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Glenn Whelan

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

13/01/1984

Height

180 cm

Signed

24/01/2020

Country

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland international Glenn Whelan signed for Fleetwood in January 2020.

The midfielder - who was part of the Aston Villa squad who gained promotion to the Premier League in 2019 - spent almost a year short of a decade of at Stoke City in the first tier of English football where he made a total of 291 appearances for the club.

Before his to the Potters back in 2008, he spent four years at Sheffield Wednesday helping the club move from League One into the Championship.

Whelan has 91 caps, and counting, for his country and was part of the Republic of Ireland team that faced Denmark in the Euro 2020 qualifying game back in November.

Whelan joined Scottish Premiership side Hearts in the summer of 2019 before linking up with Joey Barton and Fleetwood Town in January 2020. After playing an important role in Fleetwood’s push for promotion to the Championship, Whelan extended his contracted until 2021.

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