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Stephen Quinn




Date of birth





Republic of Ireland

A Republic of Ireland international, Quinn’s career started at St Patrick's Athletic in the League of Ireland. He made the move to England with Sheffield United in 2005 and graduated from their Academy, making his debut in the Carling Cup against Shrewsbury.

In the same season he progressed to loan spells with MK Dons and became a somewhat fan favourite at Rotherham helping them to avoid relegation and the drop into League Two. 

His Premier League debut came with the Blades against Charlton after they were promoted to the top flight alongside the Royals’ record breaking title winning team. With over 200 league appearances for Sheffield and 20 goals, Quinn left Bramall Lane to join Hull City on a three-year deal in August 2012. 

He opened his account at the KC Stadium with a goal on his debut, and went on to be named the Tiger’s Player of the Season as the club were promoted to the Premier League. 

A Championship and FA Cup runner-up during his time, Quinn was just shy of 100 appearances in all competitions for Hull. He parted with the club in the summer 2015, opting to join Reading in the Championship on a three-year deal. 

His Madejski Stadium debut came in the opening home game of the season, playing on the right side of midfield during our 0-0 draw with Leeds. 

As of the end of 2015/16, Quinn’s appearance tally for the Royals stood at 27 league starts, with six more coming in cup competitions. But the following campaign was curtailed by injury - the Irish international scored at the Amex to help the Royals to an EFL Cup win over the Seagulls in September, but played little further part in the push for a play-off place as he took time to recover from a knee injury.