John O'Shea

  • Date of birth : 30/04/1981
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
 
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John O'Shea

John O'Shea

A highly versatile defender who is generally used by the Republic of Ireland at right-back, John O'Shea has appeared in five qualifying competitions and will be relishing his first major finals. He accumulated vast international experience at Manchester United FC, appearing in ten consecutive UEFA Champions League campaigns.

• Born in Waterford, Ireland, he was spotted by United's scouting network and signed professional forms aged 17, making his debut in 1999.

• Often used as a stand-in or a substitute, he nevertheless featured in over two thirds of United's Premier League matches in every season from 2002/03-2010/11, winning the title in five of those campaigns.

• Appeared for only 398 minutes of United's 2007/08 UEFA Champions League triumph and was an unused substitute in the final against Chelsea FC.

• Clocked up 1,080 minutes of action the following season – more than any of his team-mates − as United again reached the final, in which he was a starter at right-back versus FC Barcelona; also scored the only goal of the semi-final first leg at home to Arsenal FC.

• A full international since 2001, he reached his half-century of caps for the Republic of Ireland during 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying, in which he was an ever-present, starting 11 games and appearing as a first-half substitute in the other.

• Ended a 13-year association with United by joining Sunderland in July 2011 with team-mate Wes Brown.

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
winner 2008, runner-up 2009
UEFA European Under-16 Championship: winner 1998

Last updated: 23/05/12 19.09CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 26/10/2014 02:28 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundKazakhstanKazakhstan1-2Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-6GermanyGermany9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundFaroe IslandsFaroe Islands1-4Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwedenSweden0-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland2-2AustriaAustria9000
07.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland3-0Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-2SwedenSweden9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundAustriaAustria1-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland4900
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland3-1KazakhstanKazakhstan9010
16.08.2014English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom2-2SunderlandSunderland9000
24.08.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland1-1Man. UnitedMan. United9000
27.08.2014English League CupSecond roundBirminghamBirmingham0-3SunderlandSunderland9000
30.08.2014English Premier LeagueQPRQPR1-0SunderlandSunderland9000
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundGeorgiaGeorgia1-2Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
13.09.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland2-2TottenhamTottenham9000
20.09.2014English Premier LeagueBurnleyBurnley0-0SunderlandSunderland9000
23.09.2014English League CupThird roundSunderlandSunderland1-2StokeStoke9000
27.09.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland0-0SwanseaSwansea9000
04.10.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland3-1StokeStoke9000
11.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland7-0GibraltarGibraltar9000
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundGermanyGermany1-1Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9010
18.10.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton8-0SunderlandSunderland9000
25.10.2014English Premier LeagueSunderlandSunderland0-2ArsenalArsenal9000

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General info

  • Name: John O'Shea
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 30/04/1981 (33)
  • Country: Republic of Ireland
  • Squad number: 16
  • Club: Sunderland ( ENG)

  • Height: 190cm
  • Weight: 84kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    31/10/01: LOSC 1-1 Man. United
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    25/02/98: Belgium 1-2 Republic of Ireland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Republic of Ireland321
Republic of Ireland U-2170
Republic of Ireland U-1840
Republic of Ireland MERI30
Republic of Ireland U-1680
Total541

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Man. United762
Total762
UEFA Super Cup
ClubPGS
Man. United10
Total10
Last updated: 15/10/2014 01:20 CET
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