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Jim Magilton

A creative midfield maestro, Jim Magilton's range of passing made him a popular member of the Fifty Caps Club...

Name: James Magilton
Born: 6 May 1969, Belfast
Height: 6.00 ft
Born: 14.02 st
Position: Midfielder

Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 52 Full Caps/5 Goals (1991-2002), 2 Under-23 Caps (1989-1990), 1 Under-21 Cap (1990), 3 Under-18 Caps, 1 Under-16 Cap, 5 Under-15 Caps/1 Goal; Football League Representative (1992).
Club Honours: (with Liverpool) FA Charity Shield Winner 1990 (shared, unused sub); (with Ipswich) Football League Division One Play-Off Winners 1999/00.

Club Career:
Clubs
Seasons
Signed
Fee
League
FA Cup
FL Cup
Other
Distillery
84/5-85/6
-
Youth
0(1)/0
-
-
-
86/7-90/1
May-86
Youth
0(0)/0
-
-
-
90/1-93/4
Oct-90
£100,000
150(0)/34
8(0)/4
9(0)/1
6(0)/3
93/4-97/8
Feb-94
£600,000
124(6)/13
12(0)/3
12(2)/2
-
97/8-98/9
Sep-97
£1,600,000
14(13)/1
1(0)/0
2(0)/0
-
98/9-05/6
Mar-99
£682,500
243(30)/16
7(2)/1
14(1)/1
17(1)/3
TOTALS
£2,982,500
531(50)/69
28(2)/8
37(3)/4
23(1)/6


Biography:
To follow.

Senior debut:
30-3-85 Irish League Newry 3 Distillery 1 (Smith) 
Distillery team: --- Allen McKnight; Robert Beggs, Paul Davidson; Neil Cummings, Marty Quinn, Ken Whiteside;Tony Ferris, Paul Williams, Francis Smith, Bertie McMinn,Buster Andrews. Sub: Jim Magilton for Ferris (70)

Coaching Career:

Jim Magilton was appointed as Ipswich Town manager for the 2006/07 season, though he remained registered as a player as emergency cover. Magilton was sacked as Ipswich manager on 22nd April 2009. He wasn't out of work long as on the 3rd June he was appointed as manager at QPR. In December he was suspended following an argument with a player and he left Loftus Road by "mutual consent" on 16th December. In July 2011 he joined Shamrock Rovers on a temporary deal as assistant-manager to Michael O'Neill. The pair competed for the Northern Ireland job, with O'Neill winning the appointment. Magilton then took the job of interim head-coach at Melbourne Victory from January to March 2012. In June 2013 he was appointed as the Irish FA's Elite Performance Director, with responsibilities including identifying players and coach development. He also took charge of the Northern Ireland Under-21 side, initially on a caretaker basis, but permanently from early in 2014 through to the end of 2016. In September 2014 he was appointed as assistant manager of the senior side on an interim basis following the departure of Billy McKinlay.

Magilton continued as the Irish FA's Elite Performance Director through to December 2020 when he left to become Sporting Director at Dundalk. In April 2021 he was appointed interim manager while the club sought a permanent appointment, but he left Oriel Park that November after a period of upheaval at the club.

Jim's brother Michael was also a gifted footballer, and represented Northern Ireland at youth level having also come through the youth ranks at Distillery and spent time on the books at Norwich City.

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Northern Ireland Cap Details:

  1. 05-02-1991 Poland........ H W 3-1 FR. 1 Gl
  2. 27-03-1991 Yugoslavia.... A L 1-4 ECQ
  3. 01-05-1991 Faroe Islands. H D 1-1 ECQ
  4. 11-09-1991 Faroe Islands. A W 5-0 ECQ
  5. 16-10-1991 Austria....... H W 2-1 ECQ
  6. 13-11-1991 Denmark....... A L 1-2 ECQ
  7. 19-02-1992 Scotland...... A L 0-1 FR
  8. 28-04-1992 Lithuania..... H D 2-2 WCQ
  9. 02-06-1992 Germany....... A D 1-1 FR
  10. 09-09-1992 Albania....... H W 3-0 WCQ 1 Gl
  11. 18-11-1992 Denmark....... H L 0-1 WCQ
  12. 17-02-1993 Albania....... A W 2-1 WCQ 1 Gl
  13. 31-03-1993 Rep of Ireland A L 0-3 WCQ
  14. 25-05-1993 Lithuania..... A W 1-0 WCQ
  15. 02-06-1993 Latvia........ A W 2-1 WCQ 1 Gl
  16. 08-09-1993 Latvia........ H W 2-0 WCQ
  17. 13-10-1993 Denmark....... A L 0-1 WCQ
  18. 17-11-1993 Rep of Ireland H D 1-1 WCQ
  19. 23-03-1994 Romania....... H W 2-0 FR
  20. 20-04-1994 Liechtenstein. H W 4-1 ECQ
  21. 03-06-1994 Colombia...... N L 0-2 FR
  22. 11-06-1994 Mexico........ N L 0-3 FR
  23. 07-09-1994 Portugal...... H L 1-2 ECQ
  24. 12-10-1994 Austria....... A W 2-1 ECQ
  25. 16-11-1994 Rep of Ireland H L 0-4 ECQ
  26. 29-03-1995 Rep of Ireland A D 1-1 ECQ
  27. 22-05-1995 Canada........ A L 0-2 FR
  28. 25-05-1995 Chile......... N L 1-2 FR
  29. 07-06-1995 Latvia........ H L 1-2 ECQ
  30. 03-09-1995 Portugal...... A D 1-1 ECQ
  31. 27-03-1996 Norway........ H L 0-2 FR
  32. 29-05-1996 Germany....... H D 1-1 FR
  33. 31-08-1996 Ukraine....... H L 0-1 WCQ sub
  34. 05-10-1996 Armenia....... H D 1-1 WCQ sub
  35. 11-02-1997 Belgium....... H W 3-0 FR. 1 Gl
  36. 29-03-1997 Portugal...... H D 0-0 WCQ
  37. 20-08-1997 Germany....... H L 1-3 WCQ
  38. 11-10-1997 Portugal...... A L 0-1 WCQ
  39. 03-06-1998 Spain......... A L 1-4 FR
  40. 23-02-2000 Luxemburg..... A W 3-1 FR
  41. 16-08-2000 Yugoslavia.... H L 1-2 FR
  42. 02-09-2000 Malta......... H W 1-0 WCQ
  43. 07-10-2000 Denmark....... H D 1-1 WCQ
  44. 11-10-2000 Iceland....... A L 0-1 WCQ
  45. 28-02-2001 Norway........ H L 0-4 FR
  46. 24-03-2001 Czech Republic H L 0-1 WCQ
  47. 28-03-2001 Bulgaria...... A L 3-4 WCQ
  48. 01-09-2001 Denmark....... A D 1-1 WCQ
  49. 05-09-2001 Iceland....... H W 3-0 WCQ
  50. 06-10-2001 Malta......... A W 1-0 WCQ
  51. 13-02-2002 Poland........ N L 1-4 FR
  52. 27-03-2002 Liechtenstein. A D 0-0 FR

Summary: 50(2)/5. Won 16, Drew 12, Lost 24.

Northern Ireland Under-23 Cap Details:

  1. 11-04-1989 Rep of Ireland A L 0-3 FR
  2. 15-05-1990 Rep of Ireland H L 2-3 FR
Summary: 2/0. Won 0, Drew 0, Lost 2.

Northern Ireland Under-21 Cap Details:
  1. 03-04-1990 Israel........ H W 2-1 FR
Summary: 1/0. Won 1, Drew 0, Lost 0.

 

 

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