25 November 2006

Northern Ireland's Award Winners


International Football Hall of Champions
(backed by FIFA from 1998-2001)
2000 George Best

International Football Hall of Fame

(endorsed by the PFA in 1997)
1997 George Best

(English) National Hall of Fame

(located at Deepdale Stadium, Preston)
2002 George Best
2002 Peter Doherty
2003 Danny Blanchflower
2003 Pat Jennings

Football League Legends

(100 Players named to celebrate Football League's Centenary in 1998)
1904-1924 Bill McCracken (Newcastle United)
1912-1934 Elisha Scott (Liverpool)
1933-1954 Peter Doherty (Blackpool, Manchester City, Derby County, Huddersfield Town, Doncaster Rovers)
1937-1954 Johnny Carey (Manchester United)
1948-1964 Danny Blanchflower (Barnsley, Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur)
1950-1968 Jimmy McIlroy (Burnley, Stoke City, Oldham Athletic)
1962-1985 Pat Jennings (Watford, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal)
1963-1983 George Best (Manchester United, Stockport County, Fulham, Bournemouth)

Players of the Century


(List published by World Soccer Magazine in 2000)
# 8 George Best
#87 Pat Jennings

Players of the Century

(List published by IFFHS in 2000)
#16 George Best

Goalkeepers of the Century

(List published by IFFHS in 2000)
#13 Pat Jennings

European Footballer of the Year "Ballon d'Or"
(Awarded by France Football Magazine 1956-2009)

1968 George Best (Manchester United & Northern Ireland)
(Best also came third in 1971)

(English) Footballer of the Year
(Awarded by the Football Writers' Association since 1948)


1949 Johnny Carey (Manchester United, Ireland & Eire)
1958 Danny Blanchflower (Tottenham Hotspur & Northern Ireland)
1961 Danny Blanchflower (Tottenham Hotspur & Northern Ireland) (2)
1968 George Best (Manchester United & Northern Ireland)
1973 Pat Jennings (Tottenham Hotspur & Northern Ireland)

PFA Player of the Year
(Awarded by the Professional Footballers' Association since 1974)


1976 Pat Jennings (Tottenham Hotspur & Northern Ireland)

SPFA Players' Player of the Year
2010 Steven Davis (Rangers & Northern Ireland)

Texaco Award
(Awarded by Texaco on an all-Ireland basis since 1958)
1961 Danny Blanchflower (Tottenham Hotspur & Northern Ireland)
1967 George Best (Manchester United & Northern Ireland)
1973 Pat Jennings (Tottenham Hostpur & Northern Ireland)
1978 Pat Jennings (Tottenham Hotspur & Northern Ireland) (2)
1980 Sammy McIlroy (Manchester United & Northern Ireland)
1981 Billy Bingham (Northern Ireland manager)
1982 Gerry Armstrong (Watford & Northern Ireland)
1983 Pat Jennings (Arsenal & Northern Ireland) (3)
1985 Pat Jennings (Arsenal & Northern Ireland) (4)
1995 Bryan Hamilton (Northern Ireland manager)
2006 David Healy (Leeds United & Northern Ireland)

Northern Ireland International Personality of the Year
(Awarded by the N.I. Football Writers' Asscoiation since 1985)


1985 Pat Jennings (Arsenal)
1986 Pat Jennings (Tottenham Hotspur) (2)
1987 Mal Donaghy (Luton Town)
1988 Michael O'Neill (Newcastle United)
1989-1990 no award
1991 Gerry Taggart (Barnsley)
1992 no award
1993 Tommy Wright (Newcastle United)
1994 Jimmy Quinn (Reading)
1995 Iain Dowie (Crystal Palace)
1996 Steve Lomas (Manchester City)
1997 Tommy Wright (Manchester City) (2)
1998 Steve Lomas (West Ham United) (2)
1999 Michael Hughes (Wimbledon)
2000 David Healy (Manchester United)
2001 Neil Lennon (Celtic)
2002 Aaron Hughes (Newcastle United)
2003 Keith Gillespie (Blackburn Rovers)
2004 Maik Taylor (Birmingham City)
2005 David Healy (Leeds United) (2)
2006 Steven Davis (Aston Villa)
2007 David Healy (Leeds United) (3)
2008 David Healy (Fulham) (4)
2009 Jonny Evans (Manchester United)
2010 Steven Davis (Rangers) (2)
2011 Gareth McAuley (Ipswich Town)
2012 Jonny Evans (Manchester United) (2)
2013 Roy Carroll (Olympiakos)
2014 Steven Davis (Southampton) (3)
2015 Kyle Lafferty (Norwich City)


Northern Ireland Personality of the Year
(Awarded by the NIFWA from 1976-1984)
1982 Billy Bingham (Northern Ireland manager)
1983 Gerry Armstrong (Watford & Northern Ireland)
1984 Pat Jennings (Arsenal & Northern Ireland)

Ulster Footballer of the Year
(Awarded by the Castlereagh Glentoran Supporters' Club since 1951)


1951 J.K. McGarry (Cliftonville)
1956 Dick Keith (Linfield)
1957 Wilbur Cush (Glenavon)
1961 Albert Campbell (Crusaders)
1962 Tommy Dickson (Linfield)
1967 Walter Bruce (Glentoran)
1968 Sammy Hatton (Linfield)
1970 Billy Humphries (Ards)
1971 Bryan Hamilton (Linfield)
1972 Billy Humphries (Ards) (2)
1974 Arthur Stewart (Ballymena United)
1976 Warren Feeney (Glentoran)
1977 Peter Rafferty (Linfield)
1981 George Dunlop (Linfield)
1982 Felix Healy (Coleraine)
1983 Jim Cleary (Glentoran)
1985 Martin McGaughey (Linfield)
1987 Raymond McCoy (Coleraine)
1991 Stephen McBride (Glenavon)
1996 Peter Kennedy (Portadown)
1999 John Devine (Glentoran)
2001 Glenn Ferguson (Linfield)
2004 Glenn Ferguson (Linfield) (2)
2006 Glenn Ferguson (Linfield) (3)
2008 Alan Mannus (Linfield)
2013 Liam Boyce (Cliftonville)

Northern Ireland Footballer of the Year
(Awarded by the NIFWA since 1970)
1970 Des Dickson (Coleraine)
1971 Bryan Hamilton (Linfield)
1972 Billy Humphries (Ards)
1976 Warren Feeney (Glentoran)
1977 Billy Caskey (Glentoran)
1982 Felix Healy (Coleraine)
1983 George Dunlop (Linfield)
1985 Martin McGaughey (Linfield)
1986 Trevor Anderson (Linfield)
1991 Stephen McBride (Glenavon)
1996 Peter Kennedy (Portadown)
1999 John Devine (Glentoran)
2001 Glenn Ferguson (Linfield)
2004 Glenn Ferguson (Linfield) (2)
2006 Glenn Ferguson (Linfield) (3)
2008 Michael Gault (Linfield)
2010 Rory Patterson (Coleraine)
2011 Stuart Dallas (Crusaders)
2013 Liam Boyce (Cliftonville)

Northern Ireland PFA Player of the Year
(Awarded by the NIPFA from 1975-1996)


1976 Warren Feeney (Glentoran)
1977 Peter Rafferty (Linfield)
1980 Colin McCurdy (Linfield)
1982 Felix Healy (Coleraine)
1984 Jim Cleary (Glentoran)
1985 Martin McGaughey (Linfield)
1987 Raymond McCoy (Coleraine)
1988 Billy Caskey (Glentoran)
1991 Stephen McBride (Glenavon)
1994 Glenn Ferguson (Glenavon)

Northern Ireland PFA Most Promising Newcomer
(Awarded by the NIPFA from 1975-1996)


1975 Billy Caskey (Glentoran)
1978 Mal Donaghy (Larne)
1981 Nigel Worthington (Ballymena United)
1983 Raymond McCoy (Coleraine)
1984 Lee Doherty (Linfield)
1987 George O'Boyle (Linfield)
1988 Michael Hughes (Carrick Rangers)
1994 Peter Kennedy (Glenavon)

PFA Merit Awards


(awarded for outstanding achievement or service in football)
1994 Billy Bingham
2006 George Best

Football Writers' Association Tribute Award
(awarded for outstanding contribution to the English game)
1986 Pat Jennings
2000 George Best

Northern Ireland Football Writers' Association Hall of Fame
2008 Roy Coyle
2009 Pat Jennings
2010 Billy Bingham
2011 Jimmy Jones & Glenn Ferguson
2012 Jimmy McIlroy
2013 Alan McDonald

BBC Sports Personality if the Year Lifetime Achievement
2002 George Best

BBC NI Sports Personality of the Year
(since 2003)
2005 David Healy
2007 David Healy (2)

BBC Sports Personality Coach of the Year
(Multi-sport award since 1999)
2015 Michael O'Neill (Northern Ireland)

RTE Sports Manager of the Year
(Multi-sport award since 2011)
2015 Michael O'Neill (Northern Ireland)

Philips Sports Manager of the Year
(All-Ireland multi-sport award since 1982)
1986 Jim McLaughlin (Shamrock Rovers)
2015 Michael O'Neill (Northern Ireland) & Martin O'Neill (Republic of Ireland) shared

Belfast Telegraph Manager of the Year
2015 Michael O'Neill

Belfast Telegraph Sports Hall of Fame
George Best
Pat Jennings
David Healy
Martin O'Neill

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

what about the young boy Tony McCall from Ballymena United who won the newcomer of the year prior to current NI Manager Nigel Worthington???

Should he not be listed???

jcd said...

This is a list for NI internationals only.

A full list can be found at ILFG. This is a new site, along the same lines as NIFG, and details for all these players and many more will follow in due course.

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