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Glenn Whelan

Glenn Whelan

A fundamental figure under Giovanni Trapattoni, missing just one competitive fixture during the Italian's time as Republic of Ireland manager, Glenn Whelan is a do-it-all midfielder who strikes powerfully from distance. He has spent the past four seasons in the English Premier League with Stoke City FC.

• Joined Manchester City FC at 17 but made just one senior appearance for the club − as a substitute in a UEFA Cup qualifier against Welsh club Total Network Solutions FC − before an encouraging loan spell at Bury FC earned him a permanent move to Sheffield Wednesday FC.

• Won promotion with Wednesday at the first attempt, scoring in the League One play-off final against Hartlepool United FC, and went on to prove his worth in the Championship, making 106 appearances for the Yorkshire club in that division before moving to Stoke in January 2008.

• As at Wednesday, he achieved immediate promotion with Stoke, this time to the Premier League, and was further rewarded when handed his first cap for Ireland in a May 2008 friendly against Serbia.

• Helped Stoke establish themselves as a mid-table Premier League outfit over next three seasons and also played in the club's 2011 FA Cup final defeat by former club Manchester City at Wembley; made his full European debut in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League, helping Stoke become the only team of the competition's original four English entries to reach the knockout phase

• Having scored in his first competitive international for Ireland, a FIFA World Cup qualifier against Georgia, he started 11 matches in that campaign and all 12 in the successful UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying series.

Last updated: 20/01/12 17.21CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 23/11/2015 09:18 CET
03.09.2014Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland2-0OmanOman2000
07.09.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundGeorgiaGeorgia1-2Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
14.10.2014UEFA EUROQualifying roundGermanyGermany1-1Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland5300
29.03.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-1PolandPoland8400
07.06.2015Friendlies 2014-16Final tournament - Group stageRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland0-0EnglandEngland6300
13.06.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-1ScotlandScotland6800
09.08.2015English Premier LeagueStokeStoke0-1LiverpoolLiverpool9000
15.08.2015English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham2-2StokeStoke9000
22.08.2015English Premier LeagueNorwichNorwich1-1StokeStoke9000
29.08.2015English Premier LeagueStokeStoke0-1West BromWest Brom9000
04.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundGibraltarGibraltar0-4Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
07.09.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-0GeorgiaGeorgia9000
12.09.2015English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0StokeStoke9000
19.09.2015English Premier LeagueStokeStoke2-2LeicesterLeicester9000
26.09.2015English Premier LeagueStokeStoke2-1BournemouthBournemouth9000
03.10.2015English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa0-1StokeStoke9000
11.10.2015UEFA EUROQualifying roundPolandPoland2-1Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland5800
19.10.2015English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea0-1StokeStoke9000
24.10.2015English Premier LeagueStokeStoke0-2WatfordWatford9000
27.10.2015English League CupFourth roundStokeStoke1-1
31.10.2015English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle0-0StokeStoke9000
07.11.2015English Premier LeagueStokeStoke1-0ChelseaChelsea9000
13.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina1-1Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
16.11.2015UEFA EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland2-0Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina9000
21.11.2015English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton0-1StokeStoke9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Glenn Whelan
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 13/01/1984 (31)
  • Country: Republic of Ireland
  • Squad number: 6
  • Club: Stoke ( ENG)

  • Height: 180cm
  • Weight: 79kg

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

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (Qualifying round)
    28/08/03: TNS 0-2 Man. City
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    27/10/00: Latvia 0-0 Republic of Ireland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Republic of Ireland240
Republic of Ireland U-21102
Republic of Ireland U-1940
Republic of Ireland U-1620

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Europa League
Man. City10
Last updated: 17/11/2015 01:25 CET