Northern Ireland national football team results (1960–1979)

The Northern Ireland national football team represents Northern Ireland in international association football. From 1882 to 1921 all of Ireland was represented by a single side, the Ireland national football team, organised by the Irish Football Association (IFA).

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In 1920 Ireland was partitioned into Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland. In 1922, The south of Ireland gained independence as the Irish Free State, later to become Republic of Ireland. Amid these political upheavals, a rival football association, the Football Association of Ireland (the F.A.I.), emerged in Dublin in 1921 and organised a separate league and later a national team. In 1923, during a period when the home nations had dis-affiliated from the governing body,[1] the FAI was recognised by FIFA as the governing body of the Irish Free State on the condition that it changed its name to the Football Association of the Irish Free State.[2] At the same time, the IFA continued to organise its national team on an all-Ireland basis, regularly calling up Free State players.[3][4] During this era at least one Northerner, Harry Chatton, also played for the Irish Free State and from 1936, the FAI began to organise their own all–Ireland team.[5][6] Both teams now competed as Ireland and during this era at least 39 dual internationals were selected to represent both teams.[7] Between 1928 and 1946 the IFA were not affiliated to FIFA and the two Ireland teams co-existed, never competing in the same competition.[8]

In April 1951, FIFA decreed that the IFA team could not select "citizens of Eire". An exception was for British Home Championship games, as a 1923 IFAB agreement at Liverpool prevented FIFA intervention in relations between the four Home Nations.[9] However, the exception would only apply "if the F.A. of Ireland do not object", and was never availed of.

At FIFA's 1953 congress, its Rule 3 was amended so that an international team must use "that title ... recognised politically and geographically of the countries or territories". The FAI initially claimed Rule 3 gave them the right to the name Ireland[10] (see names of the Irish state), but FIFA subsequently ruled neither team could be referred to as Ireland, decreeing that the FAI team be officially designated as the Republic of Ireland, while the IFA team was to become Northern Ireland.[11][12] The IFA objected and in 1954 was permitted to continue using the name Ireland in Home Internationals,[13] based on the 1923 agreement. This practice was discontinued in the late 1970s.[14][a]

This is a list of the Northern Ireland national football team results from 1960 to 1979.

1960sEdit

1960Edit

6 April 1960 1959–60 British Home Championship Wales   3–2   Ireland Wrexham, Wales

Match 216
Medwin   4', 57'
Jones   65' (pen.)
Report Bingham   67'
Blanchflower   80' (pen.)
Stadium: Racecourse Ground
Attendance: 16,979
Referee: Hugh Phillips (Scotland)
8 October 1960 1960–61 British Home Championship Ireland   2–5   England Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 217
McAdams   38', 57' Report Smith   16'
Greaves   41', 47', 88'
Douglas   80'
Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 60,000
Referee: Hugh Phillips (Scotland)
26 October 1960 1962 FIFA World Cup Group 3 Qualifier Northern Ireland   3–4   West Germany Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 218
McAdams   21', 51', 90' Report Brülls   7'
Seeler   53'
Dörfel   55', 80'
Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Leo Horn (Netherlands)
9 November 1960 1960–61 British Home Championship Scotland   5–2   Ireland Glasgow, Scotland

Match 219
Law   8'
Caldow   43' (pen.)
Young   78'
Brand   80', 90'
Report Blanchflower   48' (pen.)
McParland   84'
Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 34,544
Referee: Kevin Howley (England)

1961Edit

12 April 1961 1960–61 British Home Championship Ireland   1–5   Wales Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 220
Dougan   64' Report Charles   1'
Allchurch   2'
Leek   26'
Jones   48' (pen), 70'
Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Hugh Phillips (Scotland)
25 April 1961 International Friendly Italy   3–2   Northern Ireland Bologna, Italy

Match 221
Stacchini   30', 58'
Sívori   78'
Report Dougan   71'
McAdams   72'
Stadium: Stadio Comunale
Attendance: 17,500
Referee: Jacques Devillers (France)
3 May 1961 1962 FIFA World Cup Group 3 Qualifier Greece   2–1   Northern Ireland Athens, Greece

Match 222
Papaemmanouil   8', 64' Report McIlroy   81' Stadium: Leoforos Alexandras Stadium
Attendance: 12,942
Referee: Eli Priesner (Israel)
10 May 1961 1962 FIFA World Cup Group 3 Qualifier West Germany   2–1   Northern Ireland West Berlin, West Germany

Match 223
Kreß   28'
Brülls   58'
Report McIlroy   69' Stadium: Olympiastadion
Attendance: 95,000
Referee: Gösta Lindberg (Sweden)
7 October 1961 1961–62 British Home Championship Ireland   1–6   Scotland Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 224
McLaughlin   17' Report Wilson   14'
Scott   34', 53', 79'
Brand   38', 69'
Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 41,000
Referee: James Finney (England)
17 October 1961 1962 FIFA World Cup Group 3 Qualifier Northern Ireland   2–0   Greece Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 225
McLaughlin   28', 57' Report Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 21,250
Referee: Pietro Bonetto (Italy)
22 November 1961 1961–62 British Home Championship England   1–1   Ireland London, England

Match 226
Charlton   20' Report McIlroy   82' Stadium: Wembley
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Leo Callaghan (Wales)

1962Edit

11 April 1962 1961–62 British Home Championship Wales   4–0   Ireland Cardiff, Wales

Match 227
Mel Charles   15', 35', 60', 65' Report Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 13,250
Referee: George McCabe (England)
9 May 1962 International Friendly Netherlands   4–0   Northern Ireland Rotterdam, Netherlands

Match 228
Swart   48'
van der Kuil   51'
van der Linden   70', 73'
Report Stadium: De Kuip
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Werner Treichel (West Germany)
10 October 1962 1964 European Nations' Cup Qualifying
Preliminary Round
Poland   0–2   Northern Ireland Chorzów, Poland

Match 229
Report Dougan   17'
Humphries   54'
Stadium: Stadion Śląski
Attendance: 31,500
Referee: Bertil Wilhelm Lööw (Sweden)
20 October 1962 1962–63 British Home Championship Ireland   1–3   England Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 230
Barr   62' Report Greaves  38'
O'Grady   71', 73'
Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: James Barclay (Scotland)
7 November 1962 1962–63 British Home Championship Scotland   5–1   Ireland Glasgow, Scotland

Match 231
Law   40', 60', 73', 86'
Henderson   76'
Report Bingham   8' Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 58,804
Referee: James Finney (England)

1963Edit

3 April 1963 1962–63 British Home Championship Ireland   1–4   Wales Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 233
Harvey   36' Report Woosnam   33', 85', 89'
Jones   63'
Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: George McCabe (England)
30 May 1963 1964 European Nations' Cup Qualifying
Round of 16
Spain   1–1   Northern Ireland Bilbao, Spain

Match 234
Amancio   60' Report Irvine   76' Stadium: Estadio San Mamés
Attendance: 27,960
Referee: Cesare Jonni (Italy)
12 October 1963 1963–64 British Home Championship Ireland   2–1   Scotland Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 235
Bingham   26'
Wilson   63'
Report St John   49' Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 39,000
Referee: Jack Taylor (England)
20 November 1963 1963–64 British Home Championship England   8–3   Ireland London, England

Match 237
Paine   2', 37', 61'
Greaves   20', 30', 60', 65'
Smith   46'
Report Crossan   44'
Wilson   74', 85'
Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Leo Callaghan (Wales)

1964Edit

15 April 1964 1963–64 British Home Championship Wales   2–3   Ireland Swansea, Wales

Match 238
Godfrey   24'
Davies   63'
Report McLaughlin   8'
Wilson   37'
Harvey   45'
Stadium: Vetch Field
Attendance: 10,434
Referee: Ken Dagnall (England)
29 April 1964 International Friendly Northern Ireland   3–0   Uruguay Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 239
Crossan   39' (pen.), 79' (pen.)
Wilson   66'
Report Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Kevin Howley (England)
3 October 1964 1964–65 British Home Championship Ireland   3–4   England Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 240
Wilson   52'
McLaughlin   55', 67'
Report Pickering   7'
Greaves   12', 16', 24'
Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 58,000
Referee: William Brittle (Scotland)
14 October 1964 1966 FIFA World Cup Group 5 Qualifier Northern Ireland   1–0    Switzerland Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 241
Crossan   46' (pen.) Report Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 28,598
Referee: Hubert Burguet (Belgium)
14 November 1964 1966 FIFA World Cup Group 5 Qualifier Switzerland    2–1   Northern Ireland Lausanne, Switzerland

Match 242
Quentin   29'
Kuhn   34'
Report Best   31' Stadium: Stade olympique de la Pontaise
Attendance: 22,162
Referee: Paul Schiller (Austria)
25 November 1964 1964–65 British Home Championship Scotland   3–2   Ireland Glasgow, Scotland

Match 243
Wilson   10', 30'
Gilzean   16'
Report Best   9'
Irvine   18'
Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 48,752
Referee: George Powell (Wales)

1965Edit

17 March 1965 1966 FIFA World Cup Group 5 Qualifier Northern Ireland   2–1   Netherlands Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 244
Crossan   11'
Neill   62'
Report van Nee   6' Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 25,300
Referee: Tage Sørensen (Denmark)
31 March 1965 1964–65 British Home Championship Ireland   0–5   Wales Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 245
Report Jones   20'
Vernon   33', 48'
Williams  
Allchurch  
Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Ken Dagnall (England)
7 April 1965 1966 FIFA World Cup Group 5 Qualifier Netherlands   0–0   Northern Ireland Rotterdam, Netherlands

Match 246
Report Stadium: De Kuip
Attendance: 61,954
Referee: Bill Clements (England)
7 May 1965 1966 FIFA World Cup Group 5 Qualifier Northern Ireland   4–1   Albania Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 247
Crossan   17', 30', 73' (pen.)
Best   85'
Report Jashari   49' Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 16,017
Referee: Norman Mootz (Luxembourg)
2 October 1965 1965–66 British Home Championship Ireland   3–2   Scotland Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 248
Dougan   42'
Crossan   60'
Irvine   89'
Report Gilzean   17', 81' Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 53,000
Referee: Jack Taylor (England)
10 November 1965 1965–66 British Home Championship England   2–1   Ireland London, England

Match 249
Baker   19'
Peacock   73'
Report Irvine   21' Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 70,000
Referee: Leo Callaghan (Wales)
24 November 1965 1966 FIFA World Cup Group 5 Qualifier Albania   1–1   Northern Ireland Tirana, Albania

Match 250
Haxhiu   77' Report Irvine   58' Stadium: Qemal Stafa Stadium
Attendance: 16,381
Referee: Petre Sotir (Romania)

1966Edit

30 March 1966 1965–66 British Home Championship Wales   1–4   Ireland Cardiff, Wales

Match 251
Davies   74' Report Irvine   2'
Wilson   42'
Welsh   53'
Harvey   55'
Stadium: Ninian Park
Attendance: 12,860
Referee: James Finney (England)
7 May 1966 International Friendly Northern Ireland   0–2   West Germany Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 252
Report Seeler   21'
Heiß   57'
Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Hugh Phillips (Scotland)
22 June 1966 International Friendly Northern Ireland   4–1   Mexico Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 253
Johnston   72'
Elder   76'
Nicholson  
Ferguson   90'
Report Peña   52' (pen.) Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 12,000
Referee: Jack Taylor (England)

1967Edit

1968Edit

10 September 1968 International Friendly Israel   2–3   Northern Ireland Tel Aviv, Israel

Match 260
Spiegler   52'
Talbi   63'
Report Irvine   5', 39'
Dougan   20'
Stadium: Bloomfield Stadium
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Othmar Huber (Switzerland)
13 October 1968 1970 FIFA World Cup Group 4 Qualifier Northern Ireland   4–1   Turkey Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 261
Best   32'
McMordie   47'
Dougan   66'
Campbell   76'
Report Ogün   9' Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 38,363
Referee: Wim Schalks (Netherlands)
11 December 1968 1970 FIFA World Cup Group 4 Qualifier Turkey   0–3   Northern Ireland Istanbul, Turkey

Match 262
Report Harkin   35', 88'
Nicholson   63'
Stadium: Mithatpaşa Stadium
Attendance: 19,110
Referee: Zanlin Ben Ganif (Algerian Football Federation)

1969Edit

3 May 1969 1968–69 British Home Championship Ireland   1–3   England Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 263
McMordie   63' Report Peters   39'
Lee   64'
Hurst   74' (pen.)
Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: William Mullan (Scotland)
6 May 1969 1968–69 British Home Championship Scotland   1–1   Ireland Glasgow, Scotland

Match 264
Stein   53' Report McMordie   11' Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 7,455
Referee: David W. Smith (England)
10 May 1969 1968–69 British Home Championship Ireland   0–0   Wales Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 265
Report Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 12,500
Referee: Eric Jennings (England)

1970sEdit

1970Edit

18 April 1970 1969–70 British Home Championship Ireland   0–1   Scotland Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 268
Report O'Hare   58' Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 31,000
Referee: Eric Jennings (England)
21 April 1970 1969–70 British Home Championship England   3–1   Ireland London, England

Match 269
Peters   6'
Hurst   57'
Charlton   81'
Report Best   50' Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 100,000
Referee: Gaspar Pintado Viú (Spain)
25 April 1970 1969–70 British Home Championship Wales   1–0   Ireland Swansea, Wales

Match 270
Rees   36' Report Stadium: Vetch Field
Attendance: 27,067
Referee: James Finney (England)
11 November 1970 UEFA Euro 1972 Group 4 Qualifier Spain   3–0   Northern Ireland Seville, Spain

Match 271
Rexach   39'
Pirri   60'
Aragonés   75'
Report Stadium: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Attendance: 26,215
Referee: Gyula Emsberger (Hungary)

1971Edit

3 February 1971 UEFA Euro 1972 Group 4 Qualifier Cyprus   0–3   Northern Ireland Nicosia, Cyprus

Match 272
Report Nicholson   53'
Dougan   55'
Best   86' (pen.)
Stadium: GSP Stadium
Attendance: 9,119
Referee: Francesco Francescon (Italy)
21 April 1971 UEFA Euro 1972 Group 4 Qualifier Northern Ireland   5–0   Cyprus Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 273
Dougan   20'
Best   44', 47', 56'
Nicholson   85'
Report Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 19,153
Referee: Jacques Colling (Luxembourg)
15 May 1971 1970–71 British Home Championship Ireland   0–1   England Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 274
Report Clarke   80' Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 30,000
Referee: Alistair MacKenzie (Scotland)
18 May 1971 1970–71 British Home Championship Scotland   0–1   Ireland Glasgow, Scotland

Match 275
Report Greig   14' (o.g.) Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 31,643
Referee: Clive Thomas (Wales)
22 May 1971 1970–71 British Home Championship Ireland   1–0   Wales Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 276
Hamilton   27' Report Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 23,000
Referee: Ken Burns (England)
22 September 1971 UEFA Euro 1972 Group 4 Qualifier Soviet Union   1–0   Northern Ireland Moscow, Russia

Match 277
Muntyan   43' (pen.) Report Stadium: Central Lenin Stadium
Attendance: 51,186
Referee: Ove Dahlberg (Sweden)
13 October 1971 UEFA Euro 1972 Group 4 Qualifier Northern Ireland   1–1   Soviet Union Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 278
Nicholson   13' Report Byshovets   32' Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 16,573
Referee: Rolf Nyhus (Norway)

1972Edit

16 February 1972 UEFA Euro 1972 Group 4 Qualifier Northern Ireland   1–1   Spain Kingston upon Hull, England[b]

Match 279
Morgan   72' Report Rojo   40' Stadium: Boothferry Park
Attendance: 19,925
Referee: Jack Taylor (England)
20 May 1972 1971–72 British Home Championship Ireland   0–2   Scotland Glasgow, Scotland[c]

Match 280
Report Law   86'
Lorimer   89'
Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 39,710
Referee: Clive Thomas (Wales)
23 May 1972 1971–72 British Home Championship England   0–1   Northern Ireland London, England

Match 281
Report Neill   33' Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 64,000
Referee: John Gow (Wales)
27 May 1972 1971–72 British Home Championship Wales   0–0   Northern Ireland Wrexham, Wales

Match 282
Report Stadium: Racecourse Ground
Attendance: 15,647
Referee: Jack Taylor (England)
18 October 1972 1974 FIFA World Cup Group 6 Qualifier Bulgaria   3–0   Northern Ireland Sofia, Bulgaria

Match 283
Bonev   18' (pen.), 85' (pen.)
Kolev   53'
Report Stadium: Vasil Levski National Stadium
Attendance: 40,000
Referee: Gerhard Schulenburg (West Germany)

1973Edit

14 February 1973 1974 FIFA World Cup Group 6 Qualifier Cyprus   1–0   Northern Ireland Nicosia, Cyprus

Match 284
Antoniou   88' Report Stadium: GSP Stadium, Eugenia and Antonios Theodotou
Attendance: 5,328
Referee: Aurel Bentu (Romania)
28 March 1973 1974 FIFA World Cup Group 6 Qualifier Northern Ireland   1–1   Portugal Coventry, England[d]

Match 285
O'Neill   18' Report Eusébio   84' (pen.) Stadium: Highfield Road
Attendance: 11,238
Referee: Paul Schiller (Austria)
8 May 1973 1974 FIFA World Cup Group 6 Qualifier Northern Ireland   3–0   Cyprus London, England[e]

Match 286
Morgan   4'
Anderson   32', 44'
Report Stadium: Craven Cottage
Attendance: 6,090
Referee: Iorwerth Jones (Wales)
12 May 1973 1972–73 British Home Championship Ireland   1–2   England Liverpool, England[f]

Match 287
Clements   22' (pen.) Report Chivers   9', 82' Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 29,865
Referee: Clive Thomas (Wales)
16 May 1973 1972–73 British Home Championship Scotland   1–2   Ireland Glasgow, Scotland

Match 288
Dalglish   89' Report O'Neill   3'
Anderson   16'
Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 38,852
Referee: Ken Burns (England)
19 May 1973 1972–73 British Home Championship Northern Ireland   1–0   Wales Liverpool, England[g]

Match 289
Hamilton   14' Report Stadium: Goodison Park
Attendance: 4,946
Referee: Bobby Davidson (Scotland)
26 September 1973 1974 FIFA World Cup Group 6 Qualifier Northern Ireland   0–0   Bulgaria Sheffield, England[h]

Match 290
Report Stadium: Hillsborough Stadium
Attendance: 6,206
Referee: Rolf Nyhus (Norway)
14 November 1973 1974 FIFA World Cup Group 6 Qualifier Portugal   1–1   Northern Ireland Lisbon, Portugal

Match 291
Rui Jordão   34' Report O'Kane   68' Stadium: Estádio José Alvalade
Attendance: 6,713
Referee: Pablo Sánchez Ibáñez (Spain)

1974Edit

11 May 1974 1973–74 British Home Championship Northern Ireland   1–0   Scotland Glasgow, Scotland[i]

Match 292
Cassidy   39' Report Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 53,778
Referee: Iorwerth Jones (Wales)
15 May 1974 1973–74 British Home Championship England   1–0   Northern Ireland London, England

Match 293
Weller   73' Report Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 45,500
Referee: Bobby Davidson (Scotland)
18 May 1974 1973–74 British Home Championship Wales   1–0   Northern Ireland Wrexham, Wales

Match 294
Smallman   26' Report Stadium: Racecourse Ground
Attendance: 9,311
Referee: Pat Partridge (England)
4 September 1974 UEFA Euro 1976 Group 3 Qualifier Norway   2–1   Northern Ireland Oslo, Norway

Match 295
Lund   50', 72' Report Finney   3' Stadium: Ullevaal
Attendance: 6,585
Referee: Alfred Delcourt (Belgium)
30 October 1974 UEFA Euro 1976 Group 3 Qualifier Sweden   0–2   Northern Ireland Stockholm, Sweden

Match 296
Report Nicholl   7'
O'Neill   23'
Stadium: Råsunda Stadion
Attendance: 18,131
Referee: Theodorus Boosten (Netherlands)

1975Edit

16 April 1975 UEFA Euro 1976 Group 3 Qualifier Northern Ireland   1–0   Yugoslavia Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 297
Hamilton   23' Report Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 25,847
Referee: Robert Wurtz (France)
17 May 1975 1974–75 British Home Championship Northern Ireland   0–0   England Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 298
Report Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 36,500
Referee: Thomas Reynolds (Wales)
20 May 1975 1974–75 British Home Championship Scotland   3–0   Northern Ireland Glasgow, Scotland

Match 299
MacDougall   15'
Dalglish   21'
Parlane   80'
Report Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 64,686
Referee: Pat Partridge (England)
23 May 1975 1974–75 British Home Championship Northern Ireland   1–0   Wales Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 300
Finney   23' Report Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Jack Taylor (England)
3 September 1975 UEFA Euro 1976 Group 3 Qualifier Northern Ireland   1–2   Sweden Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 301
Hunter   32' Report Sjöberg   44'
Torstensson   55'
Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 14,622
Referee: Hans-Joachim Weyland (West Germany)
29 October 1975 UEFA Euro 1976 Group 3 Qualifier Northern Ireland   3–0   Norway Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 302
Morgan   2'
McIlroy   5'
Hamilton   53'
Report Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 8,923
Referee: Guðjón Finnbogason (Iceland)
19 November 1975 UEFA Euro 1976 Group 3 Qualifier Yugoslavia   1–0   Northern Ireland Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Match 303
Oblak   21' Report Stadium: Stadion JNA
Attendance: 21,545
Referee: Antonio Camacho Jiménez (Spain)

1976Edit

3 March 1976 International Friendly Israel   1–1   Northern Ireland Tel Aviv, Israel

Match 304
Damti   36' Report Lev   58' (o.g.) Stadium: Bloomfield Stadium
Attendance: 9,000
Referee: Werner Spiegel (Austria)
8 May 1976 1975–76 British Home Championship Northern Ireland   0–3   Scotland Glasgow, Scotland[j]

Match 305
Report Gemmill   23'
Masson   47'
Dalglish   52'
Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 49,033
Referee: Thomas Reynolds (Wales)
11 May 1976 1975–76 British Home Championship England   4–0   Northern Ireland London, England

Match 306
Francis   34'
Channon   35' (pen.), 75'
Pearson   63'
Report Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 48,000
Referee: Clive Thomas (Wales)
14 May 1976 1975–76 British Home Championship Wales   1–0   Northern Ireland Swansea, Wales

Match 307
James   24' Report Stadium: Vetch Field
Attendance: 9,935
Referee: Ken Burns (England)
13 October 1976 1978 FIFA World Cup Group 4 Qualifier Netherlands   2–2   Northern Ireland Rotterdam, Netherlands

Match 308
Krol   64'
Cruijff   66'
Report McGrath   4'
Spence   88'
Stadium: De Kuip
Attendance: 56,000
Referee: Ángel Franco Martínez (Spain)
10 November 1976 1978 FIFA World Cup Group 4 Qualifier Belgium   2–0   Northern Ireland Liège, Belgium

Match 309
Van Gool   29'
Lambert   52'
Report Stadium: Stade Maurice Dufrasne
Attendance: 25,081
Referee: Adolf Prokop East Germany

1977Edit

27 April 1977 International Friendly West Germany   5–0   Northern Ireland Cologne, West Germany

Match 310
Bonhof   55' (pen.)
Fischer   58', 84'
Müller   65'
Flohe   90'
Report Stadium: Müngersdorfer Stadion
Attendance: 58,000
Referee: Károly Palotai (Hungary)
28 May 1977 1976–77 British Home Championship Northern Ireland   1–2   England Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 311
McGrath   4' Report Channon   27'
Tueart   86'
Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Brian McGinlay (Scotland)
1 June 1977 1976–77 British Home Championship Scotland   3–0   Northern Ireland Glasgow, Scotland

Match 312
Dalglish   37', 79'
McQueen   61'
Report Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 44,449
Referee: John Gow (Wales)
3 June 1977 1976–77 British Home Championship Northern Ireland   1–1   Wales Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 313
Nelson   46' Report Deacy   27' Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Jack Taylor (England)
21 September 1977 1978 FIFA World Cup Group 4 Qualifier Northern Ireland   2–0   Iceland Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 315
McGrath   67'
McIlroy   76'
Report Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Henning Lund-Sørensen (Denmark)
16 November 1977 1978 FIFA World Cup Group 4 Qualifier Northern Ireland   3–0   Belgium Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 317
Armstrong   42', 74'
McGrath   58'
Report Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 8,000
Referee: Georges Konrath (France)

1978Edit

13 May 1978 1977–78 British Home Championship Ireland   1–1   Scotland Glasgow, Scotland[k]

Match 318
O'Neill   26' Report Johnstone   36' Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 64,418
Referee: John Gow (Wales)
16 May 1978 1977–78 British Home Championship England   1–0   Northern Ireland London, England

Match 319
Neal   44' Report Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: John Gordon (Scotland)
19 May 1978 1977–78 British Home Championship Wales   1–0   Northern Ireland Wrexham, Wales

Match 320
Deacy   70' (pen.) Report Stadium: Racecourse Ground
Attendance: 9,077
Referee: Ken Burns (England)
25 October 1978 UEFA Euro 1980 Group 1 Qualifier Northern Ireland   2–1   Denmark Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 322
Spence   63'
Anderson   85'
Report Jensen   51' Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Rolf Haugen (Norway)
29 November 1978 UEFA Euro 1980 Group 1 Qualifier Bulgaria   0–2   Northern Ireland Sofia, Bulgaria

Match 323
Report Armstrong   17'
Caskey   83'
Stadium: Vasil Levski National Stadium
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Hilmi Ok (Turkey)

1979Edit

7 February 1979 UEFA Euro 1980 Group 1 Qualifier England   4–0   Northern Ireland London, England

Match 324
Keegan   24'
Latchford   46', 63'
Watson   49'
Report Stadium: Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 91,244
Referee: Ulf Eriksson (Sweden)
2 May 1979 UEFA Euro 1980 Group 1 Qualifier Northern Ireland   2–0   Bulgaria Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 325
Nicholl   16'
Armstrong   30'
Report Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 18,700
Referee: Mattsson (Finland)
19 May 1979 1978–79 British Home Championship Northern Ireland   0–2   England Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 326
Report Watson   11'
Coppell   14'
Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 35,000
Referee: Ian Foote (Scotland)
22 May 1979 1978–79 British Home Championship Scotland   1–0   Northern Ireland Glasgow, Scotland

Match 327
Graham   76' Report Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 28,510
Referee: Clive Thomas (Wales)
26 May 1979 1978–79 British Home Championship Northern Ireland   1–1   Wales Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 328
Spence   1' Report James   63' Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 6,500
Referee: John Homewood (England)
6 June 1979 UEFA Euro 1980 Group 1 Qualifier Denmark   4–0   Northern Ireland Copenhagen, Denmark

Match 329
Elkjær   13', 33', 83'
Simonsen   64'
Report Stadium: Parken Stadium
Attendance: 16,500
Referee: Rudolf Frickel (West Germany)
17 October 1979 UEFA Euro 1980 Group 1 Qualifier Northern Ireland   1–5   England Belfast, Northern Ireland

Match 330
Moreland   50' (pen.) Report Francis   18', 62'
Woodcock   34', 57'
Nicholl   74' (o.g.)
Stadium: Windsor Park
Attendance: 17,755
Referee: Alexis Ponnet (Belgium)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The last match played as Ireland was 1978 versus Scotland,[15] however, apart from this match, all British Championship matches had been played as "Northern Ireland" since the 1973–74 tournament.[16] In the 1972–73 tournament, the first two matches were played as "Ireland" and the third as "Northern Ireland". In the 1971–72 tournament, the first was played as "Ireland" and the second and third as "Northern Ireland". 1970–71 was the last tournament in which all matches were played under the name "Ireland".[17]
  2. ^ Match moved out of Northern Ireland because of The Troubles.
  3. ^ The match was moved, when death threats from the Provisional Irish Republican Army were sent to the Scottish Football Association and Scottish players who were scheduled to play at Windsor Park. As a result, Northern Ireland's home fixture was rescheduled to Hampden Park, effectively granting the Scottish team an extra home match.
  4. ^ Match moved out of Northern Ireland because of The Troubles.
  5. ^ Match moved out of Northern Ireland because of The Troubles.
  6. ^ Match moved out of Northern Ireland because of The Troubles.
  7. ^ Match moved out of Northern Ireland because of The Troubles.
  8. ^ Match moved out of Northern Ireland because of The Troubles.
  9. ^ Match moved out of Northern Ireland because of The Troubles.
  10. ^ Match moved out of Northern Ireland because of The Troubles.
  11. ^ Match moved out of Northern Ireland because of The Troubles.

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