Name: James Rankin (or Rankine)
Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1883).
Honours: (with Limavady) Irish Cup Runner-Up 1884/85.
A player with founder Irish FA members Alexander FC, James Rankin became Ireland's second international goalkeeper, taking over from Knock' s James Hamilton. His two international appearance were made in 1883 and included a 1-1 draw with Wales, the first time Ireland had avoided defeat.
When Alexander amalgamated with Limavady Wanderers in 1884 to form Limavady (United) FC Rankin continued as their regular custodian. He playd for the new club in the 1885 Irish Cup Final, a 3-0 defeat by Distillery.
Ireland Cap Details:
24-02-1883 England. A L 0-7 FR
17-03-1883 Wales... H D 1-1 FR
Summary: 2/0. Won 0, Drew 1, Lost 1.