20 July 2006

Northern Ireland Players in the Premiership (1995/96-1997/98)


As the Premiership began to mature in the second-half of the nineties a sea-change began to occur in managers' buying habits, it became harder for young stars to break through, and less likely that a lower-league player would be given a chance. Now was the time for signing established World stars.

In the third part of our look back on Northern Ireland footballers in the Premiership we can see the decline hasten, just ten made their bows between the 1995/96 and 1997/98 seasons...

Gerry Taggart

DoB:
18/10/1970
95/96
Bolton Wanderers
11
0
1
PoB:
Belfast
97/98
Bolton Wanderers
14
1
0
Height:
1.85m
98/99
Leicester City
9
6
0
Weight:
77kg
99/00
Leicester City
30
1
6
Position:
Defender
00/01
Leicester City
24
0
2
01/02
Leicester City
0
1
0
03/04
Leicester City
9
0
0
TOTALS
97
9
9
-
Aidan Davison
DoB:
11/05/1968
95/96
Bolton Wanderers
2
0
0
PoB:
Sedgewick_(ENG)
97/98
Bradford City
5
1
0
Height:
1.85m
98/99
Bradford City
2
0
0
Weight:
82kg
TOTALS
9
1
0
Position:
Goalkeeper
-
Neil Lennon

DoB:
25/06/1971
96/97
Leicester City
35
0
1
PoB:
Lurgan
97/98
Leicester City
37
0
2
Height:
1.75m
98/99
Leicester City
37
0
1
Weight:
83kg
99/00
Leicester City
31
0
1
Position:
Midfielder
00/01
Leicester City
15
0
0
TOTALS
155
0
5
-
Michael O'Neill
-
DoB:
05/07/1969
96/97
Coventry City
1
0
0
PoB:
Portadown
97/98
Coventry City
2
2
0
Height:
1.85m
TOTALS
3
2
0
Weight:
82kg
Position:
Midfielder
-
Wesley Boyle

DoB:
30/03/1979
96/97
Leeds United
0
1
0
PoB:
Portadown
TOTALS
0
1
0
Height:
1.78m
Weight:
70kg
Position:
Forward
-
Maik Taylor

DoB:
04/09/1971
96/97
Southampton
18
0
0
PoB:
Hildesheim (GER)
01/02
Fulham
1
1
0
Height:
1.91m
02/03
Fulham
18
1
0
Weight:
91kg
03/04
Birmingham City
34
0
0
Position:
Goalkeeper
04/05
Birmingham City
38
0
0
05/06
Birmingham City
34
0
0
07/08
Birmingham City
34
0
0
09/10
Birmingham City
2
0
0
TOTALS
179
2
0
-
Paul McVeigh
DoB:
06/12/1977
96/97
Tottenham H.
2
1
1
PoB:
Belfast
04/05
Norwich City
31
4
1
Height:
1.68m
TOTALS
33
5
2
Weight:
66kg
Position:
Forward
-
Alan Fettis
-
DoB:
01/02/1971
96/97
Nottingham Forest
4
0
0
PoB:
Newtownards
97/98
Blackburn Rovers
7
1
0
Height:
1.88m
98/99
Blackburn Rovers
2
0
0
Weight:
83kg
TOTALS
13
1
0
Position:
Goalkeeper
-
Aaron Hughes

DoB:
08/11/1979
97/98
Newcastle United
4
0
0
PoB:
Magharafelt
98/99
Newcastle United
12
2
0
Height:
1.83m
99/00
Newcastle United
22
5
2
Weight:
71kg
00/01
Newcastle United
34
1
0
Position:
Defender
01/02
Newcastle United
34
0
0
02/03
Newcastle United
35
0
1
03/04
Newcastle United
34
0
0
04/05
Newcastle United
18
4
1
05/06
Aston Villa
35
0
0
06/07
Aston Villa
15
4
0
07/08
Fulham
29
1
0
08/09
Fulham
38
0
0
09/10
Fulham
34
0
0
10/11
Fulham
38
0
1
11/12
Fulham
18
1
0
12/13
Fulham
23
1
0
13/14
Fulham
11
2
0
TOTALS
434
21
5
-
Phil Mulryne
DoB:
01/01/1978
97/98
Manchester United
1
0
0
PoB:
Belfast
04/05
Norwich City
8
2
0
Height:
1.73m
TOTALS
9
2
0
Weight:
66kg
Position:
Midfielder
-

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