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Alan Quinn
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Personal information
Full name Alan Quinn
Date of birth 13 June 1979 (1979-06-13) (age 30)
Place of birth    Dublin, Ireland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Ipswich Town
Number 25
Youth career
Cherry Orchard
Manortown United
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1997–2004
2003
2004–2008
2008–
Sheffield Wednesday
Sunderland (loan)
Sheffield United
Ipswich Town
157 (16)
006 0(0)
097 (11)
068 0(3)   
National team2
2003– Republic of Ireland 008 0(0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 16:07,26 December 2009 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 18:13,03 September 2009 (UTC).
* Appearances (Goals)

Alan Quinn (born 13 June 1979 in Dublin) is a professional footballer from the Republic of Ireland. He is a midfielder and currently plays for Ipswich in the Football League Championship.

He is one of nine brothers; both Stephen and Keith were on the books at Alan's former club, Sheffield United while another brother, Gerry, played for St Patrick's Athletic in the League of Ireland. Quinn has also played for Sheffield Wednesday, and is the only player to have scored for both teams in the Steel City derby.

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Club career

Quinn played youth football in Dublin for Manortown United and Cherry Orchard.

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Sheffield Wednesday

Quinn started his English club career at Sheffield Wednesday, making his first appearance as a substitute during 1997–98 and his first start the following season. After two games in his first two seasons his career took off during 1999–00 and he eventually played 178 League and Cup games for Wednesday, scoring 17 times.

After 6 games on loan to Sunderland, and winning an Internet player of the year award for the 2002–03 season[1] he moved to Wednesday's rivals Sheffield United on a free transfer in 2004.[2 ]

Sheffield United

After a couple of substitute appearances he made his full debut for the Blades in a 1–0 away victory at Preston North End on 8 August 2004.[3] He scored his first goal for the club a couple of weeks later in a 2–1 home defeat by West Ham United.[4] He was a regular in the starting eleven in his first season at Bramall Lane but in later years Quinn found first team football more difficult to come by.

With the Blades promoted to the Premier League for the 2006–07 season he couldn't hold down a regular spot, with his younger brother Stephen being preferred ahead of him for a time. Despite that Quinn made 19 Premier League appearances that season and was rewarded in July 2007 with a contract extension until 2010.[5 ]

Following United's relegation back to the Championship, Alan failed to impress new manager Bryan Robson enough to convince him that he was worth a place in the first team and made only a handful of appearances. The club allowed him to leave during the January transfer window, ironically agreeing the deal the day before the Steel City Derby against his former club Sheffield Wedsnesday.

He left the club having played 109 games and scored eleven goals.

Ipswich Town

On 18 January 2008 Quinn signed for Ipswich Town on an emergency loan, after an undisclosed fee was agreed. The transfer was made permanent on 23 January 2008, with Quinn signing a three and a half year contract. He was allocated the number 25 shirt and scored just four minutes into his second appearance for Ipswich against his former team Sheffield Wednesday.[6 ]

International career

At Youth level he won the 1998 U-18 European Championships with Republic of Ireland in a team that also featured Robbie Keane and Richard Dunne, scoring in the final. the match finished 1-1 AET with Rep. Of Ireland winning on penalties.

Quinn won his first senior cap for the Republic of Ireland against Norway on 30 April 2003 and currently has 8 caps.

Statistics

Club Performance
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Others Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Ipswich Town 2007–081 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sheffield United 2007–08 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
2006–07 19 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 0
2005–06 27 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 29 4
2004–05 43 7 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 47 7
Sunderland (loan) 2003–04 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Sheffield Wednesday 2003–04 24 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 27 4
2002–03 37 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 40 5
2001–02 38 2 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 45 2
2000–01 37 2 2 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 44 3
1999–00 19 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 3
1998–99 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1997–98 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 261 27 11 0 23 1 0 0 2 0 293 28

1 Last updated 2 February 2008.

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