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Northern Ireland Players with Twenty-plus Goals in a Season

A list of (Northern) Ireland players to have scored more than twenty goals in a Football League/Premier League season... The top scoring Northern Ireland in the Football League was Derek Dougan with 222 goals. He twice topped 20 goals in a season across his 18 season career. Jimmy Dunne scored 20+ goals on four occasions, more than any other Ireland international. These were all in the top-flight in four consecutive seasons. Colin Clarke scored 20+ goals in three consecutive seasons in three different Divisions. Peter Doherty is the only player to have scored 20+ goals for a relegated team (Manchester City in 1937/38. He also the only player to have scored 20+ goals before and after the Second World War. Only one player who was not capped at full level appears on the list below, Under-21 international Billy Kee . All stats to the end of the 2020/21 season. Season Team Tier App Gls George Best 63/64-81/82