15 September 2007

Northern Ireland Players in the FA Youth Cup Final


The Football Association Youth Challenge Cup is the Under-18 equivalent of the FA Cup. It has been graced by some of the major stars of English football since 1953, while many who have played in the finals faded into obscurity.

Below is a list of Northern Ireland-born players who have played in the finals. Those in bold have been recognised at Full International level.

Year
Winners
Runners-Up
Player
Team
Player
Team
2014
2013
2008
2007
2005
2004
2003
2002
2002
1998
1998
1998
1998
1997
1997
1996
1995
1993
1993
1992
1989
1989
1989
1988
1988
1982
1982
1981
1974
1966
1964
1962
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Steve Morrow
Al-James.Hannigan
-
-
-
-
Norwich City
Manchester City
-
Ipswich Town
-
-
Aston Villa
Aston Villa
-
-
-
-
Leeds United
-
Liverpool
Manchester Utd
-
-
Manchester Utd
-
-
-
Arsenal
Arsenal
-
-
-
Tottenham H.
Arsenal
Manchester Utd
Newcastle United
-
-
-
-
-
Jonathan Topley
-
-
-
-
-
Terry Gibson*
-
-
-
-
Fulham
-
-
Manchester Utd
-
Aston Villa
Middlesbrough
-
-
Blackburn R.
Blackburn R.
Blackburn R.
Blackburn R.
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace
-
-
Manchester Utd
Manchester Utd
-
Manchester City
Manchester City
Manchester City
-
-
Manchester Utd
Manchester Utd
Tottenham H.
-
-
-
-
* NI Coach 2004-2007 (actually English)

General Northern Ireland Player Records:
Most recent Winner: Cameron McGeehan (Norwich City, 2013 vs Chelsea)
Most Final Appearances: 2 Keith Gillespie (Manchester United 1992, 1993)
Most NI Players in a Winng Side: 2 Steve Davis, David Scullion (Aston Villa, 2002 vs Everton)
Most NI Players in a Final: 4 Garth Scates, Gary Hamilton, Jonathan Topley, Steven Hawe (Blackburn Rovers, 1998 vs Everton)

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