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Nigel Worthington

Lawrie Sanchez Manager 2007-2011 Michael O'Neill ( Happy Days ) Name: Nigel Worthington Playing Career Coaching Career: Blackpool player-manager Jul/97 – Dec/99 England Under-21 assistant-coach Norwich City assistant-manager Jun/00-Dec/00; manager Dec/00-Oct/06 Northern Ireland Under-21 assistant-coach Leicester City caretaker-manager Apr/07-May/07 Northern Ireland manager Jun/07-Dec/11 York City manager Mar/13-Oct/14 Fakenham Town ambassador Jan/16-Jul/17 Honours: (with Norwich City) Football League Division One Champions 2003/04 (promoted) Biography:  In the search for a successor to Lawrie Sanchez, the Irish FA picked one of the few Ulster-men with Premiership management experience. After taking over mid-way through the Euro 2008 qualifying campaign, Nigel Worthington had a rocky start to his tenure and Northern Ireland fell just short of making the trip to Austria and Switzerland despite some impressive results. The IFA offered Worthingt

Jimmy McAlinden

Name: James McAlinden Born: 31 December 1917, Belfast Died: November 1993 Position: Inside-Right Representative Honours: Ireland: 4 Full Caps (1937-1948) , 2 Schoolboy Caps (1932) ; Eire: 2 Full Caps (1946) ; Irish League: 5 Caps (1937-1940) ; Northern Regional League: 8 Caps; League of Ireland: 1 Cap. Club Honours: (with Belfast Celtic) Irish League Champion; Irish Cup Winner 1937/38, 1940/41, 1943/44 ; Northern Regional League Champion; (with Portsmouth) FA Cup Winner 1938/39 ; (with Shamrock Rovers) FAI Cup Runner-Up 1944/45 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup War-Time St Paul's Swifts - - Youth - - - Glentoran - - Youth 0/ 0 - - Belfast Celtic 34/35-38/39 1934 - - - - Portsmouth 38/39-39/40 Dec-38 £7,500 23/ 4 6/0 3/0 Belfast Celtic 39/40-44/

John 'Mac' McAlery

Preceded by Ireland Captain Succeeded by New role 1882 Donald Martin .. The "Father of Irish football" , John 'Mac' McAlery's commitment to the game was instrumental in the foundation of the Irish FA... .. Name: John McCredy McAlery Born: 1849, Rathfriland Died: 3 December 1925, Belfast Position: Back .. Representative Honours: Ireland: 2 Full Caps (1882) ; Belfast & District Representative. Club Honours: (with Cliftonville) Irish Cup Winner 1882/83 , Runner-Up 1880/81, 1881/82 . .. Club Career: Clubs Seasons Signed Fee League FA . Cup Others Cliftonville 79/80 - 82/83 Sep - 1879 Amateur 0/0 - - TOTALS £0 0/0 - - .. Biography: The beginnings of ‘modern’ football in Ireland are a matter of some debate. While an ancient, more rowdy, form of the game is known to have been played for cen

Willie 'Iam' McFaul

A ‘keeper blessed with superb agility and lightning reflexes, Iam McFaul was cursed by the existence of Pat Jennings… Name: William Stewart McFaul Born: 1 October 1943, Coleraine Height: 5.09½ ft Weight: 12.00 st Position: Goalkeeper Representative Honours: Northern Ireland: 6 Full Caps (1966-1973) , 2 Amateur Caps (1962) , Junior (1961-1963) , Youth (1961) . Club Honours: (with Linfield) Irish League Champion 1965/66 ; Irish Cup Runner-Up 1965/66 ; Gold Cup Winner 1963/64, 1965/66 ; Ulster Cup Winner 1964/65 ;  City Cup Winner 1963/64 ; Co. Antrim Shield Winner 1965/66 ; (with Newcastle) FA Cup Runner-Up 1973/74 ; Fairs Cup Winner 1968/69 ; Anglo-Italian Cup Winner 1972/73 ; Texaco Cup Winner 1973/74, 1974/75 . Club Career: Teams Seasons Signed Fee League FA Cup FL Cup Europe Other Coleraine - -56 Amateur - - - - - Linfield 63/64-66/67 c/s-63 -
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