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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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292 69
Roy Keane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Roy Keane Midfielder

2
234 66
Robbie Keane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Robbie Keane Forward

3
181 47
Paul McGrath is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Paul McGrath Defender

4
157 41
Liam Brady is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Liam Brady Midfielder

5
100 28
Denis Irwin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Denis Irwin Defender

6
131 48
Shay Given is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Shay Given Goalkeeper

7
103 34
Johnny Giles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Johnny Giles Midfielder

8
60 15
Jimmy Dunne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Charlers added Jimmy Dunne Forward

9
65 19
Johnny Carey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Johnny Carey Defender

10
98 43
Damien Duff is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Damien Duff Defender, Forward, Midfielder

11
78 31
Séamus Coleman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Séamus Coleman Defender, Midfielder

12
55 16
Kevin Moran is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Kevin Moran Defender

13
80 34
Ronnie Whelan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Ronnie Whelan Midfielder

14
54 17
John Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
John Aldridge Forward

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26 3
Billy Whelan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Charlers added Billy Whelan Forward, Inside forward

16
65 25
David O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
David O'Leary Defender

17
67 28
Frank Stapleton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Frank Stapleton Forward

18
56 21
Packie Bonner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Packie Bonner Goalkeeper

19
63 27
Ray Houghton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Ray Houghton Midfielder

20
72 36
John O'Shea is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
John O'Shea Defender, Midfielder

21
57 26
Richard Dunne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Richard Dunne Defender

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22
49 20
Niall Quinn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Niall Quinn Forward

23
39 15
Steve Staunton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Steve Staunton Defender

24
54 28
Steve Finnan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Steve Finnan Defender

25
13 1
Robbie Brady is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
BobMowery added Robbie Brady Defender, Midfielder

26
39 17
Andy Townsend is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Andy Townsend Midfielder

27
40 18
Mark Lawrenson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Mark Lawrenson Defender

28
35 14
Steve Heighway is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland

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37 16
Peter Doherty is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Peter Doherty Forward, Inside forward

30
24 7
Don Givens is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Don Givens Forward

31
12 1
Mick McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
BobMowery added Mick McCarthy Defender

32
30 13
Tony Cascarino is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Tony Cascarino Forward

33
56 35
Shane Long is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Shane Long Forward

34
34 17
Jason McAteer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Jason McAteer Midfielder

35
35 19
Elisha Scott is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Elisha Scott Goalkeeper

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30 15
Ian Harte is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Ian Harte Defender

37
23 9
Chris Hughton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Chris Hughton Defender

38
33 18
Kevin Kilbane is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Kevin Kilbane Defender, Midfielder

39
44 31
Aiden McGeady is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Aiden McGeady Forward, Midfielder

40
10 1
Noel Cantwell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
BobMowery added Noel Cantwell

41
25 15
Gary Kelly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Gary Kelly Defender

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34 24
James McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
James McCarthy Midfielder

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24 15
Matt Holland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Matt Holland Midfielder

44
9 1
Shay Brennan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
BobMowery added Shay Brennan Defender

45
9 1
Gerry Daly is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
BobMowery added Gerry Daly Midfielder

46
19 13
Jim Beglin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Jim Beglin Defender

47
24 18
Kenny Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Kenny Cunningham Defender

48
34 28
Kevin Doyle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Kevin Doyle Forward, Midfielder

49
17 12
Gary Breen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Gary Breen Defender

50
22 17
Phil Babb is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Phil Babb Defender