15 February 2010

Northern Ireland Players in Foreign Leagues

(Northern) Ireland players to have played outside of the British Isles.

To qualify a player must be a full, B, under-23 or under-21 international or otherwise noteworthy and have played for a team at a professional level.

Work in progress.

Australia
George Best (Brisbane Lions)
Bobby Campbell (Brisbane City)
Lee Feeney (Northern Spirit)
Norman Kelly (Canberra Cosmos)
Bertie Lutton (Sydney City, South Melbourne)
Terry McFlynn (Sydney FC, Bonnyrigg White Eagles)
Roddy McKenzie (Brisbane Lions)
Tommy Morrow (Hakoah, Western Suburbs, Granville, Avala)
Jimmy O'Neill (Hakoah)
David Scullion (Richmond Eagles)
Jonny Steele (Newcastle Jets)

Austria
Sammy McIlroy (Vfb Modling)

Belgium
John Crossan (Standard Liege)
Jim Grattan (RC Brussels) (LinfieldFC)
John Parke (KV Mechelen)
Andy Smith (Union Royale Namur)

Canada
Tommy Casey (Toronto Inter-Roma)
Tom Cowan (Toronto Ulster United)

Daryl Fordyce (FC Edmonton)
Robbie Garrett (FC Edmonton)
Whitey McDonald (Toronto Ulster United)
Peter McParland (Toronto Inter-Roma)
Paul Munster (London City)
Bertie Peacock (Hamilton Steelers)
Roy Rea (Toronto Italia)
Tommy Stewart (Hamilton Steelers)
Albert Watson (FC Edmonton)

See also NASL and MLS Players

Cyprus
Tommy Cassidy (APOEL Nicosia)

Czech Republic
James McQuilkin (Tescoma Zlin)
Paul Munster (Slavia Prague, Hradec Kralove)

Denmark
Roy Carroll (Odense BK)

Finland
Tennant McVea (FC Lahti)
Paul Ramsey (TPV)


France
Gary Blackledge (Chaumont)
Jim Grattan (Chaumont, Marseille, Istres) (LinfieldFC)
Phil Gray (Nancy)
Michael Hughes (Strasbourg)
George O'Boyle (Bordeaux)
Bernard Williams (Sochaux) - Dublin born, French Champion 1935 & 1938; French Cup Winner 1938

Germany
Liam Boyce (Werder Bremen II)
Danny Sonner (Preussen Koln, Erzgebirge Aue)

Greece
Roy Carroll (OFI Crete, Olympiacos)
Derek Spence (Olympiacos)

Hong Kong


Terry Cochrane (Eastern Athletic)
Jim Hagan (South China)
Chris McGrath (South China)
Allen McKnight (South China)
Pat Sharkey (Po Chai Pills)
Derek Spence (See Bee, Rangers)

Hungary
Tommy Doherty (Ferencvaros)

Iceland
Sean Webb (Þór Akureyri)

Italy
Joshua Sloan (Milan, Torino, Udinese, Brescia)
Kyle Lafferty (Palermo)

Malta
Joshua Sloan (Rabat)

Netherlands
John Crossan (Sparta Rotterdam)
Phil Gray (Fortuna Sittard)
Sammy Morgan (Sparta Rotterdam, Groningen)
James Quinn (Willem II)
Derek Spence (Sparta Rotterdam)

New Zealand
Terry McCavana (Eastern Union)
Ray McCoy (Gisborne City)
Jack Reynolds (Grafton)
Billy Walsh (Eastern Suburbs)

Norway
Neil Masters (Moss)

Portugal

Colin Hill (Maritimo)

South Africa
George Best (Jewish Guild)
Bobby Braithwaite (Durban City)
John Fraser (Durban City, Westview Appollon, Germiston Callies, Corinthians)
Danny Hegan (Highlands Park)
Pat Kelly (Pirates)
Vic McKinney (Addington)
Dudley Milligan (Johannesburg Rangers)

Spain
Gerry Armstrong (RCD Mallorca)
Jim Hagan (Celta Vigo)
Sean McCashin (Jerez Industrial)

Sweden
Noel Brotherston (Motala AIF)
Colin Hill (Trelleborgs)
Norman Kelly (IFL Stroustead)

Dave McCreery (GIF Sundsvall)
Sammy McIlroy (Orgryte IS)
Paul Munster (Orebro SK, Bunkeflo IF)
Daryl Smylie (Ostersunds FK, Ljungskile SK, Kalmar FF, J-Sodra IF (loan))

Switzerland
Kyle Lafferty (FC Sion)

United States of America
American Soccer League (three different leagues, 1921-1932, 1933-1983 and 1988-1989)

Tosher Burns (Philadelphia Celtic, J&P Coats)
Tucker Croft (Fall River Marksmen, J&P Coats, New York Nationals)
Charlie Gallogly (Brooklyn Hispano)
Mickey Hamill (Fall River Marksmen, Boston Wonder Workers, New York Giants)
Christy Martin (Brooklyn Wanderers)
Whitey McDonald (Bethlehem Steel)
Dave McMullan (New York Giants)
Vic Moreland (Fort Lauderdale Strikers (plus others))
Mick O'Brien (Brooklyn Wanderers)
Willie Reid (Bethlehem Steel)
Pat Robinson (Brooklyn Wanderers)
Arthur Stewart (New Jersey Americans)

United Soccer Leagues
Michael O'Neill (Portland Timbers, Boston Bulldogs)

USL Pro
Owen Morrison (FC New York)
Tommy Stewart (Sacramento Republic)

USL PDL
Tennant McVea (Fredericksburg Gunners)

See also NASL and MLS Players

See also:
NI Players in the Champions League
NI Players in the Europa League
NI Players in the Premier League
NI Players in the SPL
NI Goalscorers in the Football League
NI Goalscorers in the Scottish League

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