Stephen Ward

Stephen Ward was born in Dublin, Ireland on Aug. 20, 1985. As an excellent professional left-back or winger in Ireland football kits, he could be put into many positions rather than the single position referred above. In the summer of 2003, Ward turned to be a member of Bohemians of Dublin-based League of Ireland. In 2003, he made the first appearance in a competition against Skerries Town as a substitute. During the period played for Bohemians, he accumulated 26 goals in 93 matches, making great contributions to the football club.

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He started his senior playing career with Bohemians in Ireland prior to transfer to Wolverhampton Wanderers of English Championship in 2007. For outstanding performances in six matches, he earned himself a promising future by three goals. After played for Wolverhampton Wanderers of English Championship, he was loaned to League One in 2013, providing great help for the team. In 2011, Stephen Ward was capped for the Ireland national football team in a match against Scotland, and in a match against Macedonia. Since being a regular member of the Ireland national football team in 2011, he has played at UEFA Euro 2012 and UEFA Euro 2016.

One of the most capped footballers for Ireland Side – Robbie Brady

Robbie Brady, born in Dublin, Ireland, is an Irish professional football player for Ireland national football team and several football clubs as a winger or a left-back. He was discovered by a scout of Manchester United in football football match for St. Kevin’s Boys. Shortly after his birthday of 16 year old, he became a member of the the club’s academy. He appeared in a football match for Man United in January 2008 for the first time. Two months later, the first reserve team appearance came, where the team won the rival with a 3-1 win. In July 2008, the contract of an academy scholar fortified his place in the U18 in the follow seasons.

In July 2011, he was loaned to Championship club Hull City by Manchester United. He accomplished his first-time appearance in August 2011 at KC Stadium. After three weeks, he won his first Tiger goal in 1-0 win against Reading at the KC Stadium. His loan spell was extended until the end of the 2011-12 season.

In Nov. 2012, he was loaned to Hull City by Manchester United once again. After came back to club Hull City from Man United, he won the first goal in September 2012. For his excellent performances with Hull City, Brady signed with Hull City on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee. After the end of his stint of Hull City, he transferred to Norwich City with a three-year contract for reported £7 million.


Nowadays, Lincoln has attracted global attention. He is the best young and potential football player, who was born on Nov. 7, 1998 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Lincoln plays mainly as an attacking midfielder and he plays as a left winger or right winger sometimes. A powerfully built teenager, Lincoln is a classic 9—a position where Brazil has had great players in the past such as Careca, Ronaldo and Adriano.

Lincoln was a key part of Brazil’s title-winning side at the under-17 South American championship. Besides, he made his appearance in 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup and he had got three goals in three matches, which can be the best performance. He was expected to help his team win the title. Lincoln is named one of the best young talents in world football by The Guardian owing to his greatest talent in football.

FIFA U-20 World Cup is the biennial football world championship for male players under the age of 20, organized by FIFA. In the twenty-one tournaments held, ten different nations have won the title. Argentina is the most successful team with six titles, followed by Brazil with five titles.

There is no doubt that the best footballers will get the most attention. It is said that FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, the two giant football clubs competing in La Liga, have started to fight for the contract with Lincoln.

Camp Nou has been FC Barcelona’s home stadium since it was officially opened on 24 September 1957. It is the biggest stadium in Europe now with a capacity of 99,354.

There are a large number of world-class football stars who have played for Real Madrid, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Geremi and so on.

Mick McCarthy

Mick McCarthy was born in Barnsley, England on Feb. 7, 1959. As a professional football coach, pundit and former player, Mick McCarthy won 2 goals for the Ireland national football team at 57 matches. In 1977, he started his playing career at Barnsley. He also played with Manchester City, Celtic, Lyon and finally Millwall, prior to retiring in 1992.

In the history of his playing career, he has worked for many football clubs and competed in a then-Fourth Division Barnsley on August 20, 1977. For the promotion of the Maine Road club in McCarthy’s first full season, he won the opportunity to play at the highest level. But unfortunately, the club was relegated in the following year. In May 1987, He had to face the fact and move to Celtic.

He won his first silverware at the Scottish club while the club won the league and cup in his first season. Although the club had won the 3rd place in the league, McCarthy won a Scottish Cup winners medal.

In 1989, he move to a new country one again, joining in club Lyon. However, things did not work out in France, and he returned to England in loan. In spite of relegation of London side, he signed permanently in May 1990. For the sake of injuries, his appearances was limited in the next two season.

Paddy Ambrose

Paddy Ambrose, born in Clontarf, Dublin, Irish Free State on October 17, 1928, was an excellent professional football player and coach of the Ireland national football team. As the best striker of Shamrock Rovers, he won 109 League goals, breaking a record of the football club. For outstanding performances on football fields, he acted as the leading scorer at the football club for many season, including 1953–54, 1954–55, 1955–56 (20 goals) and 1960–61.

Renowned as a top-ranked football player, the man earned five caps, winning one goal in a match for the Republic of Ireland national football team. For great contributions made by Paddy Ambrose to Rovers, he was awarded a gold medals by the directors, aiming at marking the 15 consecutive years’ services of the eminent football player. In his playing career, he played many matches in different size – international competitions or minor tournaments.

In 2002, Irish soccer lost its favorite son for the passing away of Paddy Ambrose. He was 73. Throughout his whole life, Paddy Ambrose, known as a football player with hooped jerseys, was a gifted forward, and starred with his friend Liam Tuohy in the football club.

Remarks on Paddy Ambrose by Liam Tuohy are as follows:

“Although he was not bulky, he was strong, naturally fit, and an excellent center-forward.”

“After 36 years have passed, he is still the record holder of 109 League goals.”

Graham Barrett

As a gifted professional football player, Graham Barrett started learning football when he was young. Graham Barrett was born in Dublin, Ireland on 6 Oct., 1981. He started his playing career with Arsenal, in which he won the FA Youth Cup. In 1998, he signed his first professional contract with Arsenal. After accomplishing his debut for the Gunners as a substitute, he also featured as a substitute at a match against Sunderland.

In 2003, he bid a farewell to Highbury, and then signed a three-year contract with Coventry City on 30 May. But in this period, he was still haunted by injuries while he made 32 league starts and 23 substitute appearances. In March 2005, Graham Barrett became a member of Sheffield Wednesday on the loan deadline day.

He transferred to Falkirk by a two-year contract with Scottish side. After the end of cooperation with Coventry in August 2006. Unfortunately, Barrett suffered further injuries in October 2006. So, a knee operation has to be conducted in short time. After recovering from his knee injuries, he sign a one-year contract extension in March 2008.

For his eminent experiences, outstanding competence, unremitting efforts, dynamic energy and the like, Barrett has participated in many matches on behalf of the Republic of Ireland. He earned 24 caps to play for the Ireland national football team while scoring five goals for the Irish U21.

Leon Best

Leon Best was born in Nottingham, England. As an excellent football player, he has played for many football clubs and the Ireland national football team. While in his teens, he decided to play football for Ireland that the country braised his mother. Best started his playing career with Notts County prior to become a coach of then Premier League club Southampton. In 2004, he accomplished his first professional appearance at Queens Park Rangers on his 18th birthday.

Best was also loaned to Sheffield Wednesday in the 2005-06 season, winning his first professional score and Wednesday’s first of the season. But unfortunately, the first loan spell was ended in advance for injuries, and Best returned to St. Mary’s after only five days in Sheffield. Best went back to Hillsborough after recovering with Southampton.

In August 2006, Best joined Ligue 1 Bournemouth on a month-long loan deal with an option to extend his stay. He went back to Southampton at the end of the three-month loan spell. During this time, he appeared at 15 league matches and won three league goals. In October 2013, he, along with his teammate Martin Cranie, was loaned to Yeovil Town until 22 February 2007.

In 2010, he signed a three-and-half-year contract with Newcastle United for £1,500,000. Best won his first goal for Newcastle in a pre-season friendly against Carlisle United on 17 July 2010.

Eddie Bailham

Eddie Bailham was born in Dublin, Ireland on May 8, 1941. As an excellent Irish professional football player, he made great contributions to the club he worked for. After an internship at Manchester United, he came back home to play with the Home Farm F.C..

In 1959, he signed an agreement with Cork Hibernians. In the next year, he transferred to Shamrock Rovers F.C., becoming a top scorer in the League of Ireland on two occasions, 1961–62 and 1963-64. In August 1962, he won his only headed goal for the Hoops in a 5-5 draw against Drumcondra F.C.. In Feb. 1963, he won four goals while Rovers defeated Bohemian F.C. 7-1 at Glenmalure Park.

He had participated in five European competitions for the Milltown club, scoring 49 league and 12 FAI Cup goals in the Hoops. For he was a Shamrock Rovers player, he could not reach an agreement with an English league team. Then he joined Cambridge City F.C. and also had spells at Worcester F.C. and Wimbledon F.C.. As a top scorer of the Southern League Premier Division, he won 37 goals in 1965-1966 season.

For his unremitting efforts, practical skills, dynamic energy, he was widely regarded as an excellent professional football player. For extra efforts and conviction, he insisted on practicing and improving his ability, aiming at performing well on football fields. But unfortunately, the great professional football player passed away in December 2016, aged 75.

Harry Arter

Harry Nicholas Arter, born in Sidcup, England on December 28, is a professional football player who works for Premier League club Bournemouth and the Republic of Ireland national team.

When he was young, he showed great interests in football. Then, he dedicated himself to the healthy and sacred industry. In 2007, he started his playing career at Charlton Athletic, in which he participated in a match as a substitute. Prior to playing with Woking, he was loaned to non-league Staines Town and Welling United.

After one season, he became a regular of football club Bournemouth. Under the help of Harry Arter, Bournemouth has been promoted to the Champion and to the Premier League in 2013 and 2015 respectively. In 2010, he reached an agreement with League One club Bournemouth for an undisclosed fee. After two months, he accomplished his first appearance in their first match of the season. Due to a foul on Akpo Sodje, he was booked in the first half.

In 2014-15 season, he became a prominent football player of Bournemouth, winning 9 goals from 43 competitions. After a short time, he was voted Supporters’ Player of the Season. For his outstanding performances on sports fields, he earned his first cap in 2016 for the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying game against Poland. Besides, he also participated in many international matches, making great contributions to the football club. He is widely regarded as one of the best player in the history of Bournemouth.

Jim Beglin

Jim Beglin, a former professional football player and current commentator, was born in Waterford, Republic of Ireland. Before join in Shamrock Rovers, Beglin started playing football in local with Bolton and Waterford Bohs. During he played at Milltown, he appeared in four appearances in Europe and scoring one goal.

After served for Shamrock Rovers, he was signed by Liverpool manager Bob Paisley for £20,000 in May 1983. Finally, he was brought into the first team after 18 months by Joe Fagan. Prior to being a regular of the team, he was a substitute for Alan Kennedy in the 1985–86 season.

In 1989, he transferred to Leeds United for a large sum of transfer fee. In the football team, he began to cut a striking figure for great contributions made by him, helping the football club entering into Second Division champions.

For his unremitting efforts and outstanding practical skills, he earned 15 caps of Ireland national football team for many important international competitions. All people believed that he will play a more important role at matches whilst all things went horribly wrong for Beglin who suffered a severe injury in the period. For severe leg injuries, it’s difficult for him to continue his playing career. As a pundit on football, he transferred to work as commentator for several media companies. He also worked for Arsenal as a voice-over artist for the club’s formal DVD.

Tom Aherne

Thomas Aherne, born in Limerick, Ireland on January 26, 1919, was an outstanding professional football players of Ireland national football teams. When he was young, he played as a prominent hurler with treaty fields, and once played a game for Limerick. Nevertheless, he determined to play football only and start his senior career from Limerick United, in which he made friends with a teammate Davy Walsh. After the World War II, the impressive performances on sports field caught the attentions of many people. In 1946, He signed an agreement with Belfast Celtic. Along with Billy McMillan, Robin Lawler, Jackie Vernon and Johnny Campbell, he helped the team win the Irish Cup and Irish League title in 1947 and 1948 respectively. With assistances from McMillan, Campbell, Lawlor, guest player Mick O’Flanagan and manager Elisha Scott, he participated in the Celtic tour of the North America.


In 1949, he transferred to Luton Town for a large sum of money –£6,000. After the reaching of this agreement, he accomplished his debut in a match against Tottenham Hotspur. Although joining in the football team at his 30, the excellent football player became a regular of Luton.

After playing countless matches for Luton Town, the competent professional had to end his playing career for a hairline fracture of the ankle. Even in this condition, he also played for local league team until his forties.