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John O'Shea

Born: April 30, 1981 (age 40)

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 495 articles about John O'Shea. Articles 1 to 40:
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
Result: 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
Result: 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
Result: 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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

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