Sean Thornton


Player Profile

Place of Birth: Drogheda, Co Louth

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Midfield

Height: 5' 10"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jan 2015 Jul 2017 Drogheda United
Sep 2011 May 2013 Aberystwyth Town
Jul 2007 May 2010 Leyton Orient
Jul 2005 May 2007 Doncaster Rovers
Jul 2002 Jun 2005 Sunderland AFC
Jul 2001 May 2002 Tranmere Rovers


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Sean is a Drogheda born midfielder who started his professional career with Tranmere Rovers in 2001. He then had three years at Sunderland where he scored nine time in 49 league appearances before moving to Doncaster Rovers in the summer of 2005. After two years with the Yorkshire club Sean had another three seasons with Leyton Orient before moving to Wales where he had spells with Aberystwyth Town, Conwy Borough and Bala Town.

Sean signed for Johnny McDonnell at Drogheda United in January 2015 and made his debut for the club in a Leinster Senior Cup tie against Longford Town on 23 February 2015. Sean went on to make 26 league appearances for the club that year, scoring four times, as Drogheda United were relegated on the last day of the season. Despite relegation, Sean re-signed for the club for 2016 and was a key part of their eventual promotion via the 2016 play-offs. He scored six times in 22 league appearances and also, fittingly, scored the penalty against Wexford Youths that gave the Drogs promotion back to the Premier Division. Sean retired from football in July 2017 after making 73 appearances for Drogheda scoring 14 goals.


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