- Galway United (2003-2009)
- St. Patrick's Athletic (2012-2013)
Galwegian John Russell came through the ranks at Salthill Devon before starting his League of Ireland career with Galway United in 2003.
He moved to Rovers in 2010 and after overcoming injury cemented his place as an important part of the club's success that year in mid-field alongside Richie Ryan and Joseph Ndo.
He would have another good year in 2011 again helping the club win the FAI Cup with his energetic running in mid-field. He departed to spend two seasons with St. Pats during which he won his first league title but is back in the Bit o'Red.
Russell is one of the most experienced and consistent performers in the squad.