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Cillian Sheridan
Personal information
Full name Cillian Sheridan
Date of birth 21 February 1989 (1989-02-21) (age 21)
Place of birth Bailieborough, County Cavan, Ireland
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club St. Johnstone
(on loan from Celtic)
Number 26
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006– Celtic 14 (4)
2009 Motherwell (loan) 13 (2)
2009–2010 Plymouth Argyle (loan) 13 (0)
2010– St Johnstone (loan) 5 (3)
National team
2007– Republic of Ireland U21 11 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:00, 18 February 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:00, 18 November 2009 (UTC)

Cillian Sheridan (born 23 February 1989) is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a forward for Scottish Premier League club St. Johnstone, where he is on loan from Celtic; he has had previous loan spells at English club Plymouth Argyle (for the first half of the 2009–10 season) and Motherwell.[1]

Sheridan has featured several times for the Republic of Ireland under-21 national football team.

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Early career

Sheridan previously played for Bailieboro Celtic AFC, Belvedere FC in Dublin and also played Gaelic football for Bailieboro Shamrocks. He was a member of the Cavan minor squad before moving to Celtic in summer 2006.

Move to Scotland

After joining Celtic in the summer of 2006, Sheridan was promoted to the Reserve team then the first team squad during his first season at the club, a "spectacular rise" according to coach Joe McBride.[2]

He made his first team debut for Celtic in the Scottish Cup against Inverness Caledonian Thistle on 25 February 2007. He set up Kenny Miller for the winning goal in the 92nd minute and signed a new three-year contract with the club two days later.[3] Sheridan made his European debut on 21 October 2008, coming on as a sub for Scott McDonald in Celtic's Champions League game against Manchester United at Old Trafford. He also started in the return game at Parkhead on 5 November 2008 in a 1-1 draw. Just four days after his European debut, Sheridan made his first Celtic start against Hibernian. Celtic won 4-2 with Sheridan scoring their second goal in the 36th minute.

On 2 February 2009 Sheridan signed for Motherwell on loan until the end of the season and was given the number 9 shirt, previously worn by Chris Porter, who had signed for Derby County the previous day. He made his debut on Valentine's Day in Motherwell's 1–0 win over Hamilton, playing the entire 90 minutes as his strike partner David Clarkson scored the only goal of the game. Sheridan scored his only league goals for The Well, both goals in a 2–1 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

On 13 August 2009, Sheridan joined Plymouth Argyle on a six month loan deal.[4] He played 14 times for the Championship but failed to find the net.

Sheridan completed his loan spell at Plymouth and returned to Celtic on 14 January 2010. Later on the same day Sheridan was again loaned out, this time to St. Johnstone for the rest of the season.[5] On 17 February 2010, Sheridan scored a 2 goal brace in St. Johnstone's 5-1 win against Hibernian.

International career

Sheridan has been capped eleven times for the Republic of Ireland under-21 national football team.

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