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Republic of Ireland Players


Joe Kinnear





Joseph Patrick "Joe" Kinnear (born 27 December 1946), is an Irish football manager and former player. He was most recently the manager of Premier League side Newcastle United. Kinnear played as a defender, spending the majority of his career, ten seasons, with Tottenham Hotspur. With Tottenham he won an FA Cup, two Football League Cups, an FA Community Shield, and a UEFA Cup


Jimmy Holmes





James Paul Holmes (born November 11, 1953 in Dublin) is an Irish former professional footballer. Hailing from Meath Square in The Liberties he won 30 full international caps for the Republic of Ireland.

Holmes, a left-back, joined Coventry City as apprentice from Dublin side St John Bosco and was a member of the FA Youth Cup Final side in 1970. He turned professional in November 1970 and became the Republic of Ireland's youngest ever full international at 17 years, 200 days when he came on as a 74th minute substitute for Don Givens in the 4-1 defeat in the European Championship Qualifier against Austria at Dalymount Park on May 30, 1971.

He made his league debut later that year in the home game against Leicester City on the 4th of December and gradually established himself in the Coventry first team. In March 1977, after 6 goals in 128 games for Coventry, he moved to Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £120,000. A broken leg ended his career at White Hart Lane after 81 league games, in which he scored twice. While on international duty, Jimmy broke his leg, and complications arose in the setting of the leg.


Tony Galvin




Anthony 'Tony' Galvin (born 12 July 1956 in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England) was an Irish football left winger. His played most successfully with Tottenham Hotspur where he played 201 league games. He would finish his league career with spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Swindon Town. He played for the Republic of Ireland winning 29 caps, including 3 in Euro 88


Chris Hughton




Christopher William Gerard "Chris" Hughton (born 11 December 1958 in Stratford) is an English-born Irish former footballer. He was a Republic of Ireland international. product of Tottenham Hotspur F.C.'s youth system, the right back debuted for the first team aged 18, and would amass (all competitions included) more than 300 appearances. He would play three more injury-ravaged seasons, two at West Ham United and 1992-1993 with Brentford F.C., retiring at 34.



Stephen Carr




Stephen Carr (born 29 August 1976 in Dublin), is an Irish footballer who plays for Birmingham City of the English Football League Championship. He previously played for the Premier League teams Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United. He is a former International player with the Republic of Ireland. His position is right back, but had been known to deputise at left back or centre back when required.



Gary Doherty




Gary Doherty (b. 31 January 1980, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland) is a footballer currently playing for Norwich City. He is affectionately known by many fans as either 'The Doc' or 'Ginger Pele' (which was immortalised by the publication of the football song/chants book: 'One Ginger Pele').Doherty started his league career with Luton Town in 1997. The Republic of Ireland international made 84 appearances in total over less than three seasons with the Hatters.

He was bought by Luton old boy David Pleat then Director of Football at Tottenham Hotspur for £1million in March 2000. The player made his Spurs debut as a substitute in a 3–1 defeat at Manchester United in May 2000


Robbie Keane




Robert David "Robbie" Keane (born 8 July 1980 in Tallaght, Dublin) is an Irish footballer, currently playing for Tottenham Hotspur. He is also the current captain and all-time record goalscorer for the Irish national side.

He began his professional career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, scoring twice in his first team debut aged 17. The following season he was the club's leading goalscorer and scored his first international goal with Republic of Ireland. He changed club frequently between 1999 and 2002, breaking transfer fee records, but his brief spells at Inter Milan and Leeds United were unexceptional. He joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2002 and played there for six years. The 2007–08 season was the most fruitful of his career as he set a career record of 23 goals in a season, scored a landmark 100th competitive goal for Tottenham and won his first senior honour, the Football League Cup. He moved to Liverpool in July 2008 but he spent only six months at the club and soon returned to Tottenham, where he was made club captain


Andy Reid




Andrew Matthew "Andy" Reid (born 29 July 1982) is a professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Sunderland. He started with youth clubs Lourdes Celtic and Cherry Orchard. He began his professional career with Nottingham Forest and played 144 games, scoring 21 goals. He moved to Tottenham Hotspur in 2005, where he scored one goal in 26 appearances. In 2006, he joined Charlton Athletic, and played 38 games and scored 8 goals. In 2008, he joined Sunderland. He has represented his country at both Senior and Under-21 level

Stephen Kelly




Stephen Michael Kelly (Irish name: Stiofán Mícheál Ó Ceallaigh) (born 6 September 1983) is an Irish professional footballer who plays at full back (usually right full back)He is a full international for the Republic of Ireland. born in Finglas, Dublin and joined Tottenham Hotspur through their youth programme. He was something of an understudy to Stephen Carr (who was subsequently transferred to Newcastle United) and then to Paul Stalteri. He made his Spurs first team debut in 2003 and then went on to make nearly forty Premiership appearances, scoring two league goals


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