Football records in Northern Ireland

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This page details football records in the Northern Ireland.

League[edit]

Team records[edit]

Titles[edit]

  • Most top-flight league titles: 51, Linfield

Top-flight Appearances[edit]

Overall top flight League Table (since 2008)[edit]

The overall top flight League table is a cumulative record of all match results, points and goals of every team that has played in the top flight in its current format - namely the IFA/NIFL Premiership since its inception in 2008. Teams in bold are part of the 2014–15 Premiership season. Numbers in bold are the record numbers in each column.

As of the end of the 2013–14 season.
Rank Club Seasons
completed
Matches
played
Won Drawn Lost Goals
scored
Goals
conceded
Goal
difference
Total
points
Titles Runners-up Avg
Pts/season
Best
finish
1 Linfield 6 228 140 45 43 456 217 +239 465 3 2 77.50 1st
2 Cliftonville 6 228 126 44 58 447 285 +162 422 2 1 70.33 1st
3 Crusaders 6 228 118 55 55 410 286 +124 409 0 2 68.17 2nd
4 Glentoran 6 228 110 55 63 368 261 +107 385 1 0 64.17 1st
5 Coleraine 6 228 89 58 81 335 319 +16 325 0 0 54.17 4th
6 Portadown 5 190 85 38 67 323 268 +55 293 0 1 58.60 2nd
7 Ballymena United 6 228 72 57 99 301 367 –66 273 0 0 45.50 7th
8 Dungannon Swifts 6 228 67 61 100 288 377 –89 262 0 0 43.67 5th
9 Glenavon 6 228 70 46 112 355 401 –46 256 0 0 42.67 6th
10 Lisburn Distillery 5 190 52 38 100 233 357 –124 194 0 0 38.80 4th
11 Newry City 3 114 27 31 56 122 185 –63 112 0 0 37.33 8th
12 Donegal Celtic 3 114 26 22 66 131 249 –118 100 0 0 33.33 8th
13 Ballinamallard United 2 76 25 17 34 84 113 –29 92 0 0 46.00 5th
14 Institute 2 76 19 22 35 83 117 –34 79 0 0 39.50 7th
15 Bangor 1 38 9 9 20 42 67 –25 36 0 0 36.00 11th
16 Warrenpoint Town 1 38 10 6 22 43 72 –29 36 0 0 36.00 11th
17 Carrick Rangers 1 38 7 10 21 50 91 –41 31 0 0 31.00 12th
18 Ards 1 38 6 6 26 44 83 –39 24 0 0 24.00 12th

League or status:

2014–15 NIFL Premiership
2014–15 NIFL Championship
Dissolved

Irish Cup[edit]

  • Most consecutive final appearances: 5, Linfield (1890–91, 1891–92, 1892–93, 1893–94 & 1894–95)
  • Most consecutive final defeats: 3, Linfield (1974–75, 1975–76 & 1976–77)
  • Longest gap between final appearances: 55 years, Bangor (1937–38 and 1992–93)

League Cup[edit]

Total titles won[edit]

Team Domestic All Ireland Total
Irish League Irish Cup League Cup City Cup Gold Cup Ulster Cup Floodlit Cup Others [note 1] Regional cups [note 2] [note 3]
Linfield 51 42 9 24 33 15 2 29½ 43 4 252½
Glentoran 23 21 7 18 15 9 2 8 27 2 132
Belfast Celtic 14 8 - 11 6 - - 10 8 ½ 57½
Glenavon 3 6 1 5 4 3 2 2 26 1 53
Lisburn Distillery 5½ 12 1 5 5 2 - 4½ 14 ½ 49½
Coleraine 1 5 1 2 4 8 - 1 21 2 45
Portadown 4 3 2 - 6 2 - 4 21 1 43
Cliftonville 4½ 8 3 - 3 - 1 12 9 - 40½
Derry City 1 3 1 2 - - - 1 16 - 24
Crusaders 4 3 2 - 2 3 - 1 6 1 22
Ballymena United - 5 - 1 1 3[note 4] - - 5 - 15
Newry City - - - - - - - - 15 - 15
Ards 1 3 - - 2 1 - - 3 1 11
Bangor - 1 1 2 - 2 - 1 4 - 11
Derry Celtic - - - - - - - - 8 - 8
Dungannon Swifts - - - - - 1 - - 7 - 8
Limavady United - - - - - - - - 8 - 8
Omagh Town - - - - - - - - 6 - 6
Queen's Island [II] 1 1 - 3 - - - - 1 - 6
Banbridge Town - - - - - - - - 5 - 5
Institute - - - - - - - - 5 - 5
Shelbourne - 3 - 1 1 - - - - - 5
Black Watch - - - - - - - 1 1 - 2
Carrick Rangers - 1 - - - - - - 1 - 2
Larne - - - - - 2 - - - - 2
Loughgall - - - - - - - - 2 - 2
Tobermore United - - - - - - - - 2 - 2
Armagh City - - - - - - - - 1 - 1
Ballyclare Comrades - - - - - 1 - - - - 1
Ballymena - 1 - - - - - - - - 1
Bohemians - 1 - - - - - - - - 1
Dundela - 1 - - - - - - - - 1
Gordon Highlanders - 1 - - - - - - - - 1
Moyola Park - 1 - - - - - - - - 1
North Staffordshire Regiment - - - - - - - 1 - - 1
Oldpark - - - - - - - 1 - - 1
Queen's Island [I] - 1 - - - - - - - - 1
Ulster - 1 - - - - - - - - 1
Willowfield - 1 - - - - - - - - 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Charity Shield; Top Four Cup; Carlsberg Cup; Alhambra Cup; Belfast Charities Cup; Jubilee Cup
  2. ^ County Antrim Shield; North West Cup; Mid-Ulster Cup
  3. ^ Dublin and Belfast Intercity Cup; North-South Cup; Blaxnit Cup; Texaco Cup; Tyler Cup; Setanta Sports Cup
  4. ^ Includes 1 Festival of Britain Cup