David O'Brien (footballer)
|Full name||David O'Brien|
|Date of birth||24 January 1984|
|Place of birth||Stirling, Scotland|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:37, 8 June 2014 (UTC).
David O'Brien (born 24 January 1984 in Stirling) is a Scottish former professional footballer who last played as a left-sided midfielder, for Greenock Morton. He has also played for Stirling Albion, Dundee and Ayr United.
He started his career with Stirling Albion in 2001, after joining from amateur side Denny Amateurs, and helped them win the 2nd Division play off Final against Airdrie United in 2007. In January 2007, O'Brien signed a pre-contract agreement with Dundee, moving to Tayside in May 2007. At the end of the 2007–08 season, O'Brien signed a one-year contract extension with the Dens Park side. O'Brien failed to have his contract renewed when it expired in 2009.
On 15 June 2009, Ayr United announced that they had signed O'Brien. O'Brien left the Honest Men on 3 August 2009, after not being selected to play against his old club Stirling Albion on 1 August 2009. O'Brien met with the manager Brian Reid, and after a short discussion he left the club.
He rejoined his home town team, Stirling Albion, on 6 August 2009.
After his contract expired at Stirling, he joined manager Allan Moore at new club Greenock Morton. O'Brien signed on for another season in May 2012. He again signed a one-year deal in May 2013. He left Morton in the summer of 2014 after failing to recover from an injury sustained at Celtic Park.
In August 2016, he signed for Junior side Camelon Juniors
His wife is a nurse called Claire.
- "O'Brien joins Dundee from Albion". BBC Sport. 21 May 2007. Retrieved 23 May 2007.
- "O'Brien extends Dundee contract". BBC Sport. 30 April 2008. Retrieved 1 May 2008.
- "Quartet set for Dundee departure". BBC Sport. 5 May 2009. Retrieved 9 May 2009.
- Greig, Martin (4 June 2010). "O'Brien: Al can help me be wing king". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
- Tait, Chris (9 May 2012). "Moore wields his axe". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
- Mitchell, Jonathan (8 May 2013). "Gaston and O'Brien staying with Ton". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 8 May 2013.