Andrew James “Andy” O’Brien is a former Republic of Ireland international football player who currently features for the English Premier League club Bolton Wanderers. He plays as a defender.

Andy O’Brien commenced his professional club football at English side Bradford City in 1994 and played for them until 2001, scoring 3 goals in 133 league matches. He was a central figure at Bradford and was signed by Newcastle United in March 2001 for a club record 2 million pounds.

He scored 6 goals in 120 Premier League matches for the Magpies in four years and demonstrated his class. In 2005 he was signed by Portsmouth and played 32 Premier League matches in two seasons at Fratton Park.

Position Defender
Born 29 Jun 1979
Nationality Ireland Ireland
Team History
2976 vancouver whitecaps fc Vancouver 2012 - 2014
270 leeds united Leeds 2011 - 2012
270 leeds united Leeds 2010 - 2011 (loan)
82 bolton wanderers Bolton 2007 - 2011
83 portsmouth fc Portsmouth 2005 - 2007
89 newcastle united fc Newcastle 2001 - 2005
Bradford City AFC Bradford City 1996 - 2001

In 2007 Bolton Wanderers signed Andy O’Brien and he has since been a regular at the Reebok Stadium.

Andy O’Brien has dual British-Irish citizenship and made his international debut for the Republic of Ireland against Estoania in 2001. He played for his nation until 2006 and scored 1 goal in 26 matches. He has since decided to hang up his international boots.

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