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 24)[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 116 (27)
2011–2012 Staines Town (loan) 2 (0)
2012 Hayes & Yeading United (loan) 7 (0)
2013 Crawley Town (loan) 9 (0)
2013–2014 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 22:15, 21 October 2017 (UTC).

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

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]

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.[12] O'Brien then scored his first competitive goal and his third goal for Ireland in 4–1 away win against the Faroe Islands.[13] On 15 November 2013, O'Brien bagged another international brace against Faroe Islands in a high scoring 5–2 win at The Showgrounds.[14]

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

In September 2017 he was called up to the senior Republic of Ireland squad for 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Wales.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 7 May 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Millwall 2011–12[16] Championship 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2012–13[17] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013–14[18] Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15[19] Championship 19 2 0 0 1 0 20 2
2015–16[20] League One 43 10 2 1 0 0 8[a] 2 53 13
2016–17[21] League One 43 13 6 1 2 1 5[b] 0 56 15
Total 105 25 8 2 4 1 13 2 130 30
Staines Town (loan) 2011–12[22] Conference South 2 0 1[c] 0 3 0
Hates & Yeading United (loan) 2011–12[23] Conference Premier 7 0 7 0
Crawley Town (loan) 2012–13[17] League One 9 0 9 0
Aldershot Town (loan) 2013–14[18] Conference Premier 5 3 4[c] 4 9 7
Torquay United (loan) 2013–14[24] League Two 3 0 3 0
Career total 131 28 8 2 4 1 18 6 161 37
  1. ^ Six appearances and two goals in Football League Trophy, two in League One play-offs
  2. ^ Three appearances in EFL Trophy, two in League One play-offs
  3. ^ a b Appearances in FA Trophy

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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. 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. Archived from the original on 9 October 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. ^ "O'Brien double helps U21s beat Dutch". 6 February 2013. Archived from the original on 28 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Faroe Islands-Republic of Ireland report". 14 August 2013. 
  14. ^ "Republic of Ireland-Faroe Islands report". 15 November 2013. 
  15. ^ "Scott Hogan: Aston Villa striker handed first Republic call-up with Walters out". BBC Sport. 26 September 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2017. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Aiden O'Brien in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "Games played by Aiden O'Brien in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  18. ^ a b "Games played by Aiden O'Brien in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Aiden O'Brien in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  20. ^ "Games played by Aiden O'Brien in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  21. ^ "Games played by Aiden O'Brien in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  22. ^ "Aiden O'Brien Matches". Soccerway. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Aiden O'Brien in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Aiden O'Brien in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 

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