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|Full name||Stephen Michael O'Leary|
|Date of birth||2 February 1985|
|Place of birth||Barnet, England|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Hemel Hempstead Town|
|2005–2006||→ Tranmere Rovers (loan)||21||(3)|
|2012–||Hemel Hempstead Town||0||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Stephen Michael O'Leary (born 2 February 1985 in London) is an English-born Irish footballer who is contracted to Hemel Hempstead Town . He previously played in the Football League for Luton Town, Tranmere Rovers, Hereford United and Bradford City.
O'Leary is a midfield player, who played across the midfield for Luton, but is said to prefer a central role.He has played for the Republic of Ireland at U16,U17,18 levels.He was involved in a luton youth who produced a number of good players. He made his debut for Luton in November 2003, away at Rushden & Diamonds.In this season Luton went on to be crowned league 1 champions. During the 2005–06 season, he joined Tranmere Rovers on loan. He gave a great account of himself, and won the praises of supporters and then manager Brian Little.The Tranmere supporters called for him to be signed on a long term contract,however after numerous offers from other clubs he choose to sign a new one-year contract at Luton in May 2007. He left Luton in 2008 after turning down a new contract offer as he wanted to play at a higher level.
On 27 August 2008 he signed for Hereford United on a one-year deal. He made his mark on his debut in the 2–0 home win over Crewe Alexandra by opening the scoring with a shot from 25 yards and setting up Bradley Hudson-Odoi for the second,collecting the man of the match award. His period at Hereford was largely interrupted by injury. He left at the end of the season to join bradford city.
On 6 August 2009 O'Leary signed for Bradford City. Again his season was disturbed due to a lengthy toe injury. He left Bradford City at the end of the 2009–10 season with regret as he felt he never showed bradford fans his ability due to his injury.
O'Leary's cousin is Noel O'Leary.
- A. a b : Soccerbase has divided O'Leary's Bradford appearances between his own page and a page for a non-existent "Steve O'Neill". O'Leary's profile at Bradford City's website confirms his debut in a match against Port Vale which Soccerbase attributes to "O'Neill", and Bradford City's statistics page confirms his total of seven appearances.
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- "Appearances 2009/10". Bradford City A.F.C. Retrieved 10 July 2010.