The Best Soccer Players from Ireland

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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  • Paul McGrath
    313 votes
    • Nationality: Republic of Ireland, England
    Paul McGrath (born 4 December 1959) is an Irish former professional footballer, who played as a defender. Mainly a centre back, he also played as defensive midfielder. McGrath is widely considered ...more
  • Robbie Keane
    458 votes
    • Nationality: Ireland
    Robert David Keane (born 8 July 1980) is an Irish former professional footballer who played as a forward and is the current assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland national team and ...more
  • John Aldridge
    169 votes
    • Nationality: Republic of Ireland, England
    John William "Aldo" Aldridge (born 18 September 1958 in Liverpool, England) is a former Republic of Ireland international footballer and football manager. He was a prolific record-breaking striker ...more
  • Liam Brady
    283 votes
    • Nationality: Republic of Ireland
    William Brady (born 13 February 1956) is an Irish former footballer, and assistant manager, of the Republic of Ireland national football team. Brady was a talented offensive midfielder renowned for ...more