Jason McAteer a retired professional footballer, who represented the Republic of Ireland at international level. His primary position was in centre midfield, though he was an able right winger and full back. During his career, McAteer played for five professional clubs, Bolton Wanderers, Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland and finally Tranmere Rovers, as well as winning over 50 international caps for the Republic of Ireland. His total transfer values reach over £9 million. He announced his retirement from professional football on 12 June 2007.