11 Greatest Irish Footballers to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

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11 Greatest Irish Footballers to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day
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In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, it's time to celebrate all that is Irish. And in tribute to the Emerald Isle, we've compiled a list of the 11 greatest players ever to have pulled on the green of this wonderful part of the world.

Including players from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the rankings take into account factors such as total appearances, a player's impact for their respective team and goals scored, but so talented are this particular bunch that the standings are open to interpretation.

Down the years, some truly talented individuals have sprung from this small corner of the world, and the cream of the crop are outlined ahead.

Feel free to give us your take on the rankings or point out any glaring omissions in the forum below.

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