Northern Ireland national football team

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Northern Ireland
Nickname(s)Green and White Army,
Norn Iron
AssociationIrish Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMichael O'Neill
CaptainSteven Davis
Most capsPat Jennings (119)
Top scorerDavid Healy (36)
Home stadiumWindsor Park
FIFA codeNIR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 36 Decrease 1 (7 February 2019)[1]
Highest20 (September 2017)
Lowest129 (September 2012)
Elo ranking
Current 52 Decrease 5 (3 March 2019)[2]
Highest5 or 14 (1882 or May 1986)
Lowest114 (11 October 2013)
First international
As Ireland:
 Ireland 0–13 England 
(Belfast; 18 February 1882)
As Northern Ireland:
 Northern Ireland 0–2 Scotland 
(Belfast; 26 February 1921)[3]
Biggest win
 Northern Ireland 7–0 Wales 
(Belfast; 1 February 1930)[3]
Biggest defeat
 Ireland 0–13 England 
(Belfast; 18 February 1882)
World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 1958)
Best resultQuarter-finals, 1958
European Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2016)
Best resultRound of 16, 2016

Northern Ireland national football team is the national football team of Northern Ireland.

Most appearances[change | change source]

Pos Player Apps Goals Career
1 Pat Jennings 119 0 1964–1986
2 Mal Donaghy 91 0 1980–1994
3 Sammy McIlroy 88 5 1972–1987
4 Keith Gillespie 83 2 1995–2008
5 Jimmy Nicholl 73 1 1976–1986
6 Michael Hughes 71 5 1992–2004
6 Maik Taylor 71 0 1999–2011
8 David McCreery 67 0 1976–1990
9 David Healy 66 35 2000–2013
9 Nigel Worthington 66 0 1984–1997

Top scorers[change | change source]

Pos Player Goals Apps Career
1 David Healy 35 66 2000–2013
2 Colin Clarke 13 38 1986–1993
2 Billy Gillespie 13 25 1913–1932
4 Gerry Armstrong 12 63 1977–1986
4 Iain Dowie 12 59 1990–2000
4 Jimmy Quinn 12 46 1985–1996
4 Joe Bambrick 12 11 1928–1940
8 Billy Bingham 10 56 1951–1964
8 Jimmy McIlroy 10 55 1952–1966
8 Peter McParland 10 34 1954–1962
8 Johnny Crossan 10 24 1960–1968

References[change | change source]

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  2. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Northern) Ireland - International Results RSSSF