Joe Shaughnessy

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Joe Shaughnessy
Personal information
Full name Joseph Shaughnessy
Date of birth (1992-07-06) 6 July 1992 (age 24)
Place of birth Galway, Ireland
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
St Johnstone
Number 14
Youth career
Mervue United
Salthill Devon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2015 Aberdeen 53 (0)
2011–2012 Forfar Athletic (loan) 27 (3)
2014–2015 Falkirk (loan) 9 (0)
2015– St Johnstone 66 (1)
National team
2013–2014 Republic of Ireland U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:04, 20 March 2017 (UTC).

Joe Shaughnessy (born 6 July 1992) is an Irish professional football defender who plays for Scottish Premiership club St Johnstone. Shaughnessy has also previously played for Aberdeen and on loan for Forfar Athletic and Falkirk. He has represented the Republic of Ireland national under-21 football team at international level.

Club career[edit]

Aberdeen[edit]

Shaughnessy signed for Aberdeen in June 2009, having previously played for Irish club Salthill Devon as a youngster.[1] Shaughnessy made his debut on 14 May 2011 against Hibernian.[2] A few days before making his debut, he signed a contract extension on a two-year deal.[3]

On 30 August 2011, Shaughnessy went on loan to Forfar Athletic until January, along with Nicky Low.[4] Shaughnessy made his debut for the club on 11 September 2011 in a 1–0 win against Brechin City.[5] He then scored his first goal for the club, in a 4–2 win over Stirling Albion on 17 September 2011.[6] Shaughnessy would score twice in two games; in a 4–3 loss against East Fife on 1 October 2011[7] and another in a 1–1 draw against Arbroath on 15 October 2011.[8]

Ahead of the fourth round of the Scottish Cup, a tie against his parent club, manager Dick Campbell says he wouldn't put Shaughnessy and Low in the match against his parent club.[9] Aberdeen won 4–0 and progressed to the next round.[10] After impressing on loan, he went back to Forfar until the end of the 2011–12 season.[citation needed] He went on to make 26 appearance and scored three times.

Ahead of the 2012–13 season, manager Craig Brown believed Shaughnessy and Low had performed well at Forfar Athletic and considered him using them in the first team in the near future.[11] In pre-season friendly matches, Shaughnessy scored twice in a 12–0 win over VfB Alstatte[12] and a 2–1 win over Manchester United as part of Neil Simpson testimonial on 14 August 2012.[13] On 7 December 2012, Shaughnessy signed a contract extension with Aberdeen until 2015.[14] He scored his first competitive goal for Aberdeen four days later in the Scottish Cup 4th Round Replay win over Motherwell.[15]

In the 2013–14 season, Shaughnessy played in the right-back position at the start of the season. Shaughnessy was even compared to Richard Gough, due to his playing style.[16] Shaughnessy scored his first goal of the season, in the third round of the Scottish League Cup, in a 5–0 win over Falkirk.[17] He then received a red card in a 2–0 win over Motherwell on 30 October 2013.[18] It was his first red card of his professional career and this resulted in him missing some matches.[19] Shaughnessy subsequently had his first team opportunities limited, as Shaleum Logan or Ryan Jack were preferred in the right-back position.[20]

Shaughnessy did not start a game for Aberdeen in the early part of the 2014–15 season and was loaned to Falkirk.[21] He made his debut on 6 September 2014, as Falkirk lost 1–0 against Stranraer in the Scottish Challenge Cup.[22] After making nine appearance for the club, it was announced that Shaughnessy would return to his parent club on 3 January 2015.[23] Following his return, Shaughnessy made two more appearance, including making his first start, in a 1-0 loss against St Johnstone in the last game of the season.[24]

On 14 May 2015, Shaughnessy was named as one of seven players who would be leaving Aberdeen at the end of the season, having not been offered a new contract.[25]

St Johnstone[edit]

Shaughnessy signed a pre-contract agreement with St Johnstone on 20 May 2015, agreeing a two-year deal.[26]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 23 January 2017[27]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Aberdeen 2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 23 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 26 1
2013–14 26 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 29 1
2014–15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 53 0 4 1 2 1 0 0 59 2
Forfar Athletic (loan) 2011–12 26 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 3
Falkirk (loan) 2014–15 9 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 11 0
St Johnstone 2015–16 37 1 1 0 3 1 2 0 43 2
2016–17 20 0 1 0 6 1 0 0 27 1
Total 57 1 2 0 9 2 2 0 70 3
Career total 145 4 6 1 12 3 3 0 166 8

International career[edit]

In May 2010, he was called up to the Republic of Ireland Under-18 squad.[28] In January 2013, Shaughnessy was called up to the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad.[29]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Galway youngster makes impact with Aberdeen". The Connacht Tribune. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hibernian v Aberdeen". BBC News. 14 May 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Children of the Revolution". Aberdeen F.C. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Nicky Low and Joe Shaughnessy". afc.co.uk. Aberdeen F.C. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Match Report: Brechin City 0–1 Forfar Athletic". BBC Sport. 11 September 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Stirling Albion 2–4 Forfar Albion". BBC Sport. 17 September 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Match Report: East Fife 4–3 Forfar Athletic". BBC Sport. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Match Report: Forfar Athletic 1–1 Arbroath". BBC Sport. 15 October 2011. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Scottish Cup: Forfar boss Dick Campbell to rest loan men Joe Shaughnessy and Nicky Low against Dons". Daily Record. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Forfar Athletic 0–4 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Aberdeen boss backs Nicky Low & Joe Shaughnessy to light up Pittodrie after loan stint at Forfar". Daily Record. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "RedWeb Match Report..". Aberdeen F.C. 21 July 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  13. ^ "Aberdeen 2–1 Manchester United XI". Aberdeen F.C. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Aberdeen: New contract for Joe Shaughnessy". BBC Sport. 7 December 2012. 
  15. ^ "Motherwell v Aberdeen". BBC News. 11 December 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  16. ^ "Richard who? Dons ace Shaughnessy honoured to be compared to Rangers legend Gough – after he found out who he was". Daily Record. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  17. ^ "Falkirk 0–5 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  18. ^ "Motherwell 0–2 Aberdeen". BBC Sport. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  19. ^ "Joe Shaughnessy's red card against Motherwell cost him fish suppers instead of a League Cup semi-final for his Aberdeen team mates". Daily Record. 1 December 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  20. ^ "Aberdeen's Joe Shaughnessy says New Firm rivalry with Dundee United can push Celtic all the way to the championship next season". Daily Record. 29 March 2014. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 
  21. ^ Joe Shaughnessy joins Falkirk on loan until January, BBC Sport.
  22. ^ "STRANRAER 1 FALKIRK 0". Falkirk F.C. 6 September 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  23. ^ "Vaulks back for the Bairns". Falkirk Heral. 3 January 2015. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  24. ^ Davie, Scott (24 May 2015). "Aberdeen 0-1 St Johnstone". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  25. ^ "Aberdeen: Declan McManus among seven senior exits". BBC Sport. 14 May 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  26. ^ "JOE SHAUGHNESSY SIGNS FOR SAINTS". St Johnstone F.C. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015. 
  27. ^ "Joe Shaughnessy Stats". Soccerbase. 
  28. ^ "International call ups". AFC.co.uk. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2010. 
  29. ^ "Republic of Ireland call ups". AFC.co.uk. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  30. ^ "Aberdeen's Joe Shaughnessy wins December young player award". BBC Sport. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 

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