10 April 2007

Gerry Taggart

Preceded by
Succeeded by
1991

JamieLister

A free-scoring centre-half (well by Northern Ireland standards anyway), some predicted that Big Ged Taggs would take the Northern Ireland goalscoring record...


Name: Gerald Paul Taggart
Born: 18 October 1970, Belfast
Height: 6.01 ft
Weight: 13.02 st
Position: Defender

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 51 Full Caps / 7 Goals (1990-2002), 2 Under-23 Caps (1989-1990), 2 Under-18 Caps, 1 Under-17 Cap, 6 Under-16 Caps / 1 Goal, 4 Under-15 Caps.
Club Honours: (with Bolton) Football League Division One Champion 1996/97; (with Leicester) Football League Cup Winner 1999/00, Runner-Up 1998/99; Football League Division One Runner-Up 2002/03.
Awards: Northern Ireland International Player of the Year 1991.

Club Career:
Teams
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Europe
Other
Glenavon
-
-
Youth
0 (0)/ 0
-
-
-
-
Manchester City
89/90
Jul-89
Youth
10 (2)/ 1
-
-
-
1(0)/0
Barnsley
89/90-94/95
Jan-90
£75k
209 (3)/16
14(0)/2
15(0)/1
-
6(0)/1
Bolton.Wanderers
95/96-97/98
Aug-95
£1,500k
68 (1)/ 4
4(0)/0
8(0)/1
-
-
Leicester City
98/99-02/03
Jul-98
Free
105(12)/ 9
8(1)/0
12(2)/2
2(0)/1
-
Stoke City
03/04
Dec-03
Loan
8 (0)/ 2
-
-
-
-
Stoke City
03/04-05/06
Feb-04
Free
47 (0)/ 0
1(0)/0
-
-
-
Haslingden St Mary's
Feb-07
Free
-
(West Lancashire League)
Tamworth
07/08
May-07
Free
2 (-)/ 0
(Football Conference North)
TOTALS
-
£1,575k
449(18)/32
27(1)/2
35(2)/4
2(0)/1
7(0)/1

Biography:
A burly, commanding, tough, uncompromising centre-back, Gery Taggart's career followed closely that of Neil Lennon.

More to follow.

After years of injury problems Gerry Taggart had seemingly hung up his boots in 2006 to concentrate on coaching - he had been part of the coaching staff at Stoke before being released as a player that May. He returned to Leicester where he worked towards his badges. In February 2007 he made a playing comeback with Haslingden St Mary's (playing in the 11th tier of the English 'pyramid') before joining Conference side Tamworth in May. He played just two games for the Lambs before returning to Leicester as firstteam coach in September 2007. He was briefly joint caretaker-manager from October to November that year. He remained on the Foxes coaching staff, including taking charge of the reserve team, until June 2010 when he was appointed assistant-manager at Oldham Athletic. With the Latics he will be working under former Leicester teammate, Paul Dickov. He was one of three members of the Oldham coaching staff placed in "gardening leave" at Christmas 2012, with his future guaranteed as being away from Boundary Park when Dickov quit in February 2013.


Wikipedia

Northern Ireland Full Cap Details:
27-03-1990 Norway........ H L 2-3 FR
18-05-1990 Uruguay....... H W 1-0 FR
12-09-1990 Yugoslavia.... H L 0-2 ECQ
17-10-1990 Denmark....... H D 1-1 ECQ
14-11-1990 Austria....... A D 0-0 ECQ
06-02-1991 Poland........ H W 3-1 FR. 2 Goals
01-05-1991 Faroe Islands. H D 1-1 ECQ
11-09-1991 Faroe Islands. A W 5-0 ECQ
16-10-1991 Austria....... H W 2-1 ECQ
13-11-1991 Denmark....... A L 1-2 ECQ 1 Goal
19-02-1992 Scotland...... A L 0-1 FR
28-04-1992 Lithuania..... H D 2-2 WCQ 1 Goal
02-06-1992 Germany....... A D 1-1 FR
09-09-1992 Albania....... H W 3-0 WCQ
14-10-1992 Spain......... H D 0-0 WCQ
18-11-1992 Denmark....... H L 0-1 WCQ

17-02-1993 Albania....... A W 2-1 WCQ
31-03-1993 Rep of Ireland A L 0-3 WCQ

28-04-1993 Spain......... A L 1-3 WCQ
25-05-1993 Lithuania..... A W 1-0 WCQ

02-06-1993 Latvia........ A W 2-1 WCQ 1 Goal
08-09-1993 Latvia........ H W 2-0 WCQ
13-10-1993 Denmark....... A L 0-1 WCQ
17-11-1993 Rep of Ireland H D 1-1 WCQ
23-03-1994 Romania....... H W 2-0 FR
20-04-1994 Liechtenstein. H W 4-1 ECQ
03-06-1994 Colombia...... N L 0-2 FR
11-06-1994 Mexico........ N L 0-3 FR
07-09-1994 Portugal...... H L 1-2 ECQ sub
12-10-1994 Austria....... A W 2-1 ECQ
16-11-1994 Rep of Ireland H L 0-4 ECQ
29-03-1995 Rep of Ireland A D 1-1 ECQ
22-05-1995 Canada........ A L 0-2 FR
25-05-1995 Chile......... N L 1-2 FR
07-06-1995 Latvia........ H L 1-2 ECQ
09-11-1996 Germany....... A D 1-1 WCQ 1 Goal

14-12-1996 Albania....... H W 2-0 WCQ
22-01-1997 Italy......... A L 0-2 FR

11-02-1997 Belgium....... H W 3-0 FR
29-03-1997 Portugal...... H D 0-0 WCQ
02-04-1997 Ukraine....... A L 1-2 WCQ
30-04-1997 Armenia....... A D 0-0 WCQ
20-08-1997 Germany....... H L 1-3 WCQ

11-10-1997 Portugal...... A L 0-1 WCQ
03-06-1998 Spain......... A L 1-4 FR. 1 Goal
26-04-2000 Hungary....... H L 0-1 FR
02-09-2000 Malta......... H W 1-0 WCQ
07-10-2000 Denmark....... H D 1-1 WCQ
11-10-2000 Iceland....... A L 0-1 WCQ
28-02-2001 Norway........ H L 0-4 FR
12-10-2002 Spain......... A L 0-3 ECQ

Summary: 50(1)/7. Won 15, Drew 12, Lost 24.

Northern Ireland Under-23 Cap Details:
11-04-1989 Rep of Ireland A L 0-3 FR
15-05-1990 Rep of Ireland H L 2-3 FR

Summary: 2/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 2.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love your goal against Germany, a stunning one. I was at bar in Belfast, half of people cheered including me.

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