Darren O'Dea

  • Date of birth : 04/02/1987
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
 
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Darren O'Dea

Darren O'Dea

A defender from Dublin who started his career in Scotland with Celtic FC, Darren O'Dea has spent the last few seasons on loan with English second-tier clubs, during which he has become a regular member of the Republic of Ireland squad, starting four UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers.

• Joined Celtic from Dublin side Home Farm FC as a teenager and made his senior debut for the Glasgow giants in September 2006; also appeared three times in the UEFA Champions League that season as Celtic reached the round of 16.

• Won the Scottish Premier League title in each of his first two seasons but increasingly struggled to hold down a first-team place; made his mark in 2008/09, however, by scoring the opening goal in Celtic's extra-time 2-0 win against Rangers FC in the Scottish League Cup final.

• Spent the first half of the 2009/10 season on loan at Reading FC, during which he made his international debut in a September friendly against South Africa.

• Started both UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers against the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and the away fixtures against Russia and Andorra, conceding just one goal in the four matches.

• Spent the 2010/11 season on loan at Ipswich Town FC and returned briefly to Celtic before being farmed out again, to Leeds United AFC.

Last updated: 20/01/12 16.10CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 19/05/2014 02:11 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 Ireland9010
20.07.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk1-1KarpatyKarpaty4500
27.07.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueVorsklaVorskla1-2Metalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk9010
01.08.2013UEFA Europa LeagueThird qualifying roundKukësKukës2-0Metalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk3400
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundWalesWales0-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland3000
01.09.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueVolynVolyn1-0Metalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk4500
25.09.2013Ukrainian CupFirst roundDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv3-2Metalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk9000
28.09.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk2-2Shakhtar DonetskShakhtar Donetsk5000
20.10.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk2-1TavriyaTavriya9000
26.10.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalurh ZaporizhyaMetalurh Zaporizhya0-0Metalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk9000
10.11.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk3-0MetalistMetalist300
23.11.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueKarpatyKarpaty2-2Metalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk100
29.11.2013Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk4-1VorsklaVorskla9000
23.03.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueZoryaZorya0-4Metalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk4500
11.04.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk3-0SevastopolSevastopol9000
16.04.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk3-2Chornomorets OdesaChornomorets Odesa100
27.04.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk2-1Dynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv100
04.05.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueTavriyaTavriya0-1Metalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk100
11.05.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueMetalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk2-0Metalurh ZaporizhyaMetalurh Zaporizhya100
18.05.2014Ukrainian Premier LeagueDniproDnipro3-1Metalurh DonetskMetalurh Donetsk6610

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General info

  • Name: Darren O'Dea
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 04/02/1987 (27)
  • Country: Republic of Ireland
  • Squad number: 24
  • Club: Metalurh Donetsk ( UKR)

  • Height: 185cm
  • Weight: 82kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    06/12/06: København 3-1 Celtic
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (First qualifying round)
    21/10/03: Republic of Ireland 1-2 Austria

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Republic of Ireland40
Republic of Ireland U-2150
Republic of Ireland U-19110
Republic of Ireland U-1730
Total230

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Celtic80
Total80
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Metalurh Donetsk10
Total10
Last updated: 11/09/2013 08:25 CET
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