Stephen Quinn

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Stephen Quinn
FIFA WC-qualification 2014 - Austria vs Ireland 2013-09-10 - Stephen Quinn 03.jpg
Stephen Quinn, September 2013.
Personal information
Full name Stephen Quinn[1]
Date of birth (1986-04-01) 1 April 1986 (age 28)[1]
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hull City
Number 29
Youth career
St Patrick's Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 St Patrick's Athletic 1 (0)
2005–2012 Sheffield United 204 (20)
2006 Milton Keynes Dons (loan) 15 (0)
2006 Rotherham United (loan) 16 (0)
2012– Hull City 65 (3)
National team
2006–2007 Republic of Ireland U21 9 (1)
2013– Republic of Ireland 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:11, 23 November 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:16, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Stephen Quinn (born 1 April 1986) is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a Midfielder for Premier League side Hull City.

He started his career with League of Ireland side St Patrick's Athletic before moving to Sheffield United in 2005. Quinn made over 200 appearances for the Blades being their player of the season in 2011 and being in the Football League One PFA Team of the Year 2011-12. In 2012 he move to Hull City and was apart of the side that won promotion back to the Premier League. Quinn also started the 2014 FA Cup Final against Arsenal. He is known for his set piece taking.[2]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Dublin,[1] Quinn started his career with St Patrick's Athletic in the League of Ireland making his debut in a 2–1 loss to Shamrock Rovers in April 2004.

Sheffield United[edit]

Quinn playing for Sheffield United in 2010

Quinn signed for Sheffield United in 2005 and graduated from the Sheffield United Academy,[3] he made his first team debut for the Blades in a League Cup win at Shrewsbury Town on 20 September 2005.[4]

Quinn spent some of the 2005–06 season on loan with Milton Keynes Dons[5] and Rotherham United respectively,[6] becoming a fan favourite at The Millers where his performances helped them to avoid relegation.

Quinn made his Premiership debut for the Blades against Charlton Athletic, and could have almost scored within the first 40 seconds of the game.[7] In his second appearance, a match against Aston Villa at Bramall Lane, he did score his first goal for the club.[8] Quinn ended the season by winning the young player of the season award and was rewarded with a new contract. Sheffield United warded off interest allegedly from numerous Championship clubs during the summer 2011 transfer window, with Quinn being made aware of an offer – rejected by Sheffield United – from Blackpool (who also signed Daniel Bogdanović) by his agent.[9] By 9 April 2012, Quinn provided more assists (14) than any other player in League One. He also scored four goals in the 2011-12 season.

Hull City[edit]

Quinn joined Championship club Hull City on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee on 31 August 2012. It was later revealed that Hull City would pay Sheffield United £2,000 per game for his first 50 games for City.[10] On 1 September 2012 at the KC Stadium against Bolton Wanderers, great work from Jay Simpson on the right edge saw him pull the ball back for Quinn, who marked his home debut with a simple finish past Ádám Bogdán from close range.[11] Quinn enjoyed a highly successful first season in East Yorkshire, ending the campaign by winning Hull's Players' Player of the Season award as the Tigers were promoted to the Premier League under new manager Steve Bruce.[12]

On 13 April 2014, he scored Hull's fourth goal in their 5–3 FA Cup semi-final defeat of Sheffield United at Wembley Stadium.[13] On 17 May 2014 he started in the 2014 FA Cup Final against Arsenal.[14]

International career[edit]

Quinn warming up for Ireland, September 2013.

Quinn was called up by the Republic of Ireland for the first time as part of the senior squad to face San Marino in the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier at the Serravalle Stadium on 4 February 2007.

He made his U-21 international debut in the 1–0 loss against the Netherlands in Venlo on 27 March.[15] Quinn scored his first international goal in a 3–2 victory against Sweden U-21 in October 2007.[16]

Quinn won his first senior cap on 2 June 2013 when the Republic of Ireland beat Georgia 4-0. He would also go on to win a second cap against World Cup and European Champions Spain. On 7 September 2014 in Martin O'Neill's first competitive game in charge of Ireland, Quinn started his first competitive game against Georgia alongside Glenn Whelan and James McCarthy in midfield. Ireland won the game 2-1 thanks to a superb last minute winner by Aiden McGeady. Quinn admitted after the game that there was a "weight lifted off his shoulders" after making his compettive debut.[17][18] Quinn started in the memorable 1-1 draw against Germany, Quinn was criticised in the media for the German goal for standing off and allowing Toni Kroos the time to shoot and score.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 23 November 2014.
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
St Patrick's Athletic 2004–05[20] 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
MK Dons (loan) 2005–06[21] 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 19 0
Rotherham United (loan) 2005–06[21] 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
Sheffield United 2005–06[21] 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2006–07[22] 15 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 2
2007–08[23] 19 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 2
2008–09[24] 41 7 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 45 8
2009–10[25] 44 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 48 4
2010–11[26] 37 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 38 1
2011–12[27] 45 4 3 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 53 5
2012–13[28] 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Total 204 20 13 0 11 2 0 0 3 0 231 22
Hull City 2012–13[29] 42 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 44 3
2013–14[30] 15 0 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 24 1
2014–15[31] 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Total 65 3 9 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 76 4
Career total 301 23 23 1 13 2 0 0 6 0 343 26

International[edit]

As of 14 October 2014.
Republic of Ireland national football team
Year Apps Goals
2013 2 0
2014 7 0
Total 10 0

Personal life[edit]

Stephen Quinn is the younger brother of former Ipswich Town and Sheffield United midfielder Alan Quinn and the older brother of former fellow Sheffield United midfielder Keith Quinn. He is nicknamed Mini Quinny in reference to older brother Alan.[32]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Hull City

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 344. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Stephen Quinn". Sky Sports. 
  3. ^ "My kids are all right... we just need more time". Daily Mail. 4 December 2007. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Shrewsbury 0–0 Sheff Utd". BBC Sport (BBC). 21 September 2005. Retrieved 5 December 2007. 
  5. ^ "Dons complete Quinn loan capture". BBC Sport (BBC). 22 September 2005. Retrieved 5 December 2007. 
  6. ^ "Rotherham sign midfielder Quinn". BBC Sport (BBC). 19 January 2006. Retrieved 5 December 2007. 
  7. ^ "Sheff Utd 2–1 Charlton". BBC Sport (BBC). 2 December 2006. Retrieved 5 December 2007. 
  8. ^ "Sheff Utd 2–2 Aston Villa". BBC Sport (BBC). 11 December 2006. Retrieved 5 December 2007. 
  9. ^ "Sheffield United Reject Quinn Bids". skysports.com. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Hull City sign Sheffield United midfielder Stephen Quinn". BBC Sport (BBC). 31 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Hull 3–1 Bolton". BBC Sport (BBC). 1 September 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Stephen Quinn thrilled by Hull City season that has exceeded all expectations". Hull Daily Mail (This is Hull and East Riding). 23 April 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "Hull 5-3 Sheff Utd". BBC Sport. 13 April 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  14. ^ "Arsenal 3-2 Hull". BBC. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "Netherlands U21 1–0 Republic of Ireland U21". FAI Website. 27 March 2007. Retrieved 6 February 2008. 
  16. ^ "Ireland U21 warm up for England test with win over Sweden". FAI Website. 12 October 2007. Retrieved 6 February 2008. 
  17. ^ "Euro qualifiers: Aiden McGeady earns Republic of Ireland 2-1 win in Georgia". Sky Sports. 7 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "European Qualifier: Stephen Quinn admits relief at Republic of Ireland bow". Sky Sports. 9 October 2014. 
  19. ^ "Germany 1 Republic of Ireland 1, Euro 2016 qualifier: John O'Shea secures point after Toni Kroos' opener". The Telegraph. 14 October 2014. 
  20. ^ "Stephen Quinn apps 2004/05". Soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  21. ^ a b c "Stephen Quinn apps 2005/06". Soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  22. ^ "Stephen Quinn apps 2006/07". Soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  23. ^ "Stephen Quinn apps 2007/08". Soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  24. ^ "Stephen Quinn apps 2008/09". Soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  25. ^ "Stephen Quinn apps 2009/10". Soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  26. ^ "Stephen Quinn apps 2010/11". Soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  27. ^ "Stephen Quinn apps 2011/12". Soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  28. ^ "Stephen Quinn apps 2012/13". Soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  29. ^ "Stephen Quinn apps 2012/13". Soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  30. ^ "Stephen Quinn apps 2013/14". Soccerbase.com. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  31. ^ "Stephen Quinn apps 2014/15". Soccerbase.com. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  32. ^ "Mini Quinny's full outing". Sheffield United F.C. 17 October 2007. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 

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