27 October 2006

Sammy McIlroy

Preceded by
Succeeded by
1984 – 1986

The last of the Busby-Babes, Sammy McIlroy captained Northern Ireland to numerous successes through the 1980s...

Name: Samuel Baxter McIlroy
Born: 2 August 1954, Belfast
Height: 5.10 ft
Weight: 11.08 st
Position: Forward/Midfielder

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 88 Full Caps/5 Goals (1972-1986), 3 Schoolboy Caps (1969).
Club Honours: (with Man. United) FA Cup Winner 1976/77, Runner-Up 1975/76, 1978/79, Football League Division Two Champion 1974/75; FA Charity Shield Winner (Shared) 1977.

Awards: NIFWA Malcolm Brodie Hall of Fame 2017.

Club Career:

Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
Others
Man. United
71/72-81/82
Aug-71
Youth
320(22)/57
35(3)/6
25(3)/6
10(0)/2
1(0)/0
Stoke City
81/82-84/85
Feb-82
£350k
132 (1)/14
6(0)/0
5(0)/0
-
-
Man. City
85/86
Aug-85
Free
12 (0)/ 1
-
1(0)/0
-
2(0)/0
Örgryte IS 
1986
-
-
7 (0)/ 0
(Swedish  National League)
Man. City
86/87
Nov-86
Free
1 (0)/ 0
-
-
-
-
Bury
86/87-89/90
Mar-87
Free
95 (5)/ 8
1(0)/1
6(0)/0
-
-
VfB.Mödling
-
Jan-88
£23k
6 (-)/ 1
(Austria)
Preston N.E.
89/90-90/91
Feb-90
Free
20 (0)/ 0
-
-
-
-
Northwich V.
91/92-92/93
Mar-92
Free
8 (0)/ 0
(Football Conference)
TOTALS
£373k
601(28)/81
42(3)/7
37(3)/6
10(0)/2
3(0)/0

Biography:
To follow.

See Managerial Career

Manchester United Official Website Profile
RedCafe.net Bio
MightyShakers Profile
Wikipedia Article

Northern Ireland Cap Details:
16-02-1972 Spain....... H D 1-1 ECQ
20-05-1972 Scotland.... H L 0-2 BC. sub
11-05-1974 Scotland.... H W 1-0 BC
15-05-1974 England..... A L 0-1 BC
18-05-1974 Wales....... A L 0-1 BC
04-09-1974 Norway...... A L 1-2 ECQ
30-10-1974 Sweden...... A W 2-0 ECQ
16-04-1975 Yugoslavia.. H W 1-0 ECQ
17-05-1975 England..... H D 0-0 BC
20-05-1975 Scotland.... A L 0-3 BC
23-05-1975 Wales....... H W 1-0 BC
03-09-1975 Sweden...... H L 1-2 ECQ
29-10-1975 Norway...... H W 3-0 ECQ 1 Goal
19-11-1975 Yugoslavia.. A L 0-1 ECQ
08-05-1976 Scotland.... H L 0-3 BC
11-05-1976 England..... A L 0-4 BC
14-05-1976 Wales....... A L 0-1 BC
13-10-1976 Netherlands. A D 2-2 WCQ
10-11-1976 Belgium..... A L 0-2 WCQ
28-05-1977 England..... H L 1-2 BC
01-06-1977 Scotland.... A L 0-2 BC
03-06-1977 Wales....... H D 1-1 BC
11-06-1977 Iceland..... A L 0-1 WCQ
21-09-1977 Iceland..... H W 2-0 WCQ 1 Goal
12-10-1977 Netherlands. H L 0-1 WCQ
16-11-1977 Belgium..... H W 3-0 WCQ
13-05-1978 Scotland.... A D 1-1 BC
16-05-1978 England..... A L 0-1 BC
19-05-1978 Wales....... A L 0-1 BC
20-09-1978 Rep. Ireland A D 0-0 ECQ
25-10-1978 Denmark..... H W 2-1 ECQ
29-11-1978 Bulgaria.... A W 2-0 ECQ
07-02-1979 England..... A L 0-4 ECQ
02-05-1979 Bulgaria.... H W 2-0 ECQ
19-05-1979 England..... H L 0-2 BC
22-05-1979 Scotland.... A L 0-1 BC
25-05-1979 Wales....... H D 1-1 BC
06-06-1979 Denmark..... A L 0-4 ECQ
17-10-1979 England..... H L 1-5 ECQ
21-11-1979 Rep. Ireland H W 1-0 ECQ
26-03-1980 Israel...... A D 0-0 WCQ
16-05-1980 Scotland.... H W 1-0 BC
20-05-1980 England..... A D 1-1 BC
23-05-1980 Wales....... A W 1-0 BC
15-10-1980 Sweden...... H W 3-0 WCQ 1 Goal
19-11-1980 Portugal.... A L 0-1 WCQ
25-03-1981 Scotland.... A D 1-1 WCQ
29-04-1981 Portugal.... H W 1-0 WCQ
19-05-1981 Scotland.... A L 0-2 BC
03-06-1981 Sweden...... A L 0-1 WCQ
14-10-1981 Scotland.... H D 0-0 WCQ
18-11-1981 Israel...... H W 1-0 WCQ
23-02-1982 England..... A L 0-4 BC
24-03-1982 France...... A L 0-4 FR
28-04-1982 Scotland.... H D 1-1 BC. 1 Goal
27-05-1982 Wales....... A L 0-3 BC
17-06-1982 Yugoslavia.. N D 0-0 WCF
21-06-1982 Honduras.... N D 1-1 WCF
25-06-1982 Spain....... N W 1-0 WCF
01-07-1982 Austria..... N D 2-2 WCF
04-07-1982 France...... N L 1-4 WCF
13-10-1982 Austria..... A L 0-2 ECQ
17-11-1982 West Germany H W 1-0 ECQ
15-12-1982 Albania..... A D 0-0 ECQ
30-03-1983 Turkey...... A W 2-1 ECQ
27-04-1983 Albania..... H W 1-0 ECQ
24-05-1983 Scotland.... A D 0-0 BC
28-05-1983 England..... H D 0-0 BC
31-05-1983 Wales....... H L 0-1 BC
21-09-1983 Austria..... H W 3-1 ECQ
12-10-1983 Turkey...... A L 0-1 ECQ
13-12-1983 Scotland.... H W 2-0 BC. 1 Goal
04-04-1984 England..... A L 0-1 BC
22-05-1984 Wales....... A D 1-1 BC
27-05-1984 Finland..... A L 0-1 WCQ
14-11-1984 Finland..... H W 2-1 WCQ
27-02-1985 England..... H L 0-1 WCQ
01-05-1985 Turkey...... H W 2-0 WCQ
11-09-1985 Turkey...... A D 0-0 WCQ
16-10-1985 Romania..... A W 1-0 WCQ
13-11-1985 England..... A D 0-0 WCQ
26-02-1986 France...... A D 0-0 FR
26-03-1986 Denmark..... H D 1-1 FR
23-04-1986 Morocco..... H W 2-1 FR
03-06-1986 Algeria..... N D 1-1 WCF
07-06-1986 Spain....... N L 1-2 WCF
12-06-1986 Brazil...... N L 0-3 WCF
15-10-1986 England..... A L 0-3 ECQ sub

Summary: 86(2)/5. Won 26, Drew 24, Won 38.


Record as captain:
Span
First Match
Pl
W
D
L
F
A
.GD.
Win %
Pts %
W/L
1980-1986
16/05/80
19
7
7
5
15
15
0
36.8%
49.1%
2

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