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Phillip "Phil" O'Donnell (25 March 1972 – 29 December 2007) was a Scottish football player. O'Donnell played for Motherwell, Celtic and Sheffield Wednesday over the course of his career. He died of a left ventricular failure of the heart after collapsing on the pitch on 29 December 2007.
Born in Bellshill, O'Donnell began his career with local team Motherwell, making his first team debut in the 1990–91 season. He won a Scottish Cup winner's medal after scoring in a 4–3 victory over Dundee United in the final that year and O'Donnell became the club's youngest player in Europe. He won the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year Award in 1992 and 1994, and he earned one cap for the Scotland. He signed for Celtic in September 1994. O'Donnell scored two goals in his debut for Celtic, and went on to win another Scottish Cup in 1995. He also earned his sole league winner's medal with the club in 1998, but injuries proved to be a major concern and his appearances for the 1st team.
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  • Phil O'Donnell a great man

    .....................PHIL O'DONNELL = TOTAL LEGEND............................

    Phillip O’Donnell was born on March 25, 1972 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, a few miles away from Motherwell’s Fir Park ground. ] O'Donnell began his career with local team Motherwell F.C., making his first team debut in the 1990–91 season. He won a Scottish Cup winner's medal after scoring in a 4–3 victory over Dundee United in the final that year. That result earned Motherwell entry to European competition for the first time and O'Donnell became the club's youngest player in Europe, playing a tie against Polish side GKS Katowice. He won the Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year Award in 1992 and 1994, and he earned one cap for the Scotland national football team against Switzerland. This form made him a target for bigger clubs and he signed for Celtic in September 1994. The fee of £1.75m is the highest Motherwell have received for a player.
    O'Donnell scored two goals in his debut for Celtic, and went on to win another Scottish Cup in 1995. He also earned his sole league winner's medal with the club in 1998, but injuries proved to be a major concern and his appearances for the club were limited. In 1999 O'Donnell was among a number of players who failed to agree terms on a new contract with Celtic chairman Fergus McCann, and instead signed for Sheffield Wednesday. Injuries continued to curtail his career and he played just one match in his first season (when the club were relegated from the Premier League). He went on to play just 20 times in four years for Sheffield Wednesday and was given a free transfer at the time of their relegation to Division Two in 2003.

    O'Donnell returned to Scotland where former club Motherwell offered him the chance to train with them again. The Fir Park outfit re-signed him in January 2004, allowing him the chance to appear alongside his nephew, David Clarkson and earning him the club nickname, "Uncle Phil".[1] He was also the uncle of St Mirren midfielder Stephen O'Donnell and Brian Dempsie who had also played for Motherwell. In his second spell at Motherwell, he was club captain.


    Honours
    Scottish FA Cup (2): 1991, 1995
    Scottish Premier League (1): 1998

    Awards
    Scottish PFA Young Player of the Year (2): 1992, 1994

    Death
    Wikinews has related news:
    Scottish footballer Phil O'Donnell collapses during game and diesOn 29 December 2007, O'Donnell collapsed as a result of heart failure during a game against Dundee United just as he was about to be substituted. He was treated on the pitch for about five minutes by the Motherwell and Dundee United club doctors before being taken by ambulance to Wishaw General Hospital. However, he was pronounced dead at 17.18 hours. He was 35 years of age, married and had four children.

    A postmortem was carried out on January 1, 2008 and it was revealed O'Donnell died of heart failure.

    Tributes
    Former Scottish First Minister Jack McConnell, MSP for Motherwell and Wishaw, was among those to pay tribute. He hailed the midfielder as a "great professional." He said, "as captain he helped transform Motherwell this season. Phil will be sadly missed by his family and by football fans but he will be mourned by the whole community."

    The player was described as a "perfect gentleman" by former Scotland coach Craig Brown. He said: "It's very, very sad news, I just can't get over it. You would not get a more ideal role model for a young footballer than Phil O'Donnell. I think in his first spell at Motherwell he was probably the best box-to-box midfield player - maybe not just in Scotland but in the UK."

    Motherwell and other fans laid scarves, strips and pictures at the gates of Fir Park. The club's scheduled SPL game against Hibs at Easter Road the following Wednesday was postponed along with the club's home game with Celtic the following Sunday out of respect. Scottish Premier League chairman Lex Gold said: "We understand from Phil's family that they would apprec

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    Personal information
    Full name Phillip O'Donnell
    Date of birth 25 March 1972(1972-03-25)
    Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
    Date of death 29 December 2007 (aged 35)
    Place of death Wishaw, Scotland
    Playing position Midfielder

    Honours
    Scottish FA Cup (2): 1991, 1995
    Scottish Premier League (1): 1998

    Years Team Apps Goals
    1990-94 Motherwell 112 15
    1994-99 Celtic 39 16
    1999-03 Sheffield W 22 1
    2004-07 Motherwell 77 8

    National
    1993-94 Scotland U21 3 0
    1994 Scotland 1 0


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  • Gavin Moore
    Gavin Moore

    rip phil pats fan ireland

    5/24/10
  • Pb
    Pb

    RIP my uncle died same day (Mark O'Donnell coincidentaly) its the truth Gods starting 11 got a LOT stronger RIP Phil 25/3/72-29/12/07

    1/31/10
  • Shamrock Rovers
    Shamrock Rovers

    RIP FROM SHAMROCK ROVERS IRELAND

    6/30/09
  • Daniel.
    luv Daniel.

    R.I.P Phil Norwich City Fan x

    2/13/09
  • Stuart Hynd
    Stuart Hynd

    - <3 x

    1/12/09
  • Ieuan
    Ieuan

    rip swansea fan

    10/17/08
  • Stuart Hynd
    Stuart Hynd

    R.I.P mate

    9/30/08
  • Robert Singh

    to all scottish fans out there, remember jason scotland well if ur a dundee utd fan or st johnstone fan please join or if u like him anyway please please become a member http://www.bebo.com/Jason9Scotland

    9/25/08
  • Libz
    Libz

    R.I.P phil

    9/20/08 via Mobile
  • C Hayes
    C Hayes

    anyone want a team

    9/19/08