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John O'Shea
John O'Shea
Personal information
Full name John Francis O'Shea
Date of birth 30 April 1981 (1981-04-30) (age 39)
Place of birth    Waterford, Flag of Republic Ireland Ireland
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
Defensive midfielder
Youth clubs
1989–1995
1995–1998
1998–1999
Flag of Republic Ireland Ferrybank AFC
Flag of Republic Ireland Waterford Bohemians
England Manchester United
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
1999–2011
2000
2001
2011–2018
2018–2019
England Manchester United
EnglandBournemouth (loan)
EnglandRoyal Antwerp (loan)
England Sunderland
England Reading
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010 00(1)
014 00(0)
226 00(4)
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National team
2000–2002
2001–2018
Flag of Republic Ireland Republic of Ireland U21
Flag of Republic Ireland Republic of Ireland
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118 00(3)
John Francis O'Shea (born 30 April 1981) was an Irish footballer, who plays as a defender for Reading and the Republic of Ireland national football team. He is known for his versatility in playing several positions on both the right and left side of the pitch as well as the centre.

O'Shea made his Republic of Ireland debut in 2001 against Croatia and has since gone on to make over 70 appearances for his country, scoring one goal in 2003 against Australia. He was part of the team that controversially lost to France in a play-off for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and went on to play in UEFA Euro 2012.

Born in Waterford, O'Shea joined Manchester United when he was 17. He spent loan spells at Bournemouth and Royal Antwerp before establishing himself in the Manchester United first team, going on to make almost 400 appearances in all competitions over 10 years. O'Shea won five Premier League titles, one FA Cup, three Football League Cups, the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup while at Manchester United. He joined Sunderland in July 2011.

External links

Reading FC
Reading F.C. squad - 2020–21

2 Gunter · 3 Cooper · 4 Van den Berg · 5 McShane (c) · 6 Evans · 7 Beerens · 8 Swift · 9 Mendes · 10 Rakels · 11 Obita · 12 McCleary · 14 Samuel · 15 Harriott · 16 Moore · 17 Wieser · 18 Kermorgant · 19 Méïte · 21 Quinn · 22 Jules · 23 Williams · 24 Blackett · 26 Al-Habsi · 28 Gravenberch · 29 Barnett · 30 Watson · 31 Jaakkola · 38 Kelly ·

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    Reading FC
Republic of Ireland
Flag of Republic Ireland Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland – 2012 UEFA European Championship
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Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland – UEFA Euro 2016 – Round of 16

1. Westwood 2. Coleman 3. Clark 4. O'Shea 5. Keogh 6. Whelan 7. McGeady 8. McCarthy 9. Long 10. Keane (c) 11. McClean 12. Duffy 13. Hendrick 14. Walters 15. Christie 16. Given 17. Ward 18. Meyler 19. Brady 20. Hoolahan 21. Murphy 22. Quinn 23. Randolph

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