Séamus Coleman /ˈʃeɪməs ˈkoʊlmən/ (born 11 October 1988) is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a right back for Premier League club Everton and the Republic of Ireland national team.
Originally a Gaelic footballer, Coleman started his association football career with Sligo Rovers before moving to English club Everton in 2009. In 2010 he spent half a season on loan with Blackpool, helping them win promotion via the 2010 Championship play-off, before returning to Everton where he has made over 200 appearances, and has been regarded as one the league's top full backs.
Coleman has been a senior international for the Republic of Ireland since 2011, acquiring over 30 caps. He won the 2011 Nations Cup and was awarded the FAI Under-21 International Player of the Year in both 2009 and 2010. He was selected for the Irish squad at UEFA Euro 2016, captaining Ireland against both Italy and France.
Coleman has two brothers: Francis and Stevie. Stevie has cerebral palsy and participated in the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Games football event. His parents are Máire and Henry Coleman. As a boy, he attended St. Catherine's Vocational School. He supports the Donegal senior football team. He also still follows his local GAA team, Na Cealla Beaga, and attended the final of the 2013 Donegal Senior Football Championship when they lost to Gleann tSuilí.
Former Youth Teams
Former Senior Teams