Aiden O'Brien

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Aiden O'Brien
Aiden O'Brien Millwall Vs Swindon Town (22230471236) (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Aiden Antony O'Brien[1]
Date of birth (1993-10-04) 4 October 1993 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Islington, England
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Millwall
Number 22
Youth career
2009–2010 Millwall
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Millwall 94 (22)
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 03:34, 13 March 2017 (UTC).

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

Career[edit]

Born in Islington, London,[3] O'Brien started his career in the youth system at Millwall and signed his first professional contract in 2010 on his 17th birthday.[4] 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.[5] On 1 January 2012, O'Brien signed for Conference South side Staines Town on a one-month loan.[6]

A month later, Aiden signed for Conference Premier side Hayes and Yeading on a one-month loan and immediately found himself playing games.[7]

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.[8]

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.[9] 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.[10][11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 21 December 2016[12]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Millwall 2011–12[13] Championship 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2014–15[14] Championship 19 2 1 0 0 0 20 2
2015–16[15] League One 43 10 0 0 2 1 8 2 53 13
2016–17[16] League One 19 8 2 1 2 1 3 0 26 10
Total 81 20 4 1 4 2 11 2 100 25
Staines Town(loan) 2011–12[17] National League South 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Hates & Yeading(loan) 2011–12[18] Blue Sq. Premier 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Crawley Town(loan) 2012–13[19] League One 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Aldershot Town(loan) 2013–14[20] Football Conference 5 3 0 0 0 0 5 3
Torquay United(loan) 2013–14[21] League Two 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Career total 107 23 4 1 4 2 12 2 127 28


A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the FA Trophy, Football League play-offs and Football League Trophy .

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.[22] O'Brien then scored his first competitive goal and his third goal for Ireland in 4–1 away win against the Faroe Islands.[23] On 15 November 2013, O'Brien bagged another international brace against Faroe Islands in a high scoring 5–2 win at The Showgrounds.[24]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Football League Limited: Club list of registered players as at 16th May 2015" (PDF). The Football League. 16 May 2015. p. 26. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Aiden O'Brien". 11v11. Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 497. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  4. ^ "Pro Contract for O'Brien". 6 August 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  5. ^ "Night To Remember For Millwall's O'Brie". 23 September 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-26. 
  6. ^ "Young Lion Loaned to Staines". 30 December 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 
  7. ^ "Hayes & Yeading sign Millwall striker Aiden O'Brien on loan". Archived from the original on 2012-03-10. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Millwall's Aiden O'Brien has agreed a new deal at the club". 2 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Millwall 0–2 Southampton". 26 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Millwall 1–3 Birmingham". 30 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "O'Brien glad father was there to see Millwall league debut". 2 October 2014. 
  12. ^ "Aiden O'Brien". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Aiden O'Brien in 2011/12". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Aiden O'Brien in 2014/15". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Aiden O'Brien in 2015/16". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Aiden O'Brien in 2016/17". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  17. ^ "Aiden O'Brien Matches". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Aiden O'Brien in 2011/12". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Aiden O'Brien in 2012/13". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Aiden O'Brien in 2013/14". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Aiden O'Brien in 2013/14". Soccerbase. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  22. ^ "O'Brien double helps U21s beat Dutch". 6 February 2013. 
  23. ^ "Faroe Islands-Republic of Ireland report". 14 August 2013. 
  24. ^ "Republic of Ireland-Faroe Islands report". 15 November 2013. 

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