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Northern Ireland's Award Winners


International Football Hall of Champions (backed by FIFA from 1998-2001)
International Football Hall of Fame (endorsed by the PFA in 1997)
(English) National Hall of Fame (located at Deepdale Stadium, Preston)
Football League Legends
(100 Players named to celebrate Football League's Centenary in 1998)
Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
2000 Whitey McDonald (canadasoccer)
  • right half, Northern Ireland international, American Soccer League winner (1927), four time Scottish Cup winner.
2011 Jimmy Nicholl (canadasoccer)
  • defender, Northern Ireland international, FA Cup winner with Manchester United (1977), Scottish Cup winner with Glasgow Rangers.
Players of the Century (List published by World Soccer Magazine in 2000)
Players of the Century (List published by IFFHS in 2000)
Goalkeepers of the Century (List published by IFFHS in 2000)
Ballon d'Or (European Footballer of the Year [to 1994], World Footballer of the Year [1995-date])
(Awarded by France Football Magazine [since 1956], jointly with FIFA [2010-2015])
  • 1968 George Best (Manchester United & Northern Ireland)
Other placings
  • George Best (1967 8th, 1968 1st1969 6th, 1971 3rd)
  • Danny Blanchflower (1957 15th place, 1958 19th place, 1961 17th)
  • Harry Gregg (1958 8th)
  • Pat Jennings (1975 27th, 1985 21st)
  • Jimmy McIlroy (1961 35th)
  • Norman Whiteside (1983 18th)
(English) Footballer of the Year (Awarded by the Football Writers' Association since 1948)
  • 1949 Johnny Carey (Manchester United, Ireland & Eire)
  • 1958 Danny Blanchflower (Tottenham Hotspur & Northern Ireland)
  • 1961 Danny Blanchflower (Tottenham Hotspur & Northern Ireland) (2)
  • 1968 George Best (Manchester United & Northern Ireland)
  • 1973 Pat Jennings (Tottenham Hotspur & Northern Ireland)
PFA Player of the Year (Awarded by the Professional Footballers' Association since 1974)
PFA Scotland Players' Player of the Year
  • 2010 Steven Davis (Rangers & Northern Ireland)
SFWA Footballer of the Year
  • 2021 Steven Davis (Rangers & Northern Ireland)
SPFA First Division / PFA Scotland Championhip Player of the Year [second tier]
  • 1996 George O'Boyle
  • 2021 Liam Boyce
Texaco Award (Awarded by Texaco on an all-Ireland basis since 1958)
Northern Ireland International Personality of the Year (Awarded by the N.I. Football Writers' Asscoiation since 1985)
Northern Ireland Personality of the Year (Awarded by the NIFWA from 1976-1984)
Ulster Footballer of the Year (Awarded by the Castlereagh Glentoran Supporters' Club since 1951)
Northern Ireland Footballer of the Year (Awarded by the NIFWA since 1970)
Northern Ireland PFA Player of the Year (Awarded by the NIPFA from 1975-1996)
Northern Ireland PFA Most Promising Newcomer (Awarded by the NIPFA from 1975-1996)
PFA Merit Awards (awarded for outstanding achievement or service in football)
Football Writers' Association Tribute Award (awarded for outstanding contribution to the English game)
Northern Ireland Football Writers' Association Hall of Fame
BBC Sports Personality if the Year Lifetime Achievement
BBC NI Sports Personality of the Year (since 2003)
BBC Sports Personality Coach of the Year (Multi-sport award since 1999)
RTE Sports Manager of the Year (Multi-sport award since 2011)
Philips Sports Manager of the Year (All-Ireland multi-sport award since 1982)
Belfast Telegraph Manager of the Year
Belfast Telegraph Sports Hall of Fame

Comments

Anonymous said…
what about the young boy Tony McCall from Ballymena United who won the newcomer of the year prior to current NI Manager Nigel Worthington???

Should he not be listed???
jcd said…
This is a list for NI internationals only.

A full list can be found at ILFG. This is a new site, along the same lines as NIFG, and details for all these players and many more will follow in due course.
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