Sean Gregan

Date of birth29 March 1974
Place of birthGuisborough
NationalityEnglish
Weight92 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionDefender/Midfielder

Gregan quickly established himself as a first team regular at centre half at Darlington and it was only a matter of time before a bigger club would sign him.

He signed for Preston North End in November 1996 for a bargain fee of £350,000.

He was converted to a defensive midfielder by the club and appointed captain in December 1997.

He reached 100 matches for Preston, 200 league matches and 250 career matches in the 1998-99 season and was also chosen for the PFA Division Two side.

He suffered a serious calf injury, and a cracked bone in his back which restricted his performances for the Second Division championship winning season, but made the PFA Second Division team of the season for the second year running.

Gregan alternated positions in 2000-01between centre half and a position in central midfield.

Personal milestones of 150 games for North End and 350 career games were followed by six weeks out after a cartilage operation in January.

Preston just missed out on promotion being beaten in the Play-Off Final by Birmingham City, but Gregan did not let the disappointment effect him in 2001-02 when he had another excellent season.

Gregan's transfer request was accepted by West Bromwich Albion in August 2004 and he joined Leeds United with a three-year contract.

Following a loan spell, he joined Oldham Athletic in January 2007 with a contract to June 2009 which was later extended to June 2010 then to June 2011 in January 2010.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Darlington 20 Jan 1991 29 Nov 1996
Preston North End 29 Nov 1996 06 Aug 2002
West Bromwich Albion 06 Aug 2002 16 Sep 2004
Leeds United 16 Sep 2004 05 Jan 2007
Oldham Athletic 08 Nov 2006 02 Jan 2007 L
Oldham Athletic 09 Jan 2007 06 Jan 2011
Fleetwood Town 20 Oct 2010 05 Jan 2011 L
Fleetwood Town 06 Jan 2011 30 Jun 2011

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Darlington League Cup 2
1997-98 Preston North End League Cup 2
1
1998-99 Preston North End FA Cup 1
1
1999-00 Preston North End FA Cup 1
1999-00 Preston North End League Cup 1
1
2000-01 Preston North End League Cup 3
2000-01 Preston North End League Division 1 39
2
2
6
2000-01 Preston North End League Division 1 Play-Offs 3
1
2001-02 Preston North End FA Cup 2
1
2001-02 Preston North End League Cup 2
2
2001-02 Preston North End League Division 1 40
1
1
9
2002-03 West Bromwich Albion FA Cup 2
2002-03 West Bromwich Albion Premier League 36
1
9
2003-04 West Bromwich Albion League Cup 4
2003-04 West Bromwich Albion League Division 1 40
3
1
7
2004-05 Leeds United FA Cup 1
2004-05 Leeds United League Championship 34
1
14
2004-05 Leeds United League Cup 2
2005-06 Leeds United League Championship 28
12
2005-06 Leeds United League Championship Play-Offs 3
2
2005-06 Leeds United League Cup 3
2006-07 Leeds United League Championship 1
2006-07 Leeds United League Cup 1
1
2006-07 Oldham Athletic FA Cup 2
1
2006-07 Oldham Athletic League One 27
5
2006-07 Oldham Athletic League One Play-Offs 2
1
2007-08 Oldham Athletic Johnstones Paint Trophy 2
2007-08 Oldham Athletic League Cup 2
1
2007-08 Oldham Athletic League One 15
5
2008-09 Oldham Athletic FA Cup 2
2008-09 Oldham Athletic League Cup 1
2008-09 Oldham Athletic League One 38
2
6
1
2009-10 Oldham Athletic FA Cup 1
2009-10 Oldham Athletic Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
1
2009-10 Oldham Athletic League Cup 1
2009-10 Oldham Athletic League One 46
1
9
2010-11 Fleetwood Town FA Cup 1
2010-11 Oldham Athletic League One
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
17 Sep 1997 Blackburn Rovers v Preston North End L 6-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
30 Sep 1997 Preston North End v Blackburn Rovers W 1-0
Agg: 1-6
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
04 Jan 1999 Preston North End v Arsenal L 2-4 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Oct 1999 Arsenal v Preston North End L 2-1 League Cup 3rd round
29 Jan 2000 Everton v Preston North End L 2-0 FA Cup 5th round
12 Aug 2000 Grimsby Town v Preston North End W 1-2 League Division 1
19 Aug 2000 Preston North End v Sheffield United W 3-0 League Division 1
28 Aug 2000 Preston North End v Wimbledon D 1-1 League Division 1
02 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Portsmouth W 1-0 League Division 1
05 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Shrewsbury Town W 4-1
Agg: 4-2
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
09 Sep 2000 Queens Park Rangers v Preston North End D 0-0 League Division 1
12 Sep 2000 Birmingham City v Preston North End L 3-1 League Division 1
16 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Stockport County D 1-1 League Division 1
19 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Coventry City L 1-3 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 2000 Sheffield Wednesday v Preston North End W 1-3 League Division 1
27 Sep 2000 Coventry City v Preston North End L 4-1
Agg: 7-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
30 Sep 2000 Preston North End v Crystal Palace W 2-0 League Division 1
14 Oct 2000 Preston North End v Tranmere Rovers W 1-0 League Division 1
17 Oct 2000 Preston North End v Norwich City W 1-0 League Division 1
21 Oct 2000 Huddersfield Town v Preston North End D 0-0 League Division 1
24 Oct 2000 Fulham v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
27 Oct 2000 Preston North End v Barnsley L 1-2 League Division 1
04 Nov 2000 Nottingham Forest v Preston North End L 3-1 League Division 1
10 Nov 2000 Preston North End v Crewe Alexandra W 2-1 League Division 1
18 Nov 2000 Watford v Preston North End W 2-3 League Division 1
25 Nov 2000 West Bromwich Albion v Preston North End L 3-1 League Division 1
02 Dec 2000 Preston North End v Fulham D 1-1 League Division 1
09 Dec 2000 Preston North End v Burnley W 2-1 League Division 1
16 Dec 2000 Gillingham v Preston North End L 4-0 League Division 1
23 Dec 2000 Preston North End v Grimsby Town L 1-2 League Division 1
26 Dec 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
30 Dec 2000 Sheffield United v Preston North End L 3-2 League Division 1
01 Jan 2001 Preston North End v Bolton Wanderers L 0-2 League Division 1
10 Jan 2001 Blackburn Rovers v Preston North End L 3-2 League Division 1
20 Feb 2001 Preston North End v Birmingham City L 0-2 League Division 1
24 Feb 2001 Preston North End v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 League Division 1
03 Mar 2001 Crystal Palace v Preston North End W 0-2 League Division 1
06 Mar 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
14 Mar 2001 Preston North End v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-0 League Division 1
17 Mar 2001 Norwich City v Preston North End W 1-2 League Division 1
31 Mar 2001 Preston North End v Gillingham D 0-0 League Division 1
06 Apr 2001 Burnley v Preston North End L 3-0 League Division 1
10 Apr 2001 Preston North End v Huddersfield Town D 0-0 League Division 1
14 Apr 2001 Preston North End v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division 1
16 Apr 2001 Barnsley v Preston North End W 0-4 League Division 1
22 Apr 2001 Preston North End v Watford W 3-2 League Division 1
28 Apr 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End W 1-3 League Division 1
02 May 2001 Preston North End v Blackburn Rovers L 0-1 League Division 1
06 May 2001 Preston North End v West Bromwich Albion W 2-1 League Division 1
13 May 2001 Birmingham City v Preston North End L 1-0 League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
17 May 2001 Preston North End v Birmingham City W 2-1
Agg: 2-2 (4-2)
League Division 1 Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg
28 May 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Preston North End L 3-0 League Division 1 Play-Offs Final
11 Aug 2001 Gillingham v Preston North End L 5-0 League Division 1
18 Aug 2001 Preston North End v Walsall D 1-1 League Division 1
21 Aug 2001 Kidderminster Harriers v Preston North End W 2-3 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
25 Aug 2001 Grimsby Town v Preston North End D 2-2 League Division 1
27 Aug 2001 Preston North End v Wimbledon D 1-1 League Division 1
08 Sep 2001 Preston North End v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-2 League Division 1
11 Sep 2001 Tranmere Rovers v Preston North End L 4-1 League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Preston North End v Millwall W 1-0 League Division 1
18 Sep 2001 West Bromwich Albion v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
23 Sep 2001 Birmingham City v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
30 Sep 2001 Watford v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
13 Oct 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
16 Oct 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Preston North End W 1-2 League Division 1
21 Oct 2001 Preston North End v Manchester City W 2-1 League Division 1
23 Oct 2001 Preston North End v Sheffield United W 3-0 League Division 1
27 Oct 2001 Portsmouth v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
31 Oct 2001 Coventry City v Preston North End D 2-2 League Division 1
03 Nov 2001 Preston North End v Stockport County W 6-0 League Division 1
08 Nov 2001 Preston North End v Barnsley D 2-2 League Division 1
17 Nov 2001 Nottingham Forest v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division 1
20 Nov 2001 Preston North End v Bradford City D 1-1 League Division 1
24 Nov 2001 Preston North End v Crystal Palace W 2-1 League Division 1
01 Dec 2001 Sheffield United v Preston North End D 2-2 League Division 1
09 Dec 2001 Preston North End v Burnley L 2-3 League Division 1
15 Dec 2001 Rotherham United v Preston North End L 1-0 League Division 1
22 Dec 2001 Preston North End v Grimsby Town D 0-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Preston North End W 2-3 League Division 1
19 Jan 2002 Preston North End v Gillingham L 0-2 League Division 1
26 Jan 2002 Preston North End v Sheffield United W 2-1 FA Cup 4th round
29 Jan 2002 Bradford City v Preston North End W 0-1 League Division 1
31 Jan 2002 Preston North End v Watford D 1-1 League Division 1
05 Feb 2002 Preston North End v Sheffield Wednesday W 4-2 League Division 1
10 Feb 2002 Manchester City v Preston North End L 3-2 League Division 1
17 Feb 2002 Chelsea v Preston North End L 3-1 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 2002 Norwich City v Preston North End L 3-0 League Division 1
26 Feb 2002 Preston North End v West Bromwich Albion W 1-0 League Division 1
02 Mar 2002 Preston North End v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division 1
17 Mar 2002 Burnley v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
20 Mar 2002 Preston North End v Crewe Alexandra D 2-2 League Division 1
23 Mar 2002 Stockport County v Preston North End W 0-2 League Division 1
30 Mar 2002 Preston North End v Portsmouth W 2-0 League Division 1
01 Apr 2002 Barnsley v Preston North End L 2-1 League Division 1
06 Apr 2002 Preston North End v Coventry City W 4-0 League Division 1
13 Apr 2002 Crystal Palace v Preston North End L 2-0 League Division 1
21 Apr 2002 Preston North End v Nottingham Forest W 2-1 League Division 1


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