31 July 2007

Captains


When Ireland took to the field for their first international match against England in 1882 they were captained by JM McAlery, a key figure in the foundation of the Irish FA.

Amongst the captains employed by (Northern) Ireland since 1882:
(decade in which they first captained team)
1880s - JM McAlery, DC Martin, JR Davison, WL Eames, J Watson, J Hastings, JT Gibb, S Gillespie, OM Stanfield.
1890s - AR Elleman, RK Stewart, A Crawford, S Spencer, RWW Gordon, JM Small, S Torrans, RG Milne, TH Jordan, JC Fitzpatrick, H Gordon, JH Barron, J Ponsonby, G McMaster, JC Campbell, M Cochrane, WK Gibson, JC McAllen, J Lewis.
1900s - GF Sheehan, J McShane, AL Goodall, P Boyle, J Kirwan, HA Sloan, J Wright, W Scott, AB Craig, V Harris.
1910s - E McConnell, P O'Connell, W Lacey.
1920s - W Emerson, W McCracken, R McCracken.
1930s - W Cook.
1940s - PD Doherty, A Stevenson, J Vernon, J Carey, CJ Martin.
1950s - RD Blanchflower.
1960s - WT Neill, WL Bingham, A Elder, M Harvey.
1970s - AD Dougan, D Clements, A Hunter, B Hamilton, P Jennings.


Northern Ireland Captains 1980-date:
Captain
Span
First Match
Pl
W
D
L
F
A
.GD.
Win %
Pts %
W/L
1980-1984
26/03/80
33
12
11
10
29
34
-5
36.4%
47.5%
2
1980-1986
16/05/80
19
7
7
5
15
15
0
36.8%
49.1%
2
1984-1990
16/10/84
17
4
5
8
15
21
-6
23.5%
33.3%
-4
1987
14/10/87
1
0
0
1
0
3
-3
0.0%
0.0%
-1
1988-1989
22/03/88
3
0
1
2
2
6
-4
0.0%
11.1%
-2
1989-1994
26/05/89
8
4
0
4
13
12
1
50.0%
50.0%
0
1990-1995
18/05/90
26
8
8
10
28
29
-1
30.8%
41.0%
-2
1993-1997
08/09/93
10
4
2
4
17
14
3
40.0%
46.7%
0
1994-1997
16/11/94
2
0
1
1
0
4
-4
0.0%
16.7%
-1
1996-1999
31/08/96
10
3
4
3
7
10
-3
30.0%
43.3%
0
1997
02/04/97
1
0
0
1
1
2
-1
0.0%
0.0%
-1
1997-2001
20/08/97
7
2
1
4
10
11
-1
28.6%
33.3%
-2
1997-2003
10/09/97
22
5
6
11
14
26
-12
22.7%
31.8%
-6
1999-2001
08/09/99
3
0
0
3
1
8
-7
0.0%
0.0%
-3
1999
10/10/99
1
0
0
1
1
4
-3
0.0%
0.0%
-1
2000-2001
26/04/00
2
0
0
2
0
5
-5
0.0%
0.0%
-2
2002-
17/04/02
45
12
17
16
45
54
-9
26.7%
39.3%
-4
2002
21/08/02
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0.0%
33.3%
0
2003
11/10/03
1
0
0
1
0
1
-1
0.0%
0.0%
-1
2004-2011
31/03/04
15
4
4
7
13
19
-6
26.7%
35.6%
-3
2006-date
21/05/06
3
0
0
3
1
5
-4
0.0%
0.0%
-3
2006
16/08/06
1
1
0
0
2
1
1
100.0%
100.0%
1
2007-2011
08/09/07
4
1
0
3
5
6
-1
25.0%
25.0%
-2
2009
28/03/09
2
1
0
1
3
5
-2
50.0%
50.0%
0
2010-2011
26/05/10
5
1
0
4
1
8
-7
20.0%
20.0%
-3
2010-
26/05/10
5
1
0
4
1
8
-7
20.0%
20.0%
-3
Sammy Clingan 
Jonny Evans
2012
2015-
02/06/12
25/03/15
1
-
0
-
0
-
1
-
0
-
6
-
-6
-
0.0%
-%
0.0%
-%
-1
-



246
69
69
108
223
316
-83
28.2%
37.6%
-37


Players in highlighted were considered "regular/first choice" captains

* First appointed captain to mark landmark cap
** Appointed captain at short notice after Neil Lennon withdrew due to a death threat.


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