John Egan (footballer, born 1992)

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John Egan
Personal information
Full name John Egan[1]
Date of birth (1992-10-20) 20 October 1992 (age 21)
Place of birth Cork, Republic of Ireland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Gillingham
Number 4
Youth career
2009–2011 Sunderland
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Sunderland 0 (0)
2012 Crystal Palace (loan) 1 (0)
2012 Sheffield United (loan) 1 (0)
2012 Bradford City (loan) 4 (0)
2014 Southend United (loan) 13 (1)
2014– Gillingham 0 (0)
National team
Republic of Ireland U17 2 (0)
2010–2011 Republic of Ireland U19 10 (0)
2012– Republic of Ireland U21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:31, 6 April 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:59, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

John Egan (born 20 October 1992) is an Irish footballer who plays for Gillingham F.C as a defender. Born in Cork he has had loan spells with Crystal Palace, Sheffield United, Bradford City and Southend United, and has represented Ireland at under-17, under-19 and under-21 level. He was released by Sunderland at the end of the 2013/2014 season, and signed a 2 year deal with Gillingham in July 2014.

Early and personal life[edit]

Born in Cork, he is the son of deceased Kerry Gaelic footballer, John Egan.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Egan was loaned by Sunderland to Crystal Palace in January 2012.[2] In March 2012, Egan joined Football League One side Sheffield United on a month's loan to ease a defensive crisis,[3] making his début for the Blades that evening in a defeat at Walsall.[4]

The following season Egan signed a three-month loan deal with Bradford City at the start of November 2012.[5] He made his début for Bradford on 6 November in a 0–0 draw at home to Chesterfield.[6] His loan was cut short two weeks later after suffering a broken leg,[7] returning having played four games for the Bantams. Despite his lack of first team opportunities Egan agreed a one year contract extension with Sunderland in March 2013.[8]

On 27 February 2014, Egan joined League Two side Southend United on an emergency loan.[9] His first goal came on 11 March 2014, in a 2-2 draw against Scunthorpe United, where he scored a "spectacular long-distance effort".[10] On 28 March 2014, Egan extended his loan stay with the Blues until the end of the 2013–14 season.[11]

Gillingham[edit]

On 3 July 2014, Egan signed a two year deal with Gillingham following his release from Sunderland.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 22 April 2014.[13]
Club Season Division League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sunderland 2011–12 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crystal Palace (loan) 2011–12 Championship 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Sheffield United (loan) 2011–12 League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bradford City (loan) 2012–13 League Two 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Southend United (loan) 2013–14 League Two 13 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 15 1
Career total 21 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 22 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Egan". Sunderland Association Football Club. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Crystal Palace sign Egan & Dumbuya ; extend Martin stay". BBC Sport. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Blades secure loan double". Sheffield United Official Web Site. 6 March 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Blades cut down again to offer hope to rivals". Yorkshire Post. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bradford City sign Egan". Telegraph & Argus. 3 November 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Bradford 0–0 Chesterfield". BBC Sport. 6 November 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Egan returns to Sunderland". Sunderland Association Football Club. 21 November 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "John Egan has put pen to paper on a one-year contract extension". Sunderland Association Football Club. 26 March 2013. Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "News: John Egan joins from Sunderland". Southend United FC. 27 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "News: Scunthorpe 2 - 2 Southend". bbc. 11 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "News: Egan extends Southend United loan". Southend United FC. 28 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "News: Gillingham FC clinch the signature of former Sunderland defender John Egan on a two year contract". Gillingham FC. 3 July 2014. 
  13. ^ John Egan career stats at Soccerbase

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