Seamus Coleman

Squad No: 23
D.o.B: 11/10/1988
Birthplace: Donegal
Appearances: 220 (26)
Goals: 24
Republic of Ireland international Seamus Coleman is Everton’s established right-back.

He has been with the Club since January 2009 when he was recruited from Sligo Rovers, having also had reported interest from Celtic, Birmingham City, and Ipswich Town.

The defender had earlier began his career at hometown side Killybegs.

Having arrived at Goodison for just £60,000, Coleman has progressed to play over 200 games for the Toffees.

He also boasts an attacking threat and, indeed, he finished the 2013/14 and 2014/15 campaigns with seven and five goals respectively.

The Donegal-born man earned honours with Republic of Ireland’s youth sides before making his senior international debut in 2011.

During Ireland’s adventure at Euro 2016 he wore the captain’s armband twice, leading the team to a famous victory over Italy in the group stage of the competition.

Coleman originally began as a central defender before making the switch to full-back.

Upon signing for Everton, he inked up with Andy Holden and Alan Stubbs in the Blues' reserve team squad, but by the time the 2009/10 season came around he was on the fringes of the first team squad.

But he was dealt a major blow in pre-season when a freak foot infection threatened his career. Coleman battled back though, and was handed a senior start in, of all places, the Stadium of Light in Benfica.

He then played at Bolton and AEK Athens before turning in a fabulous performance on his home debut, setting up two goals against Tottenham in December 2009.

He remained on the fringes of the first team squad before moving to Blackpool on loan in March 2010.

During his time at Bloomfield Road, Coleman helped Blackpool to win promotion to the Premier League via the Championship play-offs.

Coleman made 12 appearances for Ian Holloway's side and played in every minute of their play-off victories over Nottingham Forest and Cardiff City.

He signed a new three-year contract days before play-off final glory.

He saw plenty of action in 2010/11, scoring a first Everton goal at Brentford in the Carling Cup and a subsequent first Premier League start at Fulham four days later.

Ironically Coleman's first Premier League goal came against Blackpool in November 2010. Playing on the right of midfield the Irishman netted in the 2-2 draw at Bloomfield Road.

He continued in excellent form and signed a new four-and-a-half year deal in January 2011. 

In February 2011 Coleman's excellent performances for his Club were rewarded with his first cap for the Republic of Ireland.

Coleman started the 3-0 Carling Nations Cup win over Wales and played for 59 minutes before being replaced by Keith Fahey. 

His rapid development was confirmed at the end of the season when he was shortlisted for the PFA Young Player of the Season prize and was named as Everton's outstanding young performer.

Coleman suffered an ankle ligament injury on the eve of the 2011/12 campaign and missed the start of the season.

But he returned not long into the season and continued to be a valuable squad member. 

The 2012/13 campaign offered increased opportunities at right-back, with Club veteran Tony Hibbert suffering a succession of injuries. Grasping those chances with both hands, Coleman put in impressive displays in defence, as well as becoming a dangerous outlet in attack.

In late December 2012, his form was rewarded with a new five-and-a-half-year deal and Coleman followed that up by netting a sublime lob in the Blues' 5-1 FA Cup third round win at Cheltenham on 7 January, 2013.

He was chosen as the Man of the Match in a friendly against England at Wembley in May 2013, which topped off an exciting season for the Republic of Ireland international.

Coleman was a regular for Everton in 2013/14 by making 41 appearances in all competitions, scoring an impressive seven goals from right-back.
His stellar form that year that saw him scoop the Club’s Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year honours, while he was also named in the PFA Team of the Year.
Coleman earned a new five-and-a-half year contract in June 2014 and he featured 42 times the following season, scoring five more goals.

He starred 34 more times in 2015/16 and finished the season by starring at Euro 2016.

He played in all four games in France, wearing the captain’s twice, as Republic made it through to the knockout stages before suffering elimination by the hosts.

Contracted until: June 2019.
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Career Stats - Seamus Coleman (First team)

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
2009 2010 0 (3) 0 0 (1) 0 0 0 3 0 3 (4) 0
2010 2011 25 (9) 4 4 1 2 1 0 0 31 (9) 6
2011 2012 14 (4) 0 2 (2) 0 1 (1) 0 0 0 17 (7) 0
2012 2013 24 (2) 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 29 (2) 1
2013 2014 36 6 3 1 1 (1) 0 0 0 40 (1) 7
2014 2015 34 (1) 3 2 0 0 0 5 2 41 (1) 5
2015 2016 27 (1) 1 3 0 2 (1) 0 0 0 32 (2) 1
2016 2017 25 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 27 4
Total 185 (20) 18 18 (3) 3 9 (3) 1 8 2 220 (26) 24
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 17/10/2009 18/03/2017 228 (27) 24


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