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Famous Soccer Players from Northern Ireland

Updated June 14, 2019 28.6k views452 items

List of the best soccer players from Northern Ireland. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Northern Ireland, along with photos when available. This list of best Northern 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 Northern Irish soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

List players include Lawrie Sanchez, Owen Morrison and many more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Northern Irish footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Northern Irish soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Northern Ireland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Northern Irish soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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  • Aaron Hughes1

    Aaron Hughes

    Defender

    BirthplaceCookstown, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland, United Kingdom

    Aaron William Hughes (born 8 November 1979) is a Northern Irish retired professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Adrian Coote

    Forward

    BirthplaceBelton with Browston, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland,Northern Ireland

    Adrian Coote (born 30 September 1978 in Belton, near Great Yarmouth) is a former professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Aidan Davison

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceSedgefield, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland, England

    Aidan John Davison (born 11 May 1968) is an English-born Northern Irish former professional... more on Wikipedia
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    Aidan O'Kane

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Aidan O'Kane (born 24 November 1979 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is a retired... more on Wikipedia
  • 5

    Alan Blayney

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Alan Blayney (born 9 October 1981) is a professional footballer from Belfast, Northern... more on Wikipedia
  • 6

    Alan Fettis

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceNewtownards, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Alan William Fettis (born 1 February 1971) is a Northern Ireland former professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Alan Mannus7

    Alan Mannus

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    NationalityCanada,Northern Ireland

    Alan Mannus (born 19 May 1982) is a Northern Irish professional football goalkeeper. He began... more on Wikipedia
  • Alan McDonald8

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Alan McDonald (12 October 1963 – 23 June 2012) was a Northern Ireland footballer and manager.... more on Wikipedia
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    Alf McMichael

    Defender

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Alfred McMichael (1 October 1927 – 7 January 2006) was a footballer who played as a left... more on Wikipedia
  • 10

    Allan Hunter

    Defender

    BirthplaceSion Mills, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Allan Hunter (born 30 June 1946) is a former international footballer and manager. Hunter... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    Andy Kirk

    Forward

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Andrew Robert "Andy" Kirk (born 29 May 1979 in Belfast) is a Northern Irish former... more on Wikipedia
  • 12

    Barry Hunter

    Defender

    BirthplaceColeraine, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Barry Hunter is the name of: Barry Hunter (footballer) (born 1968), former Northern Ireland... more on Wikipedia
  • Barry Molloy13

    Barry Molloy

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceLondonderry, United Kingdom

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland,Northern Ireland

    Barry Molloy (born 28 November 1983 in Derry) is a retired Irish footballer who played for... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Bernard McNally

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceShrewsbury, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    For the rugby league footballer of the 1950s for Wales, and Rochdale Hornets, see Bernard... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    Bertie Peacock

    Defender

    BirthplaceColeraine, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    John Robert 'Bertie' Peacock MBE (29 September 1928 – 22 July 2004) was a Northern Ireland... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Billy Bingham

    Outside forward

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    William Laurence Bingham, (born 5 August 1931) is a former Northern Ireland international... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Billy Hamilton

    Forward

    BirthplaceBangor, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    William ("Billy") Robert Hamilton (born 9 May 1957 in Gilnahirk, County Down) is a former... more on Wikipedia
  • 18

    Billy McAdams

    William "Billy" John McAdams (20 January 1934 – 13 October 2002) was a Northern Irish... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    BirthplaceCarrickfergus, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    William James McCullough (born 27 July 1935) is a former footballer who made more than 250... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    William McMillan (born Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Ireland; died Carrickfergus, 1991),... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Billy Simpson

    Forward

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    William J. "Billy" Simpson (12 December 1929 – 27 January 2017) was a Northern Ireland... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Bobby Campbell

    Forward

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    Robert McFaul "Bobby" Campbell (13 September 1956 – 15 November 2016) was a Northern Irish... more on Wikipedia
  • Brian McLean23

    Brian McLean

    Defender

    BirthplaceRutherglen, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Brian Stuart McLean (born 28 February 1985) is a professional footballer who plays as a... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Bryan Hamilton

    Bryan Hamilton (born 31 December 1946) is a Northern Irish former professional football player... more on Wikipedia
  • Bryan Harkin25

    Bryan Harkin

    Bryan Harkin (born October 29, 1980 in Derry) is a Northern Irish soccer player who plays for... more on Wikipedia