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Northern Ireland national under-21 football team

The Northern Ireland national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Under-21
AssociationIrish Football Association
Head coachIan Baraclough
CaptainKofi Balmer
Most capsLiam Donnelly (24)
Top scorerLiam Donnelly
Shayne Lavery (5)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Republic of Ireland Rep. of Ireland 1–1 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
(Dalymount Park, Phibsborough; 8 March 1978)
Biggest win
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 5–0 Luxembourg Luxembourg
(Mourneview Park, Lurgan; 16 November 2007)
Biggest defeat
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 2–6 Greece Greece
(The Oval, Belfast; 1 April 2003)
&
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 2–6 Iceland Iceland
(The Showgrounds, Coleraine; 8 September 2009)
UEFA U-21 Championship
Appearances0

Contents

Former coachesEdit

Name From To Record
P W D L %W
  Danny Blanchflower 08–03–1978 1 0 1 0 0.0
  Billy Bingham 03–04–1990 1 1 0 0 100.0
  Bryan Hamilton 22–03–1994 1 0 1 0 0.0
  Roy Millar 21–04–1998 1 1 0 0 100.0
  Chris Nicholl 20–05–1998 08–10–1999 13 3 5 5 23.1
  Roy Millar 28–03–2000 26–03–2008 48 17 9 22 35.4
  Steve Beaglehole 19–08–2008 15–11–2011 21 4 3 14 19.0
  Steve Robinson 10–05–2012 15–10–2013 10 0 0 10 0.0
  Jim Magilton* 14–11–2013 11–10–2016 14 1 2 11 33.3
  Ian Baraclough 08–06–2017 3 2 0 1 66.6
  • * first two games as caretaker manager

Results and fixtures 2017–2019Edit

2019 UEFA European Under-21 Football ChampionshipEdit

QualificationEdit

Group stageEdit
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Spain 10 9 0 1 31 10 +21 27 Final tournament 1–2 5–1 1–0 3–0 3–1
2   Northern Ireland 10 6 2 2 15 11 +4 20 3–5 1–0 0–0 1–0 4–2
3   Slovakia 10 6 0 4 17 18 −1 18 1–4 1–0 0–2 4–1 2–0
4   Iceland 10 3 2 5 16 19 −3 11 2–7 0–1 2–3 2–3 5–2
5   Albania 10 1 4 5 9 17 −8 7 0–1 1–1 2–3 0–0 0–0
6   Estonia 10 0 2 8 11 24 −13 2 0–1 1–2 1–2 2–3 2–2
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up to the squad for the friendly matches against Bulgaria & Mexico on 22 & 25 March 2019.[1]

Caps and goals updated as of 16 October 2018.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Declan Dunne (2000-03-31) 31 March 2000 (age 19) 0 0   Portadown
12 1GK Jared Thompson (1999-02-23) 23 February 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Warrenpoint Town

3 2DF Bobby Burns (1999-10-07) 7 October 1999 (age 19) 5 0   Heart of Midlothian
5 2DF Pierce Bird (1999-04-16) 16 April 1999 (age 20) 3 0   Notts County
15 2DF Nathan Kerr (1998-01-20) 20 January 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Glentoran
4 2DF Danny Amos (1999-05-20) 20 May 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Hartlepool United
13 2DF Kofi Balmer (2000-09-19) 19 September 2000 (age 18) 0 0   Ballymena United
14 2DF Daniel Finlayson (2001-01-19) 19 January 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Rangers
2 2DF Eoin Toal (1999-02-15) 15 February 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Derry City

6 3MF Jake Dunwoody (1998-09-28) 28 September 1998 (age 20) 3 0   Stoke City
8 3MF Kyle McClean (1998-10-03) 3 October 1998 (age 20) 1 0   Linfield
11 3MF Caolan Boyd-Munce (2000-01-26) 26 January 2000 (age 19) 0 0   Birmingham City
10 3MF Ethan Galbraith (2001-05-11) 11 May 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Manchester United
7 3MF Alfie McCalmont (2000-03-25) 25 March 2000 (age 19) 0 0   Leeds United
16 3MF Cameron Palmer (2000-05-15) 15 May 2000 (age 19) 0 0   Rangers

9 4FW Shayne Lavery (1998-12-08) 8 December 1998 (age 20) 9 3   Linfield
19 4FW David Parkhouse (1999-10-24) 24 October 1999 (age 19) 8 1   Derry City
18 4FW Chris Gallagher (1999-03-30) 30 March 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Glentoran
20 4FW Josh Kelly (1998-12-19) 19 December 1998 (age 20) 0 0   Maidenhead United
17 4FW Lewis McCann (2001-06-07) 7 June 2001 (age 18) 0 0   Dunfermline Athletic

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for the team and remain eligible.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Conor Hazard (1998-03-05) 5 March 1998 (age 21) 4 0   Celtic v.   Slovakia, 16 October 2018

DF Daniel Ballard (1999-09-22) 22 September 1999 (age 19) 4 1   Arsenal v.   Slovakia, 16 October 2018
DF Joe Crowe (1998-04-20) 20 April 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Glentoran v.   Estonia, 8 June 2017
DF Jamal Lewis (1998-01-25) 25 January 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Norwich City v.   Estonia, 8 June 2017

MF Liam Coyle (1999-12-06) 6 December 1999 (age 19) 0 0   Liverpool v.   Bulgaria, 22 March 2019
MF Mark McKee (1998-12-01) 1 December 1998 (age 20) 0 0   Stevenage v.   Spain, 22 March 2018
MF Shea Gordon (1998-05-16) 16 May 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Motherwell v.   Estonia, 10 October 2017

Player recordsEdit

Top appearancesEdit

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-21 Caps
1 Liam Donnelly Fulham, Hartlepool United, Motherwell 2012–2018 24
2 Sean Friars Liverpool, Ipswich Town 1998–2001 21
3 Rory McArdle Sheffield Wednesday, Rochdale 2006–2008 19
= Terry McFlynn Queens Park Rangers, Woking, Margate 2000–2003 19
= Thomas Stewart Wolverhampton Wanderers, Linfield 2006–2008 19
6 Chris Casement Ipswich Town, Dundee 2007–2009 18
= Cameron Dummigan Burnley, Oldham Athletic 2014–2018 18
8 Josh Magennis Cardiff City, Aberdeen 2009–2012 17
= Ciarán Toner Tottenham Hotspur, Leyton Orient 2000–2003 17
= Jeff Whitley Manchester City 1998–2000 17

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-21s.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club(s) Year(s) U-21 Goals
1 Liam Donnelly Fulham, Hartlepool United, Motherwell 2012–2018 5
= Shayne Lavery Everton 2016– 5
3 Adrian Coote Norwich City 1998–1999 4
= David Healy Manchester United 1998–1999 4
= Josh Magennis Cardiff City, Aberdeen 2009–2012 4
= Sam Morrow Hibernian 2005–2006 4
= Oliver Norwood Manchester United 2009–2012 4
= Thomas Stewart Wolverhampton Wanderers, Linfield 2006–2008 4
9 Gary Hamilton Blackburn Rovers, Portadown 2000–2001 3
= Mo Harkin Wycombe Wanderers 2000–2001 3
= Billy Kee Leicester City, Torquay United, Burton Albion 2009–2011 3
= Andrew Little Rangers 2008–2010 3
= Grant McCann West Ham United 2000–2001 3
= Chris Turner Sligo Rovers, Bohemian 2006–2008 3

Note: Club(s) represents the permanent clubs during the player's time in the Under-21s.

Under-21 graduatesEdit

Players who have won 15 of more Northern Ireland 'Full' caps after playing for Northern Ireland U21 (Correct as of end of the 2011/12 season)

Name U21 Caps/Goals U21 Career Full Caps/Goals
Chris Baird 6/0 2002-2003 56/0*
Kingsley Black 1/0 1990 30/1
Noel Brotherston 1/0 1978 27/3
Chris Brunt 2/1 2005-2006 30/1*
Tony Capaldi 14/0 2001-2003 22
Roy Carroll 11/0 1998-1999 20/0*
Sammy Clingan 11/1 2003-2006 32/0*
Steven Davis 3/0 2003-2004 52/3*
Mal Donaghy 1/0 1978 91/0
Iain Dowie 1/0 1990 59
Stuart Elliott 3/0 1998-1999 39/4
Corry Evans 10/0 2008-2010 16/1*
Jonny Evans 3/0 2006 29/1*
Warren Feeney 8/2 2001-2003 46/5*
Keith Gillespie 1/0 1994 86/2
Danny Griffin 10/1 1998-1999 29/1
Billy Hamilton 1/0 1978 42/5
David Healy 8/4 1998-1999 93/35*
Michael Hughes 1/0 1990 71/5
Damien Johnson 11/0 1998-1999 56/0
Kyle Lafferty 2/0 2006 30/9*
Neil Lennon 2/0 1990-1994 40/2
Jim Magilton 1/0 1990 52/5
Grant McCann 9/3 2000-2001 39/4*
George McCartney 5/0 2000-2001 33/1*
David McCreery 1/0 1978 67/0
Ryan McGivern 5/1 2009-2011 16/0*
Gerard McMahon 1/0 1994 18/2
Paul McVeigh 11/0 1998-1999 20/0
Phil Mulryne 5/1 1998-1999 27/3
Jimmy Nicholl 1/0 1978 73/1
John O'Neill 1/0 1978 39/2
Michael O'Neill 1/0 1994 31/4
Darren Patterson 1/0 1994 17/1
James Quinn 1/0 1994 50/4
Maik Taylor 1/0 1998 88/0*
Jeff Whitley 17/1 1998-2000 20/2
  • * Player still active.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Northern Ireland U21s squad revealed for Mexico and Bulgaria friendlies in Spain". 14 March 2019.

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