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John O'Shea

John OShea
Personal information
Full nameJohn Francis O'Shea
Date of birth30 April 1981(age 35)
Place of birthWaterford, Ireland
Height1.90 m
Playing positionDefender
Club information
Current clubSunderland
Number16

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John Francis O'Shea (born 30 April 1981) is an Irish professional footballer, who currently plays for Sunderland and the Republic of Ireland national team as a defender.

Born in Waterford, O'Shea joined Manchester United when he was 17. He spent loan spells at Bournemouth and Royal Antwerp before establishing himself in the Manchester United first team, going on to make almost 400 appearances in all competitions over 10 years. He joined Sunderland in July 2011.

O'Shea made his Republic of Ireland debut in 2001 against Croatia and has since gone on to make 70 appearances and for his country, scoring one goal.


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