Steve O'Shaughnessy (footballer)
|Full name||Stephen O'Shaughnessy|
|Date of birth||13 October 1967|
|Place of birth||Wrexham, Wales|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Airbus UK Broughton (manager)|
|1994–1995||Hong Kong Rangers||?||(0)|
|1998||The New Saints||7||(2)|
|2000–2001||Oswestry Town (player-manager)|
|2001–2004||Cefn Druids (player-manager)|
|2008–2009||Connah's Quay Nomads|
|2016–||Airbus UK Broughton|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
O'Shaughnessy or "Shaughssa" as he is affectionately known was born in Wrexham and started his career as an apprentice at Leeds United, before moving onto Bradford City, where he made one league appearance.
In 1988, O'Shaughnessy was signed by former Leeds United midfielder and manager Eddie Gray for Rochdale. In three seasons at Spotland, O'Shaughnessy enjoyed arguably the most successful spell in his career scoring 16 goals in 109 League appearances and reaching the 5th Round of the 1990 FA Cup . During this time, O'Shaughnessy earned the nickname the "Master Blaster" for his skill at taking long distance free-kicks.
In July 1991, O'Shaughnessy joined Exeter City for £10,000. After a disappointing three-game spell at St James Park under 1966 FIFA World Cup winner Alan Ball, which saw him sent off at Huddersfield Town, O'Shaughnessy joined Darlington in January 1992.
In 88 League appearances for the Quakers, Steve became team captain before being released at the end of the 1993–94 season, with his final Football League appearance coming on 7 May 1994 against Bury.
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