Darren O'Dea Player Profile

Personal

  • Full Name: Darren O'Dea
  • Born: February 4th, 1987 (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Height: 6' 1

Career

  • Position: Defender
  • Signed: January 7th, 2016
  • Date Left Club: May 19th, 2019
  • First Manager: Paul Hartley
  • Dundee Career Totals:
    102 first team competitive appearances
    5 first team competitive goals
  • Also Played For: Blackpool, Celtic, East Kilbride, Ipswich Town, Leeds United, Metalurh Donetsk, Mumbai City, Reading, Toronto FC


Dundee Career Summary


Competitive Friendlies Other (War)
2015-16 19- - - - -
2016-17 39 5 - - - -
2017-18 20 (2)- - - - -
2018-19 21 (1)- - - - -
TOTAL 99 (3) 5 - - - -

NOTES:
Other Cups: ?.


Biography


Born in Dublin, Darren O’Dea joined Celtic as a teenager in 2005. The defender made his first team debut for the Hoops in a 2-0 victory over St Mirren in the League Cup in 2006. While primarily a squad player during his time at Celtic, Darren made 70 appearances for Celtic in 4 seasons, scoring 6 times. Darren won 2 League titles, the League Cup and Scottish Cup while playing for the Bhoys, and is best remembered for his goal in extra time in the 2009 League Cup Final.

The defender made his Republic of Ireland debut under Giovanni Trapattoni, in a friendly against South Africa in 2009. Darren was capped 20 times by his country, scoring once in a 4-1 victory over the Faroe Islands in 2012, and was included in their squad for Euro 2012.

Darren spent the final two and a half seasons of his Celtic career on loan to Reading, Ipswich Town, and Leeds United between 2010 and 2012, before signing permanently for MLS side Toronto FC in 2012. After spells in Ukraine with Metalurh Donetsk and India with Mumbai City, either side of a stint with Blackpool, Darren signed for Dundee in January 2016.

Initially signed to cover for the injured James McPake, Darren signed a new long term contract with the club in March 2016 and a year later was appointed captain of the club. A leader for Dundee on and off the pitch, Darren made over 100 appearances for the club, scoring 5 times.

One of his goals came in the 3-2 comeback victory over Hearts in December 2016. After making 21 appearances for the club in 2018/2019, Darren announced his retirement from professional football.

While at Dundee, Darren coached the Under-20 squad, and following his retirement he took up a coaching position at Motherwell. In September 2019, Darren was appointed Under-18 manager at former club Celtic.

Debut

January 16th, 2016
Partick Thistle 2 - 4 Dundee

League (Premiership)


Playing Statistics - First Team Competitive matches (All Seasons)



Competition NPS Win % Draw % Loss %
League 85 (3)420 273
Scottish Cup 6-1 2-
League Cup 812 3-
Totals: 99 (3)523 323

 Recent Starting Appearances (First Team Competitive matches)
 18/05/19 Scottish Premiership vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 3
 11/05/19 Scottish Premiership vs. Livingston (A) 1 - 0
 04/05/19 Scottish Premiership vs. Hamilton (H) 0 - 1
 20/04/19 Scottish Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A) 0 - 2
 06/04/19 Scottish Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H) 0 - 2

 Recent Goals Scored (First Team Competitive matches)
 13/05/17 Premiership vs. Ross County (H) 1 - 1
 04/04/17 Premiership vs. Ross County (A) 1 - 2
 04/02/17 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A) 2 - 2
 23/12/16 Premiership vs. Hearts (H) 3 - 2
 23/07/16 Group A vs. Dumbarton (H) 6 - 2

 List of First Team Competitive matches played (click to expand)
 18/05/19 Scottish Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 3
 11/05/19 Scottish Premiership vs. Livingston (A)  1 - 0
 04/05/19 Scottish Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  0 - 1
 27/04/19 Scottish Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 4
 20/04/19 Scottish Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 06/04/19 Scottish Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 2
 03/04/19 Scottish Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 30/03/19 Scottish Premiership vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 2
 17/03/19 Scottish Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 09/03/19 Scottish Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 27/02/19 Scottish Premiership vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 4
 22/02/19 Scottish Premiership vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 4
 16/02/19 Scottish Premiership vs. Livingston (A)  2 - 1
 06/02/19 Scottish Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  2 - 2
 29/01/19 4th Round Replay vs. Queen of South (A)  0 - 3
 26/01/19 Scottish Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 1
 29/12/18 Scottish Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 2
 26/12/18 Scottish Premiership vs. Livingston (H)  0 - 0
 18/12/18 Scottish Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 5
 15/12/18 Scottish Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 3
 05/12/18 Scottish Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  4 - 0
 24/11/18 Scottish Premiership vs. Hibernian (A)  2 - 2
 10/11/18 Scottish Premiership vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 1
 03/11/18 Scottish Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 1
 31/10/18 Scottish Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 5
 23/10/18 Scottish Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 3
 20/10/18 Scottish Premiership vs. Livingston (A)  0 - 4
 06/10/18 Scottish Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 2
 29/09/18 Scottish Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  2 - 0
 22/09/18 Scottish Premiership vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 3
 15/09/18 Scottish Premiership vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 4
 28/07/18 Group D vs. Brechin City (H)  2 - 0
 25/07/18 Cup Group D vs. Peterhead (A)  2 - 0
 08/05/18 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 0
 05/05/18 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 0
 28/04/18 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 2
 21/04/18 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 01/04/18 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 17/03/18 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 10/03/18 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 4
 24/02/18 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 1
 17/02/18 Premiership vs. Partick (A)  2 - 1
 13/02/18 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  2 - 3
 10/02/18 5th Round vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 2
 03/02/18 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 4
 30/01/18 4th Round Replay vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 0
 27/01/18 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  2 - 1
 24/01/18 Premiership vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 1
 20/01/18 4th Round vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 2
 26/12/17 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 2
 23/12/17 Final vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 1
 16/12/17 Premiership vs. Partick (H)  3 - 0
 12/12/17 Premiership vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 2
 08/12/17 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 1
 18/11/17 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 0
 25/10/17 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 1
 21/10/17 Premiership vs. Partick (A)  1 - 2
 14/10/17 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 1
 30/09/17 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 1
 20/09/17 Quarter Final vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 4
 16/09/17 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  3 - 2
 09/09/17 Premiership vs. Rangers (A)  1 - 4
 12/08/17 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  0 - 3
 05/08/17 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 2
 30/07/17 Group C vs. Dundee Utd (H)  1 - 1
 26/07/17 Group C vs. Cowdenbeath (A)  3 - 0
 18/07/17 Group C vs. Raith Rovers (A)  2 - 1
 20/05/17 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  0 - 4
 17/05/17 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  0 - 2
 13/05/17 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 1
 06/05/17 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 0
 29/04/17 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  3 - 2
 15/04/17 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  0 - 2
 08/04/17 Premiership vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 04/04/17 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 2
 31/03/17 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  0 - 7
 19/03/17 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  1 - 2
 11/03/17 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  0 - 2
 01/03/17 Premiership vs. Partick (H)  0 - 1
 25/02/17 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  5 - 1
 19/02/17 Premiership vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 1
 11/02/17 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 1
 04/02/17 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  2 - 2
 28/12/16 Premiership vs. Partick (A)  0 - 2
 23/12/16 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 2
 17/12/16 Premiership vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 10/12/16 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  0 - 0
 03/12/16 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 2
 26/11/16 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  2 - 1
 19/11/16 Premiership vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 1
 05/11/16 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 0
 29/10/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 0
 26/10/16 Premiership vs. Partick (H)  0 - 2
 23/10/16 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 2
 01/10/16 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 1
 24/09/16 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  1 - 3
 18/09/16 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 3
 10/09/16 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 1
 27/08/16 Premiership vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 0
 19/08/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  1 - 1
 13/08/16 Premiership vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 2
 06/08/16 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  3 - 1
 30/07/16 Group A vs. Forfar (H)  7 - 0
 26/07/16 Group A vs. Peterhead (A)  1 - 2
 23/07/16 Group A vs. Dumbarton (H)  6 - 2
 16/07/16 Group A vs. East Fife (A)  1 - 1
 14/05/16 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  0 - 4
 11/05/16 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (H)  1 - 1
 07/05/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (H)  0 - 1
 02/05/16 Premiership vs. Dundee Utd (H)  2 - 1
 23/04/16 Premiership vs. Partick (A)  2 - 1
 09/04/16 Premiership vs. Hamilton (A)  1 - 2
 05/04/16 Premiership vs. Celtic (H)  0 - 0
 02/04/16 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  5 - 2
 20/03/16 Premiership vs. Dundee Utd (A)  2 - 2
 12/03/16 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 05/03/16 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 4
 27/02/16 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (H)  1 - 1
 23/02/16 5th Round Replay vs. Dumbarton (H)  5 - 0
 20/02/16 Premiership vs. Kilmarnock (A)  0 - 0
 12/02/16 Premiership vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 06/02/16 5th Round vs. Dumbarton (A)  0 - 0
 30/01/16 Premiership vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 22/01/16 Premiership vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 16/01/16 Premiership vs. Partick (A)  4 - 2

 List of First Team Competitive goals scored (click to expand)
 13/05/17 Premiership vs. Ross County (H)  1 - 1
 04/04/17 Premiership vs. Ross County (A)  1 - 2
 04/02/17 Premiership vs. Inverness CT (A)  2 - 2
 23/12/16 Premiership vs. Hearts (H)  3 - 2
 23/07/16 Group A vs. Dumbarton (H)  6 - 2

  = Starting Appearances (Sub Appearances) | = Goals | NPS = Squad Appearances (as Non-Playing Sub) | GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in


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