Denis Irwin

Date of birth31 October 1965
Place of birthCork
NationalityIrish
Weight70 kg
Height1.73 m
PositionDefender/Full back

Irwin, a modern 'legend', possessing extraordinary consistency, never a bad game at full-back. Seven Premier titles is testimony to his quiet influence. One of United's greatest ever defenders, winning a Champions League and two FA Cup medals in addition to his League titles. Always cool and well-organised, two-footed and a sound tackler, his full value was only truly appreciated after he retired.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Leeds United 03 Nov 1983 22 May 1986
Oldham Athletic 22 May 1986 20 Jun 1990
Manchester United 20 Jun 1990 30 Jun 2002
Wolverhampton Wanderers 23 Jul 2002 30 Jun 2004

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1989-90 Oldham Athletic League Cup 1
1990-91 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1990-91 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1990-91 Manchester United League Division One 33
1
1990-91 Manchester United Rumbelows League Cup 7
1
1990-91 Manchester United UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 6
1991-92 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1991-92 Manchester United League Cup 7
1991-92 Manchester United League Division One 37
1
4
1991-92 Manchester United UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 2
1991-92 Manchester United UEFA Super Cup 1
1992-93 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1992-93 Manchester United League Cup 3
1992-93 Manchester United Premier League 40
5
1992-93 Manchester United UEFA Cup 2
1993-94 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1993-94 Manchester United FA Cup 7
2
1993-94 Manchester United League Cup 8
1
1993-94 Manchester United Premier League 42
2
3
1993-94 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 3
1994-95 Manchester United FA Cup 7
4
1994-95 Manchester United League Cup 2
1994-95 Manchester United Premier League 40
2
2
1994-95 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 5
1995-96 Manchester United FA Cup 6
1995-96 Manchester United League Cup 1
1995-96 Manchester United Premier League 31
1
4
1995-96 Manchester United UEFA Cup 1
1996-97 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1996-97 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1996-97 Manchester United Premier League 29
2
1
1
1996-97 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 8
1997-98 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1997-98 Manchester United FA Cup 3
1
1
1997-98 Manchester United League Cup
1
1997-98 Manchester United Premier League 23
2
2
3
1997-98 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 6
2
1998-99 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1
1998-99 Manchester United FA Cup 6
1
1
1998-99 Manchester United Premier League 26
3
2
3
1
1998-99 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 12
2
1999-00 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
1999-00 Manchester United FIFA Club World Championship 2
1999-00 Manchester United Intercontinental Cup 1
1999-00 Manchester United Premier League 25
3
1
1999-00 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 13
2
2000-01 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
2000-01 Manchester United FA Cup 1
2000-01 Manchester United Premier League 20
1
2
2000-01 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 7
2
1
2001-02 Manchester United FA Charity Shield 1
2001-02 Manchester United Premier League 10
2
3
2001-02 Manchester United UEFA Champions League 8
2
1
2002-03 Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup 4
2
2002-03 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Cup 1
1
2002-03 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Division 1 43
2
3
2002-03 Wolverhampton Wanderers League Division 1 Play-Offs 3
1
2003-04 Wolverhampton Wanderers FA Cup 1
1
2003-04 Wolverhampton Wanderers Premier League 30
2
4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
29 Apr 1990 Nottingham Forest v Oldham Athletic L 1-0 League Cup Final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1982-83 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-18 1
1986-87 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 3
1988-89 Republic of Ireland Under-23 1
1
1989-90 Republic of Ireland B International 1
1990-91 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
1990-91 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1991-92 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1991-92 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
1
1991-92 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1991-92 Republic of Ireland US Cup 1
1
1992-93 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 8
1993-94 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 5
1993-94 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1994-95 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1994-95 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 7
1995-96 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1995-96 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1996-97 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 5
1997-98 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
1
1997-98 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
1
1998-99 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1
1998-99 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1
1999-00 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 4


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
17 May 1983 France v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 4
09 Sep 1986 Belgium v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 UEFA U21 Group 7
14 Oct 1986 Republic of Ireland v Scotland L 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 7
17 Feb 1987 Scotland v Republic of Ireland L 4-1 UEFA U21 Group 7
11 Apr 1989 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 3-0 U23
27 Mar 1990 Republic of Ireland v England W 4-1 B INTER
12 Sep 1990 Republic of Ireland v Morocco W 1-0 International Friendly
17 Oct 1990 Republic of Ireland v Turkey W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
06 Feb 1991 Wales v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 International Friendly
27 Mar 1991 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
01 May 1991 Republic of Ireland v Poland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
01 Jun 1991 USA v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
11 Sep 1991 Hungary v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 International Friendly
16 Oct 1991 Poland v Republic of Ireland D 3-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
19 Feb 1992 Republic of Ireland v Wales L 0-1 International Friendly
29 Apr 1992 Republic of Ireland v USA W 4-1 International Friendly
26 May 1992 Republic of Ireland v Albania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
30 May 1992 USA v Republic of Ireland L 3-1 US Cup
04 Jun 1992 Republic of Ireland v Italy L 0-2 US Cup
09 Sep 1992 Republic of Ireland v Latvia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
14 Oct 1992 Denmark v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
18 Nov 1992 Spain v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
31 Mar 1993 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
28 Apr 1993 Republic of Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
26 May 1993 Albania v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
09 Jun 1993 Latvia v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
16 Jun 1993 Lithuania v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
08 Sep 1993 Republic of Ireland v Lithuania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
13 Oct 1993 Republic of Ireland v Spain L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 3
17 Nov 1993 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
24 May 1994 Republic of Ireland v Bolivia W 1-0 International Friendly
28 May 1994 Germany v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 International Friendly
18 Jun 1994 Italy v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
24 Jun 1994 Mexico v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group E
07 Sep 1994 Latvia v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 6
12 Oct 1994 Republic of Ireland v Liechtenstein W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
16 Nov 1994 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 6
15 Feb 1995 Republic of Ireland v England D 0-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 1995 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
26 Apr 1995 Republic of Ireland v Portugal W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
03 Jun 1995 Liechtenstein v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Jun 1995 Republic of Ireland v Austria L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group 6
06 Sep 1995 Austria v Republic of Ireland L 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
15 Nov 1995 Portugal v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
13 Dec 1995 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group play-off
24 Apr 1996 Czech Republic v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
31 Aug 1996 Liechtenstein v Republic of Ireland W 0-5 FIFA World Cup Group 8
09 Oct 1996 Republic of Ireland v FYR Macedonia W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
10 Nov 1996 Republic of Ireland v Iceland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
02 Apr 1997 FYR Macedonia v Republic of Ireland L 3-2 FIFA World Cup Group 8
30 Apr 1997 Romania v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 8
10 Sep 1997 Lithuania v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 8
29 Oct 1997 Republic of Ireland v Belgium D 1-1 FIFA World Cup 1st leg play-off
22 Apr 1998 Republic of Ireland v Argentina L 0-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 1998 Republic of Ireland v Croatia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
18 Nov 1998 Yugoslavia v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
10 Feb 1999 Republic of Ireland v Paraguay W 2-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 1999 Republic of Ireland v FYR Macedonia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
01 Sep 1999 Republic of Ireland v Yugoslavia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
09 Oct 1999 FYR Macedonia v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
13 Nov 1999 Republic of Ireland v Turkey D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
17 Nov 1999 Turkey v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.