|Full name||Eunan Charles O'Kane|
|Date of birth||10 July 1990|
|Place of birth||Derry, Northern Ireland|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|-2007||Maiden City Soccer Academy|
|2006||Northern Ireland U16||2||(0)|
|2006–2007||Northern Ireland U17||7||(0)|
|2008||Northern Ireland U19||7||(1)|
|2011||Northern Ireland U20||1||(0)|
|2008–2010||Northern Ireland U21||4||(1)|
|2012||Republic of Ireland U21||5||(0)|
|2016–||Republic of Ireland||4||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:59, 05 March 2016 (UTC).
A midfielder, O'Kane spent two years with Everton as a youth team player before joining Coleraine in September 2009. At Coleraine, O'Kane scored on his professional league debut in a 3–2 loss against Glenavon and in his 10th appearance, O'Kane scored a double in a 3–0 win over Glenavon.
He extended his contract with the club in December before spending time on trial with Torquay United at the turn of the year. It proved to be successful, and he subsequently signed a contract with the club until June 2010. He made his debut for the club in a 1–1 draw against Chesterfield and scored his first goal in a 3–1 win over Darlington on 6 March 2010. In his second half of the season at Torquay, O'Kane made a good impression, resulting the club rewarding O'Kane and Chris Robertson a two-year deal.
The following season, O'Kane continued to make an impression for the club as he scored six time and continued to set up goal 6 times this season against Crewe (scored again later on this season), Stockport County, Rotherham United, Hereford United and Northampton Town. O'Kane scored his first FA Cup goal in third round and the only goal in a 1–0 win over Carlisle United. Also in the season, Torquay reached 7th place, resulting to participate the Play-off to get promoted to League One. In the semi-final of the play-off, O'Kane scored the second goal in the goal with a 2–0 win over Shrewsbury Town which Torquay win in the second leg to progress to the final against Stevenage, who dominated against Accrington Stanley. But lost to Stevenage following the only goal in the game from John Mousinho, preventing Torquay to get promoted to League One and in the first half of the season, O'Kane signed a new contract extension, keeping him until 2014. Through the season, O'Kane continued to make an impression for the club as he scored 5 (against Macclesfield Town, Wimbledon, twice against Plymouth Argyle and Aldershot Town) and continued to set up goal 9 times.
Towards the end of the season, he was among 3 Torquay player (Bobby Olejnik, Kevin Nicholson and Lee Mansell) named in the PFA Team of the Year of League Two and it was the first time he received an honour. Once again, Torquay United reach 5th place, resulting to participate the play-offs and played their first game against Cheltenham Town but Torquay lost in both leg.
After the end of 2011/12 season, O'Kane was linked with Newly promoted League One side Swindon Town. Crawley Town was interested signing him after the club made an offer for him about £175,000 and the offer was accepted by the club. However, O'Kane rejected the move to Crawley Town after talks with negotiations had stalled. After a move to Bournemouth, O'Kane made an explanation rejecting Crawley Town, claiming the move wasn't for him.
In mid-July, the club accepted a bid from an unknown club in the League One side, which later turns out to be Bournemouth. The move was officially made on 26 July 2012. O'Kane made his debut for the club in a 1–1 draw against Portsmouth on the opening game of the season. His first goal for the Cherries came in an FA Cup game against Carlisle United in a 3–1 win. Twenty-eight later, Kane scored his first league goal, in a 3–0 win over Crawley Town. Then just a few days after scoring his first league goal, Kane scored again in an FA Cup game against Wigan, in a 1–1 draw, which results playing again.
In a 3–1 loss against Walsall on 19 January 2013, O'Kane penalised for handball after picking the ball up because he thought a free-kick had been awarded, which led to a penalty and ended the club's 15-game unbeaten run in League One. After the match, O'Kane made apology on his Twitter account, which Manager Eddie Howe has since forgiven him and commenting the incident, believing it's should not be a penalty; instead, a free-kick. Though the incident, Walsall's assistant manager Richard O'Kelly believes that O'Kane should be short-listed for the FIFA fair play award. O'Kelly would also went on to praise O'Kane for his honesty and sportsmanship. Later in the season, O'Kane would play an important role to help the club promoted to the Championship following a 3–1 win over Carlisle United on 20 April 2013, but finished second place following Doncaster Rovers 1–0 victory over promotion-chaser Brentford.
On 11 March 2014, O'Kane signed a new three-and-a-half year deal with the Cherries.
Style of play
His performances made him a favourite with fans and managers alike, especially Martin Ling who commented that O'Kane was 'a player like himself' who 'never shies away from wanting the ball, even after he's made a mistake'.
O'Kane received his first call-up to the Republic of Ireland squad in May 2012 for a European U21 Championship qualifier against Italy. He was called up to the senior Republic of Ireland squad in August 2015 for the first time with manager Martin O'Neill including him in a 37-man preliminary squad to face Gibraltar and Georgia in Euro 2016 qualifiers. He went on to make his first appearances for the senior team in March 2016 in a 1-0 as a substitute in the win over Switzerland, and then starting the following Tuesday in the match versus Slovakia where he impressed where he was neat and tidy in a very positive performance.
- As of 5 March 2016
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Other||Total|
|Torquay United||2009–10||League Two||16||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||16||1|
- As of match played 25 March 2016.
|Republic of Ireland||2016||4||0|
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