Sean Thornton

Date of birth18 May 1983
Place of birthDrogheda
NationalityIrish
Weight70 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

Sean has represented Ireland at every level from Under-15 to Under-18.

A tribunal decided the fee for his move to Sunderland to an initial 225,000, rising to 625,000 depending on appearances.

A 15% sell-on clause was also agreed.

He was made available for transfer in May 2005 before his move to Doncaster Rovers for a club record 175,000 fee.

Sean's contract at Leyton Orient was extended to June 2010 in June 2009.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2001-02 Tranmere Rovers FA Cup
1
1
2001-02 Tranmere Rovers LDV Vans Trophy
1
2001-02 Tranmere Rovers League Division 2 9
2
1
6
2002-03 Blackpool LDV Vans Trophy 1
2002-03 Blackpool League Division 2 1
2
1
2002-03 Sunderland FA Cup 3
2002-03 Sunderland Premier League 11
1
2003-04 Sunderland Carling Cup 2
1
2003-04 Sunderland FA Cup
4
2003-04 Sunderland League Division 1 14
8
4
6
1
2003-04 Sunderland League Division 1 Play-Offs 1
1
2004-05 Sunderland Carling Cup 2
1
2004-05 Sunderland FA Cup 2
2004-05 Sunderland League Championship 3
13
4
5
2005-06 Doncaster Rovers Carling Cup 2
1
1
2005-06 Doncaster Rovers FA Cup 3
2005-06 Doncaster Rovers LDV Vans Trophy
1
2005-06 Doncaster Rovers League One 23
6
2
4
2006-07 Doncaster Rovers Carling Cup 1
1
2006-07 Doncaster Rovers FA Cup 1
2
2006-07 Doncaster Rovers Johnstones Paint Trophy 4
2
1
2
2006-07 Doncaster Rovers League One 15
15
3
2007-08 Leyton Orient Carling Cup 1
1
2007-08 Leyton Orient FA Cup
1
2007-08 Leyton Orient Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2007-08 Leyton Orient League One 22
9
3
4
1
2008-09 Leyton Orient Carling Cup
1
1
2008-09 Leyton Orient FA Cup 3
1
2008-09 Leyton Orient League One 26
4
2
2
1
2008-09 Shrewsbury Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2008-09 Shrewsbury Town League Two 5
1
1
2009-10 Leyton Orient Carling Cup
1
2009-10 Leyton Orient FA Cup 2
2009-10 Leyton Orient Johnstones Paint Trophy
1
2009-10 Leyton Orient League One 28
2
7
12


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
01 Sep 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Oldham Athletic D 2-2 League Division 2
30 Oct 2001 Oldham Athletic v Tranmere Rovers L 2-0 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
08 Dec 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Carlisle United W 6-1 FA Cup 2nd round
02 Mar 2002 Notts County v Tranmere Rovers L 3-0 League Division 2
05 Mar 2002 Tranmere Rovers v Bristol City W 1-0 League Division 2
09 Mar 2002 Port Vale v Tranmere Rovers D 1-1 League Division 2
12 Mar 2002 Blackpool v Tranmere Rovers D 1-1 League Division 2
16 Mar 2002 Tranmere Rovers v AFC Bournemouth D 0-0 League Division 2
23 Mar 2002 Wigan Athletic v Tranmere Rovers W 1-2 League Division 2
30 Mar 2002 Tranmere Rovers v Queens Park Rangers L 2-3 League Division 2
01 Apr 2002 Wycombe Wanderers v Tranmere Rovers L 2-1 League Division 2
13 Apr 2002 Cambridge United v Tranmere Rovers L 2-1 League Division 2
20 Apr 2002 Tranmere Rovers v Cardiff City L 0-1 League Division 2


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Tranmere Rovers 13 May 2001 08 Jul 2002
Sunderland 08 Jul 2002 11 Jul 2005
Blackpool 07 Nov 2002 06 Dec 2002 L
Doncaster Rovers 11 Jul 2005 30 Jun 2007
Leyton Orient 05 Jul 2007 30 Jun 2010
Shrewsbury Town 12 Sep 2008 12 Oct 2008 L

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-18 1
2
1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-19 5
1
1
2002-03 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-19 4
2002-03 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 4
1
2002-03 Republic of Ireland Under-21 1
1
2003-04 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
2003-04 Republic of Ireland Under-21 1
2004-05 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21
2
1
2004-05 Republic of Ireland Under-21 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
15 Oct 2000 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic L 0-1 UEFA U18 Group 8
17 Oct 2000 Moldova v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 UEFA U18 Group 8
19 Oct 2000 Bulgaria v Republic of Ireland W 2-3 UEFA U18 Group 8
05 Nov 2001 Republic of Ireland v Latvia W 3-0 UEFA U19 Group 14
07 Nov 2001 Republic of Ireland v Austria W 2-0 UEFA U19 Group 14
09 Nov 2001 Croatia v Republic of Ireland W 1-3 UEFA U19 Group 14
20 Mar 2002 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 UEFA U19 Quarter-final
10 Apr 2002 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands D 0-0 UEFA U19 Quarter-final
22 Jul 2002 Belgium v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 UEFA U19 Final group B
24 Jul 2002 Germany v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 UEFA U19 Final group B
26 Jul 2002 Republic of Ireland v England W 3-2 UEFA U19 Final group B
28 Jul 2002 Slovakia v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 UEFA Under-19 Final group 3-4
11 Feb 2003 Scotland v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 U21
28 Mar 2003 Georgia v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 10
01 Apr 2003 Albania v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 10
02 Jun 2003 Republic of Ireland v Germany D 2-2 U21
06 Jun 2003 Republic of Ireland v Albania W 2-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 10
10 Jun 2003 Republic of Ireland v Georgia D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 10
10 Oct 2003 Switzerland v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 10
27 Apr 2004 Poland v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 Under-21
17 Aug 2004 Republic of Ireland v Bulgaria W 3-2 U21
07 Sep 2004 Switzerland v Republic of Ireland L 4-2 UEFA U21 Group 4
08 Feb 2005 Portugal v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 U21
25 Mar 2005 Israel v Republic of Ireland L 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 4


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.