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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220 56
Roy Keane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Roy Keane Midfielder

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2
173 51
Robbie Keane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Robbie Keane Forward

3
132 33
Liam Brady is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Liam Brady Midfielder

4
134 36
Paul McGrath is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Paul McGrath Defender

5
107 39
Shay Given is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Shay Given Goalkeeper

6
75 24
Denis Irwin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Denis Irwin Defender

7
76 27
Damien Duff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Damien Duff Defender, Forward, Midfielder

8
76 28
Johnny Giles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Johnny Giles Midfielder

9
66 22
Ronnie Whelan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Ronnie Whelan Midfielder

10
46 10
Packie Bonner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Packie Bonner Goalkeeper

11
46 10
John Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
John Aldridge Forward

12
59 20
Frank Stapleton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Frank Stapleton Forward

13
53 17
Séamus Coleman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Séamus Coleman Defender, Midfielder

14
53 19
David O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
David O'Leary Defender

15
53 20
Ray Houghton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Ray Houghton Midfielder

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60 27
John O'Shea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
John O'Shea Defender, Midfielder

17
41 14
Niall Quinn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Niall Quinn Forward

18
47 19
Shane Long is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Shane Long Forward

19
39 16
Johnny Carey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Johnny Carey Defender

20
44 20
Richard Dunne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Richard Dunne Defender

21
46 24
Steve Finnan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Steve Finnan Defender

22
31 12
Kevin Moran is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Kevin Moran Defender

23
33 14
Mark Lawrenson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Mark Lawrenson Defender

24
28 10
Steve Heighway is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland

25
31 13
Steve Staunton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Steve Staunton Defender

26
29 12
Andy Townsend is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Andy Townsend Midfielder

27
26 10
Kevin Kilbane is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Kevin Kilbane Defender, Midfielder

28
28 12
Jason McAteer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Jason McAteer Midfielder

29
35 18
Aiden McGeady is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Aiden McGeady Forward, Midfielder

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23 9
Ian Harte is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Ian Harte Defender

31
32 18
Kevin Doyle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Kevin Doyle Forward, Midfielder

32
24 11
Peter Doherty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Peter Doherty Forward, Inside forward

33
27 15
James McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
James McCarthy Midfielder

34
20 9
Tony Cascarino is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Tony Cascarino Forward

35
26 15
Elisha Scott is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Elisha Scott Goalkeeper

36
15 5
Don Givens is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Don Givens Forward

37
19 9
Gary Kelly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Gary Kelly Defender

38
14 5
Steven Reid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Steven Reid Defender, Midfielder

39
20 11
Matt Holland is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Matt Holland Midfielder

40
13 6
Chris Hughton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Chris Hughton Defender

41
15 8
Gary Breen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Gary Breen Defender

42
20 13
Kenny Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Kenny Cunningham Defender

43
13 7
Jim Beglin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Jim Beglin Defender

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14 8
Lee Carsley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Lee Carsley Midfielder

45
17 11
Rory Delap is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Rory Delap Midfielder

46
17 11
Phil Babb is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Phil Babb Defender

47
22 18
Stephen Ireland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Stephen Ireland Midfielder

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11 7
Damien Delaney is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Damien Delaney Defender

49
10 6
Owen Coyle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Owen Coyle Forward

50
16 13
Darron Gibson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Darron Gibson Midfielder