12 July 2013

Northern Ireland's All-Time Premier League XI

In the last twenty-one seasons 57 Northern Ireland internationals have made a firstteam appearance in the English Premier League. Of these players, just 18 have made more than 100 appearances, with Aaron Hughes the only one to appear more than 250 times (455 in total). Iain Dowie holds the record for goals scored (33) with five other players tallying in double figures, including one still active player, Chris Brunt (20). Two players have claimed Premier League winner's medals, Roy Carroll (2003) and Jonny Evans (2009, 2011, 2013), both with Manchester United. Seven Northern Ireland-born/qualified managers have led teams in Premier League matches, with Martin O'Neill sitting sixth in the all-time table having taken charge of Leicester City, Aston Villa and Sunderland a total of 359 times. Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool) is the only current Northern Irish manager in the Premier League.

An all-time Northern Ireland Premier League XI, shoe-horned into a 4-4-2 formation...


Player
Career
Apps/Gls
Clubs
1
Maik Taylor (gk)
96/97-09/10
181
/
0
Southampton, Fulham, Birmingham
2
Steve Lomas
93/94-02/03
235
/
14
Man City, West Ham
3
Ian Nolan
94/95-00/01
186
/
4
Sheff Wed, Bradford
4
Aaron Hughes
97/98-13/14
455
/
5
Newcastle, Aston Villa, Fulham
5
George.McCartney
00/01-13/14
193
/
1
Sunderland, West Ham
6
Jim Magilton
93/94-01/02
212
/
15
Southampton, Sheff Wed, Ipswich
7
Keith Gillespie
94/95-06/07
238
/
18
Man.Utd,.Newcastle,.Blackburn,.Leicester,.Sheff.Utd
8
Neil Lennon
96/97-00/01
155
/
5
Leicester
9
Iain Dowie
92/93-97/98
176
/
33
Southampton, Crystal Palace, West Ham
10
Michael Hughes
94/95-04/05
199
/
15
West Ham, Wimbledon, Crystal Palace
11
Damien Johnson
98/99-09/10
177
/
4
Blackburn, Birmingham
Substitutes:
12
Roy Carroll (gk)
01/02-07/08
94
/
0
Man Utd, West Ham, Derby
13
Chris Baird
02/03- date
134
/
4
Southampton, Fulham, West Brom
14
Nigel Worthington
92/93-95/96
114
/
3
Sheff Wed, Leeds
15
Alan McDonald
92/93-95/96
117
/
3
QPR
16
Jonny Evans
07/08- date
132
/
4
Sunderland, Man Utd
17
Steven Davis
04/05- date
179
/
9
Aston Villa, Fulham, Southampton
18
Chris Brunt
08/09- date
156
/
20
West Brom
Manager:
Martin O'Neill
96/97-12/13
359
Leicester, Aston Villa, Sunderland

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