John O'Shea

Born: April 30, 1981 (age 36)

Height: 6'3" (191cm)

Hometown: Waterford, Ireland
Nationality: Ireland Irish

Position: Full-back
Team: Sunderland (no. 16)
Bafetimbi Gomis of Swansea City and John O'Shea of Sunderland compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at the Stadium of Light on August 22, 2015 in Sunderland
Career History
Senior1999-2011Manchester United
→ 2000Bournemouth (loan)
→ 2001Royal Antwerp (loan)
2011-Sunderland
International2001-Republic of Ireland
Sports Mole has 477 articles about John O'Shea. Articles 1 to 40:
Brighton & Hove Albion Interim Manager Nathan Jones looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Brighton & Hove Albion at Craven Cottage on December 29, 2014
Sunderland consider approach for Luton Town boss Nathan Jones?
Sunderland reportedly identify Luton Town boss Nathan Jones as a potential candidate for the vacant managerial role at the Stadium of Light.
Nov 6, 16:22
Bafetimbi Gomis of Swansea City and John O'Shea of Sunderland compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at the Stadium of Light on August 22, 2015 in Sunderland
John O'Shea signs new Sunderland deal
Sunderland boss Simon Grayson says that defender John O'Shea has agreed to sign a new one-year deal at the Stadium of Light.
Jun 30, 17:02
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill asks 'Is it bigger than a bread bin?' during his side's Euro 2016 qualifier with Germany.
Live Commentary: Republic of Ireland 1-1 Austria - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of Republic of Ireland's 1-1 draw with Austria in their World Cup qualifier in Dublin.
Jun 11, 16:30
Bafetimbi Gomis of Swansea City and John O'Shea of Sunderland compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at the Stadium of Light on August 22, 2015 in Sunderland
Wolverhampton Wanderers hold interest in Sunderland defender John O'Shea?
Wolverhampton Wanderers are reportedly interested in signing Sunderland defender John O'Shea ahead of next season.
Jun 5, 12:25
Antonio Conte celebrates Chelsea's Premier League win over Watford on May 15, 2017
Result: Champions Chelsea sign off with big win over Sunderland on John Terry farewell
Michy Batshuayi comes off the bench to score twice for Chelsea in their 5-1 final-day win over Sunderland at Stamford Bridge.
May 21, 16:55
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on the sidelines in the match against Burnley on February 12, 2017
Team News: John Terry starts final Chelsea match
John Terry is handed a start in his final Chelsea game as the Blues welcome Sunderland this afternoon.
May 21, 14:04
Fernando Llorente celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Swansea City and Everton on May 6, 2017
Team News: Swansea City unchanged for Sunderland trip
Swansea City are unchanged as they visit Sunderland in a vital relegation encounter.
May 13, 14:05
Hull City manager Marco Silva during the Premier League match against Southampton on April 29, 2017
Result: Hull stunned by Sunderland as survival hopes dented
Hull City slip to a 2-0 loss at home to Sunderland, ending their long run without defeat at the KCOM Stadium and leaving them in real danger of relegation.
May 6, 16:53
Jermain Defoe and Fabio Borini celebrate their second during the Premier League game between Norwich City and Sunderland on April 16, 2016
Result: Fabio Borini salvages point for struggling Sunderland
Fabio Borini scores a stoppage-time equaliser to rescue a rare point for bottom-of-the-table Sunderland against West Ham United.
Apr 15, 16:58
Sunderland manager David Moyes at the Premier League match against Manchester United on April 9, 2017
Team News: Two changes for West Ham United against Sunderland
Slaven Bilic makes two enforced changes for West Ham United's trip to Sunderland this afternoon.
Apr 15, 14:04
Manchester United midfielders Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini in action during the Europa League clash with Saint-Etienne at Old Trafford on February 16, 2017
Team News: Marouane Fellaini skippers Manchester United against Sunderland
Marouane Fellaini is handed the captain's armband for today's meeting with Sunderland, as Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho makes five changes to his side.
Apr 9, 12:33
David Moyes watches on during the Premier League game between Everton and Sunderland on February 25, 2017
Preview: Sunderland vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews the Premier League contest between Sunderland and Manchester United.
Apr 7, 15:17
Jermain Defoe lies injured during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Sunderland on April 30, 2016
Team News: Jermain Defoe fit to start for Sunderland
Jermain Defoe overcomes a knock in time to feature from the off in Sunderland's meeting with Leicester City, as David Moyes makes three alterations to his side.
Apr 4, 18:48
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill asks 'Is it bigger than a bread bin?' during his side's Euro 2016 qualifier with Germany.
Martin O'Neill: Neil Taylor's tackle on Seamus Coleman was "very poor"
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill describes Neil Taylor's tackle on Seamus Coleman - which broke the right-back's leg - as "very poor".
Mar 27, 10:53
Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey in action during his side's World Cup qualifier with Serbia on November 12, 2016
Result: Ten-man Wales earn point against Republic of Ireland
The Republic of Ireland and Wales earn a point each in their World Cup 2018 qualifying clash in Dublin after an ill-tempered contest at the Aviva Stadium.
Mar 24, 21:38
Ireland's coach Martin O'Neill attends the Euro 2016 group E football match between Ireland and Sweden at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis on June 13, 2016. The match ended in a 1-1 draw
Team News: Ireland make four changes for Wales visit
Martin O'Neill is forced into making four changes to Republic of Ireland's lineup for the visit of Wales, while the Dragons are able to name their first-choice XI
Mar 24, 18:49
Nathan Redmond celebrates scoring during the EFL Cup semi-final between Southampton and Liverpool on January 11, 2017
Team News: Nathan Redmond, Dusan Tadic start for Southampton
Nathan Redmond and Dusan Tadic return to the Southampton lineup for their trip to Sunderland.
Feb 11, 14:06
Joleon Lescott of Aston Villa in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park on September 19, 2015
Joleon Lescott: 'My experience is an asset'
Sunderland defender Joleon Lescott says that his wealth of Premier League experience can help the side avoid the drop this season.
Feb 8, 15:25
Sunderland manager David Moyes takes to the touchline before the English Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light on September 12, 2016
Team News: One change for Sunderland against Stoke City
David Moyes makes one change to his Sunderland lineup to face Stoke City this afternoon.
Jan 14, 14:09
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge in action during his side's EFL Cup clash with Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on October 25, 2016
Team News: Daniel Sturridge back for Liverpool
Daniel Sturridge returns for Liverpool's trip to Sunderland.
Jan 2, 14:03
John O'Shea for Sunderland on October 4, 2014
John O'Shea slams "unacceptable" performance
Sunderland captain John O'Shea hits out at his side's "unacceptable" display after their 4-1 defeat at Burnley.
Dec 31, 17:33
Sunderland manager David Moyes takes to the touchline before the English Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light on September 12, 2016
Team News: Three changes for Sunderland
Vito Mannone between the sticks is one of three changes for today's Sunderland side that visit Burnley.
Dec 31, 14:07
Sunderland manager David Moyes takes to the touchline before the English Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light on September 12, 2016
David Moyes: 'It wasn't a great win'
Sunderland manager David Moyes admits that his side did not put in "a great performance" in their 1-0 victory over Watford on Saturday.
Dec 17, 18:12
Watford manager Walter Mazzarri during the Premier League match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road on August 20, 2016
Team News: Younes Kaboul returns to face Sunderland
Younes Kaboul returns to the Watford lineup as they take on Sunderland this afternoon.
Dec 17, 14:11
Leicester City forward Islam Slimani in action during his side's Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion at the King Power Stadium on November 6, 2016
Team News: Islam Slimani in for Shinji Okazaki
Islam Slimani displaces Shinji Okazaki for Leicester City's trip to Sunderland.
Dec 3, 14:06
Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho celebrates after scoring in his side's Premier League clash with Watford at Anfield on November 6, 2016
Team News: Liverpool unchanged for Sunderland visit
Jurgen Klopp names an unchanged Liverpool side as Sunderland visit Anfield.
Nov 26, 14:03
Sunderland manager David Moyes takes to the touchline before the English Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light on September 12, 2016
Team News: John O'Shea on bench for Sunderland
Sunderland captain John O'Shea starts the Premier League clash with Hull City on the bench.
Nov 19, 14:08
Bournemouth attacker Junior Stanislas celebrates scoring in his side's 6-1 victory over Hull City at the Vitality Stadium on October 15, 2016
Team News: Junior Stanislas returns for Bournemouth
Junior Stanislas returns to the Bournemouth starting lineup for their Premier League clash with Sunderland at the Vitality Stadium.
Nov 5, 14:02
Sunderland manager David Moyes takes to the touchline before the English Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light on September 12, 2016
Team News: David Moyes makes five Sunderland changes
David Moyes makes five changes to his starting lineup for Sunderland's Premier League meeting with West Bromwich Albion, including two alterations in defence.
Oct 1, 14:05
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill asks 'Is it bigger than a bread bin?' during his side's Euro 2016 qualifier with Germany.
Result: Daryl Murphy secures point as Republic of Ireland draw with Serbia in qualifier
Daryl Murphy rescues a point for the Republic of Ireland to seal a 2-2 draw in their 2018 World Cup qualifier.
Sep 5, 21:37
Republic of Ireland's defender John O'Shea celebrates scoring the last minute equalizer with his team-mates during the UEFA Euro 2016 Group D qualifying football match Germany vs Republic of Ireland in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on October 14, 2014
Seamus Coleman, John O'Shea return to Republic of Ireland training
Seamus Coleman and John O'Shea return to training for the Republic of Ireland ahead of their opening World Cup qualifier against Serbia.
Sep 2, 13:32
Fabio Borini rues a missed chance during the Premier League game between Sunderland and Leicester City on April 10, 2016
Report: Fabio Borini facing three-month absence
A report claims that Sunderland striker Fabio Borini will miss the next three months of the season after suffering a groin injury last weekend.
Sep 1, 17:08
Nice's French coach Claude Puel looks on prior to the French L1 football match Lorient vs Nice on August 16, 2014
Preview: Southampton vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash at St Mary's between Southampton and Sunderland.
Aug 25, 15:36
Bafetimbi Gomis of Swansea City and John O'Shea of Sunderland compete for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at the Stadium of Light on August 22, 2015 in Sunderland
Versatile John O'Shea 'happy to fill in' for Sunderland
John O'Shea tells new Sunderland boss David Moyes that he is happy to "fill in if needed" in a number of positions this season.
Aug 19, 15:28
David Moyes manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on March 8, 2014
Preview: Sunderland vs. Middlesbrough
Sports Mole previews Sunday's Premier League clash between Sunderland and Middlesbrough in the Tees-Wear derby.
Aug 18, 15:00
Head coach David Moyes of Real Sociedad looks on during the La Liga match between Real Socided and Elche FC at Estadio Anoeta on November 28, 2014
John O'Shea: 'David Moyes has fantastic pedigree'
Sunderland defender John O'Shea believes that the club have made the right appointment in bringing David Moyes in to replace Sam Allardyce.
Jul 29, 13:53
John O'Shea of Republic of Ireland in action during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifying Group C match against Sweden on September 6, 2013
Republic of Ireland's John O'Shea quiet on international future after Euro exit
John O'Shea refuses to confirm if he is planning to retire from international duty following the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2016 elimination.
Jun 27, 12:57
Ireland's midfielder Wesley Hoolahan (C, bottom) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the Euro 2016 Group E football match between Ireland and Sweden at the Stade de France stadium in Saint-Denis on June 13, 2016
Seamus Coleman: 'Difficult to describe emotion'
Republic of Ireland defender Seamus Coleman says that he will 'forever remember' the night that his team advanced into the knockout round of Euro 2016.
Jun 23, 15:32
Giuseppe Rossi of Italy in action during the International Friendly match between Italy and Ireland at Craven Cottage on May 31, 2014
Team News: Italy, Republic of Ireland make widespread changes
Italy and the Republic of Ireland both make widespread changes to their starting lineups ahead of Wednesday's Group E meeting in Lille.
Jun 22, 19:23
Axel Witsel scores his side's second goal during the Euro 2016 Group E match between Belgium and Republic of Ireland on July 18, 2016
John O'Shea: 'We left ourselves too open against Belgium'
Republic of Ireland defender John O'Shea says that his side left themselves "too open" in their 3-0 defeat to Belgium at Euro 2016 in Bordeaux.
Jun 18, 16:14



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