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Name: Joey O'Brien
Nationality: Irish
Date of Birth: 17/02/1986
Height:5' 11" (180cm)
Weight:10st 13lbs (69.4kg)
Previous  
Clubs:Sheffield Wed (loan), Bolton
Position: Defender

JOEY O'BRIEN


 

Born: 17 February 1986, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Former clubs: Bolton Wanderers, Sheffield Wednesday (loan)

Republic of Ireland international Joey O'Brien joined West Ham United on a free transfer following a successful week-long trial in July 2011.

A Premier League regular for Bolton Wanderers as a teenager, the Dubliner made his senior international debut just a week past his 20th birthday in March 2006.

Having suffered a disappointing three seasons fighting a succession of knee injuries, O'Brien proved his fitness to manager Sam Allardyce before being snapped up by the Hammers.

2013/14

Was used at both right-back and left-back as the Irishman continued to be involved heavily over the first half of the campaign...Suffered a dislocated shoulder in the Hammers' 0-0 draw at Chelsea on 29 January 2013.

2012/13

Started his season filling in at left-back for the injured George McCartney, starting four matches in September and October 2012 in which West Ham United recorded two wins and two draws...Scored his first goal of the season with a close-range finish in the 1-1 home Barclays Premier League draw with Stoke City on 19 November 2012...Netted his second goal of the campaign with the winner in a 2-1 home Barclays Premier League success against Norwich City on New Year's Day 2013.

2011/12

Joined West Ham United on a free transfer on 30 July 2011...Appeared in pre-season fixtures against BSC Young Boys, FC Basel, Wycombe Wanderers, FC Copenhagen, Dagenham & Redbridge and Real Zaragoza...Made his West Ham United debut in a 1-0 home npower Championship defeat by Cardiff City on 7 August 2011...Netted his first West Ham United goal with a superb solo effort in a 4-0 npower Championship win at Watford on 16 August 2011...Sent-off in the 3-0 npower Championship defeat at Reading on 10 December 2011, leading to a three-match ban...Appeared in the 1-0 FA Cup third-round defeat at former club Sheffield Wednesday on 8 January 2012...Totalled 32 npower Championship appearances, 27 of them starts, and one goal...Missed the npower Championship Play-Off semi-final ties against Cardiff City through injury.

Joey O'Brien

International career

Capped by Republic of Ireland at Under-21 level...Capped by Republic of Ireland at senior level...Made his Republic of Ireland debut in a 3-0 home friendly victory over Sweden in March 2006...Earned senior caps in the 2008 UEFA European Championship qualifying ties against Germany and Cyprus in October 2007...Made his return to international football after more than four years out by appearing as a substitute in a 1-1 friendly draw in Serbia in August 2012.

Joey O'Brien

Before West Ham United

Joined Bolton Wanderers at the age of 16 in 2002, making his first-team debut under Sam Allardyce in a Carling Cup tie against Yeovil Town in September 2004...After a successful loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday, returned to the Reebok Stadium to make his Premier League debut against Everton in May 2005 and his first start in a UEFA Cup tie with PFC Lokomotiv Plovdiv in September of the same year...Totalled 70 appearances for Bolton Wanderers, including eleven in the UEFA Cup...Appeared against the likes of Besiktas, Zenit St Petersburg, Olympique Marseille, Atletico Madrid and Sporting Lisbon in the UEFA Cup...Returned to Sheffield Wednesday on loan in March 2011, making four League One appearances for the Owls.

Joey O'Brien

Any other business

None.

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Season 2013 - 14

Competition Apps
(as sub)
Goals Yellow
Cards
Red
Cards
League 12  (4) 0 4 0
League Cup 3  (0) 0 0 0
 

Career History:
Club Season Comp. Apps
(as sub)
Goals
West Ham Utd 2012 - 13League 32  (1) 2
  League Cup 1  (0) 0
West Ham Utd 2011 - 12League 27  (5) 1
  FA Cup 1  (0) 0
Sheffield Wed 2010 - 11League 3  (1) 0
Bolton 2008 - 09League 5  (2) 0
  League Cup 1  (0) 0
Bolton 2007 - 08League 15  (4) 0
  FA Cup 1  (0) 0
  League Cup 1  (0) 0
  Euro Cups 4  (1) 0
Bolton 2005 - 06League 22  (1) 0
  FA Cup 3  (0) 0
  League Cup 2  (0) 0
  Euro Cups 6  (0) 0
Sheffield Wed 2004 - 05League 14  (1) 2
Bolton 2004 - 05League 0  (1) 0
  League Cup 0  (1) 0
 
Joey O'Brien
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