Northern Ireland national under-21 football team


Northern Ireland national under-21 football team
Northern Ireland U21
Association Irish Football Association
Head coach Steve Beaglehole
Captain Johnny Flynn
Most caps 21 Sean Friars (1998-2001)
Top scorer 4 (four players)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
8 March 1978, Republic of Ireland Rep. Ireland U21 1-1 Northern Ireland U21 Northern Ireland FR
Biggest win
10 May 2006, Northern Ireland Northern Ireland U21 5-0 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein U21
ECQ
Biggest defeat
1 April 2003, Northern Ireland Northern Ireland U21 2-6 Greece Greece U21 ECQ

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

Contents

Former coaches

Name From To Record
P W D L %W
Northern Ireland Danny Blanchflower 08-03-1978 1 0 1 0 0.0
Northern Ireland Billy Bingham 03-04-1990 1 1 0 0 100.0
Northern Ireland Bryan Hamilton 22-03-1994 1 0 1 0 0.0
Northern Ireland Roy Millar 21-04-1998 1 1 0 0 100.0
Northern Ireland Chris Nicholl 20-05-1998 08-10-1999 13 3 5 5 23.1
Northern Ireland Roy Millar 28-03-2000 26-03-2008 48 17 9 22 35.4
England Steve Beaglehole 19-08-2008 present 4 1 0 3 25.0
  • To 20 August 2008.

2008/09 Matches

Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
19-08-2008 Ukraine Kiev Poland Poland 0-1 International Friendly Tournament
20-08-2008 Ukraine Kiev Ukraine Ukraine 1-4 International Friendly Tournament
05-09-2008 Germany Stadion am Zoo, Wuppertal Germany Germany 0-3 Euro U21 Qualifier
18-11-2008 Scotland New Douglas Park, Hamilton Scotland Scotland 3-1 International Friendly
31-03-2009 Northern Ireland Shamrock Park, Portadown Ukraine Ukraine 1-1 International Friendly

Current squad

Squad to play San Marino.

Pos Player Club Date of Birth (age)
GK Stuart Rafferty Northern Ireland Bangor F.C. April 11, 1991 (1991-04-11) (age 20)
GK Conor Devlin unattached September 29, 1991 (1991-09-29) (age 20)
DF Lee Hodson England Watford October 2, 1991 (1991-10-02) (age 20)
DF Johnny Flynn Scotland Ross County November 18, 1989 (1989-11-18) (age 21)
DF Dean Jarvis Scotland Aberdeen June 1, 1992 (1992-06-01) (age 19)
DF Conor McLaughlin England Preston North End July 26, 1991 (1991-07-26) (age 20)
DF Chris Ramsey Northern Ireland Ballymena United May 24, 1990 (1990-05-24) (age 21)
DF Robbie Weir England Sunderland December 9, 1988 (1988-12-09) (age 22)
MF James Lawrie England Telford United December 18, 1990 (1990-12-18) (age 20)
MF Corry Evans England Hull City July 30, 1990 (1990-07-30) (age 21)
MF Oliver Norwood England Manchester United April 12, 1991 (1991-04-12) (age 20)
MF Shane Ferguson England Newcastle United July 12, 1991 (1991-07-12) (age 20)
MF Patrick McLaughlin England York City January 14, 1991 (1991-01-14) (age 20)
MF Michael Bryan England Watford February 21, 1990 (1990-02-21) (age 21)
FW Billy Kee England Burton Albion December 1, 1990 (1990-12-01) (age 20)
FW Billy McKay Scotland Inverness CT October 22, 1988 (1988-10-22) (age 23)
FW Liam Boyce Germany Werder Bremen April 8, 1991 (1991-04-08) (age 20)
FW Will Grigg England Walsall July 3, 1991 (1991-07-03) (age 20)

Other Recent Call-Ups

The following players have been called up to the Under-21 squad and remain eligible:

Pos Player Club Caps Goals Date of Birth (age) Notes
GK Matthew McGraw Northern Ireland Portstewart 0 0 (age 21)
DF Lee Colligan Northern Ireland Ballymena United 1 0 February 11, 1989 (1989-02-11) (age 22)
MF Adam Barton England Preston North End 0 0 January 7, 1991 (1991-01-07) (age 20)

Under-21 Graduates

Players who have won Northern Ireland 'Full' caps after playing for Northern Ireland U21 (Figures in brackets Under-21 Caps/Goals and career)

See also

References

External links


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