James O'Connor

Date of birth01 September 1979
Place of birthDublin
NationalityIrish
Weight73 kg
Height1.73 m
PositionMidfielder

O'Connor again showed himself to be a fierce-tackling midfielder at Stoke City in 2000-01 and his mature and committed performances made him a natural leader on the pitch and a firm favourite of the club's supporters.

A key player for City all season the one area of his game where he needs to improve is his disciplinary record as he again accumulated a significant number of yellow cards during the campaign.

Having broken into the Republic of Ireland Under-21 side in 1999-2000, he featured regularly in 2000-01 alongside his colleague Clive Clark.

O'Connor joined West Bromwich Albion in a three-year deal before moving on to Burnley in March 2005 with a contract to June 2008.

He joined Sheffield Wednesday in July 2008 with a three-year contract that was extended to June 2012 in June 2011.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Stoke City 05 Sep 1996 11 Jul 2003
West Bromwich Albion 11 Jul 2003 24 Mar 2005
Burnley 28 Oct 2004 22 Jan 2005 L
Burnley 24 Mar 2005 30 Jun 2008
Sheffield Wednesday 01 Jul 2008 10 Jan 2012
Orlando City 10 Jan 2012

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Stoke City League Cup 3
1
1
2000-01 Stoke City FA Cup
1
2000-01 Stoke City LDV Vans Trophy 2
2000-01 Stoke City League Cup 5
2
2000-01 Stoke City League Division 2 44
8
13
2000-01 Stoke City League Division 2 Play-Offs 2
2
2001-02 Stoke City FA Cup 4
2001-02 Stoke City League Division 2 43
2
7
2001-02 Stoke City League Division 2 Play-Offs 3
1
2002-03 Stoke City FA Cup 3
1
2002-03 Stoke City League Cup 1
2002-03 Stoke City League Division 1 43
11
2003-04 West Bromwich Albion FA Cup 1
1
2003-04 West Bromwich Albion League Cup 5
1
2003-04 West Bromwich Albion League Division 1 27
3
4
2004-05 Burnley League Championship 20
1
2
3
2004-05 West Bromwich Albion FA Cup
1
2004-05 West Bromwich Albion League Cup
1
2005-06 Burnley FA Cup 1
2005-06 Burnley League Championship 46
3
3
2005-06 Burnley League Cup 3
2006-07 Burnley FA Cup 1
2006-07 Burnley League Championship 39
4
3
10
2006-07 Burnley League Cup 1
2007-08 Burnley FA Cup 1
2007-08 Burnley League Championship 24
5
3
3
2007-08 Burnley League Cup 2
1
1
2008-09 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 1
1
2008-09 Sheffield Wednesday League Championship 35
6
7
2008-09 Sheffield Wednesday League Cup 1
2009-10 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 1
2009-10 Sheffield Wednesday League Championship 44
3
7
2009-10 Sheffield Wednesday League Cup
1
2010-11 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 3
1
2
2010-11 Sheffield Wednesday Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
1
2
2010-11 Sheffield Wednesday League Cup 1
1
2010-11 Sheffield Wednesday League One 25
11
2
6
2011-12 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 1
2011-12 Sheffield Wednesday Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2011-12 Sheffield Wednesday League Cup 2
2011-12 Sheffield Wednesday League One 11
7
1
3


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
25 Aug 1999 Stoke City v Macclesfield Town W 3-0
Agg: 4-1
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
14 Sep 1999 Stoke City v Sheffield Wednesday D 0-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
22 Sep 1999 Sheffield Wednesday v Stoke City L 3-1
Agg: 3-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
12 Aug 2000 Stoke City v Wycombe Wanderers D 0-0 League Division 2
19 Aug 2000 Bristol City v Stoke City W 1-2 League Division 2
22 Aug 2000 York City v Stoke City W 1-5 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Stoke City v Notts County L 0-1 League Division 2
29 Aug 2000 Reading v Stoke City D 3-3 League Division 2
06 Sep 2000 Stoke City v York City D 0-0
Agg: 5-1
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Stoke City v Peterborough United W 3-0 League Division 2
13 Sep 2000 Stoke City v Oxford United W 4-0 League Division 2
17 Sep 2000 Port Vale v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division 2
20 Sep 2000 Stoke City v Charlton Athletic W 2-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Stoke City v Rotherham United D 1-1 League Division 2
26 Sep 2000 Charlton Athletic v Stoke City L 4-3
Agg: 5-5
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Colchester United v Stoke City W 0-1 League Division 2
14 Oct 2000 Swansea City v Stoke City L 2-1 League Division 2
17 Oct 2000 Cambridge United v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division 2
21 Oct 2000 Stoke City v Millwall W 3-2 League Division 2
24 Oct 2000 Walsall v Stoke City L 3-0 League Division 2
28 Oct 2000 Stoke City v AFC Bournemouth W 2-1 League Division 2
01 Nov 2000 Stoke City v Barnsley W 3-2 League Cup 3rd round
04 Nov 2000 Wrexham v Stoke City W 1-2 League Division 2
07 Nov 2000 Northampton Town v Stoke City D 2-2 League Division 2
11 Nov 2000 Stoke City v Oldham Athletic L 0-1 League Division 2
18 Nov 2000 Stoke City v Nuneaton Borough D 0-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
02 Dec 2000 Stoke City v Luton Town L 1-3 League Division 2
06 Dec 2000 Stoke City v Scarborough W 3-1 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - northern section
16 Dec 2000 Bristol Rovers v Stoke City W 0-3 League Division 2
23 Dec 2000 Wigan Athletic v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division 2
26 Dec 2000 Stoke City v Bury W 2-1 League Division 2
30 Dec 2000 Stoke City v Bristol City W 1-0 League Division 2
01 Jan 2001 Notts County v Stoke City D 2-2 League Division 2
09 Jan 2001 Halifax Town v Stoke City W 2-3 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
13 Jan 2001 Stoke City v Reading D 0-0 League Division 2
17 Jan 2001 Stoke City v Brentford W 1-0 League Division 2
27 Jan 2001 Stoke City v Wigan Athletic W 2-0 League Division 2
03 Feb 2001 Stoke City v Northampton Town D 1-1 League Division 2
10 Feb 2001 Peterborough United v Stoke City W 0-4 League Division 2
17 Feb 2001 Stoke City v Port Vale D 1-1 League Division 2
20 Feb 2001 Oxford United v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division 2
24 Feb 2001 Rotherham United v Stoke City L 2-1 League Division 2
07 Mar 2001 Stoke City v Swansea City L 1-2 League Division 2
10 Mar 2001 Brentford v Stoke City D 2-2 League Division 2
13 Mar 2001 Wycombe Wanderers v Stoke City W 0-1 League Division 2
17 Mar 2001 Stoke City v Cambridge United L 2-3 League Division 2
27 Mar 2001 Bury v Stoke City L 1-0 League Division 2
31 Mar 2001 Stoke City v Bristol Rovers W 4-1 League Division 2
03 Apr 2001 Millwall v Stoke City L 2-0 League Division 2
07 Apr 2001 Luton Town v Stoke City W 1-2 League Division 2
14 Apr 2001 Stoke City v Walsall D 0-0 League Division 2
17 Apr 2001 AFC Bournemouth v Stoke City L 1-0 League Division 2
21 Apr 2001 Stoke City v Wrexham W 3-1 League Division 2
28 Apr 2001 Oldham Athletic v Stoke City W 1-2 League Division 2
05 May 2001 Stoke City v Swindon Town W 4-1 League Division 2
13 May 2001 Stoke City v Walsall D 0-0 League Division 2 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
16 May 2001 Walsall v Stoke City L 4-2
Agg: 4-2
League Division 2 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
11 Aug 2001 Queens Park Rangers v Stoke City L 1-0 League Division 2
18 Aug 2001 Stoke City v Northampton Town W 2-0 League Division 2
25 Aug 2001 Cambridge United v Stoke City W 0-2 League Division 2
27 Aug 2001 Stoke City v Tranmere Rovers L 1-2 League Division 2
08 Sep 2001 Stoke City v Huddersfield Town D 1-1 League Division 2
15 Sep 2001 Stoke City v Reading W 2-0 League Division 2
18 Sep 2001 Brighton and Hove Albion v Stoke City L 1-0 League Division 2
22 Sep 2001 Bury v Stoke City W 0-1 League Division 2
26 Sep 2001 Stoke City v Colchester United W 3-0 League Division 2
29 Sep 2001 Stoke City v AFC Bournemouth W 2-0 League Division 2
13 Oct 2001 Stoke City v Notts County W 1-0 League Division 2
21 Oct 2001 Port Vale v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division 2
23 Oct 2001 Chesterfield v Stoke City W 1-2 League Division 2
27 Oct 2001 Stoke City v Bristol City W 1-0 League Division 2
03 Nov 2001 Swindon Town v Stoke City W 0-3 League Division 2
06 Nov 2001 Blackpool v Stoke City D 2-2 League Division 2
13 Nov 2001 Wigan Athletic v Stoke City L 6-1 League Division 2
18 Nov 2001 Lewes v Stoke City W 0-2 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
21 Nov 2001 Stoke City v Oldham Athletic D 0-0 League Division 2
24 Nov 2001 Wrexham v Stoke City W 0-1 League Division 2
08 Dec 2001 Halifax Town v Stoke City D 1-1 FA Cup 2nd round
12 Dec 2001 Stoke City v Halifax Town W 3-0 FA Cup 2nd round replay
15 Dec 2001 Stoke City v Wycombe Wanderers W 5-1 League Division 2
19 Dec 2001 Stoke City v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Division 2
26 Dec 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Stoke City D 2-2 League Division 2
29 Dec 2001 Huddersfield Town v Stoke City D 0-0 League Division 2
01 Jan 2002 Stoke City v Blackpool W 2-0 League Division 2
05 Jan 2002 Stoke City v Everton L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
13 Jan 2002 Northampton Town v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division 2
19 Jan 2002 Stoke City v Queens Park Rangers L 0-1 League Division 2
29 Jan 2002 Peterborough United v Stoke City W 1-2 League Division 2
02 Feb 2002 AFC Bournemouth v Stoke City L 3-1 League Division 2
06 Feb 2002 Stoke City v Cambridge United W 5-0 League Division 2
10 Feb 2002 Stoke City v Port Vale L 0-1 League Division 2
16 Feb 2002 Notts County v Stoke City D 0-0 League Division 2
23 Feb 2002 Reading v Stoke City L 1-0 League Division 2
26 Feb 2002 Stoke City v Bury W 4-0 League Division 2
01 Mar 2002 Stoke City v Brighton and Hove Albion W 3-1 League Division 2
05 Mar 2002 Colchester United v Stoke City W 1-3 League Division 2
09 Mar 2002 Wycombe Wanderers v Stoke City L 1-0 League Division 2
16 Mar 2002 Stoke City v Peterborough United W 1-0 League Division 2
23 Mar 2002 Stoke City v Chesterfield W 1-0 League Division 2
30 Mar 2002 Brentford v Stoke City L 1-0 League Division 2
01 Apr 2002 Stoke City v Swindon Town W 2-0 League Division 2
06 Apr 2002 Oldham Athletic v Stoke City L 2-1 League Division 2
13 Apr 2002 Stoke City v Wrexham W 1-0 League Division 2
20 Apr 2002 Bristol City v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division 2
28 Apr 2002 Stoke City v Cardiff City L 1-2 League Division 2 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
01 May 2002 Cardiff City v Stoke City W 0-2
Agg: 2-3
League Division 2 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
11 May 2002 Brentford v Stoke City W 0-2 League Division 2 Play-Offs Final
10 Aug 2002 Sheffield Wednesday v Stoke City D 0-0 League Division 1
14 Aug 2002 Stoke City v Leicester City L 0-1 League Division 1
17 Aug 2002 Stoke City v Bradford City W 2-1 League Division 1
24 Aug 2002 Preston North End v Stoke City L 4-3 League Division 1
26 Aug 2002 Stoke City v Norwich City D 1-1 League Division 1
31 Aug 2002 Derby County v Stoke City L 2-0 League Division 1
10 Sep 2002 Bury v Stoke City L 1-0 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
14 Sep 2002 Burnley v Stoke City L 2-1 League Division 1
17 Sep 2002 Brighton and Hove Albion v Stoke City W 1-2 League Division 1
22 Sep 2002 Stoke City v Ipswich Town W 2-1 League Division 1
25 Sep 2002 Stoke City v Nottingham Forest D 2-2 League Division 1
28 Sep 2002 Reading v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division 1
05 Oct 2002 Stoke City v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Division 1
19 Oct 2002 Stoke City v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-2 League Division 1
23 Oct 2002 Sheffield United v Stoke City L 2-1 League Division 1
26 Oct 2002 Rotherham United v Stoke City L 4-0 League Division 1
30 Oct 2002 Stoke City v Watford L 1-2 League Division 1
02 Nov 2002 Walsall v Stoke City L 4-2 League Division 1
09 Nov 2002 Stoke City v Grimsby Town L 1-2 League Division 1
16 Nov 2002 Portsmouth v Stoke City L 3-0 League Division 1
23 Nov 2002 Stoke City v Millwall L 0-1 League Division 1
30 Nov 2002 Gillingham v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division 1
07 Dec 2002 Stoke City v Coventry City L 1-2 League Division 1
21 Dec 2002 Wimbledon v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division 1
26 Dec 2002 Bradford City v Stoke City L 4-2 League Division 1
28 Dec 2002 Stoke City v Sheffield Wednesday W 3-2 League Division 1
01 Jan 2003 Stoke City v Preston North End W 2-1 League Division 1
04 Jan 2003 Stoke City v Wigan Athletic W 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 2003 Leicester City v Stoke City D 0-0 League Division 1
18 Jan 2003 Stoke City v Derby County L 1-3 League Division 1
26 Jan 2003 Stoke City v AFC Bournemouth W 3-0 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 2003 Norwich City v Stoke City D 2-2 League Division 1
08 Feb 2003 Grimsby Town v Stoke City L 2-0 League Division 1
16 Feb 2003 Stoke City v Chelsea L 0-2 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 2003 Nottingham Forest v Stoke City L 6-0 League Division 1
26 Feb 2003 Stoke City v Walsall W 1-0 League Division 1
01 Mar 2003 Stoke City v Burnley L 0-1 League Division 1
05 Mar 2003 Stoke City v Brighton and Hove Albion W 1-0 League Division 1
08 Mar 2003 Ipswich Town v Stoke City D 0-0 League Division 1
15 Mar 2003 Stoke City v Sheffield United D 0-0 League Division 1
18 Mar 2003 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Stoke City D 0-0 League Division 1
22 Mar 2003 Watford v Stoke City W 1-2 League Division 1
12 Apr 2003 Millwall v Stoke City L 3-1 League Division 1
19 Apr 2003 Stoke City v Wimbledon W 2-1 League Division 1
21 Apr 2003 Coventry City v Stoke City W 0-1 League Division 1
26 Apr 2003 Crystal Palace v Stoke City L 1-0 League Division 1
04 May 2003 Stoke City v Reading W 1-0 League Division 1


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Republic of Ireland Toulon Under-21 3
2000-01 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 5
1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
2002-03 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
2
2003-04 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 2
2003-04 Republic of Ireland Under-21 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
25 May 2000 Republic of Ireland v Colombia L 0-1 Toulon Under-21 Group A
27 May 2000 Republic of Ireland v Ghana W 2-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
29 May 2000 Portugal v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
01 Sep 2000 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 2
06 Oct 2000 Portugal v Republic of Ireland L 3-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
10 Oct 2000 Republic of Ireland v Estonia W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 2
23 Mar 2001 Cyprus v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
01 Jun 2001 Republic of Ireland v Portugal L 0-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
31 Aug 2001 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 2
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
10 Jun 2003 Republic of Ireland v Georgia D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Group 10
19 Aug 2003 Poland v Republic of Ireland W 1-5 U21
05 Sep 2003 Republic of Ireland v Russia W 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Group 10
10 Oct 2003 Switzerland v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 10


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