Stephen Brennan

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Stephen Brennan
Personal information
Full name Stephen Brennan
Date of birth (1983-03-20) 20 March 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Centre midfield
Club information
Current team
Vale View Shankill FC
Youth career
St Joseph's Boys
1999–2001 Newcastle United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2005 Newcastle United 0 (0)
2005 Shelbourne (loan) 3 (1)
2005–2008 St Patrick's Athletic 86 (1)
2009–2011 Bray Wanderers 40 (0)
National team
2002–2004 Republic of Ireland U21 4 (0)
1999–2000 Republic of Ireland U16 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stephen Brennan (born 20 March 1983 in Dublin) is an Irish professional football player who currently plays for Vale View Shankill FC.

Brennan played schoolboy football for south Dublin side St Josephs Boys AFC before joining English Premiership side Newcastle United in 1999. In November 2000 he won the FAI's Republic of Ireland Under 16 player of the year award. Brennan came close to making the breakthrough at Newcastle but his time there was blighted by injuries, the worst kept him out of football for ten months in 2003 and made him miss the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championships. He made his debut for the Ireland U21 side in a game with Scotland on 11 February 2002. McCarthy represented the Republic of Ireland Under-16 team at the 2000 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship and the Under-19 team at the 2002 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.

Brennan joined Shelbourne for a short loan spell in March 2005 before being released by Newcastle in the summer. In July 2005 he signed for St Patrick's Athletic and began his career in midfield and then at right back. At the start of the 2006 season an injury to Colm Foley saw Brennan play in central defence alongside Darragh Maguire. On 22 November 2008 he along with 7 other players were released from their contracts.

He finished his career at Bray.

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