Date of birth
Republic of Ireland
Wrexham AFC confirmed the signing of Irish centre-back Eoghan O’Connell from Charlton Athletic for an undisclosed fee in January 2023.
The former Celtic academy graduate signed a permanent deal at the STōK Cae Ras to bolster the Club’s defensive options.
O'Connell made his debut immediately against Altrincham FC, scoring a late winner for the Red Dragons.
O’Connell graduated from Celtic’s Academy and made his debut in the Scottish Premiership in 2014. He made 13 appearances for Celtic in all competitions, including four in the Champions League, and spent time on loan at Oldham, Cork City and Walsall.
He made the permanent move to England in 2017, playing for first Bury and then Rochdale in Leagues One and Two – making more than 100 league appearances for the latter to earn a move to Charlton last summer.
In the 2022/23 season he made 22 appearances for the Addicks in all competitions, scoring once in a home win against Portsmouth and playing his part in the club’s run to the EFL Cup Quarter-Finals – appearing as a second-half substitute against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Despite only joining in January 2023, Wrexham’s number 15 played a crucial role in the Club’s National League success last season, appearing on 15 occasions and registering two goals for the club.