Green on the Pitch
Ireland's contribution to major football clubs!

Team

Player

Years

 

 Manchester United

 

Irish Managers

 

Frank O'Farrell 1971-72

 

Patrick O'Connell

1914-1919

 

Jack Peden

1893-1894
Newton Heath

 

Tom Morrison

1902-1904

 

Mickey Hamill

1910-1914

 

Pat O'Connell

1914-1919

 

James Robinson

1919-1922

 

Mick O'Brien

1920-1922

 

David Lyner

1922

 

Billy Behan

1933-1934

 

Walter McMillen

1933-1935

 

David Byrne

1933-1934

 

Tommy Breen

1937–1939

 

Jackie Carey

1937–1953

 

Sonny Feehan

1948-1950

 

Jackie Blanchflower

1951–1958

 

Jackie Scott

1952-1956

 

Paddy Kennedy

1953–1956

 

Liam Whelan

1953–1958

 

Noel McFarlane

1954-1955

 

Joe Carolan

1956-1960

 

Harry Gregg

1957–1966

 

Shay Brennan

1958–1970

 

Johnny Giles

1959–1963

 

Tony Dunne

1960–1973

 

Noel Cantwell

1960–1967

 

Ronnie Briggs

1960-1962

 

Jimmy Nicholson

1960-1963

 

Sammy McMillan

1961-1963

 

George Best

1963–1974

 

Pat Dunne

1964-1967

 

Don Givens

1969-1970

 

Sammy McIlroy

1971–1982

 

Trevor Anderson

1972–1974

 

David McCreery

1972–1979

 

Mick Martin

1973–1975

 

Gerry Daly

1973–1977

 

Paddy Roche

1973–1982

 

Tommy Jackson

1975–1977

 

Jimmy Nicholl

1975–1982

 

Chris McGrath

1976-1981

 

Ashley Grimes

1977–1983

 

Tom Connell

1978-1979

 

Tom Sloan

1978-1982

 

Kevin Moran

1979–1988

 

Anthony Whelan

1980-1983

 

Frank Stapleton

1981–1987

 

Norman Whiteside

1982–1989

 

Paul McGrath

1982–1989

 

Liam O'Brien

1986–1989

 

Derek Brazil

1988–1992

 

Mal Donaghy

1988–1992

 

Denis Irwin

1990–2002

 

Keith Gillespie

1992-1995

 

Pat McGibbon

1992-1997

 

Roy Keane

1993–2005

 

Phillip Mulryne

1996-1999

 

John O'Shea

1999-2011

 

Darron Gibson

2005-2012

 

Liam Miller

2004-2006

 

Jonny Evans

2006-2015

 

 

 

Glasgow Celtic

 

Irish Managers

 

Liam Brady 1991-93

Martin O'Neill 2000-05

Neil Lennon 2010-14

Brendan Rogers 2016-

 

 

Charlie Tully

1948–1959

Sean Fallon

1950–1958

Packie Bonner

1979–1997

Anton Rogan

1986–1991

Chris Morris

1987–1992

Tommy Coyne

1989–1993

Neil Lennon

2000–2007

Aiden McGeady

2004–2010

Jonny Hayes

2017

 

 

Liverpool

Elisha Scott *

1912–1934

Bill Lacey

1912–1915
1919–1924

Steve Heighway

1970–1981

Ronnie Whelan

1979–1994

Jim Beglin

1983–1989

Steve Staunton

1986–1991
1998–2000

John Aldridge

1987–1989

Ray Houghton

1987–1992

Phil Babb

1994–2000

Jason McAteer

1995–1999

Steve Finnan

2003–2008

 

 

Millwall

 

Eamon Dunphy

1962-1965

Keith Branagan

1988-1992

Tony Cascarino

1987-1990

Kenny Cunningham

1989-1994

Jon Goodman

1990-1994

Charlie Hurley

1953-1957

Mark Kennedy

1992-1995

Mick McCarthy

1990-1992

Kevin O'Callaghan

1978–1980

1987–1991

Steven Reid

1997-2003

Richard Sadlier

1996–2004

Gary Waddock

1989-1991

Alan Dunne

2000-2015

David Forde

2008-2017

Shaun Williams

2014-

Shane Ferguson

2016-

Alex Pearce

2019

Aiden O'Brien

2010

 

 

Aston Villa

 

Irish Managers

 

David O'Leary 2003-06

Martin O'Neill 2006-10

Con Martin

1948–1956

Danny Blanchflower

1951–1954

Peter McParland

1952–1962

Pat Saward

1955–1961

Paul McGrath

1991–1998
2000–2003

Andy Townsend

1993–1997

Steve Staunton

1991–1998
2000–2003

Roy Houghton

1992-1995

Ciaran Clark

2009–2016

Richard Dunne

2009–2013

Derrick Williams

2011-2013

 

 

Arsenal

 

Irish Managers

 

Terry Neill 1974-76

Joe Toner

1919–1926

Alec Mackie

1921–1926

Andy Kennedy

1922–1928

Joe Haverty

1954–1961

Billy McCullough

1958–1966

Eddie Magill

1959–1965

Terry Neill

1960–1970

Pat Rice

1967–1980

Sammy Nelson

1969–1981

Liam Brady

1973–1980

David O'Leary

1975–1993

Frank Stapleton

1975–1981

John Devine

1976–1983

Pat Jennings

1977–1984

 

 

Tottenham Hotspur

Jack Kirwan

1899 - 1905

Charlie O'Hagan

1903 - 1907

Danny Blanchflower

1954–1963

Pat Jennings

1964 - 1977

Joe Kinnear

1966 - 1975

Gerry Armstrong

1976 - 1980

Jimmy Holmes

1977- 1981

Tony Galvin

1979 - 1987

Chris Hughton

1979 - 1990

Stephen Carr

1993 - 2004

Gary Doherty

2000 - 2004

Robbie Keane*

2002-2008

2009-2011

 

 

Blackburn Rovers

 

Irish Managers

 

Johnny Carey (1953-58)

Eddie Crossan

1947–1957

Derek Dougan

1959-1961

Noel Brotherston

1977–1987

Jeff Kenna

1995-2002

Damien Duff

1996-2003

Steven Reid

2003-2010

Lee Carsley

1999-2000

Shay Given

1994-1997

Alan Mahon

2000-2004

Jason McAteer

1999-2001

Kevin Moran

1990-1994

Keith Gillespie

1998-2003

Gary Hamilton

1997-2000

Jimmy Quinn

1984-1986

Allan Hunter

1969-1972

Damien Johnson

1997-2002

Darragh_Lenihan

2012-

 

 

Bolton Wanderers

 

Irish Managers

 

Jimmy McIlroy 1970

Owen Coyle 2010-12

Neil Lennon 2014-16

 

Tony Dunne

1973–1979

Jim McDonagh

1976-1980
1981-1983

Gerry McElhinney

1980-1985

Jason McAteer

1992–1995

Keith Branagan

1992-2000

Marc Wilson

2018

Josh Magennis

2018

Luca Connell

2019

 

 

Newcastle United

 

Irish Managers

 

Willie McFaul 1985-88

Chris Hughton 2008

Joe Kinnear 2009

Chris Hughton 2009-10

Billy McCracken

1904–1924

Alf McMichael

1949–1962

Tommy Casey

1952–1958

Dick Keith

1956–1964

David Craig

1962–1978

Willie McFaul

1966–1975

Tommy Cassidy

1970–1980

Mick Martin

1978–1983

John Anderson

1982–1991

David McCreery

1982–1989

Gary Kelly

1984-1989

Liam O'Brien

1988-1994

David Kelly

1991-1993

Keith Gillespie

1995–1998

Aaron Hughes

1996–2005

Shay Given

1997–2009

Andrew O'Brien

2001–2005

Stephen Carr

2004–2008

Rob Elliot

2011

Ciaran Clark

2016

 

 

Everton

 

Irish Managers

 

William Edward Barclay 1888-89

Johnny Carey 1958-61

Billy Bingham 1973-77

Billy Scott

1904–1912

Val Harris

1908–1914

Bill Lacey

1909–1912

David Ried

1920–1926

Bobby Irvine

1921–1928

Jackie Coulter

1934–1937

Alex Stevenson

1934–1949

Johnny Carey

1942–1943

Tommy Eglington

1946–1957

Peter Farrell

1946–1957

Peter Corr

1948–1949

Jimmy O'Neill

1950–1960

Don Donovan

1951–1958

Mick Meagan

1952–1964

Billy Bingham

1960–1962

Dave Clements

1973–1975

Kevin Sheedy

1982–1992

Lee Carsley

2002–2008

Kevin Kilbane

2003–2006

James McCarthy

2013

Seamus Coleman

2009

 

 

Glasgow Rangers

Bert Manderson

1915–1927

Billy McCandless

1920–1930

Robert J. Hamilton

1927–1933

Robert  (Whitey)McDonald

1928–1938

Sam English

1931–1933

Billy Simpson

1950–1959

John McClelland

1981–1985

Jimmy Nicholl

1983–1984
1986–1989

Steven Davis

2008-2012

2019

Alex Stevenson

1932-1934

Alex Craig

1904–1914
1916–1917

Dean Shiels

2012-2016

Kyle Lafferty

2018

Gareth McAuley

2018

 

 

Manchester City

Billy Walsh

1938–1950

Mickey Hamill

1920-1924

Pete Doherty

1936-1945

Paddy Fagan

1953–1960

Billy McAdams

1953–1960

Johnny Crossan

1965–1967

Mick McCarthy

1983-1987

Niall Quinn

1990–1996

Terry Phelan

1992–1995

Steve Lomas

1993–1997

Jeff Whitley

1996–2001

Kevin Horlock

1996–2003

Richard Dunne

2000–2009

Stephen Ireland

2005-2010

 

 

Leeds United

 

Irish Managers

 

David O'Leary 1998-2002

Harry Duggan

1925-1936

Bobby Browne

1935-1947

Jim Twomey

1937-1949

David Cochrane

1937-1950

Wilbur Cush

1957-1960

Noel Peyton

1958-1963

John Giles

1963-1975

John Sheridan

1982-1989

Gary Kelly

1991-2007

Ian Harte

1995-2004

Stephen McPhail

1996-2004

David Healy

2004-2007

Paul Butler

2004-2007

Jonathan Douglas

2005-

Aidy White

2008-2015

Bailey Peacock-Farrell

2010

Stuart Dallas

2015

Eunan O'Kane

2016

 

 

 

Stoke City

 

Ezekiel Johnston

1896–1898

Joe Ponsonby

1897–1898

James Sheridan

1904-1905

Archie Heggarty

1912-1913

Alfred Jordan

1922-1923

Paddy Turley

1928–1930

John McDaid

1930–1931

Jimmy McAlinden

1947–1948

Sammy Smyth

1951–1953

Jimmy O'Neill

1960–1964

Jimmy McIlroy

1963–1965

Bobby Irvine

1963–1966

Harry Gregg

1966-1967

Alex Elder

1967–1972

Adam Rooney

2006–2008

Terry Conroy

1967-1979

Jimmy McGroarty

1977

Eric McManus

1979-1982

John Devine

1985-1986

Gerry Daly

1987-1988

Brendan O'Callaghan

1977-1984

Mick Kennedy

1990-1992

Ashley Grimes

1991-1992

Nigel Worthington

1996–1997

Gerry McMahon

1996-1998

Graham Kavanagh

1996–2001

James O'Connor

1996-2003

Tony Scully

1997-1998

Clive Clarke

1999-2005

Mark Williams

2002-2003

Keith Andrews

2003-2004

Gerry Taggart

2003-2006

Martin Paterson

2004-2007

Matthew Hazley

2005-2006

Jeff Whitely

2006-2007

Robert Garrett

2006-2007

Glenn Whelan

2008-2017

Liam Lawrence

2006-2010

Rory Delap

2006-2013

Stephen Kelly

2008-2009

Aaron Callaghan

1984-1987

Marc Wilson

2010-2016

Jonathan Walters

2010-2017

Stephen Ireland

2013-2018

Shay Given

2015-2017

James McClean

2018

 

 

Queens Park Rangers

 

Irish Managers

 

Mick O'Brien 1933-35

Iain Dowie 1998

Gary Waddock 2006

Don Givens

1972-1978

John Byrne

1984–1988

Pat Brady

1950s-1960s

Ray Brady

1963

Colin Clarke

1989-1990

Damien Delaney

2008

Billy McAdams

1953-1959

Gary Waddock

1979–1987
1992

Alan McDonald

1981-1997

Michael Robinson

1984-1986

Steve Morrow

1997–2001

Brian Barry-Murphy

2003–2004

Martin Rowlands

2003-2012

Ryan Manning

2015

Paul Smyth

2017

 

 

 

Sheffield Wednesday

 

Irish Managers

 

Danny Wilson 1998-2000

Jimmy Murray

1909–1911

Patrick O'Connell

1909–1912

Bill Gowdy

1932

Tom Brolly

1933–1934

Graham Coughlan

2005–2007

Dave Clements

1971–1973

Roy Coyle

1972–1974

Hugh Dowd

1974–1978

Bill Fallon

1938–1939

Tony Galvin

1987–1989

Eddie Gannon

1949–1955

Jim Magilton

1997–1999

Derek Geary

1997–2004

Alan Quinn

1997–2004

John Sheridan

1989–1996

Owen Morrison

1998–2003

Chris Brunt

2004–2007

Glenn Whelan

2004–2008

Danny Wilson

1990–1993

Nigel Worthington

1984–1994

Ian Nolan

1994–2000

Alan Quinn

1997–2004

Brian Barry-Murphy

2003-2004

Joey O'Brien

2004–2005

Rory McArdle

2004–2007

Graham Barrett

2005

Alex Bruce

2005

Daryl Murphy (loan)

2005

James Quinn

2005

Richie Partridge

2005–2006

Barry Corr

2005–2007

James O'Connor

2008–2011

Darren Potter

2009–2011

Eddie Nolan

2010

Clinton Morrison

2010–2012

Keith Treacy

2012

 Keiren Westwood

2014-

Connor O'Grady

2016

 

 

Sheffield United

 

Irish Managers

 

Danny Wilson 2011-13

Peter Boyle

1898–1894

Jimmy Dunne

1926-1934

Billy Gillespie

1913-1932

Alf Ringstead

1950–1959

Alan Kelly Jr.

1992-1999

 Colin Hill

1989–1992

Paddy Kenny

2002-

Keith Gillespie

2005–2009

Derek Geary

2004-2010

Alan Quinn

2004–2007

Stephen Quinn

2005-

Michael Doyle

2011–2015

Enda Stevens

2017

John Egan

2018

David McGoldrick

2018

Conor Washington

2018

 

 

Derby County

 

Archie Goodall

1889-1903

Gerry Daly

1977-1978

 

David Langan

1975-1980

Paul McGrath

1996-1997

Frank Stapleton

1987-1988

Peter Doherty

1945-1946

Richard Keogh

2012-

 

 

 

Bristol Rovers

 

Irish Managers

 

Darren Patterson 2010-11

Graham Coughlan 2018-

Harry Buckle

1907-1908

Sam Irving

1932-1933

Jimmy McCambridge

1933-1936

Matt O'Mahoney

1936-1939

Ronnie Briggs

1965-1968

Adrian Coote

2002-2003

Jeff Hughes

2008-2011

Frank McCourt

1949-1950

James Quinn

2001-2002

Ciaran Toner

2001-2002

Graham Barrett

2000-2001

Miah Dennehy

1978-1980

Mickey Evans

2000-2001

Joe Haverty

1964-1965

Gary Waddock

1992-1994

Michael Smith

2011–2014

 

Mark McChrystal

2013–2017

 

Rory Gaffney

2015–2016 (loan)
2016–2018

 

 

 

Charlton Athletic

 

Irish Managers

Iain Dowie 2006

Dean Kiely

1999-2006

Mark Kinsella

1996-2002

Alexander Steele

1921-1926

Don Townsend

1954-1962

Ray Treacy

1967-1972

Matt Holland

2003-2009

 

Billy Clarke

2017-

 

Ben Reeves

2017-

Josh Cullen

2018-

 

 

 

Luton Town

Tom Aherne

1948-1957

Seamus Dunne

1951-1961

George Cummins

1953-1961

Mal Donaghy

1978-1988
1989-1990

Kingsley Black

1987-1992

Danny Wilson

1987-1990

Gary Waddock

1994-1998

Kevin Foley

2002-2007

Keith Keane

2003-

 

 

 

 

Reading F.C.

 

Irish Managers

 

Charlie Hurley 1972-77

Jimmy Quinn 1995-97

Brendan Rodgers 2009

Eamonn Dolan 2013

Brian McDermott

2009-13,

2015-16

Eamon Dunphy

1975-1977

Lawrie Sanchez

1978–1984

 

Steve Morrow

1991

 

Jimmy Quinn

1992-1997

David McDonald

1993

 

Tommy Wright

1996

 

Barry Hunter

1996–2001

 

Ray Houghton

1997–1999

 

Nick Colgan

1998

 

Michael O'Neill

1998

 

Jimmy Crawford

1998–2000

 

Alan Maybury

1999

 

Mark McKeever

1999

 

Joe Gamble

2000-2004

 

Graham Stack

2005-2008

 

Scott Davies

2006-2011

 

Stephen Hunt

2005-2009

Kevin Doyle

2005-2009

Shane Long

2005-2011

Simon Cox

2005–2008, 2014–2016

 

 Alex Pearce

2006-2011

Dave Mooney

2008–2011

 

Noel Hunt

2008–2013

 

Darren O'Dea

2009

 

Jay Tabb

2009–2013

 

Ian Harte

2010–2013

 

Chris Baird

2013-2014

 

Stephen Kelly

2013–2015

 

Sean Long

2013-2017

 

Liam Kelly

2014–

 

Oliver Norwood

2014–2016

 

Paul McShane

2015-

 

Stephen Quinn

2015-

 

Josh Barrett

2015=

 

 

 

Wolverhampton

Wanderers

 

Irish Managers

 

Sammy Chapman 1985-86

 

Derek Dougan

  1967–1976

 

Robbie Dennison

1987–1997

 

Robbie Keane

1997–1999

 

Mark Kennedy

2001–2006

 

Denis Irwin

2002–2004

 

Stephen Ward

2007–2013

 

Kevin Foley

2007–2015

 

Matt Doherty

2010-

 

 

 

Birmingham City

Maik Taylor

2003-

Damien Johnson

2002–

Jim Hagan

1982–1986

Kenny Cunningham

2002–2006

Jon McCarthy

1997–2002

Ray Ferris

1949–1953

Dave Langan

1980–1983

Liam Daish

1994–1996

Clinton Morrison

2002–2005

Stephen Kelly

2006–

Jeff Kenna

2001–2004

Don Givens

1978–1981

Danny Sonner

2000–2001

Jim Higgins

1949–1952

 

 

Nottingham Forest

 

Irish Managers

 

Johnny Carey 1963-68

Joe Kinnear 2004

Sean O'Driscoll 2012

Martin O'Neill 2019-

 

 

Martin O'Neill

1971–1981

 

Roy Keane

1990–1993

 

Kingsley Black

1991–1995

 

Andy Reid

1999–2005,

2011-2014

 

Lee Camp

2008–2013

 

Daryl Murphy

2017-

 

Jamie Ward

2015-

 

Stephen Henderson

2016-

 

 

 

West Ham United

 

 

Alec McCartney

1905-1906

 

Charlie Turner (footballer)

1938-1939

 

Johnny McGowan

1940s

 

Tommy Moroney

1947-1953

 

Johnny Carroll

1948-1949

 

Danny McGowan

1948-1954

 

Freddie Kearns

1948-1954

 

Frank O'Farrell

1948-1956

 

Noel Cantwell

1952-1960

 

Brian Moore (footballer)

1955

 

Noel Dwyer

 

 

Ray Houghton

1979-1982

 

Liam Brady

1987-1990

 

David Kelly

1988-1990

 

Allen McKnight

1988-1991

 

Matt Holland

1992-1995

 

Gary Kelly

1994

 

Michael Hughes (footballer)

1994-1997

 

Alex O'Reilly

1997-2001

 

Grant McCann

1998-2003

 

Shaun Byrne

1999-2004

 

Gary Breen

2002-2003

 

David Forde (footballer)

2002-2004

 

Daryl McMahon

2002-2004

 

David Connolly

2003-2004

 

Roy Carroll

2005-2007

 

George McCartney

2006-2008

 

Ryan O'Neill (Northern Irish footballer)

2008-2009

 

Robbie Keane

2011

 

Joey O'Brien

2011-2016

 

Jamie Harney

2014-2015

 

Seán Maguire (footballer)

2014-2015

 

 

Darren Randolph

2015-2017

 

 

Declan Rice

2015-

 

 

The brutal contract-killing of Veronica Guerin also tragically had its connections with Manchester; Veronica, a journalist and mother, was buried with her beloved Eric Cantona Manchester United shirt draped over the coffin.

 

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