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Michael O'Neill

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

Michael O'Neill

Northern Ireland

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

• 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 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, taking Northern Ireland to the last 16 at the finals in France.

• Agreed a new contract despite losing out to Switzerland in the 2018 World Cup play-offs; appointed Stoke manager in November 2019, initially carrying out his new job in tandem with his Northern Ireland duties.

Last updated: 12/11/19 13.39CET

Match log

Match log
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 20/11/2019 02:05 CET
04.09.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundCzech RepublicCzech Republic0-0Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland
08.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland4-0San MarinoSan Marino
11.10.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany2-0Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland
11.11.2016FIFA World CupQualifying roundNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland4-0AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
26.03.2017FIFA World CupQualifying roundNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland2-0NorwayNorway
10.06.2017FIFA World CupQualifying roundAzerbaijanAzerbaijan0-1Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland
01.09.2017FIFA World CupQualifying roundSan MarinoSan Marino0-3Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland
04.09.2017FIFA World CupQualifying roundNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland2-0Czech RepublicCzech Republic
05.10.2017FIFA World CupQualifying roundNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland1-3GermanyGermany
08.10.2017FIFA World CupQualifying roundNorwayNorway1-0Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland
09.11.2017FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland0-1SwitzerlandSwitzerland
12.11.2017FIFA World CupPlay-off for Final TournamentSwitzerlandSwitzerland0-0Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland
08.09.2018UEFA Nations LeagueFinal tournament - Group stageNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland1-2Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
12.10.2018UEFA Nations LeagueFinal tournament - Group stageAustriaAustria1-0Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland
15.10.2018UEFA Nations LeagueFinal tournament - Group stageBosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina2-0Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland
18.11.2018UEFA Nations LeagueFinal tournament - Group stageNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland1-2AustriaAustria
21.03.2019UEFA EUROQualifying roundNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland2-0EstoniaEstonia
24.03.2019UEFA EUROQualifying roundNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland2-1BelarusBelarus
08.06.2019UEFA EUROQualifying roundEstoniaEstonia1-2Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland
11.06.2019UEFA EUROQualifying roundBelarusBelarus0-1Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland
09.09.2019UEFA EUROQualifying roundNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland0-2GermanyGermany
10.10.2019UEFA EUROQualifying roundNetherlandsNetherlands3-1Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland
16.11.2019UEFA EUROQualifying roundNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland0-0NetherlandsNetherlands
19.11.2019UEFA EUROQualifying roundGermanyGermany6-1Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland