19 May 2007

Northern Ireland Players in the Football League Cup Final


The English Football League Cup has had an up-and-down history which has seen many big clubs refuse to take it seriously (or in the early days not even enter). This has allowed many smaller clubs to make Final appearances, and some Northern Ireland players, who would not normally have a chance, to collect a 'major' honour...

Player
Club
Winner
Finalist

Black, Kingsley
.. 
Cassidy, Tommy
Donaghy, Mal
Dougan, Derek
Evans, Jonny
..
Gillespie, Keith
Hamilton, Bryan
Hill, Jimmy
Irvine, Bobby
Jennings, Pat
..
Lennon, Neil
..
McArdle, Rory 
McCarthy, Jon
McDonald, Alan
McIlroy, Jimmy
McParland, Peter
Morrow, Steve
Neill, Terry 
Nicholl, Chris
..
..
O'Neill, Martin
..
Sonner, Danny
Taggart, Gerry
Whiteside, Norman
Wilson, Danny
..
Worthington, Nigel
..
..
..
Bradford City 
..
..
1988
..
..
1988
1974
2009
2010
2002
..
1962 1L/2L(1)
..
1971
1973
1997/R
2000
..
..
..
..
1961 1L/2L(1)
1993(1)
..
1975
1977/R/2R(1)
..
1978/R
1979
..
2000
..
1988(1)
1991
1991
1989
1992
1976
..
..
..
..
..
1977/R/2R
..
1964 2L
..
..
1999
..
2013
2001
1986
1964 1L/2L
..
..
1968
..
..
1979
1980
..
2001
1999
1983(1)
1989
1993
..




Unused Substitutes:
Carroll ... Roy .... Manchester Utd ............... 2003
Davison ... Aidan .. Bolton Wanderers ............. 1995

Donaghy ... Mal .... Manchester Utd ............... 1991
Taylor .... Maik ... Birmingham City. 2011
Worthington Nigel .. Leeds United ................. 1996


KEY
(1) Goals scored
1985/R/2R Played in Final, Replay and Second Replay
1964 1L/2L Played in First Leg and Second Leg

General Northern Ireland Player Records:
Most recent Winner: Jonny Evans (Manchester United, 2009 vs Tottenham Hostpur)
Most recent Goalscorer: Steve Morrow (Arsenal, 1993 vs Sheffield Wednesday)
Most Final Wins: 2 (6 players)
Most Final Appearances: 4 Danny Wilson (Luton Town 1988, 1989, Sheffield Wednesday 1991, 1993)
Most Final Goals: 1 (5 players)
Youngest Finalist: Norman Whiteside (Manchester United, 1983 vs Liverpool)
Youngest Goalscorer: Norman Whiteside (Manchester United, 1983 vs Liverpool) .
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