Liam O'Brien

Date of birth05 September 1964
Place of birthDublin
NationalityIrish
Weight84 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionMidfielder

A cultivated midfield player who liked to play the game at his own pace, he could not break into the first team squad on a regular basis, moving on to Newcastle United.

Commonly known as Liam but christened William Francis O'Brien, he was signed by caretaker manager Colin Suggett and was most effective in the anchor role in midfield.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1986-87 Manchester United League Division One 9
2
1987-88 Manchester United FA Cup
2
1987-88 Manchester United League Cup
2
1987-88 Manchester United League Division One 6
11
2
1988-89 Manchester United League Cup 1
1988-89 Manchester United League Division One 1
2
1988-89 Newcastle United FA Cup 4
1988-89 Newcastle United League Division One 17
3
4
1989-90 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
1
1989-90 Newcastle United League Cup 1
1989-90 Newcastle United League Division Two 14
5
2
1989-90 Newcastle United League Division Two Play-Offs
2
1990-91 Newcastle United FA Cup
2
1990-91 Newcastle United League Division Two 23
10
3
1990-91 Newcastle United Rumbelows League Cup 2
1991-92 Newcastle United FA Cup 2
1991-92 Newcastle United League Cup 3
1991-92 Newcastle United League Division Two 40
4
1992-93 Newcastle United FA Cup 4
1992-93 Newcastle United League Cup 3
1
1992-93 Newcastle United League Division 1 33
6
1993-94 Newcastle United Premier League 4
2
1993-94 Tranmere Rovers League Cup 2
1993-94 Tranmere Rovers League Division 1 Play-Offs 2
1994-95 Tranmere Rovers FA Cup 1
1994-95 Tranmere Rovers League Cup 1
1997-98 Tranmere Rovers FA Cup 1
1998-99 Tranmere Rovers League Cup
1
2000-01 Bohemians Dublin UEFA Cup 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
20 Dec 1986 Manchester United v Leicester City W 2-0 League Division One
27 Dec 1986 Manchester United v Norwich City L 0-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1987 Manchester United v Newcastle United W 4-1 League Division One
03 Jan 1987 Southampton v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
28 Feb 1987 Manchester United v Everton D 0-0 League Division One
07 Mar 1987 Manchester United v Manchester City W 2-0 League Division One
14 Mar 1987 Luton Town v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
21 Mar 1987 Sheffield Wednesday v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
28 Mar 1987 Manchester United v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 League Division One
04 Apr 1987 Manchester United v Oxford United W 3-2 League Division One
18 Apr 1987 Newcastle United v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
03 Oct 1987 Luton Town v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
07 Oct 1987 Hull City v Manchester United W 0-1
Agg: 0-6
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
17 Oct 1987 Manchester United v Norwich City W 2-1 League Division One
18 Nov 1987 Bury v Manchester United W 1-2 League Cup 4th round
21 Nov 1987 Wimbledon v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One
05 Dec 1987 Queens Park Rangers v Manchester United W 0-2 League Division One
01 Jan 1988 Manchester United v Charlton Athletic D 0-0 League Division One
02 Jan 1988 Watford v Manchester United W 0-1 League Division One
16 Jan 1988 Manchester United v Southampton L 0-2 League Division One
24 Jan 1988 Arsenal v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
30 Jan 1988 Manchester United v Chelsea W 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
06 Feb 1988 Manchester United v Coventry City W 1-0 League Division One
10 Feb 1988 Derby County v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
13 Feb 1988 Chelsea v Manchester United W 1-2 League Division One
20 Feb 1988 Arsenal v Manchester United L 2-1 FA Cup 5th round
23 Feb 1988 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
05 Mar 1988 Norwich City v Manchester United L 1-0 League Division One
12 Mar 1988 Manchester United v Sheffield Wednesday W 4-1 League Division One
19 Mar 1988 Nottingham Forest v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
02 Apr 1988 Manchester United v Derby County W 4-1 League Division One
30 Apr 1988 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 League Division One
27 Aug 1988 Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers D 0-0 League Division One
30 Oct 1988 Everton v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
02 Nov 1988 Wimbledon v Manchester United L 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
05 Nov 1988 Manchester United v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One


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
1982-83 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-18
1
1985-86 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1986-87 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1987-88 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
4
1988-89 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup
1
1988-89 Republic of Ireland PJ ODriscoll Testimonial 1
1988-89 Republic of Ireland Under-23 1
1991-92 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
1
1992-93 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1993-94 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1995-96 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1995-96 Republic of Ireland US Cup 1
1996-97 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup
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
17 May 1983 France v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 4
23 Apr 1986 Republic of Ireland v Uruguay D 1-1 International Friendly
23 May 1987 Republic of Ireland v Brazil W 1-0 International Friendly
10 Nov 1987 Republic of Ireland v Israel W 5-0 International Friendly
23 Mar 1988 Republic of Ireland v Romania W 2-0 International Friendly
27 Apr 1988 Republic of Ireland v Yugoslavia W 2-0 International Friendly
22 May 1988 Republic of Ireland v Poland W 3-1 International Friendly
19 Oct 1988 Republic of Ireland v Tunisia W 4-0 PJ O'Driscoll Testimonial
16 Nov 1988 Spain v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
11 Apr 1989 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 3-0 U23
25 Mar 1992 Republic of Ireland v Switzerland W 2-1 International Friendly
17 Feb 1993 Republic of Ireland v Wales W 2-1 International Friendly
23 Mar 1994 Republic of Ireland v Russia D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 1996 Republic of Ireland v Croatia D 2-2 International Friendly
04 Jun 1996 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland L 3-1 International Friendly
09 Jun 1996 USA v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 US Cup
15 Jun 1996 Republic of Ireland v Bolivia W 3-0 US CUP
09 Oct 1996 Republic of Ireland v FYR Macedonia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8


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