John Russell



John Russell

Midfield
  • Height 5' 9"
  • Age 37 years, 2 months
  • Place of Birth Moycullen, Co.Galway
  • Nationality Ireland
  • Stats based on games populated in our system. They can be viewed below

John’s Biography

Capped at U19 level for the Republic of Ireland, John played with Salthill Devon before starting his League of Ireland career at Galway United in 2003. He spent three seasons at Terryland Park but in 2006 he made just 5 league appearances before taking some time out from football.

In December 2006, manager Tony Cousins convinced John to re-sign for Galway United for the 2007 season. Over the next three years John made a further 69 league appearances for the Tribesman.

At the start of 2010 John signed for Paul Cook at Sligo Rovers and made 20 league appearances, scoring three goals, to help the Bit O' Red to 3rd place in the Premier Division. John also won an FAI Cup winners medal as Sligo beat Shamrock Rovers in a penalty shootout after the first final at the new Aviva Stadium had ended scoreless after extra time. In 2011 John made a further 34 league appearances, scoring four goals as Sligo finished runners up in the League and he won a second FAI Cup medal as Sligo defeated Shelbourne after penalties.

John left Sligo at the end of 2011 and signed for Liam Buckley at St Patrick's Athletic in January 2012. He made his club debut on the opening night of the 2012 season against Bray Wanderers and made 19 league appearances that year, also appearing in the club's FAI Cup final defeat to Derry City. The following year John was an integral part of the Pats team that won the 2013 League title, making 26 league appearances and scoring twice. He left Richmond Park at the end of 2013 to take up a role as the FAI Development officer for Sligo, inevitably re-signing for Sligo Rovers ahead of the 2014 season.

John made an impact in his first season back at Sligo, scoring five goals in 21 league appearances, as Sligo finished fifth in the 2014 league table. In 2015, under Owen Heary, injuries affected his game-time and he could only make 13 league appearances, scoring once, as Sligo Rovers finished ninth in the Premier Division. In 2016 John made a further 29 league appearances, scoring once, and added one more goal to his career tally in 2017 with a winner against Shamrock Rovers. John left Sligo at the end of the 2017 season.

John then returned to Sligo Rovers in 2019 as Liam Buckley's assistant but would also be part of that season's playing squad.

Photo by Michael Melly

Career Facts

League of Ireland Premier Division
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2021 PremPremier Division Sligo Rovers Sligo - - - - - 10 - - - - -
2020 PremPremier Division Sligo Rovers Sligo - - - - - 11 2 - 2 - -
2019 PremPremier Division Sligo Rovers Sligo 3 - - - - 26 4 1 - - -
2017 PremPremier Division Sligo Rovers Sligo 24 1 - - - 2 1 1 9 2 -
2016 PremPremier Division Sligo Rovers Sligo 20 1 - - - 8 5 3 5 - -
2015 PremPremier Division Sligo Rovers Sligo 13 1 - - - - - 1 6 - -
2014 PremPremier Division Sligo Rovers Sligo 18 5 - - - 3 3 1 3 - -
2013 PremPremier Division St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats 23 2 - - - 4 3 2 5 - -
2012 PremPremier Division St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats 19 3 - - - 2 - - 3 - -
2011 PremPremier Division Sligo Rovers Sligo 24 4 - - - 11 - - 4 - -
2010 PremPremier Division Sligo Rovers Sligo 19 3 - - - 1 - - 3 - -
2009 PremPremier Division Galway United (ex) Galway United 18 3 - - - 2 - - 2 2 -
2008 PremPremier Division Galway United (ex) Galway United 25 2 - - - 3 - - - - -
Presidents Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2014 Pres CupFinal Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
Friendly
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2021 FRDomestic Sligo Rovers Sligo - - - - - 2 - - - - -
2020 FRDomestic Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - 3 1 1 - - -
2017 FRDomestic Sligo Rovers Sligo 7 2 - - - - - 1 - - -
2015 FRDomestic Sligo Rovers Sligo 4 1 - - - - - 1 - - -
2014 FRDomestic Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2012 FRDomestic St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 FRDomestic Sligo Rovers Sligo 4 4 - - - - - - - - -
2008 FRDomestic Galway United (ex) Galway United 2 2 - - - 1 - - - - -
Setanta Sports Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2014 SETA FinalFinal Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2014 SETA SFSF Sligo Rovers Sligo - 1 - - - 2 1 - - - -
2014 SETA QFQF Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - 1 - 1 - - -
2012 SETA R1R1 St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats 1 - - - - - - - - 1 -
2011 SETA SFSF Sligo Rovers Sligo - - - - - 1 - - - 1 -
2011 SETA QFQF Sligo Rovers Sligo 2 1 - - - - - - - - -
FAI Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2019 FAI Cup SFSemi Final Sligo Rovers Sligo - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2019 FAI R2R2 Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2019 FAI R1R1 Sligo Rovers Sligo - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2017 FAI Cup R1R1 Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2016 FAI Cup R3R3 Sligo Rovers Sligo - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2016 FAI Cup R2R2 Sligo Rovers Sligo - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2015 FAI Cup QFQF Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2015 FAI Cup R3R3 Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2014 FAI Cup R2R2 Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2013 FAI Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2012 FAI Cup FinalFinal St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2012 FAI Cup SFSf St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2012 FAI Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2012 FAI Cup R2R2 St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 FAI Cup FinalFinal Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 FAI Cup SFSF Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2011 FAI Cup QFQF Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 FAI Cup R4R4 Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 FAI Cup R3R3 Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 FAI Cup FinalFinal Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 FAI Cup SFSF Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 FAI Cup QFQF Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 FAI Cup R4R4 Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 FAI Cup R3R3 Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2009 FAI Cup R4R4 Galway United (ex) Galway United 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2009 FAI Cup R3R3 Galway United (ex) Galway United 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 FAI Cup QFQF Galway United (ex) Galway United 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 FAI Cup R4R4 Galway United (ex) Galway United 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 FAI Cup R3R3 Galway United (ex) Galway United 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Europa League
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2014-2015 EL QR2QR2 Sligo Rovers Sligo 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2014-2015 EL QR1QR1 Sligo Rovers Sligo 2 - - - - - - - - - -
2013-2014 EL QR1QR1 St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats 2 - - - - - - 1 2 - -
2012-2013 EL QR3QR3 St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats 2 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2012-2013 EL QR2QR2 St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats 2 1 - 1 - - - - 1 - -
2012-2013 EL QR1QR1 St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats 1 - - - - 1 - - - - -
2011-2012 EL QR3QR3 Sligo Rovers Sligo - - - - - 2 - - - - -
Leinster Senior Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2013 LS Cup FinalFinal St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
2013 LS Cup R4R4 St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats 1 - - - - - - 1 - - -
Dublin Super Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2011 Super CupSuper Cup Airtricity League XI AL11 - - - - - 1 - - - - -
League Cup
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2019 Lg Cup 2nd RD2nd Round Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2017 EA Cup QFQF Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2016 EA Cup R2R2 Sligo Rovers Sligo - - - - - 1 1 - - - -
2015 EA Cup R2R2 Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2013 EA Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats 1 - - - - - - - 1 - -
2012 EA Cup QFQF St. Patrick's Athletic St. Pats 1 - 1 - - - - - 1 - -
2011 EA Cup SFSF Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 EA Cup QFQF Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2011 EA Cup R2R2 Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 EA Cup FinalFinal Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2010 EA Cup SFSF Sligo Rovers Sligo - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2010 EA Cup QFQF Sligo Rovers Sligo 1 1 - - - - - - - - -
2010 EA Cup R2R2 Sligo Rovers Sligo - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2009 EA Cup QFQF Galway United (ex) Galway United 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2009 EA Cup R2R2 Galway United (ex) Galway United - - - - - 1 - - - - -
2009 EA Cup R1R1 Galway United (ex) Galway United 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 Lg Cup SFSF Galway United (ex) Galway United 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 Lg Cup QFQF Galway United (ex) Galway United 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 Lg Cup R2R2 Galway United (ex) Galway United 1 - - - - - - - - - -
2008 Lg Cup R1R1 Galway United (ex) Galway United 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Europa Conference League
Season Round Team Starts Goals Pens MP Assists Subs Sub On Sub Off Yellow Red MinP
2021-2022 ECL 1QR1QR Sligo Rovers Sligo - - - - - 2 - - - - -