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The FC Sion Connection

Kyle Lafferty became the first Northern Ireland international to play professional football in Switzerland when he signed for FC Sion in 2012... Kyle Lafferty ( FC Sion Supporters ) Full Name: Football Club de Sion Founded: 1909 Home Ground: Stade Tourbillon (since 1968) Main Colours: Red and White. Honours:  Swiss Super League Champions (2) 1991/92 , 1996/97 . Swiss Cup Winners (12) 1965, 1974, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2006, 2009, 2011 . European History: Champions League entrants (2)   1992/93 ,  1997/98 . Cup Winners' Cup entrants (8)   1965/66, 1974/75, 1980/81, 1982/83, 1986/87, 1991/92, 1995/96, 1996/97. UEFA Cup entrants (8)   1973/74, 1984/85, 1987/88, 1989/90, 1994/95, 1997/98*, 2006/07, 2007/08 . Europa League entrants (1)   2009/10, 2011/12 #. Intertoto Cup entrants (1) 1998. * entered UEFA Cup after elimination from Champions League. # disqualified from tournament. Northern Ireland Players at Sion: Kyle Lafferty (2012-2013)

Northern Ireland Match Programmes 2012-2015

--- 1882-1889  1889-1895  1896-1902   1902-1908   1909-1920 1920-1926   1926-1931   1932-1938   1939-1952   1952-1957 1957-1961   1961-1964   1964-1968   1968-1972   1972-1975 1975-1978   1978-1980   1981-1983   1983-1986   1986-1989 1989-1992   1992-1995   1995-1997   1998-2000   2000-2003 2003-2005   2005-2007   2007-2010   2010-2012   2012-2015 2015-2016   2016-2019   2019-2021 --- 581 . 11/09/2012 v Luxembourg (WCQ) Belfast (H) ephemera 582 . 16/10/2012 v Portugal (WCQ) Porto (A) ephemera 583 . 14/11/2012 v Azerbaijan (WCQ) Belfast (H) ephemera 584 . 06/02/2013 v Malta (FR) Ta'Qali (A) ephemera --- . 22/03/2013 v Russia (WCQ) Belfast (H) * match cancelled due to snow * ephemera 585 . 26/03/2013 v Israel (WCQ) Belfast (H)

10 September 2012

The Alan McDonald Tribute Match  (launch of the Alan McDonald Trust) Monday, 10th September 2012. KO 19:30 NORTHERN IRELAND XI 2-3 QUEENS PARK RANGERS XI (H/T 0-1) Venue: Seaview, Belfast Attendance: Referee: Alan Black Assistant Referees: Joe Watson, Darren Veighey Fourth Official: John McKnight Goalscorers: NIR James Quinn, Glenn Ferguson; QPR Kevin Gallen (2), Paul Furlong NORTHERN IRELAND: (green shirts, white shorts, green socks) Manager: Pat Jennings Coach: Gerry Armstrong Captain: Sammy McIlroy 1 Tommy Wright - - 2 Jimmy Nicholl - - 3 Mal Donaghy - - 4 John McClelland - - 15 Stephen Craigan - - 6 Jim Magilton - - 7 Keith Gillespie - - 8 Sammy McIlroy - - 9

581: 11 September 2012

580 vs Russia - 581 - 582 vs Portugal 11th September 2012. KO: 19:45 BST 2014 World Cup Qualification Group F NORTHERN IRELAND (NIR) 1 - 1  LUXEMBOURG (LUX) (H/T 1-0) Venue: Windsor Park,   Belfast Attendance: 11,430 Referee: Vlado Glodjović (SRB) Assistant Referees: Vladimir Jovanović (SRB), Goran Kojić (SRB) Fourth Official: Boško Jovanetić (SRB) Goalscorers:  NIR Shiels (14); LUX Da Mota (86) NORTHERN IRELAND Manager: Michael O'Neill (Game 5. Won 0, Drew 2, Lost 3) Captain: Steven Davis Carroll; Hughes, Baird, McAuley, J. Evans, McGivern, Ferguson, Davis, Brunt, Shiels, Lafferty subs: Mannus (not used), Cathcart (not used), C. Evans (not used), Carson (not used), Ward (replaced Ferguson 75), Hodson (not used), Norwood (replaced Shiels 83), Clingan (not used), Grigg (not used) LUXEMBOURG Manager: Luc Holtz Joubert; Schnell, Bukvic, Blaise, Mutsch, Gerson, Payal, Janisch, Bettmer, da Mota, Joachim subs: Philipps (replaced Gerson 50), de Sousa (not
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