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Hall of Fame - Goalscorers


Players that have scored 10 or more goals for (Northern) Ireland's Senior team:

Player
Career
Caps
St
(Sb)
Gls
Ratio
G.Armstrong
S. Davis
2000-13
2006-dt
1913-30
1986-92
1928-38
1984-95
1990-99
1977-86
2005-dt
1887-97
1959-67
1954-62
1951-65
95
85
25
38
11
46
59
63
116
30
24
34
55
83
-
25
34
11
31
51
56
-
30
24
34
55
12
-
-
4
-
15
8
7
-
-
-
-
-
36
20
*13
13
12
12
12
12
12
11
10
10
10
0.38
-
0.52
0.34
1.09
0.26
0.20
0.19
-
0.37
0.42
0.29
0.18
Note:






1951-63
56
56
-
**9
0.16

Hattricks or better: 

Player
Date
Opposition
Result
Gls
01-2-1930
07-2-1891
08-4-1893
22-2-1902
2-4-1906
26-10-1960
7-5-1965
21-4-1971
11-9-1991
6-9-2006
24-3-2007
Wales
Wales
Wales
Wales
Wales
W.Germany
Albania
Cyprus
Faroe Islands
Spain
Liechtenstein
W 7-0
W 7-2
W 4-3
W 3-0
D 4-4
L 3-4
W 4-1
W 5-0
W 5-0
W 3-2
W 4-1
6
4
3
3
#3
3
3
3
3
3
3

* Many sources have credited Ireland's first goal in the 2-1 win over Wales on 19 January 1914 to Sam Young, it has since been established that Gillespie was the scorer, and that his career total was 13, not 12 as widely accepted.

** Some sources list Bingham as having scored ten goals, but a goal against Spain in 1958 credited to him was more likely scored by Wilbur Cush.
# Some sources list Sloan as having scored only two goals in this match, crediting his second to Jimmy Maxwell.

Northern Ireland Players to have reached double figures for other Northern Ireland teams:

Senior Women
  • Rachel Furness (33 goals)
  • Simone Magill (16 goals)
  • Kirsty McGuinness (10 goals)
  • Hubert Barr (11 goals)
  • Kevin McGarry (11 goals) (includes 1 hattrick)

Top Goalscorers by Competition:

Finals

FIFA World Cup

 

UEFA Euros

#

Gls

Players

 

#

Gls

Players

1

5

Peter McParland

 

= 1

1

Gareth McAuley

2

3

Gerry Armstrong

 

1

Niall McGinn

3

2

Billy Hamilton

 

Qualifiers

FIFA World Cup

 

UEFA Euros ±

#

Gls

Players

 

#

Gls

Players

1

9

David Healy

 

1

13

David Healy

= 2

5

John Crossan

 

2

10

Kyle Lafferty

5

Gerry Armstrong

 

3

7

Iain Dowie

5

Stevn Davis

 

UEFA Nations League

5

Kyle Lafferty

 

#

Gls

Players

 

= 1

1

Will Grigg

 

1

Corry Evans

 

1

Gavin Whyte

 

1

Paddy McNair

 

1

Josh Magennis

 

1

Liam Boyce

Other Matches

British Championships

 

Minor Tournaments *

#

Gls

Players

 

#

Apps

Players

1

13

Billy Gillespie

 

1

1

Iain Dowie

2

12

Joe Bambrick

 

3

11

Olphie Stanfield

 

 

 

 

 

Friendly Matches

 

#

Gls

Players

 

1

14

David Healy

 

2

5

Kyle Lafferty

 

3

4

James Quinn

 

± includes matches in European Nations Cup; * includes matches in the Canada Cup, Carling Nations Cup and Copa Antel.

See also:
Goalscorers by Ratio
Debut Goalscorers
NI Scorers in the Football League
NI Scorers in the Scottish League
Post-War Penalties


Comments

Anonymous said…
Have you a section on players who have scored on their debut? I think there has been quite a few, of the top of my head: Healy, McCartney, Mulryne, Magilton, Sproule on his full debut as well and I'm sure there are many more?
jcd said…
Good question! I know that there's got to be loads so I'll look into it and post the results soon.
Anonymous said…
Great work, thanks for compiling that list. There was a lot more than I imagined. I must say its an excellent resource base you've created here and makes for great reading. Keep up the good work.