29 December 2008

Northern Ireland Players with Twenty-plus Goals in a Season

A list of (Northern) Ireland players to have scored more than twenty goals in a Football League/Premier League season since the Second World War...


Season
Gls
Team
Div
-
Bobby Campbell
(Bradford City)

Derek Dougan
(Leicester City)

Willie Irvine
(Burnley)


Jimmy Quinn
(Reading)

Dave Walsh
(West Bromwich Albion)

Jimmy McIlroy
(Burnley)

63/64-81/82
411/147
1967/68
±28
Manchester U.
(I)

73/74-87/88
457(19)/179
1981/82
1982/83
1984/85
24
25
23
Bradford City
Bradford City
Bradford City
(IV)
(III)
(III)

80/81-92/93
367(31)/134
1984/85
1985/86
1986/87
22
26
20
Tranmere Rovers
Bournemouth
Southampton
(IV)
(III)
(I)

62/63-69/70
230(2)/70
1963/64
22
Sunderland
(II)

33/34-52/53
406/197
1936/37
1937/38
1949/50
30
23
±27
Manchester City
Manchester City
Doncaster Rovers
PW (I)
PW (I)
(III)
Only NI player to top 20 goals before and after WW2

57/58-74/75
532(14)/222
1963/64
1966/67
20
25
Peterborough U.
Leicester City
Wolverhampton
(III)
(16) (I)
(9) (II)

02/03-08/09
169(54)/67
2004/05
27
Hull City
(III)

08/09-date
-(-)/-
2014/15
2015/16
20
20+
MK Dons
Wigan Athletic
(III)
(III)

62/63-70/71
257(4)/126
1964/65
1967/68
*34
21
Crewe Alexandra
Southport
(IV)
(III)
* some sources list seasons total as 35

62/63-72/73
276(10)/133
1964/65
1965/66
22
±29
Burnley
Burnley
(I)
(I)

59/60-75/76
577(21)/180
1960/61
1964/65
24
24
Sunderland
Scunthorpe U.
Brentford
(II)
(13) (III)
(11) (III)

53/54-67/68
343/147
1959/60
1962/63
22
22
Manchester City
Brentford
(I)
(IV)

46/47-59/60
457/188
1950/51
1957/58
21
30
Ipswich Town
Southend United
(III)
(III)

60/61-73/74
436(25)/126
1960/61
1961/62
1965/66
20
22
20
Shrewsbury T.
Shrewsbury T.
Swansea Town
(III)
(III)
(III)

52/53-63/64
352/122
1959/60
22
Aston Villa
(II)

81/82-99/00
475(100)/210
1987/88
1993/94
1997/98
21
±35
20
Swindon Town
Reading
Peterborough U.
(II)
(III)
(IV)

72/73-83/84
336(12)/97
1980/81
21
Southend United
(IV)

46/47-55/56
293/137
1946/47
1947/48
1948/49
28
22
23
West Brom. Alb.
West Brom. Alb.
West Brom. Alb.
(II)
(II)
(II)

79/80-99/00
524(72)/149
1986/87
20
Ipswich Town
(II)

The only other NI player to have scored more than 100 Football League goals since WW2:
50/51-67/68
570(6)/133
1953/54
*17
Burnley
(I)
* best season

KEY
Gls - Season's goal tally (League games only)
Div - Tier (ie, to 1991/92 Division One = (I), Division Two = (II), etc; 1992/93-2003/04 Premier League = (I), Division One = (II), etc; from 2004/05 Premier League = (I), Championship = (II), League One = (III), etc)
PW - Pre-Second World War
± = Divisional topscorer
+ = Season in progress


Stats for the English Premier and Football League since 1946/47 only. Does not include English non-league, Irish League, Scottish League etc.

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