25 August 2007

Michael O'Neill



Preceded by
Succeeded by
1988

Name: Michael Andrew Martin O’Neill
Born: 5 July 1969, Portadown
Height: 5.11 ft
Weight: 11.10 st
Position: Midfielder

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 31 Full Caps / 4 Goals (1988-1996), 2 B Caps (1994-1999), 1 Under-23 Caps (1989), 1 Under-21 Cap (1994), 1 Under-16 Cap, 3 Under-15 Schoolboy Caps (1984).
Club Honours: (with Hibs) Scottish League Cup Runner-Up 1993/94; (with Wigan) Football League Trophy Winner 1998/99; (with Glentoran) Irish League Champion 2002/03; Irish Cup Runner-Up 2002/03.

Awards: NI International Personality of the Year 1988; Newcastle United Player of the Year 1987/88.

Club Careers:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
Others
Chimney Corner
-
-
Youth
-
-
-
-
-
Coleraine
84/85-87/88
c/s-84
Youth
13 (5)/ 4
-
-
1(1)/0
-
Newcastle United
87/88-88/89
Oct-87
£50,000
36(12)/15
3(2)/1
2(0)/0
-
4(1)/1
Dundee United
89/90-92/93
Aug-89
£350,000
49(14)/12
-
-
-
-
Hibernian
93/94-95/96
Aug-93
£250,000
96 (2)/19
-
-
-
-
Coventry City
96/97-97/98
Jul-96
£500,000
3 (2)/ 0
-
-
-
1(0)/0
Aberdeen
97/98
Jan-98
Loan
4 (2)/ 0
0(1)/0
-
-
-
Reading
97/98
Mar-98
Loan
9 (0)/ 1
-
-
-
-
Wigan Athletic
98/99-99/00
Sep-98
Free
65 (1)/ 2
7(0)/0
5(0)/0
-
8(0)/3
St Johnstone
00/01
Aug-00
Free
7 (3)/ 0
1(0)/0
1(0)/0
-
-
Portland Timbers
2001
May-01
Free
22 (0)/ 6
3(0)/3
-
-
2(0)/1
Clydebank
01/02
Nov-01
Free
19 (0)/ 4
-
-
-
-
Boston.Bulldogs
2002
May-02
Free
-
-
-
-
-
Glentoran
02/03-03/04
Jul-02
Free
34(10)/ 4
3(2)/2
6(0)/0
2(1)/0
2(1)/0
Ayr United
04/05
Jun-04
Free
0 (2)/ 0
-
-
-
-
TOTALS
-
£1,150,000
257(53)/67
17(5)/6
15(1)/0
3(2)/0
16(2)/5

Biography:
A modern-day goalscoring midfielder, Michael O'Neill's cavalier style through the 1980s and 1990s earned comparisons with the inside-forwards of an era long passed - he also divided opinions on his overall effectiveness but his goal tally throughout much of his career cannot be overlooked.

O'Neill first entered management with Brechin City in April 2006 having previously been assistant at Cowdenbeath. He was linked to the manager's post at Dundee before
taking charge of Shamrock Rovers in December 2008. He led Rovers to the 2010 League title as well as to the FAI Cup final and notable European results. The following year he took Rovers into the Europa League group stages, the first Irish club to progress that far, won the Setanta Cup and also retained the League title.

O'Neill will take charge of Northern Ireland from 1st February 2012.


Wikipedia
Newcastle Career
Dundee United A-Z


Northern Ireland Cap Details:

17-02-1988 Greece....... A L 2-3 FR
23-03-1988 Poland....... H D 1-1 FR
27-04-1988 France....... H D 0-0 FR
21-05-1988 Malta........ H W 3-0 WCQ
14-09-1988 Rep. Ireland. H D 0-0 WCQ
19-10-1988 Hungary...... A L 0-1 WCQ
21-12-1988 Spain........ A L 0-4 WCQ sub
08-02-1989 Spain........ H L 0-2 WCQ sub
26-04-1989 Malta........ A W 2-0 WCQ sub 1 goal
26-05-1989 Chile........ H L 0-1 FR
06-09-1989 Hungary...... H L 1-2 WCQ sub
11-10-1989 Rep. Ireland. A L 0-3 WCQ
06-02-1991 Poland....... H W 3-1 FR
11-09-1991 Faroe Islands A W 5-0 ECQ sub
19-02-1992 Scotland..... A L 0-1 FR. sub
02-06-1992 Germany...... A D 1-1 FR. sub
09-09-1992 Albania...... H W 3-0 WCQ sub
17-02-1993 Albania...... A W 2-1 WCQ
 
31-03-1993 Rep. Ireland. A L 0-3 WCQ
28-04-1993 Spain........ A L 1-3 WCQ
25-05-1993 Lithuania.... A W 1-0 WCQ
02-06-1993 Latvia....... A W 2-1 WCQ
20-04-1994 Liechtenstein H W 4-1 ECQ sub
12-10-1994 Austria...... A W 2-1 ECQ sub
16-11-1994 Rep. Ireland. H L 0-4 ECQ
11-10-1995 Liechtenstein A W 4-0 ECQ 1 goal
15-11-1995 Austria...... H W 5-3 ECQ 2 goals
27-03-1996 Norway....... H L 0-2 FR
24-04-1996 Sweden....... H L 1-2 FR
31-08-1996 Ukraine...... H L 0-1 WCQ sub
05-10-1996 Armenia...... H D 1-1 WCQ sub

Summary: 19(12)/4. Won 12, Drew 5, Lost 14.


Northern Ireland B Cap Details:
10-05-1994 England...... A L 2-4 FR
09-02-1999 Wales........ A L 0-1 FR

Summary: 2/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.


Northern Ireland Under-23 Cap Details:
11-04-1989 Rep. Ireland. A L 0-3 FR

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 1.


Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
22-03-1994 Romania...... H D 0-0 FR

Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 0.

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