13 August 2006

Hall of Fame - Most Appearances


Players awarded 50 plus caps by Northern Ireland:
Player
Career
Caps
St
(Sb)
Gls
1964-1986
2000-date
1980-1994
1972-1986
1999-2011
1994-2008
1998-date
1976-1986
1991-2004
1976-1990
1984-1997
1971-1984
1977-1986
2003-date
1961-1973
1990-1999
2005-date
1949-1962
1951-1963
1999-2009
1951-1965
2003-2011
1969-1979
1980-1990
1985-1995
1991-2002
1971-1982
1975-1983
1990-2002
1968-1980
1996-2007
119
93
91
88
88
86
83
73
71
67
66
64
63
60
59
59
56
56
56
56
55
54
53
53
52
52
51
51
51
50
50
119
84
90
86
85
77
81
72
67
55
60
58
56
55
59
51
53
56
56
48
55
51
53
50
51
50
48
49
50
46
35
-
9
1
2
3
9
2
1
4
12
6
6
7
5
-
8
2
-
-
8
-
3
-
3
1
2
3
2
1
4
15
0
35
0
5
0
2
1
1
4
0
0
7
12
0
2
12
4
2
9
0
10
0
1
1
3
5
1
3
7
4
4


Honourable Mention:
Pat Rice.......... 1968-1979.. 49.. 49 ..... 0




Cap Milestones
First
to..Player......... Date...... Opponent
. 5 JR Davison..... 26-01-1884 Scotland
. 8 JR Davison..... 28-02-1885 England
. 9 AH Dill........ 11-04-1885 Wales
.10 TB Molyneaux... 20-03-1886 Scotland
.11 TB Molyneaux... 24-03-1888 Scotland
.12 W Crone........ 08-02-1890 Wales
.15 OM Stanfield... 27-02-1892 Wales
.20 OM Stanfield... 24-02-1894 Wales
.25 OM Stanfield... 29-02-1896 Wales
.30 OM Stanfield... 27-03-1897 Scotland
.31 E Scott........ 11-03-1936 Wales
.40 RD Blanchflower 03-10-1959 Scotland
.50 RD Blanchflower 22-11-1961 England
.56 RD Blanchflower 28-11-1962 Poland
.59 WJT Neill...... 19-05-1973 Wales
.60 PA Jennings.... 11-05-1976 England*
.75 PA Jennings.... 07-02-1979 England
100 PA Jennings.... 21-09-1983 Austria 

119 PA Jennings.... 12-06-1986 Brazil 


* Outfield Player Records
60 SB McIlroy..... 01-07-1982 Austria
75 SB McIlroy..... 27-05-1984 Finland
88 SB McIlroy..... 15-10-1986 England
91 MM Donaghy..... 11-06-1994 Mexico

92 DJ Healy....... 29-02-2012 Norway

Figures in BOLD denotes a player's final cap.

(Figures correct after Norway, 16th October 2012)

2 comments:

Alan said...

I'm a little surprised to see jim Magilton's name up there for having 52 caps. While I always rated Jim as a very classy central midfield player I didn't think he'd played quite as many times as that for us.

We could still have been doing with him over the past few years even in his veteran years.

jcd said...

It is funny how some players manage to creep to such high cao totals, and others who you think have been around forever, finish lower down.

For instance, Jimmy vs James Quinn. Jimmy was playing on strong at 35, yet only made 46 appearances because he didn't make his debut until he was in his mid-20s. James has now surpassed 46 (47th against Finland) at 31 years-old. I guess its because I remember James braking through in the mid-90s that he still seems like a youngster, whereas, to me, Jimmy was always just there.

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