Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

FIFA Ranking: 31st
The Republic of Ireland national football team represents Ireland in association football. It is governed by the Football Association of Ireland and plays its home fixtures at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

The team made their debut at the 1924 Summer Olympics, reaching the quarter-finals. Between 1924 and 1936, the team competed as the Irish Free State and from then until 1950, it was referred to by the FAI as Éire or Ireland. In 1953, FIFA decreed that for competitive matches in tournaments that both Irish teams may enter, the FAI team would be officially called the Republic of Ireland while the IFA team was to be named Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland was allowed to use the title Ireland by FIFA in the Home International Competition until it was discontinued in 1984. The Republic of Ireland was the first nation from outside the United Kingdom to defeat England at home at a fixture played at Goodison Park, Liverpool, in 1949. The team also reached the quarter-final stage of the 1964 European Nations' Cup, where they lost to the eventual winners Spain.

Under the guidance of Jack Charlton, the team enjoyed its most successful era, reaching their highest FIFA world ranking ever at sixth in August 1993, and qualifying for UEFA Euro 1988 in their first appearance at the UEFA European Championship, reaching the quarter-finals of the 1990 FIFA World Cup in their first ever appearance at the finals, as well as making the last 16 at the 1994 edition. Charlton's successor Mick McCarthy lost out on the next two major tournaments but ultimately qualified for the 2002 World Cup, making it to the last 16. Under Giovanni Trapattoni, the team narrowly lost out on qualification for the 2010 World Cup during a controversial play-off, but went on to qualify for Euro 2012.

The team failed to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, marking the end of Trapattoni's tenure as manager. The Republic of Ireland also fell to a record low FIFA ranking of 59th, then a record low of 70th in June 2014. For the next Euro qualifying campaign under manager Martin O'Neill, the Republic of Ireland finished third behind Germany and Poland, but went on to qualify for Euro 2016 after a 3–1 aggregate win over Bosnia and Herzegovina in the play-offs. The Boys in Green reached the Round of 16 stage at that tournament and were knocked out by the hosts and eventual runners-up France after losing 2–1. Description provided by Wikipedia

Republic of Ireland Players in the Premier League

1. Shane Long Ireland 155.2k fans 419.8
2. Kieran O'Hara Ireland 97.4k fans 416.8
3. Shane Duffy Ireland 145.1k fans 402.4
4. Robert Elliot Ireland 109.9k fans 373.0
5. Jeff Hendrick Ireland 108.1k fans 370.8
6. Declan Rice Ireland 68.8k fans 370.4
7. Ciaran Clark Ireland 84.7k fans 337.9
8. James McClean Ireland 62.2k fans 323.4
9. Harry Arter Ireland 36.7k fans 255.8
10. Robbie Brady Ireland 7.2k fans 144.8
11. Kevin Long Ireland 4.2k fans 128.7
12. Séamus Coleman Ireland 3.5k fans 118.7
13. Stephen Ward Ireland 18 fans 60.7

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