Michael O'Neill

  • Date of birth : 05/07/1969
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
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Michael O'Neill

Northern Ireland
Michael O'Neill
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill ©Getty Images

Michael O'Neill

Northern Ireland

Date of birth: 5 July 1969
Nationality: Northern Irish
Playing career: Coleraine FC, Newcastle United FC, Dundee United FC, Hibernian FC, Coventry City FC, Aberdeen FC (loan), Reading FC (loan), Wigan Athletic FC, Saint Johnstone FC, Portland Timbers, Clydebank FC, Glentoran FC, Ayr United FC
Coaching career: Brechin City FC, Shamrock Rovers FC, Northern Ireland

• A midfielder and forward during a 20-year playing career, O'Neill spent the bulk of his time in Scotland, most notably with Dundee United and Hibernian. Enjoyed late success when winning a Northern Irish league and League Cup double with Glentoran in 2002/03.

• Made 31 appearances for his country, scoring four goals, two of which came in a memorable 5-3 victory against Austria during EURO '96 qualifying.

• Moved into coaching as assistant manager of Scottish club Cowdenbeath in 2005 before taking the reins at Brechin in March 2006. Was named coach of Shamrock Rovers in the Republic of Ireland in December 2008, guiding the Hoops to a second-place finish in his debut season before clinching their first title since 1994 in 2010.

• Made history as Rovers became the first Irish side to qualify for the group stage of a European competition, beating FK Partizan in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League play-offs. Also led the Hoops to a second successive domestic championship in 2011.

• Appointed coach of his country in December 2011 and helped Northern Ireland record several notable results in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying, including a 1-1 draw in Portugal and a home win against Russia. Even better was to come as O'Neill steered his charges to UEFA EURO 2016, their first UEFA European Championship appearance.

Last updated: 09/10/15 15.53CET


General info

  • Name: Michael O'Neill
  • Date of birth: 05/07/1969
  • Country: Northern Ireland
  • Team: Northern Ireland ( NIR)

  • Current campaign
  • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
  • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: European Championship (Qualifying round)
    07/09/14: Hungary 1-2 Northern Ireland
  • Club: UEFA Europa League (Second qualifying round)
    15/07/10: Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Bnei Yehuda

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Northern Ireland10631

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Shamrock Rovers4112
UEFA Europa League
Shamrock Rovers12228
Last updated: 12/10/2015 01:29 CET