Ian Patrick Harte (born 31 August 1977) is a football agent and a retired Irish footballer who played as a defender and was best known for his ability to score goals from long range, including being a free kick specialist.
He began his career at Leeds United making 288 official appearances across nine seasons. Following their relegation and financial difficulties in 2004 he joined La Liga team Levante. He returned to England in 2007, featuring at a variety of clubs and winning the Championship title at Reading in 2012 and Bournemouth three years later.
Harte earned 63 international caps for the Republic of Ireland between 1996 and 2007, scoring 12 goals. He was included in their squad at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.Close