Jason McAteer

Date of birth18 June 1971
Place of birthBirkenhead
NationalityIrish
Weight75 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

McAteer guaranteed his place in Ireland's footballing folklore with the goal in the amazing Lansdowne Road qualifier in September 2001 that subsequently led to the Republic's Play-Off with Iran and Holland's elimination from the World Cup.

He made his League debut for Bolton Wanderers who recruited him from non-League Marine in 1992.

He progressed at Burnden Park under the guidance of former Scotland captain Bruce Rioch to secure a £4.5million to Liverpool in 1995.

McAteer had become a regular in the Republic's squad before he moved on to Blackburn Rovers in a £4million switch in 1999.

He ended a generally frustrating spell at Ewood Park by teaming up with his Republic colleagues Niall Quinn and Kevin Kilbane at Sunderland.

McAteer is a member of a famous boxing family and the nephew of two former British middleweight champions, Pat and Les McAteer.

He joined Tranmere Rovers in July 2004 with a two-year contract that was extended to June 2007 in June 2006.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Marine 01 Jul 1991 22 Jan 1992
Bolton Wanderers 22 Jan 1992 06 Sep 1995
Liverpool 06 Sep 1995 28 Jan 1999
Blackburn Rovers 28 Jan 1999 19 Oct 2001
Sunderland 19 Oct 2001 30 Jun 2004
Tranmere Rovers 19 Jul 2004 30 Jun 2007

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1994-95 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 4
1
1995-96 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 4
1
1995-96 Liverpool FA Cup 7
3
1995-96 Liverpool League Cup 3
1
1995-96 Liverpool Premier League 27
2
4
1996-97 Liverpool FA Cup 2
1996-97 Liverpool League Cup 4
1996-97 Liverpool Premier League 36
1
1
5
1996-97 Liverpool UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 8
1997-98 Liverpool FA Cup 1
1997-98 Liverpool League Cup 3
1997-98 Liverpool Premier League 15
6
2
3
1997-98 Liverpool UEFA Cup 1
1998-99 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 13
1
4
1998-99 Liverpool FA Cup 1
1
1998-99 Liverpool League Cup 2
1998-99 Liverpool Premier League 6
7
1
1
1998-99 Liverpool UEFA Cup 3
2
1999-00 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
2000-01 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 4
1
2000-01 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 4
2000-01 Blackburn Rovers League Division 1 20
7
1
1
2001-02 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 1
3
2001-02 Sunderland FA Cup 1
2001-02 Sunderland Premier League 26
2
8
2002-03 Sunderland FA Cup 1
2002-03 Sunderland Premier League 9
1
3
2003-04 Sunderland FA Cup 4
1
1
2003-04 Sunderland League Division 1 18
2
5
2003-04 Sunderland League Division 1 Play-Offs 2
2
2004-05 Tranmere Rovers FA Cup 1
2004-05 Tranmere Rovers League Cup 2
1
2004-05 Tranmere Rovers League One 32
2
4
7
2004-05 Tranmere Rovers League One Play-Offs 2
2005-06 Tranmere Rovers League One 23
6
8
2006-07 Tranmere Rovers FA Cup 1
2006-07 Tranmere Rovers Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
1
2006-07 Tranmere Rovers League Cup 1
2006-07 Tranmere Rovers League One 10
8
2
1


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
21 Sep 1994 Ipswich Town v Bolton Wanderers W 0-3 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
05 Oct 1994 Bolton Wanderers v Ipswich Town W 1-0
Agg: 4-0
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
11 Jan 1995 Bolton Wanderers v Norwich City W 1-0 League Cup Quarter-final
02 Apr 1995 Bolton Wanderers v Liverpool L 1-2 League Cup Final
19 Aug 1995 Wimbledon v Bolton Wanderers L 3-2 Premier League
22 Aug 1995 Bolton Wanderers v Newcastle United L 1-3 Premier League
26 Aug 1995 Bolton Wanderers v Blackburn Rovers W 2-1 Premier League
30 Aug 1995 Aston Villa v Bolton Wanderers L 1-0 Premier League


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
1993-94 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
3
1993-94 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
3
1994-95 Republic of Ireland B International 1
1994-95 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
2
1995-96 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1995-96 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 2
1
1996-97 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1
1
1996-97 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1997-98 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
1
1998-99 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1998-99 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1999-00 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1
1999-00 Republic of Ireland US Nike Cup 2
1
2000-01 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 4
1
1
2000-01 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 4
1
1
1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
2
2002-03 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
2002-03 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
2003-04 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
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
23 Mar 1994 Republic of Ireland v Russia D 0-0 International Friendly
20 Apr 1994 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 International Friendly
24 May 1994 Republic of Ireland v Bolivia W 1-0 International Friendly
28 May 1994 Germany v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 International Friendly
05 Jun 1994 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic L 1-3 International Friendly
18 Jun 1994 Italy v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
24 Jun 1994 Mexico v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
28 Jun 1994 Republic of Ireland v Norway D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
04 Jul 1994 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
07 Sep 1994 Latvia v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 6
12 Oct 1994 Republic of Ireland v Liechtenstein W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
16 Nov 1994 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 6
13 Dec 1994 England v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 B INTER
29 Mar 1995 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
03 Jun 1995 Liechtenstein v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Oct 1995 Republic of Ireland v Latvia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
15 Nov 1995 Portugal v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
13 Dec 1995 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group play-off
27 Mar 1996 Republic of Ireland v Russia L 0-2 International Friendly
09 Oct 1996 Republic of Ireland v FYR Macedonia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
10 Nov 1996 Republic of Ireland v Iceland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
11 Feb 1997 Wales v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Apr 1997 FYR Macedonia v Republic of Ireland L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Group 8
06 Sep 1997 Iceland v Republic of Ireland W 2-4 FIFA World Cup Group 8
10 Sep 1997 Lithuania v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 8
11 Oct 1997 Republic of Ireland v Romania D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 8
06 Sep 1998 Republic of Ireland v Croatia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
14 Oct 1998 Republic of Ireland v Malta W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
18 Nov 1998 Yugoslavia v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
10 Feb 1999 Republic of Ireland v Paraguay W 2-0 International Friendly
28 Apr 1999 Republic of Ireland v Sweden W 2-0 International Friendly
23 Feb 2000 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic W 3-2 International Friendly
30 May 2000 Republic of Ireland v Scotland L 1-2 International Friendly
04 Jun 2000 Republic of Ireland v Mexico D 2-2 US NIKE CUP
06 Jun 2000 USA v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 US NIKE CUP
11 Jun 2000 Republic of Ireland v South Africa W 2-1 US NIKE CUP
02 Sep 2000 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
07 Oct 2000 Portugal v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
11 Oct 2000 Republic of Ireland v Estonia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Nov 2000 Republic of Ireland v Finland W 3-0 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 Cyprus v Republic of Ireland W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Aug 2001 Republic of Ireland v Croatia D 2-2 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
10 Nov 2001 Republic of Ireland v Iran W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe v Asia
15 Nov 2001 Iran v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe v Asia play-off
13 Feb 2002 Republic of Ireland v Russia W 2-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Republic of Ireland v Denmark W 3-0 International Friendly
16 May 2002 Republic of Ireland v Nigeria L 1-2 International Friendly
01 Jun 2002 Republic of Ireland v Cameroon D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
11 Jun 2002 Saudi Arabia v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
21 Aug 2002 Finland v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Russia v Republic of Ireland L 4-2 UEFA European Championship Group 10
18 Feb 2004 Republic of Ireland v Brazil D 0-0 International Friendly


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