Soccer The Best Soccer Players from Ireland  

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List of the best soccer players from Ireland. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Ireland, along with photos when available. This list of best Irish soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Irish soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

The list you're viewing is made up of different players like John O'Shea and Michael Robinson.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Irish footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Irish soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Ireland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Irish soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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Roy Keane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Roy Keane Midfielder

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+ - 168 50
Robbie Keane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Robbie Keane Forward

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+ - 126 31
Liam Brady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Liam Brady Midfielder

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Paul McGrath is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Paul McGrath Defender

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+ - 104 38
Shay Given is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Shay Given Goalkeeper

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+ - 71 23
Denis Irwin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Denis Irwin Defender

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+ - 72 25
Damien Duff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Damien Duff Defender, Forward, Midfielder

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Johnny Giles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Johnny Giles Midfielder

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Ronnie Whelan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Ronnie Whelan Midfielder

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John Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
John Aldridge Forward

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Frank Stapleton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Frank Stapleton Forward

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Packie Bonner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Packie Bonner Goalkeeper

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+ - 48 16
Séamus Coleman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Séamus Coleman Defender, Midfielder

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David O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
David O'Leary Defender

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Shane Long is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Shane Long Forward

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Ray Houghton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Ray Houghton Midfielder

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+ - 57 27
John O'Shea is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
John O'Shea Defender, Midfielder

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Niall Quinn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Niall Quinn Forward

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+ - 41 20
Richard Dunne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Richard Dunne Defender

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+ - 36 16
Johnny Carey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Johnny Carey Defender

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+ - 44 24
Steve Finnan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Steve Finnan Defender

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+ - 27 10
Steve Heighway is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland

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Kevin Moran is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Kevin Moran Defender

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+ - 29 13
Steve Staunton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Steve Staunton Defender

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+ - 30 14
Mark Lawrenson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Mark Lawrenson Defender

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Andy Townsend is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Andy Townsend Midfielder

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Ian Harte is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Ian Harte Defender

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+ - 23 9
Kevin Kilbane is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Kevin Kilbane Defender, Midfielder

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Kevin Doyle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Kevin Doyle Forward, Midfielder

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Aiden McGeady is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Aiden McGeady Forward, Midfielder

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Jason McAteer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Jason McAteer Midfielder

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Peter Doherty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Peter Doherty Forward, Inside forward

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James McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
James McCarthy Midfielder

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Tony Cascarino is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Tony Cascarino Forward

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Don Givens is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Don Givens Forward

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Gary Kelly is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Gary Kelly Defender

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+ - 24 15
Elisha Scott is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Elisha Scott Goalkeeper

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+ - 13 5
Steven Reid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Steven Reid Defender, Midfielder

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+ - 19 11
Matt Holland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Matt Holland Midfielder

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+ - 12 6
Chris Hughton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Chris Hughton Defender

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+ - 14 8
Lee Carsley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Lee Carsley Midfielder

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+ - 17 11
Phil Babb is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Phil Babb Defender

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+ - 19 13
Kenny Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Kenny Cunningham Defender

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Gary Breen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Gary Breen Defender

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+ - 12 7
Jim Beglin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Jim Beglin Defender

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+ - 16 11
Rory Delap is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Rory Delap Midfielder

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+ - 10 6
Owen Coyle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Owen Coyle Forward

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+ - 10 6
Damien Delaney is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Damien Delaney Defender

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+ - 20 17
Stephen Ireland is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Stephen Ireland Midfielder

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Darron Gibson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Darron Gibson Midfielder