Stephen O'Leary

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Stephen O'Leary
Personal information
Full name Stephen Michael O'Leary
Date of birth (1985-02-02) 2 February 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Barnet, England[1]
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hemel Hempstead Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 Luton Town 103 (3)
2005–2006 Tranmere Rovers (loan) 21 (3)
2008–2009 Hereford United 15 (1)
2009–2010 Bradford City[A] 7 (0)
2010 Kettering Town 1 (0)
2011 Boreham Wood 2 (0)
2011 Kettering Town 1 (0)
2011 Dunstable Town 2 (3)
2011–2012 Kettering Town ? (?)
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.[2] 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.[3] Again his season was disturbed due to a lengthy toe injury.[4] 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.[5]

Just before the start of the 2010–11 season, O'Leary joined Conference National side Kettering Town on non-contract terms.[6]

O'Leary joined Dunstable Town early in 2011–12, scoring a hat-trick in his second and final appearance before returning to Kettering Town. He then joined Hemel Hempstead Town in June 2012.[7]


O'Leary's cousin is Noel O'Leary.


A. a b : Soccerbase has divided O'Leary's Bradford appearances between his own page[8] and a page for a non-existent "Steve O'Neill".[9] O'Leary's profile at Bradford City's website[10] 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.[11]


  1. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2010). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2010–2011 (41st ed.). London: Headline. ISBN 978-0-7553-6107-6. 
  2. ^ Hereford 2–0 Crewe BBC Sport, 30 August 2008. Retrieved on 21 September 2008
  3. ^ "Bradford sign midfielder O'Leary". BBC Sport. 6 August 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Stephen O'Leary signs new Bradford City deal". BBC Sport. 5 January 2009. Retrieved 14 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Bradford City release seven players from their squad". BBC Sport. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Poppies bring in ex-Bradford midfielder Stephen O'Leary". BBC Sport. 14 August 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "O'Leary Amongst Tudor Signings". Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Steven O'Leary". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 July 2010. 
  9. ^ "Steve O'Neill". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 10 July 2010. 
  10. ^ "Profile: Steve O'Leary". Bradford City A.F.C. Retrieved 10 July 2010. 
  11. ^ "Appearances 2009/10". Bradford City A.F.C. Retrieved 10 July 2010. 

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