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John O'Shea

Born: April 30, 1981 (age 43)

Height: 6' 3" (191cm)
Weight: 11st 11lb (75kg)

Hometown: Waterford, Ireland
Nationality: Ireland Irish

Position: Full-back
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
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Career History
Senior1999-2011Manchester United
→ 2000Bournemouth (loan)
→ 2001Royal Antwerp (loan)
2011-2018Sunderland
2018-2019Reading
International2001-2018Republic of Ireland
Sports Mole has 509 articles about John O'Shea. Articles 1 to 40:
Jamaica coach Heimir Hallgrimsson during their opening match at the 2024 Copa America
Republic of Ireland appoint Heimir Hallgrimsson as new head coach
Former Iceland boss Heimir Hallgrimsson is named as the new head coach of Republic of Ireland, replacing interim boss John O'Shea.
Jul 10, 16:25
Portugal coach Roberto Martinez reacts on November 16, 2023
Preview: Portugal vs. Republic of Ireland - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's friendly clash between Portugal and Republic of Ireland, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jun 9, 19:07
Hungary coach Marco Rossi on March 22, 2024
Preview: Republic of Ireland vs. Hungary - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's friendly clash between Republic of Ireland and Hungary, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jun 2, 13:26
Ireland interim manager John O'Shea before the match on March 23, 2024
John O'Shea given extended stay as Republic of Ireland boss
The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) extends the stay of interim head coach John O'Shea by an extra two games.
Apr 26, 12:06
Republic of Ireland's Matt Doherty celebrates scoring their third goal with Shane Duffy on October 16, 2023
Preview: Republic of Ireland vs. Switzerland - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's friendly clash between Republic of Ireland and Switzerland, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Mar 24, 10:55
England players look dejected on March 23, 2024
Preview: England vs. Belgium - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's friendly clash between England and Belgium, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Mar 24, 10:17
John O'Shea during his time with Birmingham City in November 2023.
Team News: Caoimhin Kelleher, Sammie Szmodics start for Republic of Ireland against Belgium
John O'Shea names Caoimhin Kelleher and Sammie Szmodics in his first Republic of Ireland XI for the friendly against Belgium.
Mar 23, 15:55
Ireland's Adam Idah looks dejected after the match on November 18, 2023
Preview: Republic of Ireland vs. Belgium - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's friendly clash between Republic of Ireland and Belgium, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Mar 21, 14:54
John O'Shea during his time with Birmingham City in November 2023.
John O'Shea named Republic of Ireland interim coach
The Football Association of Ireland announces that John O'Shea has become the Republic of Ireland's interim coach.
Feb 28, 13:13
Manchester United players celebrate Bruno Fernandes's goal against Copenhagen on August 10, 2020
Manchester United vs. FC Copenhagen: Head-to-head record and past meetings
Ahead of Manchester United's Champions League clash with Copenhagen on Tuesday, Sports Mole looks at the head-to-head record and previous meetings between the two sides.
Oct 24, 11:01
DC United head coach Wayne Rooney walks off the pitch on June 24, 2023
Birmingham City confirm Wayne Rooney as new manager
Birmingham City confirm the appointment of Manchester United and England legend Wayne Rooney as their new manager on a three-and-a-half-year deal.
Oct 11, 11:01
Scotland manager Steve Clarke on March 29, 2022
Preview: Republic of Ireland vs. Scotland - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Nations League clash between Republic of Ireland and Scotland, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.
Jun 9, 12:15
Jeff Smith in action during the BDO Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships on January 10, 2015
Josh Rock wins PDC Q School day four, Fallon Sherrock misses out
Northern Ireland's Josh Rock wins day four at PDC Q School, but Fallon Sherrock misses out on a PDC Tour Card.
Jan 15, 18:09
Jeff Smith in action during the BDO Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships on January 10, 2015
BDO veteran Ross Montgomery wins PDC Tour Card
Veteran BDO player Ross Montgomery becomes the third player to win a PDC Tour Card at Q School, but Fallon Sherrock must win Saturday's event to join him on the tour.
Jan 14, 18:29
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
John O'Shea hails Veljko Paunovic impact
Serb Veljko Paunovic is still in quarantine.
Sep 5, 19:04
Dimitar Berbatov pictured in February 2019
Dimitar Berbatov recalls "f***ing unbelievable" Man Utd winner against Liverpool
Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov recalls the "f***ing unbelievable" feeling of scoring a late winner to complete his hat-trick against Liverpool.
Apr 13, 14:38
John O'Shea in action for Reading on August 29, 2018
John O'Shea joins Reading coaching staff
The Republic of Ireland international retired from football at the end of last season.
Jul 22, 10:42
Reading manager Jose Gomes pictured on May 5, 2019
Jose Gomes pays tribute to "intelligent" John O'Shea after final game
The 38-year-old former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland centre-back has called it a day.
May 5, 15:56
John O'Shea in action for Reading on August 29, 2018
John O'Shea bids farewell to playing career in goalless draw at Madejski
There were no goals at the Madejski Stadium.
May 5, 14:36
John O'Shea in action for Reading on August 29, 2018
John O'Shea to retire at the end of season
Republic of Ireland international won five Premier League titles with Manchester United.
Apr 30, 15:38
John O'Shea in action for Reading on August 29, 2018
John O'Shea relishing return to Old Trafford with Reading
The 37-year-old spent over a decade with Manchester United.
Jan 4, 22:30
Interim Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on January 2, 2019
John O'Shea backs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to keep Manchester United job
O'Shea was a team-mate of Solskjaer at Old Trafford but will be plotting his downfall when Reading visit in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.
Jan 3, 15:19
Interim Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on January 2, 2019
Preview: Manchester United vs. Reading - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole previews Saturday's FA Cup third round tie between in-form Manchester United and Championship strugglers Reading at Old Trafford.
Jan 3, 13:41
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Reading complete signing of Coventry City forward Marc McNulty
Reading confirm that they have completed the signing of Coventry City forward Marc McNulty on a four-year contract.
Jul 7, 11:26
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Sunderland confirm exit of five players
Sunderland confirm that five members of the first-team squad will leave the Stadium of Light during the summer.
Jun 7, 15:17
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Reading complete John O'Shea capture
John O'Shea joins Reading on a free transfer from Sunderland.
Jun 6, 18:02
John O'Shea leaves the field during the international friendly between the Republic of Ireland and the USA on June 2, 2018
Reading 'to sign John O'Shea on one-year deal'
Reading reportedly close in on former Manchester United defender John O'Shea.
Jun 4, 13:19
John O'Shea leaves the field during the international friendly between the Republic of Ireland and the USA on June 2, 2018
Republic of Ireland beat USA on John O'Shea farewell
Alan Judge scores a 90th-minute winner for Republic of Ireland to hand them a 2-1 victory over USA in John O'Shea's 118th and final appearance for his country.
Jun 2, 21:59
A downbeat Patrick Bamford after the Premier League game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough on May 8, 2017
Championship: Transfer ins and outs - Summer 2018
Keep track of all of the confirmed transfers in the Championship this summer with Sports Mole's comprehensive guide.
May 17, 14:48
Irish players celebrate next to a dejected Joe Ledley after the World Cup qualifier between Wales and the Republic of Ireland on October 9, 2017
John O'Shea set to retire from Republic of Ireland international duty
Sunderland full-back John O'Shea is set to retire from international duty this June, having played 117 times for the Republic of Ireland.
May 9, 19:18
An angry Chris Coleman in charge of Sunderland on March 3, 2018
Surprise win at Derby County boosts Sunderland's survival hopes
Sunderland produce a surprise 4-1 win away to Derby County to give their chances of avoiding back-to-back relegations a shot in the arm.
Mar 30, 21:37
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
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
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
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
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
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