John O'Shea


Player Profile

Date of Birth: 30 Apr 1981

Place of Birth: Waterford, Ireland

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Defender

Height: 6' 3"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Aug 2001 Present Republic of Ireland

John played for local sides Ferrybank and Waterford Bohemians before joining the youth academy at Manchester United. He made his debut for the club in a League Cup game against Aston Villa in 1999 and went on to make 393 appearances in his twelve years at Old Trafford. In July 2011 John left Manchester to sign for Steve Bruce at Sunderland, where he has been ever since.

John made his international debut against Croatia at Lansdowne Road on 15 August 2001 and, ahead of the 2016 European championship, he has 111 caps and 3 goals to his name. He was included in the Republic of Ireland's final squad for the 2016 European Championship.

Photo by: Peter Fitzpatrick | PJFPhotos


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