John O'Neill (footballer, born 1974)

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John O'Neill
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O'Neill celebrating Queen of the South's run to the 2008 Scottish Cup Final.
Personal information
Full name John Joseph O'Neill[1]
Date of birth (1974-01-03) 3 January 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1994 Queen's Park 91 (30)
1994–1996 Celtic 2 (0)
1996–2000 Bournemouth 125 (10)
2000–2001 Ross County 2 (0)
2001–2003 Queen of the South 80 (38)
2003–2005 St Mirren 58 (11)
2005–2008 Queen of the South 85 (20)
2008–2011 Stirling Albion 33 (7)
2011– Auchinleck Talbot
Teams managed
2010–2011 Stirling Albion
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:00, 14 August 2010 (UTC).

John Joseph O'Neill (born 3 January 1974 in Glasgow) is a Scottish footballer, who played as a midfielder.

O'Neill started his career with amateur club Queen's Park, before signing for Celtic in 1994. In his career, he had two spells of playing for Dumfries club Queen of the South. While he was with Queens, O'Neill won the 2001–02 Scottish Second Division and he was the club's top scorer and won the divisional player of the year title. O'Neill scored in the 2002 Scottish Challenge Cup Final victory against Brechin City.[2][3] O'Neill also made a substitute appearance for Queens in the 2008 Scottish Cup Final against Rangers, which turned out to be his last appearance for the club.[4] He was also a penalty kick specialist at Queens, scoring 27 goals from 29 attempts. In total he scored 70 goals for Queens in competitive first team fixtures.[5]

In the summer of 2008 O'Neill signed for Stirling Albion as a player and was also appointed assistant manager.[6] After manager Allan Moore left for Morton, O'Neill was appointed the new manager of Stirling Albion in May 2010.[7] After winning only three league games in the 2010–11 season, however, O'Neill was sacked in January 2011.[8]

After being sacked by Stirling, he went junior with Auchinleck Talbot.


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