Player Profiles - O'NEILL, Russ


Date of birth: June 23rd, 1972

Joined Alfreton Town: May 14th, 2007

A totally trusted and highly-valued assistant to manager Nicky Law, Russ O'Neill is now in his seventh campaign with Alfreton Town having played a huge part in helping the club to a massively respectable final finishing position of 13th in their second ever season in the Conference Premier Division in the 2012/13 campaign with a total of 60 points.
The 2010/11 season had seen him help the club to their greatest achievement in it's 52-year history by winning the Conference North title by ten points.
Such is the esteem in which he is held at the club, he was rewarded with an extension contract deal in May 2011.
Russ has an infectious enthusiasm for the game and a hugely expansive knowledge of it.
He arrived at Alfreton Town on May 14, 2007, having been part of a successful management trio at Buxton for two seasons. As a midfield player he began with Everton under Howard Kendall where he had four years before having trials at both Sheffield United and Leeds United. A knee injury ended his professional aspirations and after a short spell with Sheffield FC, he turned to management in Sunday League football.
Following a hugely successful 13-year spell he was asked by Nicky Law to join him at Buxton and then on to Alfreton where his his vast array of contacts in the non league game have come to the fore with several of the club's signings since he joined the club.

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