22 June 2012

Un-Capped Northern Ireland-Born Players in the Football League

Northern Ireland-born players who have played matches in the English Football League since the Second World War, but have never been capped at Senior, B, Under-23, Under-21 or Amateur level...

(Excludes still active players and those who have declared for another country)


ANDERSON John Desmond (Des)
CD
Colin Bailie
(Cambridge United)

---
Downpatrick
11/09/1940
Glenavon
-
Exeter City
Aug-62
62/63-65/66
142
2
1
Chesterfield
Jul-66
66/67-67/68
8
0
0
-
FB
Belfast
31/03/1964
Swindon Town
Mar-82
81/82-84/85
105
2
4
Reading
Jul-85
85/86-87/88
83
1
1
-
Cambridge U.
Aug-88
88/89-91/92
104
15
3
-
Eynesbury Rovers
-
BRADLEY Brendan Colin
F
Londonderry
07/06/1950
Derry City
-
Finn Harps
-
Lincoln City
Jul-72
72/73
31
0
12
Finn Harps
-
BURKE Robert Gallee
IF
Ballymena
05/11/1934
Albertville U.
-
Burnley
Sep-55
55/56
19
0
5
Chester
58/59
0
0
0
-
Ballymena U.
-
BURRELL Gerald (Gerry)
W
Portadown
06/09/1924
Dundela
Dundee
Dundee
-
---
Huddersfield T.
Dec-53
53/54-55/56
59
0
9
-
Chesterfield
Portadown
Jul-56
Aug-58
56/57-57/58
-
51
-
0
-
4
-
-
-
BYRNE Raymond (Ray)
CD
Newry
04/07/1972
Newry Town
-
Nottingham F.
Feb-91
0
0
0
-
Northampton T.
Aug-94
94/95
2
0
0
-
Shelbourne
-
Newry Town
-
Portadown
-
CAMPBELL Raymond (Ray) Martin John
W
----
Downpatrick
03/10/1968
Nottingahm F.
Oct-86
0
0
0
-
Hereford U.
L
Jan-88
87/88
4
0
0
Glentoran
-
Linfield
-
Dundalk
-
Portadown
-
Newry Town
-
Crusaders
-
Ards
-
CLUGSTON James (Jimmy) E.
IF
Belfast
30/10/1934
Distillery
-
Liverpool
Jan-52
0
0
0
-
Glentoran
-
Portsmouth
Jan-57
56/57
1
0
0
-
Bedford Town
Clacton Town
-
Canterbury City
-
Staines Town 
-
COLLINS William (Bill) Hanna
WH
Belfast
15/02/1920
Belfast Celtic
-
Luton Town
47/48-48/49
7
0
0
-
Gillingham
50/51
13
0
0
COLLINS Michael Thomas
M
Belfast
06/09/1977
Cliftonville
-
Sheffield U.
0
0
0
-
Cliftonville
-
Darlington
Aug-96
96/97
0
1
0
-
Cliftonville
-
Portadown
-
Newry City
-
Dundalk
-
Crusaders
-
CUNNINGHAM John
M
Londonderry
30/11/1966
Mansfield T.
Aug-84
84/85
3
1
0
-
Derry City
L
-
Sunderland
0
0
0
-
Derry City
-
Bangor
L
-
Cliftonville
-
Coleraine
-
CURRIE Charles (Charlie)
WH
Belfast
17/04/1920
Belfast Celtic
-
Bradford PA
Jun-49
49/50-53/54
118
0
2
-
DEVINE Stephen (Steve) Bernard
FB
-----
Roy Essandoh
(Wycombe Wanderers)

Strabane
11/12/1964
Wolverhampton
Dec-82
0
0
0
-
Derby Co.
Mar-83
83/84-84/85
10
1
0
-
Stockport Co.
Aug-85
85/85
2
0
0
-
Hereford U.
Oct-85
85/86-92/93
261
11
4
DIXON Paul Kenneth
CD
Londonderry
22/02/1960
Burnley
Feb-78
79/80-81/82
23
1
1
Glentoran
-
DORNAN Peter
M
Belfast
30/06/1953
Linfield
-
Sheffield U.
Dec-76
76/77
1
2
0
-
Linfield
-
Swindon Town
Feb-79
78/79
0
1
0
Linfield
-
ESSANDOH Roy Kabina
F
Belfast
17/02/1976
Glentoran
-
Motherwell
-
East Fife
-
Rushden & D.
-
Wycombe W.
Feb-01
00/01
8
5
0
Barnet
-
Cambridge C.
-
FERGUSON Hubert (Hugh)
FB
-
-
Belfast
23/05/1926
Ballymena U.
-
Bradford City
Jul-48
48/49-52/53
132
0
0
-
Frickley Colliery
-
Halifax Town
Sep-54
54/55-57/58
95
0
0
-
FERRIS Paul James
W
Lisburn
10/07/1965
Newcastle U.
Mar-83
81/82-84/85
1
10
0
GREGORY Brian
F
Belfast
11/01/1955
Gillingham
Aug-74
74/75
1
1
0
-
Margate
-
Luton T.
Jun-76
0
0
0
-
Weymouth
-
CD
Monkstown
10/08/1956
Larne
-
Coventry City
Nov-77
78/79
12
1
0
-
Torquay United
L
Sep-79
79/80
7
0
0
-
Detroit Express
-
Seiko
-
Coventry City
Jul-81
81/82
3
0
0
-
Birmingham C.
May-82
82/83-86/87
124
13
0
-
Celta Vigo
-
Larne
-
Colchester U.
Nov-89
89/90
2
0
0
-
Larne
-
HEFFRON Charles (Charlie) Alphonsus
G
Belfast
13/08/1927
Belfast Celtic
-
Bradford PA
Jun-49
51/52-52/53
25
0
0
-
Derry City
-
HEGGARTY James (Jim) Patrick
CD
Larne
04/08/1965
Larne
-
Brighton & HA
Sep-84
0
0
0
-
Burnley
Aug-85
85/86
33
3
11
Worthing
-
W
----
Billy Lunn

Belfast
11/03/1958
Bangor
-
Huddersfield T.
Mar-77
77/78
1
0
0
-
Linfield
-
Glentoran
-
JONES Walter
CF
Lurgan
04/04/1925
Linfield
-
Blackpool
Dec-47
0
0
0
-
Doncaster R.
Jun-50
50/51-52/53
69
0
2
York City
Nov-54
54/55
1
0
0
-
KELLY James (Jimmy)
LW
Aldergrove
06/02/1954
Glentoran
-
-
-
-
-
-
Cliftonville
-
-
-
-
-
-
Wolverhampton W.
Dec-71
73/74-77/78
-
-
-
-
Portland Timbers
-
-
-
-
-
-
Wrexham
-75
75
-
-
-
-
Walsall
-78
78-80
-
-
-
-
Kidderminster Harriers
-
-
-
-
-
-
Portland Timbers
-
-
-
-
-
-
CD
Belfast
27/05/1951
Linfield
-
Cardiff City
Jul-72
72/73-78/79
152
2
0
-
Torquay United
Jun-79
79/80-81/82
46
4
4
-
F
Belfast
23/08/1977
Liverpool
0
0
0
-
Doncaster R.
Aug-96
Sep-97
3
17
0
Linfield
-
Crusaders
-
Glenavon
-
Carrick Rangers
-
Larne
-
Lisburn Distillery
-
LUNN Henry (Harry)
W
Lurgan
20/03/1925
Glenavon
-
Notts County
Jul-46
46/47
24
0
5
-
Portsmouth
Jul-47
47/48
1
0
0
-
Swindon Town
May-48
48/49-53/54
196
0
30
Bedford Town
-
LUNN William (Billy) John
IF
Lurgan
08/05/1923
Hereford U.
-
West Brom.
Feb-46
46/47-47/48
10
0
5
-
Bournemouth
Feb-48
47/48-49/50
47
0
19
-
Newport Co.
Jul-50
50/51-51/52
6
0
1
-
Yeovil Town
LYSKE James (Jimmy) Herbert Alexander
FB
Portadown
07/10/1932
Glenavon
-
-
-
-
-
Sunderland
Darlington
-57
-58
58/59
0
16
0
0
0
0
-
-
Yeovil Town
-
-
MARKS Jamie
M
Neil Masters
(Wolverhampton Wanderers)



---
Belfast
18/03/1977
Leeds United
Apr-95
0
0
0
-
Hull City
Feb-96
95/96-96/97
11
4
0
Linfield
-
Ballymena U.
-
Portadown
-
Crusaders
-
FB
Lisburn
25/05/1972
Glenavon
-
Bournemouth
Aug-90
92/93-93/94
37
1
2
-
Wolverhampton
Dec-93
93/94-96/97
10
2
0
-
Gillingham
Apr-97
97/98-98/99
11
0
0
-
Moss FK
-
McADAM Steven (Steve)
FB
Portadown
02/04/1960
Portadown
-
Burnley
May-78
78/79
5
0
0
Oldham Ath.
0
0
0
-
Barnsley
0
0
0
-
Wigan Ath.
Nov-80
80/81-81/82
26
0
0
-
EPA
-
McCLENAGHAN Albert
DF
Londonderry
07/07/1954
Larne
-
Watford
Nov-77
77/78
2
0
0
-
Larne
-
McGEOUGH James (Jimmy)
M
Belfast
14/07/1946
Derry City
-
Waterford
-
Lincoln City
Jun-72
72/73-74/75
61
4
0
Hartlepool U.
L
Mar-73
72/73
1
1
0
Waterford
-
McGONIGAL Robert (Bert) Edwin
G
Cookstown
02/05/1942
Chimney Corner
Glentoran
-
-
Brighton & HA
Feb-62
62/63-65/66
57
0
0
-
Cape Town
-
Linfield
McKEE Stephen (Steve)
W
Belfast
15/04/1956
Linfield
Sheffield U.
Dec-76
76/77
4
3
0
-
Linfield
-
Ballymena U.
-
Bangor
-
M
Belfast
11/07/1957
Manchester U.
Jul-74
0
0
0
-
Sheffield W.
Jul-76
76/77-77/78
6
5
0
-
Linfield
McKINNEY Richard
G
Ballymoney
18/05/1979
Ballymena U.
-
Manchester C.
Aug-99
0
0
0
-
Swindon Town
Jul-01
01-Feb
1
0
0
Colchester U.
Aug-02
02/03-03/04
25
1
0
-
Walsall
Jul-04
04-May
3
0
0
Canvey Island
-
McLAUGHLIN Robert (Bobby)
WH
Belfast
06/12/1925
Distillery
-
Wrexham
Jan-50
49/50
17
0
0
-
Cardiff City
Apr-50
50/51-53/54
48
0
3
-
Southampton
Oct-53
53/54-58/59
169
0
5
Headington U.
Salisbury
-
McMANUS Brendan
G
Kilkeel
02/12/1923
Newry Town
-
Huddersfield T.
Oct-45
46/47
1
0
0
-
Oldham Ath.
Jul-47
47/48
35
0
0
-
Bradford C.
Oct-48
48/49-52/53
125
0
0
-
Scarborough
-
McNALLY Errol Alexander
G
Lurgan
27/08/1943
Portadown
-
Chelsea
Dec-61
61/62-63/64
9
0
0
Glenavon
-
MOONEY Thomas (Tom)
M
Newry
14/12/1973
Newry Town
-
Huddersfield T.
Jun-92
92/93
1
0
0
-
Glentoran
-
Newry Town
-
Distillery
-
MOORE Brian McGowan
IF
Belfast
29/12/1933
Glentoran
-
West Ham U.
Feb-55
54/55-55/56
9
0
1
Cambridge U.
Wisbech T.
WH
Belfast
28/10/1927
Glentoran
-
Middlesbrough
Oct-51
51/52-57/58
46
0
0
-
Poole Town
-
NIXON William (Billy) John
IF
---
Albie Parks

Ballynahinch
28/09/1941
Distillery
-
Norwich City
Mar-61
61/62
1
0
0
-
Shrewsbury T.
Mar-62
61/62-64/65
17
0
1
-
Ards
-
NORRIS.Oliver.(Ollie)
CF
Londonderry
01/04/1929
Middlesbrough
-
51/52-53/54
12
-
2
-
Bournemouth
-
55/56-58/59
96
-
34
-
Northampton   T.
-
58/59
14
-
1
-
Rochdale
-
60/61
2
-
1
-
O'KANE Aiden
M
Belfast
24/11/1979
Cliftonville
-
York City
Aug-01
01-Feb
11
1
0
-
Linfield
PARKS Albert (Albie)
W
Lurgan
09/02/1926
-
Glenavon
-
Notts Co.
Nov-45
46/47-47/48
30
0
4
-
Glenavon
-
POTTER (Jimmy) James
WH
Belfast
20/11/1941
Sunderland
Nov-58
0
0
0
-
Darlington
Sep-63
63/64
19
0
1
-
Linfield
-
RITCHIE Thomas (Tommy)
IF
-












Bangor
10/07/1930
Belfast Celtic
-
Burnley
0
0
0
-
Bangor 
-
Manchester U.
Dec-50
0
0
0
-
Reading
Feb-53
52/53-54/55
18
0
5
-
Dover
-
Dartford
-
Bedford Town
-
Grimsby Town
Aug-58
58/59
1
0
0
-
Barrow
Dec-58
58/59
16
0
9
-
Guildford City
-
Crystal Palace
0
0
0
-
Bracknell Town 
-
ROBINSON John
WH
Lurgan
02/04/1920
Glenavon
-
Wolverhampton
Jan-42
0
0
0
-
Walsall
Mar-47
46/47-47/48
5
0
0
SMYTH Cecil (Cec)
FB
Belfast
04/05/1941
Distillery
-
Exeter City
Aug-62
62/63-68/69
270
3
1
Torquay United
Aug-69
69/70-70/71
22
1
0
-
SMYTH Gerry
W
Belfast
05/11/1931
Cardiff City
Aug-50
-
0
0
0
-
Chester
Jul-51
51/52
2
0
0
-
TILLEY Peter
WH
Peter Tilley

----
Lurgan
13/01/1930
Witton Albion
-
Arsenal
May-52
53/54
1
0
0
Bury
Nov-53
53/54-57/58
86
0
12
Halifax
Jul-58
58/59-62/63
183
0
17
-
Mossley
-
TROUGHTON Sammy
FW
Lisburn
27/03/1964
Glentoran
-
Wolverhampton W.
Dec-83
83/84
17
0
2
-
Arcadia Shepherds (RSA)
-
----
WALSH Roy
CD
Belfast
25/11/1955
Manchester U.
0
0
0
-
Glentoran
-
Swindon Town
Mar-80
80/81
7
0
0
Linfield
CD
Strabane
08/12/1952
Derry City
-
Portadown
-
Aberdeen
-
Wigan Ath.
Jul-76
78/79-79/80
47
1
4
-
WILSON Ambrose Maxwell
WH
Lurgan
10/10/1924
Glenavon
-
Swansea Town
50/51
1
0
0
Distillery



Fullerton George - G
Ballymena 14/06/1939
Glentoran
Leeds U May-58 0/0
Distillery
Barrow Jun-60 12/0
Bangor

GRATTAN James (Jim) - F
Belfast 30/11/1958
Sunderland Oct-76 0 0 0
Mansfield T. L Nov-78 1 0 0
RJ Wavre (BEL)
Chaumont (FRA)
Istres (FRA)
Linfield

Key:
FULL NAME (Common Name)
Playing Position
Place of Birth
Date of Birth
Club
Signed
Season
Starts
Sub
Goals
-

Positions:
G - Goalkeeper
FB - Full Back
CD - Central Defender
WH - Wing Half
M - Midfielder
W - Winger
IF - Inside Forward
CF - Centre Forward
F - Forward

Details complete for Football League games only. Details for games/clubs in other leagues not complete.

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Sources:
The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Record 1946-2004 (ed. Barry J. Hugman)
Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database
The Northern Ireland Football Yearbook/The Northern Ireland Players' Directory/The Official Irish League Yearbook (various editions) (ed. Marshall Gillespie)
Our Wee Country Forum

See Also:
Called-Up But Un-Capped

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