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Albert Campbell

Strong-tackling centre-half who's impressive form with unfashionable Crusaders brought him international recognition... Name: Albert C. Campbell Born: 4 January 1938, Belfast Height: 6.00 ft Weight: 12.04 st Position: Centre-Half Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 2 Full Caps (1963-1964) , 1 'B' Cap (1959) , Amateur Caps; Irish League: 11 Caps (1959-1966) . Club Honours: (with Crusaders) Irish Cup Winner 1966/67, 1967/68 ; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1958/59 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Europe Other Crusaders - - Amateur - - - - TOTALS - £0 - - - - Biography: "Big Albert" Campbell was a player on the fringe of the Northern Ireland team through the late-fifties and early-sixties. He came off the bench in a 1-1 'B' Interntaional draw with France in November 1959, and after being reserve

Fred Browne

Name: Frederick William Joseph Browne Born: 20 March 1864, Carlisle (ENG) Died: 14 November 1944 Height: Weight: Position: Full-Back / Forward Representative Honours: Ireland: 5 Full Caps / 2 Goals (1887-1888) . Club Honours: (with Cliftonville) Irish Cup Winner 1887/88; Runner-Up 1886/87. Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Cliftonville - - Amateur - - - TOTALS - £0 - - - Biography: Fred Browne was a full-back tried as a forward against Scotland in 1887, and found the net. A month later he scored another goal for Ireland against Wales, helping them to their first ever win. If you have any further information on Fred Browne, please let NIFG know through the comments form below. Ireland Cap Details: 05-02-1887 England. A L 0- 7 BC 18-02-1887 Scotland A L 1- 4 BC 1 goal 12-03-1887 Wales... H W 4- 1 BC 1 goal 24-03-1888 Scotland H L 2-10 BC 07-04-1888 England. H L 1- 5 BC

James Buckle

Name: James Buckle Born: c.1854, Belfast Died: 9 November 1884, Belfast Height: Weight: Position: Left-Wing Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1882) . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Cliftonville 80/81-81/82 -1879 Amateur 0/0 - - Ulsterville 82/83 -1882 Amateur 0/0 - - TOTALS - £0 0/0 - - Biography: A founder member of Cliftonville, James Buckle was an accountant at Methodist College, Belfast. He was unavailable to play in the Irish FA's trial match on 11th February 1882 that was used select a team to represent Ireland against England and Wales on the 18th and 25th February. The left wing positions were to be filled by Alex Dill of Knock and John Waring of Cliftonville. However, as a result of a misdeme

Nat Brown

Name: Nathaniel McAuley Brown Born: 21 October 1867, Limavady Died: November 1939, Brooklyn,   USA (age 72) Height: Weight: Position: Outside-Left Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1887) ; Co. Londonderry: 3 appearances (1888, 1889, 1890). Club Honours: (with Limavady) North West Cup Winner 1887, 1888*, 1890, 1891, 1893 , Runner-up 1892 . * also North West Cricket Cup Winner Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Limavady 1885/86-1892/93 - Amateur 0/0 /13 - Derry Olympic 1892/93 1892 Amateur 4/3 - - TOTALS - £0 4/3 /13 - Biography: Nat Brown was son of the Reverend Nathaniel McAuley Brown, D.D., LL.D. of Drumachose Presbyterian in Limavady and a moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. So as not to be confused with his father, he played under the alias of “

Jack Campbell

Name: John Campbell Born: Belfast Died: 1921, USA Height: Weight: Position: Half-Back Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1896) ; Irish League: 3 Caps (1895-1896). Club Honours: (with Cliftonville) Irish Cup Winner 1896/97. Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Cliftonville - - Amateur - - - TOTALS - £0 - - - Biography: A member of the first Irish League representative side to face a club side, losing 5-1 to Liverpool at Anfield in November 1895. Won his only Ireland cap at left-half, though his other representative honours also saw Campbell utilised as a centre-half. Brother of James Campbell (also of Cliftonville and Ireland), John Campbell emigrated to the USA, where he died in 1921. Ireland Cap Details: 29-02-1896 Wales... A L 1-6 Summary: 1/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Los

James Campbell

Usually to be found on the right-wing, James Campbell also starred for club and country leading the attack… Name: James Caughley Campbell Born: 5 September 1875, Belfast Died: 20 April 1946 Height: Weight: Position: Outside-Right Representative Honours: Ireland: 14 Full Caps / 1 Goal (1897-1904) ; Irish League: 4 Caps (1897-1902) . Club Honours: (with Cliftonville) Irish Cup Winner 1896/97, 1899/1900, 1900/01 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Cliftonville - - Amateur - - - TOTALS - £0 - - - Biography: Scorer of the opening goal of Cliftonville’s 1897 Irish Cup final 3-1 victory over Sherwood Foresters, James Campbell would go on to win two further Irish Cup winner’s medals. In his fourteen international appearances Campbell scored just once, a late consolation against England to

Ned Brooks

Name: Edward Alphonsus Brooks (Brookes)* Born: 14 August 1891, Dublin Died: Height: 5.07 ft Weight: 10.07 st Position: Centre-Forward Representative Honours: Ireland: 1 Full Cap (1920), 1 War Cap (1918) ; Irish League: 1 Cap (1919) ; Irish Free State: 1 Cap (1924) ; League of Ireland: 1 Cap (1927) . Club Honours: (with Shelbourne) Irish Cup Winner 1919/20 ; (with Linfield) Irish League Runner-Up 1918/19 ; (with Bohemians) League of Ireland Runner-Up 1924/25. Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Bohemians 14/15-15/16 - - / 6 - - Linfield 17/18-18/19 Apr-18 - 8/ 2 - - Shelbourne 19/20 - - 14/ 9 - - Stockport County 20/21-21/22 - - 12/ 1 - - Bohemians 22/23-24/25 - - /19 - - Athlone Town 25/26-26/27 -

Jimmy Connor

Name: James Connor Born: 22 September 1877, Downpatrick Died: 28 November 1918, Downpatrick Height: Weight: Position: Centre-Half Representative Honours: Ireland: 13 Full Caps (1901-1911) ; Irish League: 11 Caps (1900-1911) . Club Honours: (with Belfast Celtic) Irish League Champion 1899/00 ; (with Glentoran) Irish League Champion 1904/05 , Runner-Up 1903/04 ; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1900/01 ; Charity Cup Runner-Up 1902/03, 1903/04, 1904/05 ; (with Belfast Celtic) Irish Cup Runner-Up 1905/06 ; Gold Cup Winner 1911/12 ; City Cup Winner 1905/06, 1906/07 ; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1909/10 ; Charity Cup Winner 1911/12 , Runner-Up 1909/10, 1910/11 . Club Career: Clubs Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup Other Downpatrick Celtic - - - - - Rathkeltair - - - (Downpatrick) Belfast Celtic 98/99-99/00 - - - - - Glentoran 00/01 May-1900
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