Stephen O'Donnell (footballer, born 1992)

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Stephen O'Donnell
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O'Donnell playing for Partick Thistle in 2013
Personal information
Full name Stephen Gerard O'Donnell[1]
Date of birth (1992-05-11) 11 May 1992 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[2]
Playing position Defender / Winger
Club information
Current team
Luton Town
Number 2
Youth career
Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers
2008–2009 Aberdeen
2009–2011 Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Partick Thistle 121 (9)
2015– Luton Town 59 (1)
National team
2013 Scotland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:57, 17 April 2017 (UTC).

Stephen Gerard O'Donnell (born 11 May 1992) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a defender for League Two club Luton Town. He played for the Scotland national under-21 team.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

O'Donnell began his career as a youth player with Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers and captained the Aberdeen under-17 team.[3] He then joined Celtic,[4] where he was part of the team that won the Scottish Youth Cup[5] and under-19 league title in 2010–11.

Partick Thistle[edit]

O'Donnell was released by Celtic in 2011[6] and on 23 August 2011 signed for Partick Thistle on a one-year contract after impressing on trial.[7] He went on to make his debut on 17 September as a substitute in a 4–0 win at home to Ayr United.[8] In 2012–13, O'Donnell played in 38 matches as Partick Thistle won promotion to the Scottish Premiership and reached the final of the Scottish Challenge Cup.[9] He was named in the PFA Scotland First Division Team of the Year as a result of his performances.[10]

On 27 January 2015, Championship club Blackpool upped an initial offer of £50,000 for O'Donnell to £125,000.[11] This offer was accepted by Partick Thistle, however, O'Donnell rejected the personal terms on offer at Blackpool in favour of seeing the remaining six months of his contract.[12] He left Partick Thistle upon the expiry of his contract at the end of the 2014–15 season,[13] having made 139 appearances for the club.[9]

Luton Town[edit]

On 22 June 2015, O'Donnell signed a two-year contract with League Two club Luton Town.[13] He made his Luton debut in a 3–1 win at home to newly promoted Championship club Bristol City in the League Cup on 11 August.[14] O'Donnell's first goal for the club was a 90th-minute winner in a 2–1 win at home to Leyton Orient in the Football League Trophy on 1 September.[15] He finished the 2015–16 season with 33 appearances and one goal.[16] O'Donnell netted his second Luton goal in 2016–17 from a 25 yard shot in a 1–1 draw at home to Yeovil Town on 13 August 2016.[17] However, a loss of form saw O'Donnell lose his place in the team to academy graduate James Justin after a 2–0 defeat away to Crawley Town on 17 September.[18] He regained his place in the team to make his first league start in five matches after Justin suffered a calf injury in the warm up before Luton's 2–1 win away to Leyton Orient on 15 October.[19] O'Donnell lost his place once more when Justin returned from injury for Luton's 3–1 win away to Exeter City in the FA Cup on 5 November, but a half-time substitute appearance in the next round at home to National League club Solihull Moors on 3 December saw him score twice as Luton overturned a 2–0 deficit to win 6–2.[20] He was then recalled to the starting lineup by manager Nathan Jones for the subsequent league match at home to Carlisle United, which resulted in a 1–1 draw.[21]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 17 April 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Partick Thistle 2011–12[8] Scottish First Division 31 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 33 2
2012–13[22] Scottish First Division 29 2 2 0 2 0 5[a] 0 38 2
2013–14[23] Scottish Premiership 27 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 30 1
2014–15[24] Scottish Premiership 34 5 2 0 2 0 0 0 38 5
Total 121 9 6 0 7 1 5 0 139 10
Luton Town 2015–16[16] League Two 30 0 0 0 2 0 1[b] 1 33 1
2016–17[25] League Two 29 1 3 2 2 0 4[c] 0 38 3
Total 59 1 3 2 4 0 5 1 71 4
Career total 180 10 9 2 11 1 10 1 210 14
  1. ^ Appearances in Scottish Challenge Cup
  2. ^ Appearance in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ Appearances in EFL Trophy

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Partick Thistle

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EFL: Retained list: 2015/16" (PDF). English Football League. p. 87. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Stephen O'Donnell". ESPN FC. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "School pals captain Celtic and Aberdeen U-17s". Daily Record. Glasgow. 1 October 2008. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Hibs offer trial to freed Celtic youngster Stephen O'Donnell". Football.co.uk. 3 May 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Celtic U19 2–1 Rangers U19 (aet)". BBC Sport. 27 April 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Stephen will go through Hoops for hero Jackie". Evening Times. Glasgow. 14 September 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Thistle complete signing of new Defender". Partick Thistle F.C. 23 August 2011. Archived from the original on 20 April 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Games played by Stephen O'Donnell in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  9. ^ a b c d "S. O'Donnell". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  10. ^ a b Wishart, Fraser (2 May 2013). "PFA Scotland Teams of the Year". PFA Scotland. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  11. ^ Berry, Gavin (27 January 2015). "Partick Thistle accept £125,000 Blackpool bid for Stephen O'Donnell". Daily Record. Glasgow. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  12. ^ Crawford, Kenny (27 January 2015). "Jags' O'Donnell rejects Blackpool". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "Stephen O'Donnell: Luton Town sign Partick Thistle defender". BBC Sport. 22 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015. 
  14. ^ Simmonds, Mike (11 August 2015). "Jack's the lad as Hatters shock Robins". Luton Today. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  15. ^ Simmonds, Mike (1 September 2015). "O'Donnell's fluke sends Hatters through". Luton Today. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 
  16. ^ a b "Games played by Stephen O'Donnell in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  17. ^ Simmonds, Mike (13 August 2016). "Hatters held after O'Donnell's stunner". Luton Today. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  18. ^ Simmonds, Mike (20 October 2016). "O'Donnell doesn't want Hatters youngsters to be given a chance at his expense". Luton Today. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  19. ^ Simmonds, Mike (17 October 2016). "O'Donnell's display praised after late call-up at Orient". Luton Today. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  20. ^ Simmonds, Mike (5 December 2016). "O'Donnell not overly worried by criticism from Hatters fans". Luton Today. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  21. ^ Simmonds, Mike (10 December 2016). "Hatters are held at home by Cumbrians". Luton Today. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  22. ^ "Games played by Stephen O'Donnell in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  23. ^ "Games played by Stephen O'Donnell in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  24. ^ "Games played by Stephen O'Donnell in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  25. ^ "Games played by Stephen O'Donnell in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 

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