John Oster

Date of birth08 December 1978
Place of birthBoston
NationalityWelsh
Weight67 kg
Height1.75 m
PositionMidfielder

Oster had a somewhat frustrating season at Sunderland in 2000-01 and struggled to win a regular place in the first-team squad.

A clever ball-playing winger, he opened his goal-scoring account for the Black Cats in the Worthington Cup tie against Luton Town, but always struggled to dislodge Kevin Kilbane or Julio Arca from the Wearsiders' line-up.

Oster's contract at Sunderland was extended to June 2006 in June 2004 but it was cancelled in January 2005. He then joined Burnley with a contract to the end of the 2004-05 season.

Oster joined Reading in August 2005 with a one-year contract that was extended to June 2007 in July 2006, then to June 2008 in January 2007.

He joined Crystal Palace in August 2008 with a six-month contract that was extended to the end of the season in January 2009.

Oster's contract at Doncaster Rovers was extended to June 2010 in January 2010 and to June 2012 in June 2010.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Grimsby Town 11 Jul 1996 21 Jul 1997
Everton 21 Jul 1997 06 Aug 1999
Sunderland 06 Aug 1999 27 Jan 2005
Barnsley 19 Oct 2001 19 Nov 2001 L
Grimsby Town 31 Oct 2002 30 Dec 2002 L
Grimsby Town 21 Feb 2003 24 Mar 2003 L
Leeds United 05 Nov 2004 31 Dec 2004 L
Burnley 28 Jan 2005 30 Jun 2005
Millwall 25 Jul 2005 29 Jul 2005 T
Reading 02 Aug 2005 30 Jun 2008
Derby County 14 Jul 2008 25 Jul 2008 T
Crystal Palace 11 Aug 2008 30 Jun 2009
Doncaster Rovers 07 Aug 2009 30 Jun 2012
Barnet 07 Sep 2012 30 Jun 2013
Gateshead 20 Sep 2013 30 Jun 2015

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Grimsby Town FA Cup
1
1
1997-98 Everton FA Cup
1
1
1997-98 Everton League Cup 3
2
1
1997-98 Everton Premier League 16
15
1
2
1998-99 Everton FA Cup 2
2
1
1998-99 Everton League Cup 1
1
1998-99 Everton Premier League 6
3
1
1999-00 Sunderland League Cup 3
1999-00 Sunderland Premier League 4
6
1
2000-01 Sunderland FA Cup 1
1
2000-01 Sunderland League Cup 3
1
1
2000-01 Sunderland Premier League 2
6
1
2001-02 Barnsley League Division 1 2
2002-03 Grimsby Town League Division 1 17
6
1
2002-03 Sunderland FA Cup 1
1
1
2002-03 Sunderland Premier League 1
2
2003-04 Sunderland FA Cup 5
1
2003-04 Sunderland League Cup 1
1
1
2003-04 Sunderland League Division 1 35
3
5
2
1
2003-04 Sunderland League Division 1 Play-Offs 2
2
2004-05 Burnley FA Cup 2
1
2004-05 Burnley League Championship 12
3
1
2004-05 Leeds United League Championship 8
1
2004-05 Sunderland League Championship 6
3
2004-05 Sunderland League Cup 2
2005-06 Reading FA Cup 4
1
2005-06 Reading League Championship 11
22
1
2
2005-06 Reading League Cup 4
1
2006-07 Reading FA Cup 4
2006-07 Reading League Cup 2
2006-07 Reading Premier League 6
19
1
1
2007-08 Reading Premier League 12
6
1
2008-09 Crystal Palace FA Cup 1
2008-09 Crystal Palace League Championship 27
4
3
2
2008-09 Crystal Palace League Cup 1
1
2009-10 Doncaster Rovers FA Cup 2
2009-10 Doncaster Rovers League Championship 36
4
1
2
1
2009-10 Doncaster Rovers League Cup 2
2010-11 Doncaster Rovers FA Cup 2
1
2010-11 Doncaster Rovers League Championship 41
2
2011-12 Doncaster Rovers FA Cup
1
2011-12 Doncaster Rovers League Championship 23
7
1
4
2011-12 Doncaster Rovers League Cup 2
2012-13 Barnet League Two 23
5
2
3
2013-14 Gateshead FA Cup 2
2014-15 Gateshead FA Cup 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
04 Jan 1997 Sheffield Wednesday v Grimsby Town L 7-1 FA Cup 3rd round
02 Nov 2002 Grimsby Town v Gillingham D 1-1 League Division 1
09 Nov 2002 Stoke City v Grimsby Town W 1-2 League Division 1
16 Nov 2002 Grimsby Town v Preston North End D 3-3 League Division 1
23 Nov 2002 Crystal Palace v Grimsby Town L 2-0 League Division 1
30 Nov 2002 Grimsby Town v Leicester City L 1-2 League Division 1
07 Dec 2002 Walsall v Grimsby Town L 3-1 League Division 1
14 Dec 2002 Preston North End v Grimsby Town L 3-0 League Division 1
21 Dec 2002 Grimsby Town v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2002 Derby County v Grimsby Town W 1-3 League Division 1
28 Dec 2002 Grimsby Town v Norwich City D 1-1 League Division 1
22 Feb 2003 Ipswich Town v Grimsby Town D 2-2 League Division 1
01 Mar 2003 Grimsby Town v Coventry City L 0-2 League Division 1
04 Mar 2003 Grimsby Town v Sheffield United L 1-4 League Division 1
10 Mar 2003 Nottingham Forest v Grimsby Town D 2-2 League Division 1
15 Mar 2003 Grimsby Town v Watford W 1-0 League Division 1
18 Mar 2003 Rotherham United v Grimsby Town W 0-1 League Division 1
22 Mar 2003 Burnley v Grimsby Town D 1-1 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
1996-97 Wales UEFA Under-18 2
1
1996-97 Wales UEFA Under-21 2
2
1997-98 Wales FIFA World Cup
1
1997-98 Wales International Friendly 2
1997-98 Wales UEFA Under-21 2
1
1997-98 Wales Under-21 1
1
1998-99 Wales B International 1
1998-99 Wales UEFA Under-21 1
1
1999-00 Wales UEFA European Championship 1
2002-03 Wales International Friendly 1
1
1
2002-03 Wales UEFA European Championship 1
2003-04 Wales International Friendly 3
2003-04 Wales UEFA European Championship
1
2004-05 Wales FIFA World Cup 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
30 Aug 1996 Wales v San Marino W 4-0 UEFA U21 Group 7
04 Oct 1996 Wales v Netherlands L 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 7
15 Oct 1996 Wales v Netherlands L 0-2 UEFA U18 Group 1
17 Oct 1996 Scotland v Wales L 2-1 UEFA U18 Group 1
19 Oct 1996 Lithuania v Wales L 4-2 UEFA U18 Group 1
13 Dec 1996 Wales v Turkey L 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 7
28 Mar 1997 Wales v Belgium W 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 7
19 Aug 1997 Turkey v Wales L 3-0 UEFA U21 Group 7
10 Oct 1997 Belgium v Wales L 1-0 UEFA U21 Group 7
11 Oct 1997 Belgium v Wales L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Group 7
12 Nov 1997 Brazil v Wales L 3-0 International Friendly
25 Mar 1998 Wales v Jamaica D 0-0 International Friendly
22 Apr 1998 Italy v Wales L 2-1 U21
04 Sep 1998 Wales v Italy L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 1
09 Feb 1999 Wales v Northern Ireland W 1-0 B International
09 Oct 1999 Wales v Switzerland L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
12 Feb 2003 Wales v Bosnia and Herzegovina D 2-2 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Wales v Azerbaijan W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
26 May 2003 USA v Wales L 2-0 International Friendly
11 Oct 2003 Wales v Serbia and Montenegro L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 9
18 Feb 2004 Wales v Scotland W 4-0 International Friendly
27 May 2004 Norway v Wales D 0-0 International Friendly
30 May 2004 Wales v Canada W 1-0 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Azerbaijan v Wales D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
08 Sep 2004 Wales v Northern Ireland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6


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