John Devine

Date of birth11 November 1958
Place of birthDublin
NationalityIrish
PositionMidfielder

Eire International

With Arsenal, FA Cup runner-up 1980. The likeable Irishman replaced Pat Rice as Arsenal's right-back but appeared to lack the same ruthless streak as his predecessor. Went on to coach and play for East Bengal Tigers in India.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Arsenal 01 Oct 1976 01 Aug 1983
Norwich City 01 Aug 1983 01 Nov 1985

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1977-78 Arsenal League Division One 3
1978-79 Arsenal League Division One 7
1978-79 Arsenal UEFA Cup 1
1979-80 Arsenal FA Cup 5
1979-80 Arsenal League Cup 3
1979-80 Arsenal League Division One 20
1979-80 Arsenal UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 5
1980-81 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1980-81 Arsenal League Cup 4
1980-81 Arsenal League Division One 38
1
1981-82 Arsenal League Cup 1
1981-82 Arsenal League Division One 10
1
1981-82 Arsenal UEFA Cup 2
1982-83 Arsenal League Division One 8
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
22 Apr 1978 Leeds United v Arsenal W 1-3 League Division One
25 Apr 1978 Liverpool v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
29 Apr 1978 Arsenal v Middlesbrough W 1-0 League Division One
19 Aug 1978 Arsenal v Leeds United D 2-2 League Division One
22 Aug 1978 Manchester City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
26 Aug 1978 Everton v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
27 Sep 1978 Lokomotiv Leipzig v Arsenal W 1-4
Agg: 1-7
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
30 Sep 1978 Middlesbrough v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
25 Apr 1979 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 5-1 League Division One
28 Apr 1979 Arsenal v Norwich City D 1-1 League Division One
14 May 1979 Chelsea v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
03 Nov 1979 Arsenal v Brighton and Hove Albion W 3-0 League Division One
07 Nov 1979 Magdeburg v Arsenal D 2-2
Agg: 3-4
ECW Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
10 Nov 1979 Crystal Palace v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
13 Nov 1979 Arsenal v Brighton and Hove Albion W 4-0 League Cup 4th round replay
17 Nov 1979 Arsenal v Everton W 2-0 League Division One
24 Nov 1979 Arsenal v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
01 Dec 1979 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
04 Dec 1979 Arsenal v Swindon Town D 1-1 League Cup Quarter-final
08 Dec 1979 Arsenal v Coventry City W 3-1 League Division One
11 Dec 1979 Swindon Town v Arsenal L 4-3 League Cup Quarter-final replay
15 Dec 1979 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
21 Dec 1979 Arsenal v Norwich City D 1-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1979 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 League Division One
29 Dec 1979 Manchester United v Arsenal L 3-0 League Division One
01 Jan 1980 Southampton v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
05 Jan 1980 Cardiff City v Arsenal D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
01 Mar 1980 Stoke City v Arsenal W 2-3 League Division One
05 Mar 1980 Arsenal v IFK Göteborg W 5-1 ECW Cup 3rd round 1st leg
08 Mar 1980 Watford v Arsenal W 1-2 FA Cup Quarter-final
11 Mar 1980 Arsenal v Bristol City D 0-0 League Division One
15 Mar 1980 Manchester City v Arsenal W 0-3 League Division One
19 Mar 1980 IFK Göteborg v Arsenal D 0-0
Agg: 1-5
ECW Cup 3rd round 2nd leg
22 Mar 1980 Arsenal v Crystal Palace D 1-1 League Division One
02 Apr 1980 Norwich City v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
05 Apr 1980 Arsenal v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
07 Apr 1980 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
09 Apr 1980 Arsenal v Juventus D 1-1 ECW Cup Semi-final 1st leg
23 Apr 1980 Juventus v Arsenal W 0-1
Agg: 1-2
ECW Cup Semi-final 2nd leg
26 Apr 1980 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion D 1-1 League Division One
28 Apr 1980 Arsenal v Liverpool D 1-1 FA Cup Semi-final 2nd replay
01 May 1980 Arsenal v Liverpool W 1-0 FA Cup Semi-final 3rd replay
05 May 1980 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division One
10 May 1980 Arsenal v West Ham United L 0-1 FA Cup Final
16 Aug 1980 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
19 Aug 1980 Arsenal v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
23 Aug 1980 Coventry City v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
26 Aug 1980 Swansea City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
30 Aug 1980 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 League Division One
02 Sep 1980 Arsenal v Swansea City W 3-1
Agg: 4-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
06 Sep 1980 Manchester City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
13 Sep 1980 Arsenal v Stoke City W 2-0 League Division One
20 Sep 1980 Middlesbrough v Arsenal L 2-1 League Division One
22 Sep 1980 Stockport County v Arsenal W 1-3 League Cup 3rd round
27 Sep 1980 Arsenal v Nottingham Forest W 1-0 League Division One
04 Oct 1980 Arsenal v Leicester City W 1-0 League Division One
07 Oct 1980 Birmingham City v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
11 Oct 1980 Manchester United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
18 Oct 1980 Arsenal v Sunderland D 2-2 League Division One
21 Oct 1980 Arsenal v Norwich City W 3-1 League Division One
25 Oct 1980 Liverpool v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
01 Nov 1980 Arsenal v Brighton and Hove Albion W 2-0 League Division One
04 Nov 1980 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 1-0 League Cup 4th round
08 Nov 1980 Leeds United v Arsenal W 0-5 League Division One
11 Nov 1980 Southampton v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
15 Nov 1980 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion D 2-2 League Division One
22 Nov 1980 Arsenal v Everton W 2-1 League Division One
29 Nov 1980 Aston Villa v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
06 Dec 1980 Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 1-1 League Division One
13 Dec 1980 Sunderland v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
20 Dec 1980 Arsenal v Manchester United W 2-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1980 Crystal Palace v Arsenal D 2-2 League Division One
27 Dec 1980 Arsenal v Ipswich Town D 1-1 League Division One
03 Jan 1981 Everton v Arsenal L 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 1981 Everton v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
17 Jan 1981 Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
21 Feb 1981 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal L 3-1 League Division One
24 Feb 1981 Arsenal v Manchester City W 2-0 League Division One
28 Feb 1981 Arsenal v Middlesbrough D 2-2 League Division One
07 Mar 1981 Leicester City v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
21 Mar 1981 Norwich City v Arsenal D 1-1 League Division One
28 Mar 1981 Arsenal v Liverpool W 1-0 League Division One
31 Mar 1981 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 2-1 League Division One
04 Apr 1981 Brighton and Hove Albion v Arsenal W 0-1 League Division One
11 Apr 1981 Arsenal v Leeds United D 0-0 League Division One
18 Apr 1981 Ipswich Town v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
20 Apr 1981 Arsenal v Crystal Palace W 3-2 League Division One
25 Apr 1981 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
29 Aug 1981 Arsenal v Stoke City L 0-1 League Division One
02 Sep 1981 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
05 Sep 1981 Liverpool v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
19 Sep 1981 Leeds United v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
22 Sep 1981 Arsenal v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division One
26 Sep 1981 Arsenal v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
30 Sep 1981 Arsenal v Panathinaikos W 1-0
Agg: 3-0
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
06 Oct 1981 Sheffield United v Arsenal L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
10 Oct 1981 Swansea City v Arsenal L 2-0 League Division One
20 Oct 1981 Winterslag v Arsenal L 1-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
07 Nov 1981 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 0-2 League Division One
21 Nov 1981 Nottingham Forest v Arsenal W 1-2 League Division One
28 Nov 1981 Arsenal v Everton W 1-0 League Division One
20 Mar 1982 Coventry City v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
31 Aug 1982 Arsenal v Norwich City D 1-1 League Division One
04 Sep 1982 Arsenal v Liverpool L 0-2 League Division One
07 Sep 1982 Brighton and Hove Albion v Arsenal L 1-0 League Division One
16 Oct 1982 Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion W 2-0 League Division One
26 Feb 1983 West Bromwich Albion v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
22 Mar 1983 Arsenal v Ipswich Town D 2-2 League Division One
02 May 1983 Arsenal v Manchester United W 3-0 League Division One
07 May 1983 Arsenal v Sunderland L 0-1 League Division One
14 May 1983 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 2-1 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
1977-78 Republic of Ireland Under-21 1
1979-80 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1979-80 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1979-80 Republic of Ireland Under-21 1
1980-81 Republic of Ireland B v A 1
1980-81 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1981-82 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1981-82 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1982-83 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 2
1983-84 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1983-84 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 2
1984-85 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 2


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
08 Mar 1978 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland D 1-1 U21
12 Sep 1979 Republic of Ireland v Poland D 1-1 U21
26 Sep 1979 Czechoslovakia v Republic of Ireland L 4-1 International Friendly
21 Nov 1979 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
29 Apr 1981 Republic of Ireland v Czechoslovakia W 3-1 International Friendly
21 May 1981 West Germany v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 B v A
09 Sep 1981 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
28 Apr 1982 Algeria v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
17 Nov 1982 Republic of Ireland v Spain D 3-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
30 Mar 1983 Malta v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
21 Sep 1983 Iceland v Republic of Ireland W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
12 Oct 1983 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 7
04 Apr 1984 Israel v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 International Friendly
12 Sep 1984 Republic of Ireland v USSR W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6
17 Oct 1984 Norway v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 6


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