Birth date 10 Aug 1985 (33 years)
Nationality Ireland Ireland
Position Forward
Team history
Central Coast Mariners FC 2015 - present
Mitra Kukar F.C. 2015
Northampton Town 2013 - 2014
Brunei DPMM FC 2014
Coventry City 2010 - 2013
Hibernian 2012 (loan)
Hartlepool Utd 2010 (loan)
Sunderland 2007 - 2010
Dundee Utd F.C. 2008 - 2009 (loan)
Blackpool 2009 (loan)
Southend Utd 2009 (loan)
Cork City 2005 - 2007

Roy Simon O’Donovan is a Republic of Ireland football player who features for the English Premier League club Sunderland. He is a winger who can play as a striker too and is currently on loan to Cork City.

Roy O’Donovan started his club career at English side Coventry and played for them for the 2004-2005 season although he did mot make any league appearance. In 2005 he moved to his hometown club of Cork City and featured prominently for them for two seasons, scoring 31 goals in 74 league matches.

In 2007 O’Donovan was signed by Sunderland for an Eircom League record transfer fee of 500,000 euros and played 17 league matches foe them in 2007-2008.

In the summer of 2008 Roy O’Donovan was sent on loan to Scottish side Dundee United on a one-year deal.