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

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

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Áine O'Gorman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Áine O'Gorman Forward Áine Marie O'Gorman is an Irish footballer. She signed for Women's National League club UCD Waves after two seasons with the English FA WSL club Doncaster Rovers Belles in 2011 and 2012. ...more

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Aaran McEneff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Aaran McEneff Aaran McEneff, is an Irish footballer who is currently in Chicago on a Soccer scholarship. McEneff plays as a left-sided defender and can also play as a left-sided midfielder. After graduating ...more

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Aaron Doran is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Aaron Doran Midfielder Aaron Brian Doran Cogan, known as Aaron Doran, is an Irish professional footballer who currently plays as a winger for Scottish Premiership club Inverness Caledonian Thistle. He previously ...more

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Aaron Shanahan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Aaron Shanahan Goalkeeper

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Adam McGarry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Adam McGarry Defender Adam McGarry is an Irish footballer who is currently playing for League of Ireland First Division club Kildare County. McGarry plays as a right-sided defender.

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Adam Rooney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Adam Rooney Forward Adam Christopher Rooney is an Irish footballer who plays as a striker for Aberdeen. He previously played for Stoke City, spent spells on loan at Yeovil Town, Chesterfield and Bury, was a regular ...more

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Aidan Collins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Aidan Collins

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Aidan Downes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Aidan Downes Midfielder Aidan Downes is an Irish professional footballer who last played for Bohemians in the League of Ireland Premier Division. He is currently playing with Mornington SC, a club based in Melbourne, ...more

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Aidan Lynch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Aidan Lynch

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Aidan Price is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Aidan Price Defender Aidan Price is an Irish footballer who currently plays at centre back for Limerick in the League of Ireland Premier Division. Price played for Kilkenny City until the start of 2006 when he ...more

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Aiden McGeady is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Aiden McGeady Forward, Midfielder Aiden John McGeady is a professional footballer who plays as a winger for English club Everton and for the Republic of Ireland internationally. McGeady was born and brought up in Scotland but ...more

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Al Finucane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Al Finucane Defender Michael Alphonsus "Al" Finucane was an Irish football player. During his 28-year career he played for League of Ireland sides Limerick, Waterford United and Newcastlewest. Finucane was ...more

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Alan Bennett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Bennett Defender Alan John Bennett is an Irish professional footballer who plays for Cork City as a defender. He has represented the Republic of Ireland national team.

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Alan Byrne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Byrne Alan Byrne is a former Irish soccer player who played during the 1980s and 1990s. Byrne was a midfielder who represented Bohemian F.C., Shamrock Rovers, Shelbourne, Linfield F.C., Newry Town and ...more

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Alan Byrne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Byrne Defender, Midfielder

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Alan Campbell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Campbell Alan Campbell is a former professional football player. He played for Shamrock Rovers, Racing de Santander, CD Logroñés, Berchem Sport, Dundee and Forfar Athletic and also played ...more

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Alan Cawley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Cawley Midfielder Alan Cawley is a retired footballer. Before signing for Leeds United Alan attended Summerhill College in Sligo. Alan began his career at Leeds United and had a spell at Sheffield Wednesday ...more

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Alan Dodd is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Dodd Alan Dodd is a former Irish football player.

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Alan Dunne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Dunne Defender, Midfielder Alan James Dunne is an Irish professional football defender, currently playing for Millwall in the English Championship where he has been captain since August 2014. After joining Millwall at the ...more

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Alan Judge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Judge Midfielder Alan Christopher Judge is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Brentford. Judge began his career at Blackburn Rovers and returned to the club in 2013 after a ...more

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Alan Keane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Keane Alan Keane is an Irish footballer playing with Sligo Rovers in the League of Ireland. Keane is a versatile player that can play anywhere across the back four, his preferred position is right ...more

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Alan Keely is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Keely Alan Vincent Keely is a retired Irish footballer. He is the son of former League of Ireland player and manager, Dermot Keely.

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Alan Kelly, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Kelly, Jr. Goalkeeper Alan Kelly is a former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Preston North End, Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers, along with short loan spells at Stockport County and ...more

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Alan Kelly, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Kelly, Sr. Goalkeeper Alan Kelly was an Irish international football goalkeeper who played for Bray Wanderers and Drumcondra in his home country, and most notably for Preston North End in England. He was capped 47 ...more

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Alan Kernaghan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Kernaghan Defender Alan Kernaghan is a professional football player and coach. As a player he was a defender from 1985 to 2006, notably in the Premier League for Manchester City and in the Football League for ...more

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Alan Kinsella is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Kinsella

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Alan Kirby is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Kirby Midfielder Alan Kirby is an Irish former footballer. He played as a midfielder, most often on the right wing. As a 16-year-old, Kirby went to England to join Premier League club Aston Villa. He spent four ...more

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Alan Lee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Lee Forward Alan Desmond Lee is a Irish former footballer who played as a striker; he is now working as an academy coach at Ipswich Town. He scored 119 goals in 547 appearances in a 19-year professional ...more

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Alan Mahon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Mahon Midfielder Alan Joseph Mahon is an Irish former professional footballer who played a midfielder and was capped by the Republic of Ireland.

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Alan Mahon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Mahon Alan Mahon is an Irish footballer whose last club was UCD. He should not be confused with his namesake, five months his senior. Alan's father Pete Mahon was manager of UCD but unusually for such ...more

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Alan Mathews is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Mathews Alan Mathews is an Irish football manager of Bray Wanderers and former player.

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Alan Maybury is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Maybury Defender Alan Paul Maybury is an Irish professional football player, who is currently a player-coach at Falkirk. Maybury is a defender, who can play in either full back position. He has previously played ...more

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Alan McCormack is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan McCormack Defender, Midfielder Alan McCormack is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder or right back for Brentford. He began his career at Preston North End, later playing for Southend United, ...more

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Alan McDermott is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan McDermott Defender Alan McDermott is a retired Irish footballer who last played with Kildare County in the League of Ireland First Division. An ex-Manchester United trainee, McDermott joined Ayr United in 2002. ...more

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Alan McLoughlin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan McLoughlin Midfielder Alan Francis McLoughlin is a former professional footballer and coach, who played as a midfielder for the Republic of Ireland and various English club sides, most notably Swindon Town and

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Alan McNally is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan McNally Defender

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Alan McNevin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan McNevin Forward Alan McNevin is an Irish football player who last played with Cherry Orchard. He has previously played for Arsenal, St Pat's Athletic, Dublin City, Kildare County and Monaghan United. His father ...more

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Alan Moore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Moore Midfielder Alan Moore, born November 25, 1974 in Dublin, Republic of Ireland is a retired Irish footballer.

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Alan Mulcahy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Mulcahy Defender, Midfielder Alan Mulcahy is an Irish footballer player who plays for Dandenong Thunder.

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Alan Murphy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Murphy Defender Alan Murphy, is a retired Irish footballer. Murphy played as a composed, versatile right-sided defender for Drogheda United, Longford Town and Shelbourne.

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Alan Murphy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Murphy

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Alan O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan O'Brien Midfielder Alan O'Brien is an Irish association football player who is currently playing for Hungerford Town. O'Brien, who plays as a winger, has represented the Republic of Ireland at full international ...more

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Alan O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan O'Connor

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Alan O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan O'Hara Alan O'Hara is an Irish footballer currently a free agent. He is a central defender. Alan has previously played for the Richmond Kickers, Thomas University and the Clemson Tigers in which he was ...more

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Alan O'Hare is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan O'Hare Defender Alan Patrick James O'Hare is an Irish footballer who plays for Belper Town as a defender. He previously played for Bolton Wanderers, Chesterfield, Mansfield Town, York City and Gainsborough

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Alan O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan O'Neill Goalkeeper Alan O'Neill is an Irish football goalkeeper who played in the League of Ireland in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.

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Alan Power is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Power Midfielder Alan Thomas Daniel Power is an Irish footballer who plays for Lincoln City as a midfielder. He has previously played for Nottingham Forest, Grays Athletic, Hartlepool United and Rushden &

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Alan Quinn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Quinn Midfielder Alan Quinn is an Irish professional footballer. He was a midfielder. He is one of nine brothers; both Stephen and Keith were on the books at Alan's former club, Sheffield United while another ...more

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Alan Reilly is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Reilly Alan Reilly, is an Irish football player who is currently unattached. Reilly plays as a left-sided midfielder.

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Alan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Soccer Players from Republic of Ireland
Alan Reynolds Midfielder Alan Reynolds is a former Irish footballer and manager. He is currently working as a Football In Community Development Officer for the Football Association of Ireland. He made his League of ...more