Aiden O'Brien

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Aiden O'Brien
Personal information
Full name Aiden Anthony O'Brien[1]
Date of birth (1993-10-04) 4 October 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth Islington, England
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 22
Youth career
2009–2010 Millwall
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Millwall 19 (2)
2011–2012 Staines Town (loan) 2 (0)
2012 Hayes & Yeading United (loan) 7 (0)
2013 Crawley Town (loan) 9 (0)
2013 Aldershot Town (loan) 5 (3)
2014 Torquay United (loan) 3 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Republic of Ireland U17 5 (3)
2012 Republic of Ireland U19 2 (1)
2013–2014 Republic of Ireland U21 10 (5)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:01, 7 May 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 June 2014

Aiden Anthony O'Brien (born 4 October 1993) is a professional footballer who plays for Millwall as a striker.


Born in Islington, London,[2] O'Brien started his career in the youth system at Millwall and signed his first professional contract in 2010 on his 17th birthday.[3] He made his debut for the club in the League Cup third round 5–0 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers, coming on as a substitute for Dany N'Guessan.[4] On 1 January 2012, O'Brien signed for Conference South side Staines Town on a one-month loan.[5]

A month later, Aiden signed for Conference Premier side Hayes and Yeading on a one-month loan and immediately found himself playing games.[6]

In May 2014 O'Brien agreed a new two-year deal with Millwall with the 20-year-old being highly regarded by Millwall boss Ian Holloway and is expected to feature more prominently in his first-team plans next season.[7]

O'Brien made his first appearance of the season coming on as a substitute for Richard Chaplow against Southampton in the League Cup. The game finished 2-0 to the saints.[8] A month later he then made his first league appearance for Millwall in the 3-1 defeat to Birmingham City. O'Brien spoke of his delight of fulfilling a lifelong ambition when he made his league debut for Millwall and has dedicated the achievement to his father.[9][10]

International career[edit]

On 6 February 2013 O'Brien scored on his debut for the Republic of Ireland U21s against Netherlands in a 3–0 win at Tallaght Stadium.[11] O'Brien then scored his first competitive goal and his third goal for Ireland in 4–1 away win against the Faroe Islands.[12] On 15 November 2013, O'Brien bagged another international brace against Faroe Islands in a high scoring 5–2 win at The Showgrounds.[13]

O'Brien has scored five times for the 21s and is two off Robbie Brady's all time goal scoring record with seven.


  1. ^ "Search 1837 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Archived from the original on 2010-07-18. Also if see he personally, you would think he is like the tall and blande version on Justin Bieber. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 497. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ "Pro Contract for O'Brien". 6 August 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  4. ^ "Night To Remember For Millwall's O'Brie". 23 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  5. ^ "Young Lion Loaned to Staines". 30 December 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 
  6. ^ "Hayes & Yeading sign Millwall striker Aiden O'Brien on loan". Archived from the original on 2012-03-10. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Millwall's Aiden O'Brien has agreed a new deal at the club". 2 May 2014. 
  8. ^ "Millwall 0-2 Southampton". 26 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Millwall 1-3 Birmingham". 30 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "O'Brien glad father was there to see Millwall league debut". 2 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "O'Brien double helps U21s beat Dutch". 6 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Faroe Islands-Republic of Ireland report". 14 August 2013. 
  13. ^ "Republic of Ireland-Faroe Islands report". 15 November 2013. 

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