Siddhesh Joshi (Editor)

Sean McDermott (footballer)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Full name  Sean McDermott
2009–2012  Arsenal
Position  Goalkeeper
Number  25
Height  1.83 m

Playing position  Goalkeeper
Role  Footballer
Name  Sean McDermott
Current team  IK Start

Date of birth  (1993-05-30) 30 May 1993 (age 22)

Place of birth  Kristiansand, Norway

Sean mcdermott is philadelphia eagles football

Sean McDermott (born 30 May 1993) is an Irish footballer playing as a goalkeeper for Kristiansund. He has previously been with Arsenal.


Bills coach sean mcdermott discusses week 1

Personal life

McDermott was born to a Norwegian mother and a Donegal-born father in Kristiansand where he also grew up.


McDermott joined Arsenal's youth team in July 2009 after a successful ten-day trial with the club as a 15-year-old in May 2008. McDermott signed for Arsenal from Kristiansand minnows IK Våg in November 2008, but didn't officially complete his move to the club until after he turned 16 at the end of May 2009.

McDermott has declared his international allegiance to the Republic of Ireland. He signed his first professional contract with the club in June 2010.

McDermott joined Leeds United on a one-month loan.

McDermott was released by Arsenal in the summer of 2012, before he signed with Norwegian club Sandnes Ulf on 15 August 2012. He made his debut in Tippeligaen in the match against Rosenborg on 19 October 2012, instead of the first-choice goalkeeper Aslak Falch. When Sandnes Ulf faced Rosenborg again, in the following season, McDermott was accused of fouling the Rosenborg-player Nicki Bille Nielsen in the penalty box, but the referee awarded a free-kick to McDermott. Bille Nielsen's taking off his shirt in frustration earned him a second yellow card in the game. The match ended with a 1–0 victory for Sandnes Ulf. Sandnes Ulf were relegated in 2014, but in the summer transfer window of 2015, McDermott returned to the first tier as he joined IK Start. After one year and no first-team league games, he went on to Ullensaker/Kisa IL.


Prior to the 2017-season he joined newly promoted Kristiansund. He played his first league match April 1st, against Molde in the 0-1 home defeat.

International career

McDermott has represented Republic of Ireland at both U17 and U19 level. Subsequently, McDermott showed interest to represent Norwegian U21 side, but has represented Ireland at U21 level instead.

Career statistics

As of 5 August 2017


Sean McDermott (footballer) Wikipedia