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Famous Soccer Players from Northern Ireland

Updated June 14, 2019 28.8k 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 Hughes

    Defender
    Aaron William Hughes (born 8 November 1979) is a Northern Irish retired professional...  more
  • 2

    Adrian Coote

    Forward
    Adrian Coote (born 30 September 1978 in Belton, near Great Yarmouth) is a former professional...  more
  • 3

    Aidan Davison

    Goalkeeper
    Aidan John Davison (born 11 May 1968) is an English-born Northern Irish former professional...  more
  • 4

    Aidan O'Kane

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

    Alan Blayney

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

    Alan Fettis

    Goalkeeper
    Alan William Fettis (born 1 February 1971) is a Northern Ireland former professional...  more
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    Alan Mannus

    Goalkeeper
    Alan Mannus (born 19 May 1982) is a Northern Irish professional football goalkeeper. He began...  more
  • 8
    Alan McDonald (12 October 1963 – 23 June 2012) was a Northern Ireland footballer and manager....  more
  • 9

    Alf McMichael

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

    Allan Hunter

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

    Andy Kirk

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

    Barry Hunter

    Defender
    Barry Hunter is the name of: Barry Hunter (footballer) (born 1968), former Northern Ireland...  more
  • 13

    Barry Molloy

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

    Bernard McNally

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

    Bertie Peacock

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

    Billy Bingham

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

    Billy Hamilton

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

    Billy McAdams

    William "Billy" John McAdams (20 January 1934 – 13 October 2002) was a Northern Irish...  more
  • 19
    William James McCullough (born 27 July 1935) is a former footballer who made more than 250...  more
  • 20
    William McMillan (born Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Ireland; died Carrickfergus, 1991),...  more
  • 21

    Billy Simpson

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

    Bobby Campbell

    Forward
    Robert McFaul "Bobby" Campbell (13 September 1956 – 15 November 2016) was a Northern Irish...  more
  • 23

    Brian McLean

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

    Bryan Hamilton

    Bryan Hamilton (born 31 December 1946) is a Northern Irish former professional football player...  more
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    Bryan Harkin

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