Wayne O'Sullivan

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Wayne O'Sullivan
Personal information
Full name Wayne St John O'Sullivan
Date of birth (1974-02-25) February 25, 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Akrotiri, Cyprus
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Right midfield (retired)
Youth career
pre–1994 Swindon Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Swindon Town 89 (3)
1997–1999 Cardiff City 85 (4)
1999–2001 Plymouth Argyle 85 (3)
2001–2003 Parramatta Power 55 (2)
2003–2004 Northern Spirit 24 (0)
2004 Geylang United ? (?)
2005–2007 Central Coast Mariners 37 (1)
2011 Lake Macquarie City 11 (0)
National team
1995 Republic of Ireland U21 2 (0)
Teams managed
2004 Geylang United
2008–2009 Wellington Phoenix (asst.)
2009–2012 Newcastle Jets FC W-League
2013– Central Coast Mariners (asst.)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Wayne St John O'Sullivan (born February 25, 1974 in Akrotiri, Cyprus) was a football (soccer) player and is currently the assistant coach of the Central Coast Mariners.

Playing career[edit]

O'Sullivan was part of the regular first eleven for Plymouth Argyle. At the time Plymouth were placed low in the Nationwide Division 3 (now Football League Two), he along with Paul McGregor and Martin Phillips were considered the most consistent players at the time. But in the summer of 2000 he headed to Australia to continue his playing career.

Following the demise of the old National Soccer League competition and the creation of the Hyundai A-League, O'Sullivan signed with Central Coast Mariners in 2005. At the club, he was a favourite among fans for his tenacity and energy on the field. After an inconsistent 2006–07 season with The Mariners, during which he was often deployed as a right-back, instead of his preferred right-midfield position, the hard-working midfielder/defender was released.

Although there is some controversy surrounding Lawrie McKinna's decision to release O'Sullivan, it was believed by many in the Mariners camp that he was past his best and for the club to continue to grow in a developing league, his release was necessary.

Management career[edit]

After being released by Central Coast Mariners, O'Sullivan had spent months trying to find a spot in another football team to continue his playing career, but was not successful.

He holds an Asian Federation Advance Level (FIFA) 'B' coaching licence and in July will graduate from Sydney University with a masters degree in education, specialising in coaching.[citation needed]

On Friday, 18 May 2007, O'Sullivan was named Assistant Coach for A-League club Wellington Phoenix on a two year deal. He worked alongside Ricki Herbert, Luciano Trani and former Celtic goalkeeper Jonathan Gould.

On Thursday, 21 November 2013, O'Sullivan was named Assistant Coach for the Central Coast Mariners on a contract until the end of the 2014–15 A-League season, working alongside newly appointed coach Phil Moss.[1]



Swindon Town
Central Coast Mariners


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Sully signs on for Coast". Football Federation Australia. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013.