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Luke Terry O'Nien (born 21 November 1994) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder or a defender for Sunderland.

Luke O'Nien
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O'Nien in 2018
Personal information
Full name Luke Terry O'Nien[1]
Date of birth (1994-11-21) 21 November 1994 (age 24)[2]
Place of birth Hemel Hempstead, England
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Midfielder Right Back
Club information
Current team
Sunderland
Number 13
Youth career
2003–2013 Watford
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Watford 1 (0)
2014Wealdstone (loan) 5 (0)
2014–2015Wealdstone (loan) 35 (5)
2015–2018 Wycombe Wanderers 101 (15)
2018– Sunderland 54 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:03, 2 November 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

WatfordEdit

O'Nien joined Watford as an Under-9 and impressed throughout his time in the youth ranks with his technical influence on the pitch.[3]

Having put pen to paper on his first professional contract at Vicarage Road in July 2013,[4] he was then called up by the first team to the pre-season friendly tour in Italy after he impressed staff during training.[5] O'Nien was then given the number thirty-two shirt.[6] He had been an unused substitute on a handful of occasions during the 2013–14 season. The midfielder finally made his Watford debut as an 88th-minute substitute in a 3–0 win at home to Barnsley on 15 March 2014.[7] After the match, O'Nien reacted to his debut against Barnsley.[8]

On 27 March 2014, O'Nien signed a one-month loan deal with Isthmian League Premier Division side Wealdstone.[9] He made his debut as a late substitute in a win over Billericay Town on 31 March 2014, while his first start came three days later on 3 April 2014 in a 3–0 success over East Thurrock United. He then started the final game of the season, a 2–0 home win against Canvey Island. Following his loan spell, on 13 May 2014, O'Nien signed a new one-year deal with the Hornets.[10] He expressed delight over signing a new contract with the club.[11]

In August 2014, O'Nien returned to Wealdstone, now a Conference South side, on a season-long loan deal.[12] He made thirty-five appearances for them and scored five times – against Weston-super-Mare[13] and Basingstoke Town.[14] His second loan spell at Wealdstone proved to be successful.[15]

Following Watford's promotion to the Premier League in 2015, O'Nien was one of three released by the club following the expiration of his contract.[16]

Wycombe WanderersEdit

On 25 July 2015, O'Nien signed for League Two side Wycombe Wanderers on a one-year deal, having had a successful trial with the club.[17] In 2017, he earned the accolade of Community Player of the Season.

In the 2017–18 season, Luke O'Nien played a vital role as Wycombe Wanderers won promotion to League One.

SunderlandEdit

O’Nien joined Sunderland on 30 July 2018.[18] He scored his first goal for the club in the 2–0 away game win against Shrewsbury Town in October 2018. His second goal for the club came on 27th November 2018 and it was Sunderland’s 4th, and final, goal of an entertaining 4–2 home victory against promotion rivals Barnsley. In March 2019, after consistent performances in an unfamiliar right back role in which he won multiple man of the match awards. He is popular with Sunderland A.F.C. fans for his fantastic attitude and singing skills, as a video emerged on Sunderland A.F.C. social media platform of him and teammate Jimmy Dunne (footballer, born 1997) singing whilst cooking at a charity event. At the end of the 18/19 Season O'Nien picked up the award of Young Player of The Season.[19] In his first season at Sunderland, O'Nien got attacked by a Portsmouth fan at Fratton Park after he got accidentally pushed into the stands by a player on the opposing team. O'Nien appeared to get punched, kicked and hurled abuse at by nearby Portsmouth fans. However, O'Nien wasn't injured and didn't end up pressing charges.[20]

Personal lifeEdit

O'Nien was born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. His father Terry was a professional golfer.[21] O'Nien qualifies to play international football for both England and Singapore.[22] He qualifies to play for Singapore through his Singapore-born maternal grandfather; his great-uncle was politician Lim Kim San.[23]

Career statisticsEdit

As of match played 21 September 2019
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Watford 2013-14[24] Championship 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Wealdstone (loan) 2014-15[25] National League South 31 4 0 0 0 0 2[a] 0 33 4
Wycombe Wanderers 2015-16[26] League Two 35 5 4 0 0 0 1[b] 0 40 5
2016-17[27] 31 3 4 0 0 0 4[b] 0 39 3
2017-18[28] 35 7 2 1 0 0 3[b] 0 40 8
Total 101 15 10 1 0 0 8 0 119 16
Sunderland 2018-19[29] League One 37 5 3 0 1 0 11[c] 0 52 5
2019-20[30] 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 0
Total 45 5 3 0 3 0 11 0 62 5
Career total 178 24 13 1 3 0 21 0 215 25
Notes
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in the FA Trophy.
  2. ^ a b c Appearance(s) in the EFL Trophy.
  3. ^ 8 Appearances in the EFL Trophy & 3 Appearances in the League One play-offs

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Sunderland

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Professional Retain List & Free Transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 3 June 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Luke O'Nien". 11v11. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Watford FC Player Profiles". watfordfc.com. 26 July 2013. Archived from the original on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  4. ^ "ACADEMY: O'Nien Signs Pro". Watford F.C. 7 June 2013. Archived from the original on 4 January 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  5. ^ "O'NIEN: "A Great Education"". Watford F.C. 12 July 2013. Archived from the original on 9 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  6. ^ "OFFICIAL: 2013/14 Squad Numbers". Watford F.C. 25 July 2013. Archived from the original on 8 May 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  7. ^ "BBC Sport – Watford 3–0 Barnsley". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  8. ^ "O'NIEN: "Another Step In The Journey"". Watford F.C. 15 March 2014. Archived from the original on 9 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  9. ^ "OFFICIAL: O'Nien Loaned To Wealdstone". watfordfc.com. 27 March 2014. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  10. ^ "OFFICIAL: O'Nien's New Deal". Watford FC. 13 May 2014. Archived from the original on 14 May 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  11. ^ "O'NIEN: "Can't Wait To Go Again"". Watford F.C. 14 May 2014. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  12. ^ "LOAN: Luke O'Nien To Stones". Watford F.C. 22 August 2014. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  13. ^ "LOAN LADS: O'Nien Man Of The Match In Stones Loss". Watford F.C. 15 February 2015. Archived from the original on 9 February 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  14. ^ "LOAN LADS: O'Nien On Target For Stones". Watford F.C. 30 March 2015. Archived from the original on 9 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  15. ^ "LOAN LADS: Jakubiak On Target For Daggers". Watford F.C. 20 April 2015. Archived from the original on 9 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  16. ^ "Watford will release Marco Motta, Luke O'Nien and Vujadin Savic while the club are in discussions with Heurelho Gomes, Hornets legend Lloyd Doyley and Rene Gilmartin". Watford Observer. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  17. ^ "Luke O'Nien signs after successful trial". Wycombe Wanderers. 25 July 2015. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  18. ^ "O'Nien completes Sunderland move". Sunderland Association Football Club. 30 July 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  19. ^ AFC, Sunderland (23 April 2019). "Rocking all over... @LukeONien has been awarded the @BlcSafc's Young Player of the Year award! #SAFCpic.twitter.com/RnQpoNr0g8". @SunderlandAFC. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  20. ^ "Portsmouth fan appears to aim kick and punch at Sunderland's O'Nien after he fell into stands". The Sun. 17 May 2019. Retrieved 1 June 2019.
  21. ^ "Former Watford man is determined to keepy-uppy his standards". Bucks Free Press. 9 August 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  22. ^ "Luke O'Nien on Twitter". Twitter. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  23. ^ "Wycombe's O'Nien keen to play for Singapore". The NewPaper. 9 January 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  24. ^ "Games played by Luke O'Nien in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  25. ^ Luke O'Nien at Soccerway. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  26. ^ "Games played by Luke O'Nien in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  27. ^ "Games played by Luke O'Nien in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  28. ^ "Games played by Luke O'Nien in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  29. ^ "Games played by Luke O'Nien in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  30. ^ "Games played by Luke O'Nien in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  31. ^ Williams, Adam (31 March 2019). "Portsmouth 2–2 Sunderland". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 May 2019.

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