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Irish Football Manager's Playing Records

Up until September 1969 the Irish football team was selected by a five man committee. Under pressure from the players, led by Eamon Dunphy, the FAI agreed to the appointment of a manager of the Republic of Ireland. Below are the records of all Irish soccer managers; Mick Meagan, Liam Tuohy, John Giles, Alan Kelly, Eoin Hand, Jack Charlton, Brian Kerr, Steve Staunton, Giovanni Trapattoni, and Martin O'Neill. The record of interim managers Sean Thomas, Don Givens and Noel King are also included. Details include numbers of football matches played, wins, losses, draws, goals for & against, biggest win, heaviest defeat, number of players used, appearances, debuts, and leading goalscorers.

Summary of Irish Soccer Managers Records

MANAGER
PLAYED
WON
DREW
LOSS
G F
G A
Mick Meagan
12
0 (0%)
3 (25%)
9 (75%)
7
26
Liam Tuohy
10
3 (30%)
1 (10%)
6 (60%)
11
20
Sean Thomas
1
0 (0%)
1 (100%)
0 (0%)
1
1
John Giles
38
15 (39%)
9 (24%)
14 (37%)
49
45
Alan Kelly Snr
1
1 (100%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
2
0
Eoin Hand
40
11 (28%)
9 (22%)
20 (50%)
47
59
Jack Charlton
94
47 (50%)
30 (32%)
17 (18%)
128
63
Mick McCarthy
68
29 (43%)
20 (29%)
19 (28%)
117
66
Don Givens
3
0 (0%)
2 (67%)
1 (33%)
2
3
Brian Kerr
33
18 (55%)
11 (33%)
4 (12%)
39
20
Stephen Staunton
17
6 (35%)
6 (35%)
5 (30%)
23
18
Giovanni Trapattoni
64
26 (41%)
22 (34%)
16 (25%)
86
64
Noel King
2
1 (50%)
0
1 (50%)
3
4
Martin O'Neill
36
15 (42%)
13 (36%)
8 (22%)
54
31

Irish Manager Mick Meagan - Playing Record

Played
Won
Drew
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Win Ratio
12
0
3
9
7
26
0%

Management Term Sep 1969 to May 1971
Biggest Win No wins
Heaviest Loss 0-4 against Hungary
Number of Players Used 30
Most Appearances 11 - Eamon Dunphy & Alan Kelly
Debuts Given 10 Players
Top Goal Scorer 3 - Don Givens

Irish Manager Liam Tuohy - Playing Record

Played
Won
Drew
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Win Ratio
10
3
1
6
11
20
30%

Management Term Oct 1971 to May 1973
Biggest Win 3-2 Ecuador
Heaviest Loss 0-6 against Austria
Number of Players Used 30
Most Appearances 9 - Alan Kelly, Mick Martin,
Paddy Mulligan, Ray Treacy
Debuts Given 9 Players
Top Goal Scorer 2 - Terry Conroy, Mick Leech,
Mick Martin, Eamon Rogers

Irish Manager Sean Thomas - Playing Record

Played
Won
Drew
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Win Ratio
1
0
1
0
1
1
0%

Management Term June 1973
Biggest Win None
Heaviest Loss None
Number of Players Used 13
Most Appearances N/A
Debuts Given 1 Player
Top Goal Scorer 1 - Miah Dennehy

Irish Manager John Giles - Playing Record

Played
Won
Drew
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Win Ratio
37
14
9
14
49
45
38%

Management Term Oct 1973 to Mar 1980
Biggest Win 4-0 Turkey
Heaviest Loss 1-4 against Czechoslovakia
Number of Players Used 53
Most Appearances 28 - Mick Martin, Paddy Mulligan
Debuts Given 33 Players
Top Goal Scorer 13 - Don Givens

Irish Manager Alan Kelly - Playing Record

Played
Won
Drew
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Win Ratio
1
1
0
0
2
0
100%

Management Term April 1980
Biggest Win 2 - 0 Switzerland
Heaviest Loss None
Number of Players Used 11
Most Appearances N/A
Debuts Given 2 Players
Top Goal Scorer 1 - Gerry Daly, Don Givens

Irish Manager Eoin Hand - Playing Record

Played
Won
Drew
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Win Ratio
40
11
9
20
47
59
28%

Management Term Apr 1980 to Nov 1985
Biggest Win 8-0 Malta
Heaviest Loss 0-7 against Brazil
Number of Players Used 49
Most Appearances 32 - Frank Stapleton
Debuts Given 24 Players
Top Goal Scorer 11 - Frank Stapleton

Irish Manager Jack Charlton - Playing Record

Played
Won
Drew
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Win Ratio
94
47
30
17
128
63
50%

Management Term Feb 1986 to Dec 1995
Biggest Win 5-0 - Israel & Turkey
Heaviest Loss 0-3 against Portugal
Number of Players Used 57
Most Appearances 69 - Packie Bonner
Debuts Given 9 Players
Top Goal Scorer 19 - John Aldridge

Irish Manager Mick McCarthy - Playing Record

Played
Won
Drew
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Win Ratio
70
31
20
19
117
66
44%

Management Term Feb 1996 to Nov 2002
Biggest Win 5-0 Liechtenstein x 2 & Malta
Heaviest Loss 2-4 Russia
Number of Players Used 65
Most Appearances 52 - Gary Breen
Debuts Given 41 Players
Top Goal Scorer 14 - Robbie Keane

Irish Manager Don Givens - Playing Record

Played
Won
Drew
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Win Ratio
3
0
2
1
2
3
0%

Management Term Nov 2002, Nov 2007 & Feb 2008
Biggest Win None
Heaviest Loss 0-1 Brazil
Number of Players Used 21
Most Appearances 3 - Lee Carsley, Shay Given,
John O'Shea
Debuts Given 1 Player
Top Goal Scorer 1 - Kevin Doyle & Robbie Keane

Irish Manager Brian Kerr - Playing Record

Played
Won
Drew
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Win Ratio
33
18
11
4
39
20
55%

Management Term Jan 2003 to Oct 2005
Biggest Win 3-0 Canada & Cyprus
Heaviest Loss 0-3 Nigeria
Number of Players Used 45
Most Appearances 28 - Kenny Cunningham
Debuts Given 15 Players
Top Goal Scorer 11 - Robbie Keane

Irish Manager Steve Staunton - Playing Record

Played
Won
Drew
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Win Ratio
17
6
6
5
23
18
35%

Management Term Jan 2006 to Oct 2007
Biggest Win 5-0 San Marino
Heaviest Loss 0-4 Netherlands
Number of Players Used 49
Most Appearances 17 - Kevin Kilbane
Debuts Given 23 Players
Top Goal Scorer 6 - Robbie Keane

Irish Manager Giovanni Trapattoni - Playing Record

Played
Won
Drew
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Win Ratio
64
26
22
15
86
64
41%

Management Term Feb 2008 to Sep 2013
Biggest Win 5-0 Northern Ireland
Heaviest Loss 1-6 Germany
Number of Players Used  
Most Appearances  
Debuts Given  
Top Goal Scorer 28 - Robbie Keane

Irish Manager Noel King - Playing Record

Played
Won
Drew
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Win Ratio
2
1
0
1
3
4
50%

Management Term Sep 2013 to October 2013
Biggest Win 3-1 Kazakhstan
Heaviest Loss 0-3 Germany
Number of Players Used 11
Debuts Given 0
Top Goal Scorer 1 - Robbie Keane; 1 John O'Shea

Irish Manager Martin O'Neill - Playing Record

Played
Won
Drew
Lost
Goals For
Goals Against
Win Ratio
36
15
13
8
54
31
42%

Management Term Nov 2013 to date
Biggest Win 7-0 Gibraltar
Heaviest Loss 1-5 Portugal
Number of Players Used N/A
Debuts Given N/A
Top Goal Scorers 7 - Shane Long, 7 - James McClean, 5 - Jonathan Walters, 5 - Robbie Keane,  4 - Robbie Brady, 2 - Kevin Doyle, 2 - Aiden McGeady, 2 - Wes Hoolahan,



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