Isaac Osbourne

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Isaac Osbourne
Personal information
Full name Isaac Samuel Osbourne[1]
Date of birth (1986-06-22) 22 June 1986 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
000–2003 Coventry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2011 Coventry City 122 (0)
2006 Crewe Alexandra (loan) 2 (0)
2011–2013 Aberdeen 46 (1)
2013–2014 Partick Thistle 12 (0)
2014–2015 St Mirren 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 April 2015 (UTC).

Isaac Samuel Osbourne (born 22 June 1986) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder. He most recently played for St Mirren, and is the older brother of Blackpool midfielder Isaiah Osbourne.

Career[edit]

Coventry City[edit]

Born in Birmingham, West Midlands,[1] Osbourne signed for Coventry in 1999. During the 2002–03 season, he made his debut in the first team at Coventry City at 16 years of age.[2] He was awarded the 'Young Player of the Year Award' in 2005; previous winners of the award include Gary McSheffrey and Chris Kirkland.[3] At the end of 2004–05 season, Osbourne was offered a new deal at Coventry,[4] which Osbourne accepted.[5]

During the early months of the 2005–06 season, he was a regular first team starter, but he damaged his lateral collateral ligament early in 2006, ruling him out of the second half of the season, though he made two appearance on the bench, being as an unused substitute in the matches.[6]

Following his loan spell at Crewe ended, Osbourne continued to resume his regular first team starter. At the end of the 2006/07 season, he signed a contract extension by signing a four-year deal.[7] Throughout the 2007/08 season, Osbourne continued to become a regular team starter. Towards the end of the 2007/08 season, Osbourne filled in the right-back position, following loanee-Richard Duffy injury.[8]

His first team lasted until 2008/09 season when Osbourne soon suffered various injuries[9][10] and even worse, his first team opportunities is limited. In mid-March, Manager Chris Coleman revealed that he turned down a loan request for Osbourne, insisting he is in his [Coleman] plan.[11]

Throughout his two-years at Coventry until his release, Osbourne made sporadic appearance for the club and his absence was explained, due to lack of first team opportunities under managers and injuries, like knee injury. At the end of the 2010/11 season, Osbourne was released by the club as he wasn't offered a new deal at Coventry, ending a long year at the club.[12]

Crewe Alexandra (loan)[edit]

In October 2006, he was loaned out to League One side Crewe Alexandra,[13] featuring in their League Cup game against Manchester United. He was subsequently recalled by Coventry, making his first appearance of the season in the 1–1 draw at home to Southend United.

Aberdeen[edit]

After being released by Coventry, he went on trial at Aberdeen.[14] The day after his trial was announced, the club says they confirmed their interests signing him.[15] The following month, Osbourne went on another trial at the Dons to earn a contract.[16]

On 30 June 2011, he signed a one-year contract with Aberdeen, following a trials.[17] Upon joining, Osbourne says the club [Aberdeen] have helped his career by overcoming his injury and credit Craig Brown for reviving his career.[18] Ahead of his debut, Osbourne says he is delighted of making his Aberdeen debut and describe it as a "dream".[19] During the transfer window, his brother, Isiah, joined SPL rivals Hibernian. He made his debut in a 0–0 draw against St Johnstone in the opening game of the season.[20] Having made an immediate impact, Brown revealed he started a contract negotiations to tie up Osbourne new deal.[21] In early January, Osbourne soon suffered an hamstring injury during a match against Forfar Athletic in the fourth round in the Scottish Cup and was substituted in the first half[22] and needed a knee operation.[23] During the sidelines, he signed a one-year contract extension, which will keep him until 2013.[24] Three months later, on the final game of the season, Osbourne made his return, coming on as a substitute for Kári Árnason in the 75th minute, as Aberdeen drew 0–0 with St Mirren.[25]

He started the 2012/13 season strongly, putting in three-man of the match performances in succession. On 18 August 2012, he scored his first goal in 176 competitive appearances, for Aberdeen against St Johnstone in Perth.[26] In November, during a match against Hibs on 24 November 2012, he suffered another hamstring injury that cause him to be out for two months.[27] In early January, Osbourne soon made a recovery from injury and return to full training.[28] In February, Osbourne spoke out about his contract says his career in Aberdeen is in doubt over his personal issue, with his contract is going to expire in the summer.[29] However, a week later, Osbourne suffered an injury again and it was a same injury he suffered during the season.[30] It was announced on 13 May 2013 that Osbourne's contract along with another six players would not be extended by Aberdeen.[31]

Partick Thistle[edit]

On 31 July 2013, Partick Thistle announced that they have brought in Osbourne from Aberdeen on a free transfer.[32] Osbourne suffered a knee injury in an abandoned match against St Johnstone at Firhill in late 2013. He underwent surgery and the injury left him unavailable for the remainder of the 2013/14 season.[33] After making thirteen appearance in his first season, Osbourne said he might want to continue on at the club.[34]

St Mirren[edit]

Osbourne signed a one-year contract with Scottish Premiership side, St Mirren on 21 August 2014.[35] On 21 April 2015, Osbourne left the club by mutual consent prior to the end of the season. He made 18 appearances in total, without scoring a goal.[36]

Personal life[edit]

Osbourne revealed he attended Henley College in Coventry to study BTEC National Certificate in Sport and plans to become a carpenter when he retires.[37]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 322. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Coventry 0–0 Gillingham". BBC Sport. 26 April 2003. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Isaac Osbourne profile". Coventry City F.C. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Adams offers ten new deals". Sky Sports. 11 May 2005. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Duo sign new Coventry deals". Sky Sports. 27 June 2005. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sky Blues lose Osbourne". Sky Sports. 5 January 2006. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Osbourne signs new Coventry deal". BBC Sport. 17 May 2007. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  8. ^ "Duffy set to miss rest of season". BBC Sport. 10 April 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Coleman delighted with Osbourne". BBC Sport. 19 September 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Isaac Osbourne is facing up to injury spell at Coventry City". Birmingham Mail. 20 December 2008. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "Coleman blocks Osbourne move". Sky Sports. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "Coventry City to release Lee Carsley and four other first team stars". Coventry Telegraph. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  13. ^ "Alex add Osbourne". Football.co.uk. 20 October 2006. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  14. ^ "Isaac Osbourne has Aberdeen trial after Coventry City release confirmed". Coventry Telegraph. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Gossip: Aberdeen confirm Isaac Osbourne interest". Coventry Telegraph. 12 May 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  16. ^ "Gossip: Isaac Osbourne gets second chance to impress Aberdeen FC". Coventry Telegraph. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  17. ^ "Aberdeen sign midfielder Isaac Osbourne". BBC Sport. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  18. ^ "Aberdeen boss Craig Brown: We were offered Nacho Novo.. we said no". Daily Record. 1 July 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  19. ^ "Aberdeen debut was a dream after fearing my career was over, admits Isaac Osbourne". Daily Record. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  20. ^ "Aberdeen v St Johnstone". BBC Sport. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 23 July 2011. 
  21. ^ "Aberdeen keen to tie down midfield masters Isaac Osbourne & Kari Arnason on new deals". Daily Record. 19 October 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  22. ^ "Scottish Cup: Forfar Athletic 0 Aberdeen 4". Daily Record. 8 January 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  23. ^ "Aberdeen sign Stephen Hughes on deal until 2014". BBC Sport. 27 January 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  24. ^ "Aberdeen midfielder Isaac Osbourne signs new contract to stay until 2013". Daily Record. 30 January 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  25. ^ "Aberdeen 0–0 St Mirren". BBC Sport. 12 May 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  26. ^ "St Johnstone 1–2 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 18 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  27. ^ "Aberdeen FC have 10 players crocked". Evening Express. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  28. ^ "Osbourne back for Aberdeen FC". Evening Express. 14 January 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  29. ^ "Aberdeen FC's Osbourne has European target but future is uncertain". Evening Express. 9 February 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  30. ^ "Isaac Osbourne facing at least six weeks out with hamstring tear". Sky Sports. 19 February 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  31. ^ "Dons release seven". afc.co.uk. Aberdeen FC. 13 May 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  32. ^ "Partick Thistle add Isaac Osbourne & Simon Colina Dominguez". BBC Sport. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  33. ^ "Partick Thistle in desperate hunt for midfielder as Isaac Osbourne is ruled out for remainder of season". Daily Record. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  34. ^ "Osbourne won't rule out signing for Thistle again". Evening Times. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  35. ^ "New Signing: Isaac Osbourne". St Mirren F.C. 21 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  36. ^ "Squad Update". St Mirren FC. St Mirren Official website. 21 April 2015. Archived from the original on 6 May 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2015. 
  37. ^ "Coventry City's Isaac Osbourne is already planning for a career after football". Birmingham Mail. 8 February 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 

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