John O'Neil Player Profile




Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1993-94 8 (7) 15 1 1 0 8 (4) 1 - (3) 0
1992-93 25 (7) 32 4 3 0 21 (7) 3 4 1
1991-92 13 (1) 14 1 3 0 11 (1) 0 2 1
1990-91 14 (5) 19 1 0 0 11 (4) 0 3 (1) 1
1989-90 6 (4) 10 0 0 0 6 (4) 0 - -
1988-89 - (1) 1 0 0 0 - (1) 0 - -
Totals: 66 (25) 7 57 (21) 4 9 (4) 3

ALL = Combined first team appearances
League/Cups = First team starts (sub appearances)
G2G = Goals to Games Ratio

 Recent First Team Starts
Mar 19th, 1994 19/03/94 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2
Mar 5th, 1994 05/03/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 1
Nov 20th, 1993 20/11/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 2
Nov 13th, 1993 13/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2
Nov 9th, 1993 09/11/93 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 2 - 2

 Recent First Team Goals
Nov 6th, 1993 06/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1
Mar 20th, 1993 20/03/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 4 - 1
Dec 1st, 1992 01/12/92 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
Aug 22nd, 1992 22/08/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1
Aug 18th, 1992 18/08/92 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 0

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
Nov 6th, 1993 06/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1 (64')
Mar 20th, 1993 20/03/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 4 - 1 (69')
Dec 1st, 1992 01/12/92 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1 (66')
Aug 22nd, 1992 22/08/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1 (44')
Aug 18th, 1992 18/08/92 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 0 (48')
Jan 26th, 1992 26/01/92 3rd Round vs. Berwick (H) 6 - 0 (48')
May 18th, 1991 18/05/91 Final vs. Motherwell (N) 3 - 4 (67')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
Mar 19th, 1994 19/03/94 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 2
Mar 12th, 1994 12/03/94 Quarter Final vs. Airdrie (A) 0 - 0 (sub)
Mar 5th, 1994 05/03/94 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (A) 1 - 1
Dec 4th, 1993 04/12/93 Premier Division vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0 (sub)
Nov 20th, 1993 20/11/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 0 - 2
Nov 13th, 1993 13/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 2 - 2
Nov 9th, 1993 09/11/93 Premier Division vs. Raith Rovers (H) 2 - 2
Nov 6th, 1993 06/11/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Oct 30th, 1993 30/10/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 0
Oct 23rd, 1993 23/10/93 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 2
Oct 9th, 1993 09/10/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 1 - 3 (sub)
Sep 28th, 1993 28/09/93 1st Round 2nd Leg vs. Brøndby (H) 3 - 1 (sub)
Sep 25th, 1993 25/09/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 0
Aug 31st, 1993 31/08/93 Quarter Final vs. Falkirk (H) 3 - 3 (sub)
Aug 28th, 1993 28/08/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 0 (sub)
Apr 3rd, 1993 03/04/93 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 2 - 1 (sub)
Mar 27th, 1993 27/03/93 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 3 (sub)
Mar 20th, 1993 20/03/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 4 - 1 (sub)
Mar 9th, 1993 09/03/93 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 0 (sub)
Feb 27th, 1993 27/02/93 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
Feb 20th, 1993 20/02/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 0 (sub)
Jan 30th, 1993 30/01/93 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 0 - 1
Jan 23rd, 1993 23/01/93 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 1
Jan 16th, 1993 16/01/93 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 2
Jan 9th, 1993 09/01/93 3rd Round vs. Meadowbank (H) 3 - 1
Jan 5th, 1993 05/01/93 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 2 - 3
Jan 2nd, 1993 02/01/93 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 1 - 2 (sub)
Dec 26th, 1992 26/12/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 0
Dec 12th, 1992 12/12/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 2 - 2
Dec 1st, 1992 01/12/92 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (H) 2 - 1
Nov 28th, 1992 28/11/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 0 - 0
Nov 21st, 1992 21/11/92 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 3 - 1
Oct 7th, 1992 07/10/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1
Oct 3rd, 1992 03/10/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 0
Sep 26th, 1992 26/09/92 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 4
Sep 19th, 1992 19/09/92 Premier Division vs. Dundee (H) 0 - 1
Sep 12th, 1992 12/09/92 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (A) 2 - 1
Sep 2nd, 1992 02/09/92 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 1 - 2
Aug 29th, 1992 29/08/92 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (H) 2 - 0
Aug 26th, 1992 26/08/92 Quarter Final vs. Rangers (H) 2 - 3
Aug 22nd, 1992 22/08/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 2 - 1
Aug 18th, 1992 18/08/92 3rd Round vs. St Mirren (H) 3 - 0
Aug 15th, 1992 15/08/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 0 - 2
Aug 11th, 1992 11/08/92 2nd Round vs. QOS (H) 6 - 0
Aug 8th, 1992 08/08/92 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1
Aug 5th, 1992 05/08/92 Premier Division vs. Partick Th (A) 1 - 0
Aug 1st, 1992 01/08/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 1 - 0
May 2nd, 1992 02/05/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (A) 2 - 1
Apr 25th, 1992 25/04/92 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
Apr 18th, 1992 18/04/92 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 0
Mar 28th, 1992 28/03/92 Premier Division vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 3
Mar 21st, 1992 21/03/92 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 2 - 0 (sub)
Feb 22nd, 1992 22/02/92 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 2 - 2
Feb 11th, 1992 11/02/92 4th Round vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Feb 8th, 1992 08/02/92 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 0 - 1
Feb 1st, 1992 01/02/92 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 1
Jan 26th, 1992 26/01/92 3rd Round vs. Berwick (H) 6 - 0
Oct 8th, 1991 08/10/91 Premier Division vs. Airdrie (H) 0 - 0
Oct 5th, 1991 05/10/91 Premier Division vs. Falkirk (A) 4 - 0
Aug 13th, 1991 13/08/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 4 - 1
Aug 10th, 1991 10/08/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 3 - 4
May 18th, 1991 18/05/91 Final vs. Motherwell (N) 3 - 4 (sub)
May 11th, 1991 11/05/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (A) 0 - 1
May 4th, 1991 04/05/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 2 - 1
Apr 24th, 1991 24/04/91 Premier Division vs. Rangers (A) 0 - 1
Apr 20th, 1991 20/04/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 1
Apr 13th, 1991 13/04/91 Premier Division vs. Celtic (H) 2 - 1
Apr 6th, 1991 06/04/91 Semi Final vs. St Johnstone (N) 2 - 1
Mar 30th, 1991 30/03/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 0
Mar 23rd, 1991 23/03/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (H) 1 - 2
Mar 13th, 1991 13/03/91 5th Round vs. Dundee (H) 3 - 1
Mar 9th, 1991 09/03/91 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 0
Mar 2nd, 1991 02/03/91 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Feb 23rd, 1991 23/02/91 4th Round vs. Airdrie (H) 2 - 0
Feb 19th, 1991 19/02/91 Premier Division vs. St Johnstone (A) 1 - 0
Feb 16th, 1991 16/02/91 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 2
Feb 9th, 1991 09/02/91 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (H) 0 - 0 (sub)
Jan 2nd, 1991 02/01/91 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 1 - 0 (sub)
Dec 1st, 1990 01/12/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 1 - 1 (sub)
Sep 1st, 1990 01/09/90 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 0 (sub)
May 5th, 1990 05/05/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (A) 0 - 0 (sub)
Apr 28th, 1990 28/04/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 1
Apr 21st, 1990 21/04/90 Premier Division vs. Rangers (H) 0 - 1 (sub)
Apr 18th, 1990 18/04/90 Premier Division vs. Aberdeen (A) 0 - 1
Feb 17th, 1990 17/02/90 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 2 - 0
Jan 27th, 1990 27/01/90 Premier Division vs. Hearts (A) 2 - 3
Jan 6th, 1990 06/01/90 Premier Division vs. Hibernian (A) 0 - 0 (sub)
Jan 3rd, 1990 03/01/90 Premier Division vs. Dunfermline (H) 1 - 0
Dec 30th, 1989 30/12/89 Premier Division vs. Dundee (A) 1 - 1
Dec 23rd, 1989 23/12/89 Premier Division vs. Motherwell (H) 1 - 1 (sub)
Mar 11th, 1989 11/03/89 Premier Division vs. St Mirren (H) 1 - 4 (sub)


Competition History


Comp
LGE 57 (21) 4 6 0
SC 6 (2) 2 0 0
LC 3 (1) 1 1 0
UEFA - (1) 0 0 0
Totals: 66 (25) 7

 Apps = First Team Appearances (Sub Appearances) | Gls = Goals
 GtGR = Goals to Games Ratio
 Yel = Yellow Cards/Cautions | Red = Red Cards/Dismissals


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.

Last updated on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 by B Orr.





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


  • Left the Club