John O'Neill (footballer, born 1935)

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John O'Neill
Personal information
Full name John Nicholas O'Neill
Date of birth (1935-09-08)8 September 1935
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Date of death 23 September 2012(2012-09-23) (aged 77)
Place of death Blackpool, England
Playing position Utility
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1958 Drumcondra 55 (2)
1958–1963 Preston North End 50 (0)
1963–1964 Barrow 35 (3)
1964–1965 Drumcondra 18 (5)
1965 Melbourne Hakoah 16 (5)
1965 Drumcondra 2 (0)
1965–1976 Waterford 208 (67)
National team
1960 Republic of Ireland 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John O'Neill (8 September 1935 – 23 September 2012) was an Irish professional football player.

He was a defender who started his career with Drumcondra in his native city before moving to Preston North End in April 1958 along with team-mate Alan Kelly. He eventually went on to replace the legendary Joe Walton at left back and played for Preston 50 times. O'Neill won his only cap for the Republic of Ireland national football team on 28 September 1960 against Wales at Dalymount Park.[1][2]

O'Neill moved to Barrow in July 1963 for a £1,500 fee.[1] He died in September 2012, aged 77.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "North Ender Sadly Passes". Pnefc.net. Retrieved 2013-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Statistics: Republic of Ireland [Powered by tplSoccerStats]". Soccerscene.ie. Retrieved 2013-02-12.