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.
Photo:
Ranked by
  • Paul McGrath
    1
    Defender
    • Nationality: Ireland, England
  • Ronnie Whelan
    2
    Midfielder
    • Nationality: Republic of Ireland
  • Robbie Keane
    3
    • Nationality: Ireland
  • John Aldridge
    4
    • Nationality: Ireland, England
  • Liam Brady
    6
    Midfielder
    • Nationality: Ireland
  • Steve Staunton
    7
    • Nationality: Ireland
  • Ray Houghton
    8
    Midfielder
    • Nationality: Ireland, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Mark Lawrenson
    9
    • Nationality: Ireland, United Kingdom, England
  • Shay Given
    10
    Goalkeeper
    • Nationality: Ireland
  • Steve Finnan
    11
    Defender
    • Nationality: Ireland
  • Séamus Coleman
    12
    Defender, Midfielder
    • Nationality: Ireland
  • David O'Leary
    13
    • Nationality: Ireland, England
  • Damien Duff
    14
    Defender, Forward, Midfielder
    • Nationality: Ireland
  • Niall Quinn
    15
    • Nationality: Ireland
  • Jason McAteer
    16
    Midfielder
    • Nationality: Ireland, England
  • Roy Keane
    18
    Midfielder
    • Nationality: Ireland
  • Packie Bonner
    19
    Goalkeeper
    • Nationality: Republic of Ireland
  • Phil Babb
    20
    Defender
    • Nationality: Ireland, England
  • Richard Dunne
    21
    • Nationality: Ireland
  • Elisha Scott
    22
    Goalkeeper
    • Nationality: Ireland, Northern Ireland
  • Jim Beglin
    23
    Defender
    • Nationality: Ireland
  • Jimmy Dunne
    24
    • Nationality: Ireland
  • Shane Long
    25
    Forward
    • Nationality: Republic of Ireland