13 August 2006

Hall of Fame - Goalscorers


(Figures correct up to and including San Marino, 1st September 2017)

Players that have scored 10 or more goals for (Northern) Ireland's Senior team:

Player
Career
Caps
St
(Sb)
Gls
Ratio
Jimmy McIlroy
Steven Davis
2000-2013
2006-date
1913-1930
1986-1992
1928-1938
1984-1995
1990-1999
1977-1986
1887-1897
1959-1967
1954-1962
1951-1965
2005-date
95
-
25
38
11
46
59
63
30
24
34
55
-
83
-
25
34
11
31
51
56
30
24
34
55
-
12
-
-
4
-
15
8
7
-
-
-
-
-
36
20
*13
13
12
12
12
12
11
10
10
10
10
0.38
-
0.52
0.34
1.09
0.26
0.20
0.19
0.37
0.42
0.29
0.18
-
Note:






1951-1963
56
56
-
**9
0.16


Hattricks or better: 

Player
Date
Opposition
Result
Goals
01-02-1930
07-02-1891
08-04-1893
22-02-1902
02-04-1906
26-10-1960
07-05-1965
21-04-1971
11-09-1991
06-09-2006
24-03-2007
Wales
Wales
Wales
Wales
Wales
West Germany
Albania
Cyprus
Faroe Islands
Spain
Liechtenstein
W 7-0
W 7-2
W 4-3
W 3-0
D 4-4
L 3-4
W 4-1
W 5-0
W 5-0
W 3-2
W 4-1
6
4
3
3
# 3
3
3
3
3
3
3


* Many sources have credited Ireland's first goal in the 2-1 win over Wales on 19 January 1914 to Sam Young, it has since been established that Gillespie was the scorer, and that his career total was 13, not 12 as widely accepted.
** Some sources list Bingham as having scored ten goals, but a goal against Spain in 1958 credited to him was more likely scored by Wilbur Cush.
# Some sources list Sloan as having scored only two goals in this match, crediting his second to Jimmy Maxwell.

Northern Ireland Players to have reached double figures for other Northern Ireland teams:

Rachel Furness (14 goals, Senior Women) (includes 1 hattrick)
Hubert Barr (11 goals, Amateur)
Kevin McGarry (11 goals, Amateur(includes 1 hattrick)

Top Goalscorers by Competition: (to 2015)
World Cup Finals
#
Gls
Players
1
5
Peter McParland
2
3
Gerry Armstrong
3
2
Billy Hamilton
World Cup Qualifiers
#
Gls
Players
1
9
David Healy
=2
5
John Crossan
Gerry Armstrong
European Qualifiers ±
#
Gls
Players
1
13
David Healy
2
8
Kyle Lafferty
3
7
Iain Dowie
British Championships
#
Gls
Players
1
13
Billy Gillespie
2
12
Joe Bambrick
3
11
Olphie Stanfield
Minor Tournaments *
#
Gls
Players
1
1
Iain Dowie
Friendly Matches
#
Gls
Players
1
14
David Healy
=2
4
Kyle Lafferty
James Quinn
± includes matches in European Nations Cup; * includes matches in the Canada Cup and Carling Nations Cup.

See also:
Goalscorers by Ratio
Debut Goalscorers
NI Scorers in the Football League
NI Scorers in the Scottish League


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have you a section on players who have scored on their debut? I think there has been quite a few, of the top of my head: Healy, McCartney, Mulryne, Magilton, Sproule on his full debut as well and I'm sure there are many more?

jcd said...

Good question! I know that there's got to be loads so I'll look into it and post the results soon.

Anonymous said...

Great work, thanks for compiling that list. There was a lot more than I imagined. I must say its an excellent resource base you've created here and makes for great reading. Keep up the good work.

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