12 May 2013

Northern Ireland's English Title Winning Players

The following (Northern) Ireland players have claimed top division league winners medals in England (Football League until 1992, Premier League thereafter)...

Possibly incomplete.

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Jonny Evans (Manchester United) 2009 [16(1)/0], 2011 [11(2)/0], 2013 [21(2)/3]
Bill McCracken (Newcastle United) 1905 [13/0], 1907 [22/1], 1909 [30/1]
Jack Reynolds (Aston Villa) 1894 [30/7], 1896 [22/2], 1897 [30/2]

Jonny Evans
(Manchester United)
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George Best (Manchester United) 1965 [41/10], 1967 [42/10]
Elisha Scott (Liverpool) 1922 [39/0], 1923 [42/0]
Billy Lacey (Liverpool) 1922 [39/1], 1923 [30/1]

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Roy Carroll (Manchester United) 2003 [8(2)/0]
John McClelland (Leeds United) 1992 [16(2)/0]
Martin O'Neill (Nottingham Forest) 1979 [38(2)/8]
Pat Rice (Arsenal) 1971 [41/0]
Tommy Jackson (Everton) 1970 [14(1)/0]
Billy Bingham (Everton) 1963 [23/5]
Danny Blanchflower (Tottenham Hotspur) 1961 [42/6]
Jimmy McIlroy (Burnley) 1960 [32/6]
Alex Elder (Burnley) 1960 [34/0]
Jackie Blanchflower (Manchester United) 1956 [18/3]
Liverpool: Football League Champions 1922 & 1923
Elisha Scott (back row centre) and Billy Lacey
(front row, second from left) played in both successes
Jackie Carey (Manchester United) 1952 [38/3]
Billy Cook (Everton) 1939 [40/5]
Alex Stevenson (Everton) 1939 [36/11]
Peter Doherty (Manchester City) 1937 [41/30]
Jimmy Dunne (Arsenal) 1934 [21/9]
WK Gibson* (Sunderland) 1902 [1/0]

Since 1993, the following players can claim to have been "Football League Champions" as winners of the English second tier (Division One to 1992/93-2003/04, Championship 2004/05-date). The Football League was renamed as the English Football League (EFL) in 2016...

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Chris Brunt (West Bromwich Albion) 2008 [22(12)/4]
Michael Duff (Burnley) 2016 [23(1)/0]
Jonny Evans (Sunderland) 2007 [18/1]
Jeff Whitley (Sunderland) 2005 [32(3)/0]
George McCartney (Sunderland) 2005 [35(1)/0]
Paul McVeigh (Norwich City) 2004 [36(8)/5]
Phil Mulryne (Norwich City) 2004 [14(20)/3]
Gerry Taggart (Bolton Wanderers)
Kevin Horlock (Manchester City) 2002 [33(9)/7]
Maik Taylor (Fulham) 2001 [44/0]
Gerry Taggart (Bolton Wanderers) 1997 [43/3]
Tommy Wright (Newcastle United) 1993 [14/0]

* Gibson played in Sunderland's final match of the 1901/02 season and is recorded as Ireland's first English title winner by some contemporary sources. It is unclear as to whether he received a medal.

See also:
Northern Ireland's FA Cup Finalists
Northern Ireland Player with 20+ Goals in a Football League Season

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