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John O'Shea

35-Year-Old Defender     Sunderland  Premier


Republic of Ireland

STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Undisclosed    EST. RETURN:  8/24/2016
Birthdate:  April 30, 1981    Birthplace:  Waterford, Republic of Ireland
Nationality:  Republic of Ireland    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  157 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a six-year contract with Sunderland in July of 2011.

August 21, 2016    John O'Shea News

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O'Shea limped off in the 37th minute of Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Middlesbrough, Sky Sports reports.

The 35-year-old skipper's injury is another blow to the already depleted Sunderland defense. Younes Kaboul left for Watford mid-week and Lamine Kone was sidelined with a back injury, forcing the Black Cats to already maneuver things around and O'Shea's injury will only exacerbate their defensive problems. It's unclear the extent of O'Shea's injury at this time, but he was replaced by the new recruit, Steven Pienaar, but is far from his replacement moving forward.

John O'Shea – Season Projections
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Season League Team Mins Goals Assists Shots SOT Pass Com. Acc. Cross Crosses Tckls Won Fouls Won
2016 Proj. Premier Sunderland 1655 0 0 9 3 677 0 3 27 10
John O'Shea – Stats
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Season League Team Appear. Starts Min Goals Assists Shots SOG Cross Fl Drn Fl Com Tackles Int Blocks CS YC RC
2015 Premier Sunderland 28 23 2007 0 0 7 2 0 13 21 33 38 11 1 2 0
2016 Premier Sunderland 2 2 127 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0

2016 Game Log   John O'Shea
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Date League OPP ST MIN G A S SOG CRO FS FC TKL INT BLK CS PKG PKM YC RC
2016-8Aug 21 Premier MID * 37 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-8Aug 13 Premier @MCI * 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

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John O'Shea: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

July 5, 2016

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O'Shea made an appearance in three Republic of Ireland matches (two starts) during Euro 2016 making three tackles and extending his international record to 114 caps and three goals. Ireland lost 2-1 out to France and were knocked out of the tournament at the round of 16.

O'Shea began the campaign as a starter with Sunderland last season, though, he faded away later on and dropped down the depth charts. The 35-year-old center back wasn't much of a fantasy factor anyways finishing the season with no goals or assists, five clean sheets and 32 tackles in 28 Premier League appearances (23 starts).

May 11, 2016

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O'Shea had a clean sheet and a foul in 12 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's 3-0 win over Everton.

While O'Shea gets a nice chunk of fantasy points with the clean sheet, he hasn't been able to make enough of an impact on the team to warrant a starting position, thus, he doesn't have much of a fantasy upside off the bench.

March 5, 2016

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O'Shea (calf) was introduced in stoppage time of Saturday's 1-1 draw to Southampton ending the game with one clearance.

While O'Shea's return brings a lot of experience and depth to the Black Cats' squad in the crucial final stages of the season, he does't bring a lot of fantasy value in most formats having no goals or assists and being a member of one of the teams with the worst defenses in the league.

March 2, 2016

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O'Shea was removed from Tuesday's match against Crystal Palace because of a calf injury, according to

March 1, 2016

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Younes Kaboul came on for O'Shea, his first appearance since December, and it's likely Kaboul will start while O'Shea is out.

January 13, 2016

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O'Shea (calf) is starting Wednesday against Swansea.

While the return to fitness is certainly a plus, Sunderland have been so poor defensively this season that it's tough to make a strong case for O'Shea's inclusion on many fantasy rosters.

January 12, 2016

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O'Shea (calf) is a late fitness test for Wednesday's match at Swansea City.

O'Shea injured his calf during the festive period and was withdrawn on 65 minutes against Arsenal over the weekend. The captain has featured in 14 Premier League matches and has shown himself to be one of the few dependable pieces in Sunderland's back line.