Northren Ireland naitional fitbaw team

The Northren Ireland naitional fitbaw team represents Northren Ireland in internaitional fitbaw. Frae 1882 tae 1921 aw o Ireland wis representit bi a single side, the Ireland naitional fitbaw team, organisit bi the Irish Football Association (IFA). In 1921 the jurisdiction o the IFA wis reducit tae Northren Ireland follaein the secession o clubs in the suin-tae-be Erse Free State, awtho its team remained the naitional team for aw o Ireland till 1950, an uised the name Ireland till the 1970s.[3][n 1] The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) organises the separate Republic o Ireland naitional fitbaw team.

Northern Ireland
Nickname(s)Green and White Army, Norn Iron
AssociationIrish Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Heid coachMichael O'Neill
CaiptainSteven Davis
Maist kaipsPat Jennings (119)
Tap scorerDavid Healy (36)
Hame stadiumWindsor Park
FIFA codeNIR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA rankin
Current 36 Steady (19 December 2019)[1]
Heichest25 (Juin 2016)
Lawest129 (September 2012)
Elo rankin
Current 45 Increase 6 (25 November 2019)[2]
Heichest5 or 14 (1882 or May 1986)
Lawest114 (11 October 2013)
First international
Offeecial:
 Ireland 0–13 Ingland 
(Belfast; 18 Februar 1882)
As Northren Ireland[citation needit]:
 Northren Ireland 1–3 Scotland 
(Belfast; 3 October 1953)
Biggest win
 Ireland 7–0 Wales 
(Belfast; 1 Februar 1930)
Biggest defeat
 Ireland 0–13 Ingland 
(Belfast; 18 Februar 1882)
Warld Cup
Appearances3 (first in 1958)
Best resultQuairter feenals, 1958
European Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2016)
Best resultRoond o 16, 2016

NotesEedit

  1. The last match played as Ireland was 1978 versus Scotland,[4] housomeivver, apairt frae this match, aw Breetish Championship matches haed been played as "Northren Ireland" syne the 1973–74 toornament.[5] In the 1972–73 toornament, the first twa matches wur played as "Ireland" an the third as "Northren Ireland". In the 1971–72 toornament, the first wis played as "Ireland" an the seicont an third as "Northren Ireland". 1970–71 wis the last toornament in which aw matches wur played unner the name "Ireland".[6]

ReferencesEedit

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 19 December 2019. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  2. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 25 November 2019. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  3. Matthew Taylor (2008). The Association Game: A History of British Football. Harlow:Pearson Education Ltd.
  4. "NIFG: Northern Ireland Programmes 1975–1978". Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  5. "NIFG: Northern Ireland Programmes 1972–1975". Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  6. "NIFG: Northern Ireland Programmes 1968–1972". Retrieved 13 June 2016.

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