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Thursday, 10 November 2011

Seamus Coleman

Date of birth: 11.10.1988
Place of birth: Donegal
Height: 1,78
Nationality: Ireland
Position: Defence - Fullback, right
Foot: right

Seamus burst onto the scene with some amazing displays for Everton down the right flank as an attacking right sided full back and midfielder. During 2012 his playing time was restricted due to injuries.

Did You Know? Coleman was really good at Gaelic Footie in his younger days!

Following recommendation by Willie McStay to former teammate and Everton manager David Moyes, Coleman was signed by the Merseyside club for £150,000 in January 2009, ahead of other interest from Ipswich Town, Birmingham City and Celtic. Before playing a game for Everton, Coleman had to undergo surgery on a career-threatening infected blister.

He made his debut in the Europa League in a 5–0 loss to Benfica0 In his home debut, a Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur, Coleman was named Man of the Match after coming on as a first half substitute for the injured Joseph Yobo and played an instrumental part for both of Everton's goals in a 2–2 draw.

Coleman made his FA Cup debut against Carlisle United in January 2010 and created a goal for Tim Cahill after only a few minutes on the pitch. He scored his first goal for Everton against Brentford in the Football League Cup in 21 September 2010.

In March 2010, Coleman joined Blackpool on loan, initially for one month, making his debut in a 2–2 draw at home to Crystal Palace. He scored his first goal for the Tangerines in a 4–2 win away against Scunthorpe United. In April, Coleman's loan was extended until the end of the season. It was during this loan that Coleman agreed a new four-year contract with Everton, and he went on to play in Blackpool's play–off final, which they won 3–2 against Cardiff City.

Coleman returned to Everton for the following season, breaking into the first team on the right of midfield. He scored his first Premier League goal against his former team Blackpool in November 2010,0 signing a new four-and-a-half year deal two months later, and was nominated for the 2011 PFA Young Player of the Year Award.

He finished the season having scored four league goals, though was sent off for the first time in his career in the final game of the season, a 1–0 win against Chelsea.

Seamus struggled with injuries  for much of the 2011-12 season and as a result of that struggled to get back in the team towards the end of the season because the team were doing so well!

During the 2012-13 season Coleman made the most of Tony Hibbert's injury problems and made the right back slot his own.

His impressive surging runs down the right and much improved defensive displays gave Everton a real outlet on the right hand side. Coleman linked up well with Kevin Mirallas and formed a similar relationship to that of Leighton Baines and Steven Pienaar.

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