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Republic of Ireland national football team

men's national football team representing the Republic of Ireland
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Republic of Ireland national football team is the national football team of Republic of Ireland.

Republic of Ireland
Nickname(s)The Boys in Green (Irish: Na buachaillí i nglas)
The Green Army
AssociationFootball Association of Ireland (FAI)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMick McCarthy [1]
CaptainSéamus Coleman
Most capsRobbie Keane (146)
Top scorerRobbie Keane (68)
Home stadiumAviva Stadium
FIFA codeIRL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 34 Decrease 1 (7 February 2019)[2]
Highest6 (August 1993)
Lowest70 (June–July 2014)
Elo ranking
Current 43 Decrease 9 (3 March 2019)[3]
Highest8 (March–April 1991, April 2002, August 2002)
Lowest63 (May 1972)
First international
Ireland 1–0 Bulgaria 
(Stade Colombes, France; 28 May 1924)
Biggest win
 Ireland 8–0 Malta 
(Dublin, Ireland; 16 November 1983)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 7–0 Ireland 
(Uberlândia, Brazil; 27 May 1982)
World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 1990)
Best resultQuarter-finals, 1990
European Championship
Appearances3 (first in 1988)
Best resultRound of 16, 2016


Most appearancesEdit

Pos Player Apps Goals Career
1 Robbie Keane 126 59 1998–2016
2 Shay Given 125 0 1996–2012
3 Kevin Kilbane 110 8 1997–2011
4 Steve Staunton 102 7 1988–2002
5 Damien Duff 100 8 1998–2012
6 Niall Quinn 91 21 1986–2002
7 John O'Shea 89 1 2001–2018
8 Tony Cascarino 88 19 1986–2000
9 Paul McGrath 83 8 1985–1997
10 Packie Bonner 80 0 1981–1996

Top scorersEdit

Pos Player Goals Apps Career
1 Robbie Keane 59 126 1998–2016
2 Niall Quinn 21 91 1986–2002
3 Frank Stapleton 20 71 1977–1990
4 Tony Cascarino 19 88 1986–2000
4 John Aldridge 19 69 1986–1997
4 Don Givens 19 56 1969–1982
7 Noel Cantwell 14 36 1953–1967
8 Gerry Daly 13 48 1973–1986
8 Jimmy Dunne 13 15 1930–1939
10 Ian Harte 11 64 1996–2007

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.fai.ie/ireland/news/republic-of-ireland-under-21-managers-announced
  2. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 7 February 2019. Retrieved 7 February 2019.
  3. Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 3 March 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2019.