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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    Goalkeeper

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    Defender, Forward, Midfielder

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    Defender

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    Defender, Midfielder

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    Forward

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    Ray Houghton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland

    Ray Houghton Midfielder

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    Packie Bonner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland

    Packie Bonner Goalkeeper

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    Steve Finnan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland

    Steve Finnan Defender

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    Forward, Midfielder

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    Mark Lawrenson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland

    Mark Lawrenson Defender

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    Steven Reid is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland

    Steven Reid Defender, Midfielder

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    Tony Cascarino is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland

    Tony Cascarino Forward

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    Gary Breen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland

    Gary Breen Defender

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    Stephen Hunt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland

    Stephen Hunt Midfielder

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    Jim Beglin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland

    Jim Beglin Defender

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    Midfielder

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    Don Givens is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland

    Don Givens Forward

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