In 2008, he was awarded an MBE for services to football and the community - the same year he scored 13 goals in the qualifying competition for the 2008 European Championship - the highest total in the competition’s history.
Healy has also played for Fulham, Sunderland and Rangers and Preston North End.
District Judge Ken Nixon said the case would be listed again in two weeks time.