Gerry Taggart

Date of birth18 October 1970
Place of birthBelfast
NationalityNorthern Irish
Weight88 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Massively popular with the Leicester City faithful, Gerry did not have quite the same impact in 2000-01 as he had managed in 1999- 2000.

He was troubled by a knee injury in the early weeks of the campaign but nevertheless managed to net the winner against Southampton and also scored to put City back into the UEFA tie against Red Star Belgrade.

However, after that his season became more patchy as further injuries intervened, including groin, buttock and hip strains.

He did, however, gain his 50th full cap for Northern Ireland during the campaign and was made captain for the night to mark the occasion, although Norway rather spoiled the party by winning the World Cup qualifier 4-0 in Belfast.

He subsequently took over the Foxes' captaincy after Matt Elliott was injured.

A solid left-footed central defender he is always willing to get stuck in when the chips are down.

After a loan spell, Gerry joined Stoke City in February 2004 with a contract to the end of the season that was extended to June 2005 in August 2004.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester City 01 Jul 1989 10 Jan 1990
Barnsley 10 Jan 1990 01 Aug 1995
Bolton Wanderers 01 Aug 1995 23 Jul 1998
Leicester City 23 Jul 1998 26 Feb 2004
Stoke City 08 Dec 2003 02 Feb 2004 L
Stoke City 26 Feb 2004 30 Jun 2006
Tamworth 01 Jul 2007 13 Sep 2007

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1989-90 Manchester City League Division One 1
1993-94 Barnsley League Division 1 1
1995-96 Bolton Wanderers FA Cup 2
1995-96 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 2
1995-96 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 11
1
6
1996-97 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 5
1
1997-98 Bolton Wanderers League Cup 1
1997-98 Bolton Wanderers Premier League 14
1
4
1
1998-99 Leicester City FA Cup 1
1
1998-99 Leicester City League Cup 5
1
1
1998-99 Leicester City Premier League 9
6
3
1999-00 Leicester City FA Cup 5
1999-00 Leicester City League Cup 7
1
1
2
1999-00 Leicester City Premier League 30
1
6
5
1
2000-01 Leicester City FA Cup 2
2000-01 Leicester City Premier League 24
2
11
1
2000-01 Leicester City UEFA Cup 2
1
2001-02 Leicester City Premier League
1
2002-03 Leicester City League Division 1 33
4
1
8
2
2003-04 Leicester City Premier League 9
1
2003-04 Stoke City League Division 1 21
2
5
2004-05 Stoke City FA Cup 1
1
2004-05 Stoke City League Championship 31
2
9
1
2005-06 Stoke City League Championship 3
1


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
02 Dec 1989 Manchester City v Liverpool L 1-4 League Division One


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
1988-89 Northern Ireland Under-23 1
1989-90 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
1989-90 Northern Ireland Under-23 1
1990-91 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
2
1990-91 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
1991-92 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1
1991-92 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
1991-92 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1
1992-93 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 8
1
1993-94 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1993-94 Northern Ireland International Friendly 3
1993-94 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1994-95 Northern Ireland Canada Cup 2
1994-95 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
1
1996-97 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 5
1
1996-97 Northern Ireland International Friendly 2
1997-98 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
1
1997-98 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1
1999-00 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
2000-01 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1
2000-01 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
2002-03 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 1


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
11 Apr 1989 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 3-0 U23
27 Mar 1990 Northern Ireland v Norway L 2-3 International Friendly
15 May 1990 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland L 2-3 U23
18 May 1990 Northern Ireland v Uruguay W 1-0 International Friendly
12 Sep 1990 Northern Ireland v Yugoslavia L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 4
17 Oct 1990 Northern Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
14 Nov 1990 Austria v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 4
05 Feb 1991 Northern Ireland v Poland W 3-1 International Friendly
01 May 1991 Northern Ireland v Faroe Islands D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
11 Sep 1991 Faroe Islands v Northern Ireland W 0-5 UEFA European Championship Group 4
16 Oct 1991 Northern Ireland v Austria W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
13 Nov 1991 Denmark v Northern Ireland L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 4
19 Feb 1992 Scotland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 International Friendly
28 Apr 1992 Northern Ireland v Lithuania D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
02 Jun 1992 Germany v Northern Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
09 Sep 1992 Northern Ireland v Albania W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
14 Oct 1992 Northern Ireland v Spain D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
18 Nov 1992 Northern Ireland v Denmark L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
17 Feb 1993 Albania v Northern Ireland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
31 Mar 1993 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
28 Apr 1993 Spain v Northern Ireland L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
25 May 1993 Lithuania v Northern Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
02 Jun 1993 Latvia v Northern Ireland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Group 3
08 Sep 1993 Northern Ireland v Latvia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
13 Oct 1993 Denmark v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 3
17 Nov 1993 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 3
23 Mar 1994 Northern Ireland v Romania W 2-0 International Friendly
20 Apr 1994 Northern Ireland v Liechtenstein W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
03 Jun 1994 Colombia v Northern Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 1994 Mexico v Northern Ireland L 3-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 1994 Northern Ireland v Portugal L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
12 Oct 1994 Austria v Northern Ireland W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
16 Nov 1994 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland L 0-4 UEFA European Championship Group 6
29 Mar 1995 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
22 May 1995 Canada v Northern Ireland L 2-0 CANADA CUP
26 May 1995 Chile v Northern Ireland L 2-1 CANADA CUP
07 Jun 1995 Northern Ireland v Latvia L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
09 Nov 1996 Germany v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
14 Dec 1996 Northern Ireland v Albania W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
22 Jan 1997 Italy v Northern Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
11 Feb 1997 Northern Ireland v Belgium W 3-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 1997 Northern Ireland v Portugal D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
02 Apr 1997 Ukraine v Northern Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
30 Apr 1997 Armenia v Northern Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
20 Aug 1997 Northern Ireland v Germany L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Group 9
11 Oct 1997 Portugal v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
03 Jun 1998 Spain v Northern Ireland L 4-1 International Friendly
26 Apr 2000 Northern Ireland v Hungary L 0-1 International Friendly
02 Sep 2000 Northern Ireland v Malta W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
07 Oct 2000 Northern Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
11 Oct 2000 Iceland v Northern Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 3
28 Feb 2001 Northern Ireland v Norway L 0-4 International Friendly
12 Oct 2002 Spain v Northern Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6


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