Josh Cullen
Josh Cullen
07 Apr 1996
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An Essex-born central midfielder, Josh Cullen is neat and tidy and always available in possession, while he is also a determined and tenacious player out of it.

A Dylan Tombides Award winner in 2014, the Republic of Ireland U21 captain has also enjoyed outstanding loan spells with Bradford City, Bolton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic.

He was called-up by Ireland at senior level for the first time after impressing Mick McCarthy while playing for the Addicks in March 2019.



Loaned to EFL League One club Charlton Athletic for the season on 30 August 2018...Received his first call-up to the full Republic of Ireland squad on 15 March 2019.


Traveled with the first-team squad on the pre-season tours to Austria and Germany in July 2017...Loaned to Championship club Bolton Wanderers for the season, making his debut in a 3-2 home defeat by Leeds United on 6 August 2017.


Re-joined Bradford City on loan for the season in July 2016 and established himself as one of their key players, making 16 appearances by the middle of November...Scored his first goal for the Bantams in their 2-1 League One victory at Milton Keynes Dons on 16 August 2016...Totaled 40 League One appearances, all of them starts, as Bradford City reached the Play-Offs...Started all three League One Play-Off ties, including the semi-final victory over Fleetwood Town and 1-0 defeat by Millwall in the final at Wembley Stadium on 20 May 2017...Appeared three times in the EFL Trophy as Bradford City reached the quarter-finals before losing 2-1 at Oxford United...Appeared four times for Republic of Ireland U21s, captaining his country in a 1-0 UEFA European Championship qualifying win over Kosovo on 25 March 2017 - one of four appearances at that level in 2016/17...Capped a successful personal season on loan with Bradford City by winning the club's Players' Player of the Season award.


Started the season by appearing in both legs of West Ham United's 4-0 aggregate win over Lusitanos of Andorra in the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round...Started the Hammers' final European tie, a 2-1 third qualifying round second leg defeat at Romanian champions Astra Giurgiu on 6 August 2015...Made his Premier League debut as a late substitute at Anfield in the historic 3-0 win over Liverpool on 29 August 2015...Named on the Premier League substitutes' bench on no fewer than ten other occasions between August 2015 and February 2016...Also started 12 Premier League 2 matches, captaining the side on seven occasions, scoring four goals and assisting four more...Joined League One promotion-chasers Bradford City on loan in February 2016...Instantly became an important player for the Bantams, playing in 15 of their remaining 18 League One matches to help Phil Parkinson's side reach the Play-Offs...Appeared in both legs of the League One Play-Off semi-finals, where Bradford City were beaten 4-2 on aggregate by Millwall...Made his debut for the Republic of Ireland U21s in a 4-1 friendly victory against Qatar U23s in Bury on 4 September 2015...Scored his first goal for Republic of Ireland U21s in a UEFA European Championship qualifying win in Andorra on 8 September 2015.


Appeared in the first-team's 2-2 pre-season friendly draw at Stevenage in July 2014...Made his Republic of Ireland U19 debut in a 1-0 friendly win over the Netherlands in September 2014...Named on the Premier League bench for the defeats at Arsenal on 14 March 2015 and Aston Villa on 9 May 2015...Appeared in 14 Premier League 2 matches through the course of the season, scoring two goals and assisting two more...Captained the Premier League 2 side on eight occasions in spring 2015.


Featured nine times in Premier League 2, making eight starts and scoring his only goal of the season in the 2-1 win at Sunderland on 17 April 2014...Won the Dylan Tombides Award for the Academy's outstanding player for the 2013/14 season...Made his Republic of Ireland debut at U18 level in a friendly double-header with Czech Republic in April 2014...Totaled 43 league and cup appearances for the U18s over two seasons between 2012-14, scoring once.