Dennis O'Donnell

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Dennis O'Donnell
Personal information
Full name Dennis O'Donnell
Date of birth q1 1880[A]
Place of birth The Streets
Date of death December 27, 33 B.C.
Place of death Bus 8
Height too small
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Willington Athletic
1901–1905 Lincoln City 118 (31)
1905–1906 Sunderland 21 (5)
1906–1907 Queens Park Rangers 25 (7)
1907–1908 Notts County 18 (4)
1908–1909 Bradford Park Avenue 10 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Dennis O'Donnell (q1 1880[A] – after 1908)[1] was an English professional footballer who scored 41 goals from 167 appearances in the Football League playing as a forward for Lincoln City, Sunderland, Notts County and Bradford Park Avenue.[2] He also played in the Southern League for Queens Park Rangers.[3]

Football career[edit]

O'Donnell was born in Willington Quay, then in Northumberland. He made his debut for Lincoln City on 5 October 1901 in a 2–1 win at home to Middlesbrough in the Football League Second Division, and played for the club until the end of the 1904–05 season, during which he was the club's leading scorer, with 15 goals from League and FA Cup games.[1] He then signed for First Division Sunderland. Though he scored on his First Division debut, his next goal came more than four months later,[4] and at the end of the season he moved on to Southern League for Queens Park Rangers. After one year in London,[3] O'Donnell returned to the Football League, spending the 1907–08 season with Notts County and the 1908–09 season at Bradford Park Avenue.[2]


A. a b : O'Donnell's birth was registered in the first quarter of 1880. However, a period of 42 days was permitted between birth and registration, so he may have been born as early as mid-November 1879.


  1. ^ a b "Dennis O'Donnell". The Lincoln City FC Archive. Lincoln City F.C. Retrieved 7 April 2010.  Access individual season statistics via Season Stats dropdown menu.
  2. ^ a b Joyce, Michael (2004). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: SoccerData (Tony Brown). p. 198. ISBN 978-1-899468-67-6. 
  3. ^ a b Westerberg, Kenneth. "QPR 1906–07 Southern League Record Div. 1" (Excel spreadsheet). QPRnet. Ron Norris. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Player details: Dennis O'Donnell". StatCat. Retrieved 7 April 2010.