Felix Healy was born in Derry but despite being able to see Derry City’s Brandywell stadium from his bedroom window, he began his football career at Sligo Rovers before he went on to sign with Distillery in 1976.
Then in 1978, he transferred to Finn Harps, before moving to England to play for Port Vale when they paid £8,000 to secure his signature later that year.
The midfielder returned to his homeland two years later to play for Coleraine and after seven years with the club, he was finally given the opportunity to transfer to Derry City.
With the Candystripes, he won a clean-sweep of League Championship, FAI Cup (where he scored the only goal in the final), and League of Ireland Cup in 1988–89.
In October 1993 Healy returned to Coleraine as player-manager before taking over as Derry manager in December 1994.
In a little under four seasons in charge at the Brandywell Stadium, Healy led Derry to League and FAI Cup successes, before resigning in 1998.
Healy took over as Finn Harps boss in May 2004 and he helped the club secure promotion as champions of the First Division before leaving a year later.
Healy won four caps for Northern Ireland including an appearance in the 1982 World Cup when he came on as a substitute for Martin O'Neill in a 1–1 draw with Honduras to become the first and so far only Irish League player to play in the finals.