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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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234 60
Roy Keane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Roy Keane Midfielder

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2
146 37
Paul McGrath is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Paul McGrath Defender

3
186 56
Robbie Keane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Robbie Keane Forward

4
138 37
Liam Brady is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Liam Brady Midfielder

5
114 42
Shay Given is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Shay Given Goalkeeper

6
79 26
Denis Irwin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Denis Irwin Defender

7
79 28
Damien Duff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Damien Duff Defender, Forward, Midfielder

8
83 31
Johnny Giles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Johnny Giles Midfielder

9
68 23
Ronnie Whelan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Ronnie Whelan Midfielder

10
58 17
Séamus Coleman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Séamus Coleman Defender, Midfielder

11
48 11
Packie Bonner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Packie Bonner Goalkeeper

12
60 20
Frank Stapleton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Frank Stapleton Forward

13
46 11
John Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
John Aldridge Forward

14
55 19
David O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
David O'Leary Defender

15
55 20
Ray Houghton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Ray Houghton Midfielder

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16
62 29
John O'Shea is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
John O'Shea Defender, Midfielder

17
43 15
Niall Quinn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Niall Quinn Forward

18
49 23
Shane Long is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Shane Long Forward

19
46 21
Richard Dunne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Richard Dunne Defender

20
39 16
Johnny Carey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Johnny Carey Defender

21
48 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
32 13
Steve Staunton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Steve Staunton Defender

24
33 14
Mark Lawrenson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Mark Lawrenson Defender

25
28 10
Steve Heighway is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland

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

27
29 12
Andy Townsend is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Andy Townsend Midfielder

28
25 9
Ian Harte is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Ian Harte Defender

29
27 11
Kevin Kilbane is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Kevin Kilbane Defender, Midfielder

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30
37 20
Aiden McGeady is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Aiden McGeady Forward, Midfielder

31
25 11
Peter Doherty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Peter Doherty Forward, Inside forward

32
33 19
Kevin Doyle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Kevin Doyle Forward, Midfielder

33
28 15
James McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
James McCarthy Midfielder

34
21 9
Gary Kelly is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Gary Kelly Defender

35
27 15
Elisha Scott is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Elisha Scott Goalkeeper

36
20 9
Tony Cascarino is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Tony Cascarino Forward

37
15 5
Don Givens is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Don Givens Forward

38
21 11
Matt Holland is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Matt Holland Midfielder

39
14 5
Steven Reid is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Steven Reid Defender, Midfielder

40
15 7
Jim Beglin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Jim Beglin Defender

41
19 11
Phil Babb is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Phil Babb Defender

42
13 6
Chris Hughton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Chris Hughton Defender

43
15 8
Lee Carsley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Lee Carsley Midfielder

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44
15 8
Gary Breen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Gary Breen Defender

45
18 11
Rory Delap is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Rory Delap Midfielder

46
21 14
Kenny Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Kenny Cunningham Defender

47
12 6
Owen Coyle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Owen Coyle Forward

48
13 7
Damien Delaney is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Damien Delaney Defender

49
24 18
Stephen Ireland is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
Stephen Ireland Midfielder

50
17 12
David Forde is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Ireland
David Forde Goalkeeper