Mark O'Hara

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Mark O'Hara
Personal information
Full name Mark O'Hara
Date of birth (1995-12-12) 12 December 1995 (age 23)
Place of birth Barrhead, Scotland[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Peterborough United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2016 Kilmarnock 78 (0)
2016–2018 Dundee 60 (9)
2018– Peterborough United 22 (4)
2019Lincoln City (loan) 17 (1)
National team
2013 Scotland U19 9 (0)
2015–2016 Scotland U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:39, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 April 2015

Mark O'Hara (born 12 December 1995)[2] is a Scottish professional footballer, who plays for Peterborough United as a midfielder. O'Hara has previously played for Kilmarnock[1] and Dundee.

Club career[edit]

Kilmarnock[edit]

A member of Kilmarnock's under-20 squad O'Hara made his first team debut on 28 August 2012,[3] coming on as a 13th-minute substitute in a Scottish League Cup match against Stenhousemuir, replacing the injured Jeroen Tesselaar in a 2–1 defeat.[4] Aged just 16 on his debut, O'Hara became the fifth youngest person to play competitively for Kilmarnock and only the second youngest in that competition.[5] On 27 October 2012, he made his first start and league debut[6] in a 2–0 win over Celtic at Celtic Park,[7] Kilmarnock's first win at the venue since 1955.[8]

Dundee[edit]

O'Hara signed for Dundee in June 2016.[9] Upon signing for Dundee, he was moved into an attacking midfield position by manager Paul Hartley, who said he didn't know why O'Hara had previously been playing as a defender.[10] On 13 August 2016, he scored his first career goal, in Dundee's 2–1 defeat against Rangers.[11][10] He then scored again in the following match, getting the equaliser in a 1–1 draw against Hamilton Academical.[12]

On 19 February 2017, he scored the opening goal as Dundee won 2–1 against Rangers, the first time since 1992 that Dundee had beaten them at home in the league.[13] Following Paul Hartley’s departure from Dundee, O'Hara scored in new manager Neil McCanns first match in charge, a 3-2 win against Motherwell.

O’Hara scored an equalising goal in a 1-1 draw in the Dundee derby against Dundee United in the Scottish league cup group stage. He scored again against Rangers, getting both goals in a 2–1 home win on 24 November 2017, this was O’Hara’s fourth goal against Rangers in his third home game against them.[14]

Peterborough United[edit]

O'Hara moved to Peterborough United in May 2018 under freedom of contract, with Dundee receiving a compensation fee.[15]

He was transfer-listed by Peterborough United at the end of the 2018–19 season.[16]

International career[edit]

O'Hara represented Scotland at the under-19 and under-21 levels.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 27 February 2019 [18]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kilmarnock 2012–13[19] Scottish Premier League 17 0 2 0 1 0 20 0
2013–14[20] Scottish Premiership 14 0 1 0 1 0 16 0
2014–15[21] 18 0 0 0 0 0 18 0
2015–16[22] 29 0 1 0 2 0 2[a] 0 34 0
Total 78 0 4 0 4 0 2 0 88 0
Dundee 2016–17[23] Scottish Premiership 28 5 1 0 3 0 32 5
2017–18[24] 32 4 3 1 4 1 39 6
Total 60 9 4 1 7 1 0 0 71 11
Peterborough United 2018–19 EFL League One 22 4 0 0 1 0 23 4
Total 22 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 24 4
Lincoln City (loan) 2018–19 EFL League Two 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Career total 138 9 8 1 11 1 2 0 159 11
  1. ^ Appearances in the Premiership play-offs

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Lincoln City

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mark O'Hara Kilmarnock Profile". kilmarnockfc.co.uk. Kilmarnock FC. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Mark O'Hara". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Kilmarnock 1 Stenhousemuir 2". The Scottish Sun. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Killie give up the League Cup with a whimper as Stenny triumph at Rugby Park". dailyrecord.co.uk. Daily Record. 29 August 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Kilmarnock FC: Killie Under-20s lose to Hearts at Rugby Park". kilmarnockstandard.co.uk. Kilmarnock Standard. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Kilmarnock: Kenny Shiels pays tribute to Liam Kelly". BBC Sport. BBC. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Bhoys show signs of Barca hangover as Killie end 57-year wait". dailymail.co.uk. Daily Mail. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Celtic 0 Kilmarnock 2". BBC Sport. BBC. 27 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  9. ^ "Mark O'Hara: Dundee sign defender from Kilmarnock". BBC Sport. BBC. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Dundee kid Mark O'Hara starting to show his true potential after change of position, says Paul Hartley". Daily Record. 18 August 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Dundee 1–2 Rangers". BBC Sport. 13 August 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  12. ^ Davie, Scott (19 August 2016). "Dundee 1–1 Hamilton Academical". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Dundee 2–1 Rangers". BBC Sport. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  14. ^ English, Tom (24 November 2017). "Dundee 2–1 Rangers". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  15. ^ "O'Hara leaves the club". Dundee FC. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Peterborough United: Aaron Chapman among five transfer-listed as four released". BBC Sport. 7 May 2019. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  17. ^ Mark O'Hara at the Scottish Football Association
  18. ^ Mark O'Hara at Soccerway. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  19. ^ "Games played by Mark O'Hara in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  20. ^ "Games played by Mark O'Hara in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  21. ^ "Games played by Mark O'Hara in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  22. ^ "Games played by Mark O'Hara in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  23. ^ "Games played by Mark O'Hara in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  24. ^ "Games played by Mark O'Hara in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  25. ^ "League Two: 2018/19: Current table". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
    "Lincoln: Squad details: 2018/19". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 May 2019.