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Shane Lowry
Personal information
Full name Shane Lowry
Date of birth 12 June 1989 (1989-06-12) (age 20)
Place of birth Perth, Australia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre Back, Left Back
Club information
Current club Aston Villa
Number 45
Youth career
0000 ECU Joondalup
2005–2007 Aston Villa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007– Aston Villa 0 (0)
2009 Plymouth Argyle (loan) 13 (0)
2010 Leeds United (loan) 6 (0)
National team
2006 Republic of Ireland U17 6 (0)
2008–2009 Republic of Ireland U21 2 (0)
2009– Australia 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:54, 26 February 2010 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:35, 21 August 2009 (UTC)

Shane Lowry (born 12 June 1989) is an Australian professional football player who currently plays for Aston Villa. He has played for the Republic of Ireland U17 and U21 team but has pledged his allegiance to Australia for his senior career.[1]


Club career


Aston Villa

Lowry started his youth career with Australian club ECU Joondalup. He signed for Aston Villa in February 2005 along with fellow Australian Chris Herd. Lowry made 9 appearances for Aston Villa Reserves in the 2006–07 season, mainly coming near the end of the campaign. Lowry was also part of the squad that won the HKFC Philips Lighting International Soccer Sevens in May 2007. In June 2007, Lowry penned a 12-month deal to his contract.

In August 2007, Lowry made his debut for the Aston Villa senior first team, replacing Stephen O'Halloran in the second half of a pre-season friendly against Stoke City. Lowry played 17 minutes in a 2–0 victory for Villa. After appearing in the 2009 Peace Cup, which was won by Villa after a penalty shootout against Juventus, Lowry converted his penalty in the shootout for Villa beating Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon with a left footed finish, Lowry made his professional debut in the 2009-10 UEFA Europa League in an away fixture at Rapid Wien.[2] An FA Cup fourth round tie between Aston Villa vs Brighton in January 2010 gave Lowry another senior chance coming on as a late substitute.

Loan to Plymouth

On 17 September 2009, Lowry signed a three month loan deal with Football League Championship side Plymouth Argyle.[3][4] He played 13 league games for Plymouth during his loan spell, where he impressed many and was recalled by Aston Villa who required Lowry's services as cover after some injuries to defenders.

Loan to Leeds United

On the 28th of January 2010, Lowry agreed a deal which would take him on a loan to Leeds United until March 13th 2010, joining his fellow Australian international teammates Patrick Kisnorbo and Neil Kilkenny. The announcement of his arrival was announced before kickoff in Leeds' league 1 game against Colchester United. He made his debut for Leeds against Colchester United, playing left back for Leeds. After an impressive debut, Lowry suffered a minor injury and had to be substituted and replaced by Bradley Johnson after 70 minutes. After missing the FA Cup replay against Tottenham Hotspur due to not being eligable, Lowry returned to the Leeds starting lineup in the following game against Hartlepool United.

Lowry started for Leeds in the JPT Northern Area Final second leg game against Carlisle United, in which the game was lost with Lowry missing the decisive penalty in sudden death in the penalty shootout. After the game it appeared as though Lowry was attacked by a set of Carlisle United supporters who had invaded the pitch. After starting every game for Leeds Lowry was dropped from the Leeds squad for the match against Brentford after suffering an injury.

International career

Although Lowry was born in Australia, he appeared for the Republic of Ireland U17 and U21 team due to his Irish parentage. On 11 September 2009 it was announced that Lowry had opted to make himself available to the Australian national team for his senior career. Lowry gained selection into the full Australia squad for the friendly match against Netherlands on October 10, 2009, in Sydney and then for the Asian Cup Qualifier against Oman in Melbourne on October 14, 2009. This was his first call-up since choosing to pursue his international future with Australia.

Career statistics

All-Time Club Performance
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App  Goals App Goals
Aston Villa 2009-10 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0
Plymouth Argyle 2009-10 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
Career Totals 13 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 16 0


Aston Villa


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