Full Name: Russell Charles Osman
Pob: Repton, South Derbyshire, GB
Position: Centre Back
Club Appearance Record
|Season||Tot Apps||Tot Goals|
Career Appearance Record
|Club||Date Signed||Date Left||Fee|
|Ipswich Town||July 1975||July 1985||Youth Team|
|Leicester City||July 1985||June 1988||£240,000|
|Southampton||June 1988||October 1991||£325,000|
|Bristol City||October 1991||March 1995||-|
|Plymouth Argyle||March 1995||September 1995||Free|
|Brighton & Hove Albion||September 1995||January 1996||-|
|Cardiff City||January 1996||June 1996||-|
A Ross Thursday 01-10-2015
Sacked from his assistant managers job at Newport County - 1/10/15
A Ross Monday 05-08-2013
Has left his post as Ipswich Academy coach - August 2013
Anonymouse Tuesday 15-02-2011
Has been appointed as the academy's new U-18 coach
A Ross Sunday 07-02-2010
Russell`s sons Ben and Toby had trials at Ipswich academy a few years ago, they both ended up at Exeter City, then both moved to non league football at Salisbury City. Ben has now moved to Weston Super Mare
A Ross Friday 28-12-2007
As well as still doing his TV/press work, he is a part time coach at Exeter City- helping run their reserve side
james Friday 09-11-2007
i met him at exter city football club ground on wednesday 7th of November.
Anoraks Assistant Wednesday 24-10-2007
Russell Osman followed John Wark by being named Ipswich Town`s "Young Player of the Year" for the 1976/77 season.
BnB Tech Support (Alan) Sunday 20-05-2007
Russell is currently (May/June 07) cycling from London to La Manga for Breast Cancer research, see www.boysoutonbikes.org for details.
Roger Howells Sunday 13-05-2007
You may not know this but Russ has taken up bike riding for charity. On May 20th 2007 he is taking part in a sponsored ride for breast chancer charity. The ride is leaving Wembly stadium at approx 12.00 and arriving in La Manga in Spain on June 2nd. I can tell that Russ is as fit as he ever was. Anybody wishing to donate can do so on the website at boysoutonbikes.co.uk or by text on 81404 BOOBS
A Ross Tuesday 27-02-2007
Lives in Bristol and works as a commentator for Eurosport, his two twin sons, Ben and Toby are on trial with the Ipswich Academy Under 16 team.
A Ross Sunday 21-05-2006
Currently (May '06) working for Eurosport, covering the Under 21 tournament in Toulon, France, alongside another ex Town player - Bryan Hamilton
Michael Thompson Thursday 10-04-2003
Is that the same PGL soccer school I was at??? I remember getting the autograph of Murray and he said he would get his brother to send me a signed photo, which he did (although he put down to mark, instead of mike). However I was a defender as a kid and as well as being a big fan of Russell I also remember playing with his style in stopping Giles getting past me. If you remember Gi, I was the one who brought you down when you were through on goal. no need to cry about it though.
Jon Howell Monday 23-12-2002
In recent years we've had another of your ex-players as manager down here in the shape of Russel Osman who actually played a few matches for us as well. Excellent player, but as a manager, oh dear.....
Giles Goford Monday 02-12-2002
Russell was my favourite player when I was a kid, although I wasn't a defender. I think he was the most under-rated member of the great early 80's side (along with Cooper). I've had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of times since, and indeed playing a match alongside him in defence for the ITV Sport Channel. He was the classiest player in the match that also involved Ray Houghton, Garry Nelson, John Hendrie, Daley Thompson and Robbie Earle. Also, his brother Murray was a coach at PGL soccer schools in the mid 1980's.
Russell Osman joined Ipswich Town in July 1975 as an Apprentice.
He signed a Professional Contract with Ipswich Town in March 1976 - The Professional Contract Period Is Unknown.
He joined Leicester City from Ipswich Town in July 1985 - For A Fee Of Â£240,000 + The Contract, Period Is Unknown.