Willie Irvine

Date of birth18 June 1943
Place of birthCarrickfergus
NationalityNorthern Irish
PositionCentre forward

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Burnley 01 Jun 1960 01 Mar 1968
Preston North End 01 Mar 1968 01 Mar 1971
Brighton and Hove Albion 01 Mar 1971 01 Dec 1972

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1962-63 Northern Ireland British Home Championship 1
1962-63 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1
1962-63 Northern Ireland Under-23 1
1963-64 Northern Ireland Under-23 1
2
1964-65 Northern Ireland British Home Championship 2
1
1964-65 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 4
1964-65 Northern Ireland Under-23 1
1
1965-66 Northern Ireland British Home Championship 3
3
1965-66 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1
1965-66 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
1966-67 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 2
1967-68 Northern Ireland UEFA European Championship 2
1968-69 Northern Ireland British Home Championship 1
1968-69 Northern Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1968-69 Northern Ireland International Friendly 1
2
1971-72 Northern Ireland British Home Championship 3


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
27 Feb 1963 Wales v Northern Ireland L 5-1 U23
03 Apr 1963 Northern Ireland v Wales L 1-4 British Home Championship
30 May 1963 Spain v Northern Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship 1st round 1st leg
05 Feb 1964 Northern Ireland v Wales D 3-3 U23
14 Nov 1964 Switzerland v Northern Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
25 Nov 1964 Scotland v Northern Ireland L 3-2 British Home Championship
10 Feb 1965 Wales v Northern Ireland D 2-2 Under-23
17 Mar 1965 Northern Ireland v Netherlands W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
31 Mar 1965 Northern Ireland v Wales L 0-5 British Home Championship
07 Apr 1965 Netherlands v Northern Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
07 May 1965 Northern Ireland v Albania W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
02 Oct 1965 Northern Ireland v Scotland W 3-2 British Home Championship
10 Nov 1965 England v Northern Ireland L 2-1 British Home Championship
24 Nov 1965 Albania v Northern Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
30 Mar 1966 Wales v Northern Ireland W 1-4 British Home Championship
22 Jun 1966 Northern Ireland v Mexico W 4-1 International Friendly
22 Oct 1966 Northern Ireland v England L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 8
16 Nov 1966 Scotland v Northern Ireland L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 8
22 Nov 1967 England v Northern Ireland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
28 Feb 1968 Wales v Northern Ireland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 8
10 Sep 1968 Israel v Northern Ireland W 2-3 International Friendly
23 Oct 1968 Northern Ireland v Turkey W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
03 May 1969 Northern Ireland v England L 1-3 British Home Championship
20 May 1972 Scotland v Northern Ireland L 2-0 British Home Championship
23 May 1972 England v Northern Ireland W 0-1 British Home Championship
27 May 1972 Wales v Northern Ireland D 0-0 British Home Championship


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