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John O'Shea

35-Year-Old Defender     Sunderland  Premier

Republic of Ireland

Birthdate:  April 30, 1981    Birthplace:  Waterford, Republic of Ireland    Nationality:  Republic of Ireland    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  157 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


John O'Shea Contract Information:

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

September 5, 2016    John O'Shea News

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O'Shea (undisclosed) was able to play the full 90 minutes in Ireland's World Cup qualifier 2-2 draw to Serbia on Monday.

With that game and another full week before Sunderland's next match 12 Sept, O'Shea should be 100% for the tough Premier League clash with Everton. The versatile player doesn't hold much fantasy upside in most formats, though, he could be a valuable asset where peripheral defensive stats are accounted for.

John O'Shea – Season Projections
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  Most Popular Fantasy Soccer Stats Additional Stats
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 5 5 397 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 14 4 0 0 0

2016 Game Log   John O'Shea
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2016-10Oct 22 Premier @WHU * 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016-10Oct 15 Premier @STK * 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016-10Oct 1 Premier WBA * 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016-9Sep 24 Premier CRY   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-9Sep 18 Premier @TOT   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

August 27, 2016

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O'Shea is not in the 18-man squad for Saturday's match against Southampton.

O'Shea was injured in last Saturday's match with Middlesbrough and was unable to find the full fitness necessary to start the Southampton match.

August 21, 2016

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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.

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.