17 February 2008

The Stoke City Connection

The following players were capped for (Northern) Ireland while playing for the Potters:
Alex Elder....... 6
Bobby Irvine..... 1
Jimmy McIlroy.... 4
Sammy McIlroy... 26
Gerard McMahon.. 10
Sammy Smyth...... 1
Mark Williams.... 4
Nigel Worthington 2

Other players to have played for Stoke and (Northern) Ireland:
Warren Feeney Snr
Robbie Garrett
Harry Gregg
Michael Ingham (on loan)
Jimmy McAlinden
Martin Paterson
Jack Ponsonby
Gerry Taggart


Eric Manus, a Northern Ireland Amateur international and ocassional Full squad member, played four games for Stoke from 1979-1982.
Len Graham coached at the Victoria Ground after his playing career was over.
Matt Hazley, an Under-21 internationals, was on the books at Britannia Stadium in the 2000s.

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