Jack O'Connell (footballer)

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Jack O'Connell
Jack O'Connell 16-02-2013 1.jpg
O'Connell playing for York City in 2013
Personal information
Full name Jack William O'Connell[1]
Date of birth (1994-03-29) 29 March 1994 (age 20)[1]
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Rochdale
(on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
Number 29
Youth career
2011–2012 Blackburn Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012– Blackburn Rovers 0 (0)
2012–2013 Rotherham United (loan) 3 (0)
2013 York City (loan) 18 (0)
2013–2014 Rochdale (loan) 38 (0)
2014– Rochdale (loan) 9 (1)
National team
2012 England U18 1 (0)
2012–2013 England U19 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:54, 26 October 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:57, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Jack William O'Connell (born 29 March 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays for Rochdale on loan from Blackburn Rovers as a defender. He has had loan spells at Rotherham United, York City and Rochdale.

Club career[edit]

Born in Liverpool, Merseyside,[1] O'Connell was signed by the Blackburn Rovers youth system in the summer of 2011.[3] He broke into the reserve team during the 2011–12 season, and in May 2012 signed a two-year professional contract with Blackburn.[4] On 22 November 2012, he signed on loan for League Two side Rotherham United until 5 January 2013.[5] O'Connell made his debut on 24 November 2012, replacing Courtney Cameron in the 90th minute of a 1–0 win against Exeter City.[6] He made five appearances for Rotherham before returning to Blackburn.[6] O'Connell joined another League Two side, York City, on a one-month loan on 24 January 2013,[7] making his debut two days later in a 1–1 draw away at Gillingham.[6] The loan was extended until the end of the 2012–13 season on 25 January 2013,[8] making 18 appearances for York before returning to Blackburn.[6]

Rochdale Loans[edit]

O'Connell signed for League Two side Rochdale on a six-month loan on 22 July 2013.[9] His loan was extended for the rest of the 2013–14 season in December 2013.[10] He made 45 appearances as Rochdale earned promotion to League One after finishing third in League Two.[11]

Jack then rejoined Rochdale on the 1 September 2014 on loan until 3 January 2015.

Jack scored his first professional gaol in a 3-0 win for Rochdale over Yeovil Town.[12]

International career[edit]

O'Connell was capped once by the England national under-18 team, playing against Poland on 7 March 2012.[13] He made his debut for the under-19 team against Estonia on 26 September 2012 and went on to earn eight caps at this level.[13]

Style of play[edit]

O'Connell plays at left-back and centre-back.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 May 2014.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rotherham United (loan) 2012–13[6] League Two 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
York City (loan) 2012–13[6] League Two 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
Rochdale (loan) 2013–14[11] League Two 38 0 4 0 1 0 2[a] 0 45 0
Career total 59 0 6 0 1 0 2 0 68 0
  1. ^ Appearances in Football League Trophy

Honours[edit]

Rochdale

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Brown, Tony; Joyce, Michael; Longbottom, David, eds. (2013). English National Football Archive Yearbook 2013. Tony Brown. p. 147. ISBN 978-1-905891-62-7. 
  2. ^ "Jack O'Connell". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 7 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rovers pair land England call". Lancashire Telegraph (Blackburn). 30 October 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Rovers reward O'Connell". Sky Sports. 29 May 2012. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rotherham sign Liam Ridehalgh and Jack O'Connell on loan". BBC Sport. 22 November 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Games played by Jack O'Connell in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "York City sign Blackburn Rovers defender Jack O'Connell". BBC Sport. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Flett, Dave (25 February 2013). "York City extend loan deal for Blackburn defender Jack O'Connell". The Press (York). Retrieved 25 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Rochdale: Jack O'Connell joins on loan from Blackburn Rovers". BBC Sport. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Rochdale: Jack O'Connell and Graham Cummins extend loans". BBC Sport. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Games played by Jack O'Connell in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Yeovil 0-3 Rochdale". BBC Sport. 25 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Jack O'Connell". The Football Association. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 

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