Garry O'Connor

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Garry O'Connor
GarryOConnor 2009 pre-season cropped.jpg
O'Connor in pre-saison wi Birmingham City, 2009
Personal information
Full name Garry Lawrence John O'Connor
Date o birth (1983-05-07) 7 Mey 1983 (age 38)
Place o birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Hicht 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playin poseetion Striker
Youth career
Salvesen Boys Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2006 Hibernian 138 (46)
2000Peterhead (lend) 4 (1)
2006–2007 Lokomotiv Moscow 33 (7)
2007–2011 Birmingham City 52 (9)
2010Barnsley (lend) 4 (1)
2010Barnsley (lend) 5 (2)
2011 Barnsley 13 (1)
2011–2012 Hibernian 33 (12)
2012 Tom Tomsk 6 (1)
2014 Greenock Morton 11 (1)
2014–2016 Selkirk (18)
Naitional team
2004 Scotland U21 5 (2)
2002–2009 Scotland 16 (4)
Teams managed
2015–2016 Selkirk
* Senior club appearances an goals coontit for the domestic league anerly an correct as o 30 Juin 2015
‡ Naitional team caps an goals correct as o 16:39, 31 December 2013 (UTC)

Garry Lawrence John O'Connor[1] (born 7 Mey 1983) is a Scots perfaisional fitbawer. He played fae Hibernian, Peterhead, Lokomotiv Moscow, Barnsley, Tom Tomsk, Birmingham City, Greenock Morton an representit Scotland.

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

In August 2020, BBC Scotland made a documentary aboot him cawed "Playin the Game- Garry O'Connor". The programme charts O'connor's career an explores his troubles wi substance abuse, mental health issues an early retirement from football. Whilst bein interviewit fae the programme, O’Connor said he haed considerit suicide taewards the end o his playin career, citin the love ae his family an his responsibility taewards his bairns as motivation for seekin help throuch mental health counsellin [2].

In 2011 Garry wis arrested fae haeing coke on him ootside the Harp and Castle pub oan Leith Walk in Edinburgh[3].

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Statistics" (PDF). Premier League. Retrieved 3 August 2010.[deid airtin]
  2. "Garry O'Connor: I feel I could have achieved a bit more". scotsman.com. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  3. https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/ex-hibs-striker-garry-oconnor-arrested-cocaine-charge-after-derby-crunch-1598804