John Francis O'Shea who was born on 30th April 1981 in Waterford, Ireland is an Irish former professional footballer and currently the first-team coach for Reading. He was known for his versatility in playing several positions on either side of the pitch or the centre. He has also represented Republic of Ireland in 118 appearances scoring 3 goals in that time.
He started his career with local clubs Ferrybank AFC and Waterford Bohemians before joining Manchester United youth academy aged just 17.Following loan spells at Bournemouth and Belgian side Royal Antwerp , he returned to Manchester and began to feature in the United first team in the 2002–03 season , demonstrating versatility by playing at left-back, right-back, centre-back and central midfield during the successful 2002–03 Premier League campaign .
He went on to make 393 appearances and scoring 15 times in all competitions across 12 seasons. O'Shea won 14 trophies at United; five Premier League titles, one FA Cup , two Football League Cups , four FA Community Shields , the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup . He is one of the most decorated Irish footballers of all time.
He moved to Sunderland for undisclosed fee and signed a four-year contract with them. He play for them for seven years making a total of 226 appearances scoring 4 goals in the process. He however left after suffering consecutive relegation with Sunderland once to the championship and then to division two, to join championship team Reading in 2018.
With Reading he only lasted a single season before announcing his retirement on 30 April 2019 making a total of 9 appearances.After retirement as a player with the Championship club in July 2019, O'Shea joined the backroom team at Reading as a first-team coach.so what do you remember about him? Like comment and share.
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