Manufactured by adidas, Northern Ireland wear green shirts with white shorts and green socks and they currently play in the UEFA confederation. Nicknamed 'Green and White Army', Northern Ireland have played national football since 1921 after the break-up of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The nation reached the 1958, 1982 and 1986 FIFA World Cup Finals where their best ever positions was reaching the quarter-finals in the 1958 competition.
Northern Ireland like their rugby counterparts, play their home games in strip of green shirts with white shorts and green socks, hence the nickname of the green and whites. The away strip is royal blue shirts with white sleeves, dark blue shorts and royal blue socks. The shirt has featured in three finals of the World Cup, in 1958 and 1982, they reached the quarter-finals and 1986 when they went out in round 1. 2007 saw them reach their highest FIFA ranking at 29th. Northern Ireland has fielded many well known names in the game, but the greatest was the mercurial George Best.
White & Green - Northern Ireland officially launch their new away design for their debut appearance at a European Championship [...]
Debuting in the European Championship - adidas contracted side Northern Ireland have revealed their new home kit for the tournament hosted by France next year [...]
Teasing their away kit a few weeks ago, Northern Ireland have officially revealed their new away kit for the 2015 international season. First revealed in the tease, the new away shirt features a special two-toned blue design on the front [...]
The Northern Ireland national football team represents Northern Ireland in international football and are separate to Ireland (formed in 1926) which represents the Republic. They played their first international match against England in 1882, losing 13-0, at this time the side represented all of Ireland. Northern Ireland play their home games at Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Famous Northern Ireland players include Roy Carroll, David Healy, Peter Doherty, George Best, Pat Jennings, Aaron Hughes and Steven Davis.