John O'Neil Player Profile

Player Details



Playing History


Season Win % Draw % Loss %
1993-94 8 (7) 1 1 0 13.3% 66.7% 20.0%
1992-93 25 (7) 4 3 0 50.0% 18.8% 31.3%
1991-92 13 (1) 1 3 0 50.0% 21.4% 28.6%
1990-91 14 (5) 1 0 0 52.6% 15.8% 31.6%
1989-90 6 (4) 0 0 0 20.0% 50.0% 30.0%
1988-89 - (1) 0 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Totals: 66 (25) 7


 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio | W/D/L - Games won, drawn or lost as percentage of games played in
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals

 Recent First Team Starts
 19/03/94 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2
 05/03/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 1
 20/11/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 2
 13/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2
 09/11/93 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 2 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
 06/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
 20/03/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 4 - 1
 01/12/92 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
 22/08/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1
 18/08/92 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
 06/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 20/03/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  4 - 1
 01/12/92 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 1
 22/08/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 18/08/92 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 0
 26/01/92 3rd Round vs. Berwick (H)  6 - 0
 18/05/91 Final vs. Motherwell (N)  3 - 4

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
 19/03/94 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 2
 12/03/94 Quarter Final vs. Airdrie (A)  0 - 0
 05/03/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A)  1 - 1
 04/12/93 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H)  0 - 0
 20/11/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  0 - 2
 13/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  2 - 2
 09/11/93 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H)  2 - 2
 06/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 1
 30/10/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 0
 23/10/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 2
 09/10/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  1 - 3
 28/09/93 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Brøndby (H)  3 - 1
 25/09/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 0
 31/08/93 Quarter Final vs. Falkirk (H)  3 - 3
 28/08/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 0
 03/04/93 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  2 - 1
 27/03/93 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 3
 20/03/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  4 - 1
 09/03/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  0 - 0
 27/02/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  1 - 0
 20/02/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 0
 30/01/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  0 - 1
 23/01/93 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 1
 16/01/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 09/01/93 3rd Round vs. Meadowbank (H)  3 - 1
 05/01/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  2 - 3
 02/01/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  1 - 2
 26/12/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 0
 12/12/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  2 - 2
 01/12/92 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H)  2 - 1
 28/11/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H)  0 - 0
 21/11/92 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  3 - 1
 07/10/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 03/10/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 0
 26/09/92 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 4
 19/09/92 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H)  0 - 1
 12/09/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A)  2 - 1
 02/09/92 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  1 - 2
 29/08/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H)  2 - 0
 26/08/92 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (H)  2 - 3
 22/08/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  2 - 1
 18/08/92 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (H)  3 - 0
 15/08/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  0 - 2
 11/08/92 2nd Round vs. QOS (H)  6 - 0
 08/08/92 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 05/08/92 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A)  1 - 0
 01/08/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  1 - 0
 02/05/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A)  2 - 1
 25/04/92 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 18/04/92 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 0
 28/03/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 3
 21/03/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  2 - 0
 22/02/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  2 - 2
 11/02/92 4th Round vs. Celtic (A)  1 - 2
 08/02/92 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  0 - 1
 01/02/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 1
 26/01/92 3rd Round vs. Berwick (H)  6 - 0
 08/10/91 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H)  0 - 0
 05/10/91 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A)  4 - 0
 13/08/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  4 - 1
 10/08/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  3 - 4
 18/05/91 Final vs. Motherwell (N)  3 - 4
 11/05/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A)  0 - 1
 04/05/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  2 - 1
 24/04/91 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A)  0 - 1
 20/04/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 1
 13/04/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H)  2 - 1
 06/04/91 Semi Final vs. St Johnstone (N)  2 - 1
 30/03/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H)  0 - 0
 23/03/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H)  1 - 2
 13/03/91 5th Round vs. Dundee (H)  3 - 1
 09/03/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 0
 02/03/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 23/02/91 4th Round vs. Airdrie (H)  2 - 0
 19/02/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A)  1 - 0
 16/02/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  1 - 2
 09/02/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H)  0 - 0
 02/01/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  1 - 0
 01/12/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  1 - 1
 01/09/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 0
 05/05/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A)  0 - 0
 28/04/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H)  1 - 1
 21/04/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H)  0 - 1
 18/04/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A)  0 - 1
 17/02/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  2 - 0
 27/01/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A)  2 - 3
 06/01/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A)  0 - 0
 03/01/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H)  1 - 0
 30/12/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A)  1 - 1
 23/12/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H)  1 - 1
 11/03/89 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H)  1 - 4


Biography


John was a schoolboy international who joined United from Fir Park Boys Club and came through the youth system at United. He began playing reserve football during the 1988-89 season and made a scoring first team debut in a friendly against Brondby in March 1989. His competitive debut followed nine days later, coming on as a substitute as United lost to St Mirren at Tannadice.

Over the next two seasons he featured occasionally, most notably in the losing Scottish Cup final against Motherwell in May 1991, in which he scored United's second goal after coming off the bench - his first senior goal for the Club. Capped at Under-21 level with Scotland, he continued to turn out for the first eleven, eventually establishing himself during the 1992-93 season, but injury and disciplinary problems lead to him not appearing as much as he should have during his six years at Tannadice. By the 1993-94 season he was rarely seen in the first team, although he played a minor part in United's Scottish Cup success, coming on as a substitute in the quarter final tie against Airdrieonians. By the time John left United he had played more often for the reserves than he did at first team level. In August 1994 he was signed by former United teammate Paul Sturrock, who was now manager at St Johnstone, for a fee reported at £100,000.

John spent six successful years at McDiarmid Park, winning the First Division title in 1996-97 and a League Cup runners-up medal in 1998. He then moved to Hibs in June 2000, where he collected a second Scottish Cup runners-up medal in 2001 and gained his only full Scotland cap against Poland in April that year. After leaving Hibs in August 2003, he helped both Falkirk and Gretna to gain promotion to the SPL, collecting his third Scottish Cup runners-up medal in May 2006. He joined another former teammate, Brian Welsh, at Cowdenbeath in 2007 before finishing his career with East Stirlingshire in 2009.





Debut (as sub)

March 11th, 1989
Dundee United 1 - 4 St Mirren

League (Premier Division)

Full Debut

December 30th, 1989
Dundee 1 - 1 Dundee United

League (Premier Division)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    John was born on this date in Bellshill.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Non-Competitive Appearance (Friendly)

    Dundee United 1 - 3 Hibernian
    Tennents' Sixes (Sectional Tie - Group 2)


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 1 - 4 St Mirren
    League (Premier Division)

    This was one of those afternoon's when virtually nothing went right. Even before the game, John Clark after passing a fitness test, had to pull out with a recurrance of his hamstring problem and withi


  • First Goal

    Dundee United 3 - 4 Motherwell
    Scottish Cup (Final)

    The family Cup final was the label affixed to this Cup final with brother Tommy leading his side into battle against brother Jim and what a match it turned out to be! In the early stages of the match


  • 50th Appearance

    Dundee United 3 - 0 St Mirren
    League Cup (3rd Round)

    Another early start and another comfortable Skol Cup success. Saints intention was clear from the very start as they tried to frustrate, fielding five men in midfield. Consequently, United enjoyed alm


  • First League Goal

    Dundee United 2 - 1 St Johnstone
    League (Premier Division)

    United set about Saints at a terrific rate and Rhodes was in the thick of the action from the very outset of this Tayside derby. In the 13th minute he was beaten by a beautifully executed goal. John O


  • 50th League Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 1 Motherwell
    League (Premier Division)

    Some 16 years have elapsed since we last lost to Motherwell at Tannadice and when we fell behind early in the second half that record appeared in jeopardy. However, by the end we very unlucky not to s


  • Last Goal

    Hearts 1 - 1 Dundee United
    League (Premier Division)

    Manager Ivan Golac was able to welcome back the experience of Maurice Malpas and Dave Bowman as we set about trying to record our first victory at Tynecastle since March 1985. After only two m


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 2 - 2 Partick Th
    League (Premier Division)

    Things looked good as United raced upfield and almost scored within 30 seconds of Thistle kicking off with Paddy Connolly teeing up a chance for Craig Brewster who drilled in a shot from the edge of t