The Irish Football Associations’s Greatest Ever Football Team as voted by almost two thousand people including the readers of Northern Ireland’s Footballing History, followers of the A Wee Spot In Europe Twitter Account and the fans of the Our Wee Country Facebook Page
Please leave your comments below and let us know what you think of the side and how well they would have done if they had of all played together. Good enough to win the World Cup, or at least qualify!? Let us know and thanks for voting!
We have Billy Bingham as a player-manager with the formation of the team being 4-4-2.
MAN: Billy Bingham (90%)
ASS: Michael O’Neill (6%)
GK: Pat Jennings (83%)
RB: Jimmy Nicholl (46%)
CB: Aaron Hughes (22%)
CB: Gareth McAuley (35%)
LB: Mal Donaghy (50%)
RM: Keith Gillespie (65%)
CM: Danny Blanchflower (44%)
CM: Steven Davis (20%)
LM: George Best (88%)
CF: David Healy (75%)
CF: Gerry Armstrong (5%)
SUB GK: Harry Gregg (6%)
SUB RB: Pat Rice (22%)
SUB CB: Alan McDonald (12%)
SUB LB: Sammy Nelson (16%)
SUB RM: Billy Bingham (24%)
SUB CM: Norman Whiteside (19%)
SUB LM: Michael Hughes (4%)
SUB CF: Peter Doherty (5%)
Every team needs a captain and this one is no different. There are a number of former Northern Ireland captains who have made the greatest ever team, some more successful than others. However, for the purpose of this debate the winner of the poll will become captain of the Irish Football Association’s Greatest Ever Team.
Please find links below to the original polls which made up the final selection choices, so you can see the final vote percentages for each player. Some fantastic players for both club and country ultimately missed out on a place in the final team, but they were greats in their own rights. Please note that those missing from the final selection were not voted in by the public. The vote incorporated numerous open and democratic polls, and was not a personal selection by the website owner.
- Who Is The Irish FA’s Greatest Ever Goalkeeper ?
- Who Is The Irish FA’s Greatest Ever Right-Back?
- Who Is The Irish FA’s Greatest Ever Centre-Back?
- Who Is The Irish FA’s Greatest Ever Left-Back?
- Who Is The Irish FA’s Greatest Ever Right-Midfielder?
- Who Is The Irish FA’s Greatest Ever Centre-Midfielder?
- Who Is The Irish FA’s Greatest Ever Left-Midfielder?
- Who Is The Irish FA’s Greatest Ever Striker?
- Who Is The Irish FA’s Greatest Ever Manager?