9 April 2007

Martin O'Neill


Preceded by
Succeeded by
1980 – 1984

Since taking to management Martin O’Neill has developed a Midas Touch similar to that which he possessed as captain of Northern Ireland in the early-‘eighties…
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Name: Martin Hugh Michael O’Neill MBE OBE
Born: 1 March 1952, Kilrea
Height: 5.10 ft
Weight: 11.03 st
Position: Midfielder
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Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 64 Full Caps / 7 goals (1971-1984); 1 Amateur Cap (1971).
Club Honours: (with Distillery) Irish Cup Winner 1970/71(with Forest) Football League Champion1977/78, Runner-Up 1979/80; Football League Division Two Third Place (promoted) 1976/77; Football League Cup Winner 1977/78, 1978/79, Runner-Up 1979/80; FA Charity Shield Winner 1978; European Cup Winner 1979/80; European Super Cup Winner 1979, Runner-Up 1980; World Club Championship Winner1980/81; Anglo-Scottish Cup Winner 1976/77(with Norwich) League Division Two Third Place (promoted) 1981/82.
Awards: MBE 1982, OBE 2004 (both for Services to Football); Belfast Telegraph Hall of Fame 2015.
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Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
Others
Rosario Youth Club
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Youth
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Distillery
69/70-71/72
Aug-69
Youth
47 (-)/25
(all domestic games)
2(0)/1
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71/72-80/81
Oct-71
£15,000
264(21)/48
28(1)/3
5(0)/0
15(1)/1
4(1)/2
80/81
Feb-81
£250,000
11 (0)/ 1
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-
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81/82
Jun-81
£275,000
12 (1)/ 0
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3(0)/0
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81/82-82/83
Jan-82
£150,000
54 (1)/11
4(0)/1
5(0)/1
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4(0)/0
83/84-84/85
Aug-83
£40,000
63 (1)/ 5
7(0)/0
10(0)/1
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85/86
Aug-85
Free
0 (0)/ 0
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TOTALS
£730,000
451(24)/90
39(1)/4
23(0)/2
17(1)/2
8(1)/2
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Managerial Career:
Grantham Town (Southern League) Jul/87 – Jul/89
Shepshed Charterhouse (Northern Premier League) Jul/89 – Sep/89
Wycombe Wanderers (Football Conference/Football League) Jul/90 – Jun/95
Football League Division Three Play-Off Winner (promoted) 1993/94; Football Conference Champion (promoted) 1992/93; FA Trophy Winner 1990/91, 1992/93; Bob Lord Trophy Winner 1991/92.
Norwich City (Football League) Jun/95 – Dec/95
Leicester City (Football League/FA Premier League) Dec/95 – Jun/00
Football League Division One Play-Off Winner (promoted) 1995/96; Football League Cup Winner 1996/97, 1999/00, Runner-Up 1998/99. 
Premier League manager of the Month September 1997, October 1998, November 1999.
Celtic (Scottish Premier League) Jul/00 – May/05
Scottish Premier League Champion 2000/01, 2001/02, 2003/04; Scottish Cup Winner 2000/01, 2003/04, 2004/05, Runner-Up 2001/02; Scottish League Cup Winner 2000/01, Runner-Up 2002/03; UEFA Cup Runner-Up 2002/03.
SFWA Manager of the Year 2000/01, 2001/02, 2003/04.
SPL Manager of the Month August 2000, December 2000, February 2001, August 2001, April 2002, November 2002, October 2003, November 2003, January 2004 (nine times, joint record).
Aston Villa (FA Premier League) Aug/06 – Aug/10
Football League Cup Runner-Up 2009/10.
Premier League Manager of the Month April 2007, November 2007, December 2008.
Sunderland (FA Premier League) Dec/11-Mar/13
Premier League Manager of the Month December 2011
Irish League (co-manager) (representative team) May/12
Republic of Ireland Nov/13-date
Philips Sports Manager of the Year 2015 (shared with Michael O'Neill)
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Biography:
To follow.
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Wikipedia
Career in Pictures

Daily Mail Article
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Northern Ireland Cap Details:
13-10-1971 USSR.......... H D 1-1 ECQ sub 
16-02-1972 Spain......... H D 1-1 ECQ sub
27-05-1972 Wales......... A D 0-0 BC. sub 
28-03-1973 Portugal...... H D 1-1 WCQ 1 Goal
08-05-1973 Cyprus........ H W 3-0 WCQ
12-05-1973 England....... H L 1-2 BC
16-05-1973 Scotland...... A W 2-1 BC. 1 Goal
19-05-1973 Wales......... H W 1-0 BC
26-09-1973 Bulgaria...... H D 0-0 WCQ
14-11-1973 Portugal...... A D 1-1 WCQ
15-05-1974 England....... A L 0-1 BC. sub
18-05-1974 Wales......... A L 0-1 BC
30-10-1974 Sweden........ A W 2-0 ECQ 1 Goal
16-04-1975 Yugoslavia.... H W 1-0 ECQ
17-05-1975 England....... H D 0-0 BC
20-05-1975 Scotland...... A L 0-3 BC
19-11-1975 Yugoslavia.... A L 0-1 ECQ sub
28-05-1977 England....... H L 1-2 BC. sub 
01-06-1977 Scotland...... A L 0-2 BC
21-09-1977 Iceland....... H W 2-0 WCQ
12-10-1977 Netherlands... H L 0-1 WCQ
13-05-1978 Scotland...... A D 1-1 BC. 1 Goal
16-05-1978 England....... A L 0-1 BC
19-05-1978 Wales......... A L 0-1 BC
20-09-1978 Rep of Ireland A D 0-0 ECQ
25-10-1978 Denmark....... H W 2-1 ECQ
29-11-1978 Bulgaria...... A W 2-0 ECQ
07-02-1979 England....... A L 0-4 ECQ
02-05-1979 Bulgaria...... H W 2-0 ECQ
06-06-1979 Denmark....... A L 0-4 ECQ
21-11-1979 Rep of Ireland H W 1-0 ECQ
26-03-1980 Israel........ A D 0-0 WCQ
11-06-1980 Australia..... A W 2-1 FR
15-06-1980 Australia..... A D 1-1 FR. 1 Goal
18-06-1980 Australia..... A W 2-1 FR
15-10-1980 Sweden........ H W 3-0 WCQ
19-11-1980 Portugal...... A L 0-1 WCQ
29-04-1981 Portugal...... H W 1-0 WCQ
19-05-1981 Scotland...... A L 0-2 BC
03-06-1981 Sweden........ A L 0-1 WCQ
14-10-1981 Scotland...... H D 0-0 WCQ
23-02-1982 England....... A L 0-4 BC
24-03-1982 France........ A L 0-4 FR
28-04-1982 Scotland...... H D 1-1 BC
17-06-1982 Yugoslavia.... N D 0
-0 WCF
21-06-1982 Honduras...... N D 1-1 WCF
25-06-1982 Spain......... N W 1-0 WCF
01-07-1982 Austria....... N D 2-2 WCF
04-07-1982 France........ N L 1-4 WCF
13-10-1982 Austria....... A L 0-2 ECQ
17-11-1982 West Germany.. H W 1-0 ECQ
15-12-1982 Albania....... A D 0-0 ECQ
30-03-1983 Turkey........ A W 2-1 ECQ 1 Goal
27-04-1983 Albania....... H W 1-0 ECQ
24-05-1983 Scotland...... A D 0-0 BC
28-05-1983 England....... H D 0-0 BC
21-09-1983 Austria....... H W 3-1 ECQ 1 Goal
12-10-1983 Turkey........ A L 0-1 ECQ
16-11-1983 West Germany.. A W 1-0 ECQ
04-04-1984 England....... A L 0-1 BC
22-05-1984 Wales......... A D 1-1 BC
27-05-1984 Finland....... A L 0-1 WCQ
12-09-1984 Romania....... H W 3-2 WCQ
14-11-1984 Finland....... H W 2-1 WCQ

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Summary: 58(6)/7. Won 22, Drew 20, Lost 22.
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Record as captain:
Span
First Match
Pl
W
D
L
F
A
.GD.
Win %
Pts %
W/L
1980-1984
26/03/80
33
12
11
10
29
34
-5
36.4%
47.5%
2
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Northern Ireland Amateur Cap Details:
19-02-1971 Scotland...... H D 1-1
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Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 0.

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