John Eustace Player Profile


  • Full Name: John Eustace
  • Born: November 3rd, 1979 (Solihull, England)
  • Height: 5' 10
  • Position: Central Midfielder
  • Signed: February 19th, 1999
  • First Manager: Paul Sturrock
  • Career Totals: 13 appearances, 1 goals
  • Also Played For: Watford


Playing Seasons


ALL League Cups
Season
1998-99 10 (3) 13 1 2 0 8 (3) 1 2 0
Totals: 10 (3) 1 8 (3) 1 2 (0) 0

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

 Recent First Team Starts
May 23rd, 1999 23/05/99 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
May 15th, 1999 15/05/99 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 4
May 8th, 1999 08/05/99 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0
Apr 6th, 1999 06/04/99 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 3
Apr 3rd, 1999 03/04/99 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 3

 Recent First Team Goals
May 15th, 1999 15/05/99 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 4

 List of Goals Scored (click to expand)
May 15th, 1999 15/05/99 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 4 (90')

 List of Games Played (click to expand)
May 23rd, 1999 23/05/99 SPL vs. Celtic (H) 1 - 2
May 15th, 1999 15/05/99 SPL vs. Hearts (A) 1 - 4
May 8th, 1999 08/05/99 SPL vs. Kilmarnock (H) 0 - 0
May 1st, 1999 01/05/99 SPL vs. Dundee (H) 0 - 2 (sub)
Apr 24th, 1999 24/04/99 SPL vs. Dunfermline (A) 2 - 2 (sub)
Apr 20th, 1999 20/04/99 SPL vs. St Johnstone (H) 0 - 1 (sub)
Apr 6th, 1999 06/04/99 SPL vs. Hearts (H) 1 - 3
Apr 3rd, 1999 03/04/99 SPL vs. Motherwell (H) 0 - 3
Mar 20th, 1999 20/03/99 SPL vs. Rangers (A) 1 - 0
Mar 16th, 1999 16/03/99 5th Round Replay vs. Ayr Utd (H) 2 - 1
Mar 13th, 1999 13/03/99 5th Round vs. Ayr Utd (A) 0 - 0
Feb 27th, 1999 27/02/99 SPL vs. Celtic (A) 1 - 2
Feb 20th, 1999 20/02/99 SPL vs. Aberdeen (H) 3 - 0


Competition History


Comp
LGE 8 (3) 1 0 0
SC 2 0 2 0
Totals: 10 (3) 1

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


Biography


Beginning as a trainee with Coventry City, John signed professionally during the 1996-97 season. At the age of 19, he came to Tannadice on loan in February 1999, and went straight into manager Paul Sturrock's starting eleven, making his senior debut against Aberdeen at Tannadice. He missed only two League games through to the end of the season, becoming a popular player with the fans, and won the Young Player of the Year award before returning to his own club.

United were keen to sign the player on a permanent basis but Coventry were unwilling to let him go. He began to establish himself in the first team at Highfield Road, with manager Gordon Strachan naming him as club captain. He lost his place in the Coventry side due to injury in 2001. A short period on loan at Premier League side Middlesbrough was followed by a move to Stoke City in 2003.

After a good start, he was again restricted due to a long-term injury that ruled him out for 18 months. On his return he was loaned out to Hereford United before regaining his first team place at Stoke. He signed for Watford in January 2008, where he had his most successful spell, making over 150 appearances at Vicarage Road, again becoming captain. Having previously had a short spell with Derby County on loan in 2009, he joined the Rams in July 2013, before retiring in 2016 to take up the manager position at Kidderminster Harriers, and later assistant manager at Queens Park Rangers.

Last updated on Thursday, April 21st, 2022 by B Orr.

Squad Numbers


26

Season:
1998-99





Debut

February 20th, 1999
Dundee United 3 - 0 Aberdeen

League (SPL)


Timeline


  • Date of Birth


    John was born on this date in Solihull, England.


  • Signed For Dundee United


  • First Team Debut

    Dundee United 3 - 0 Aberdeen
    League (SPL)

    We maintained our 100% record over the Dons this season with a third victory and again we prevented the Dons scoring. Although Aberdeen started well, we made the better chances and were unlucky to hav


  • First Goal

    Hearts 4 - 1 Dundee United
    League (SPL)

    The least said about this display the better. Manager Paul Sturrock was one of the lucky ones being abroad on a scouting mission. We were simply never at the races against a rampant Hearts side. Ironi


  • Left the Club


  • Last Appearance

    Dundee United 1 - 2 Celtic
    League (SPL)

    The final game of the season brought an improved performance, but still no joy on the home front. Celtic won this nothing at stake encounter thanks to a couple of opportunist first half goals by Mark