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 2013–14 Premiership season. Numbers in bold are the record (highest either positive or negative) numbers in each column.

As of the end of the 2012–13 season.
Pos. Club Seasons Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Champions Runners-up Avg
Pts
Best
Pos.
1 Linfield 5 190 116 38 36 375 171 +204 386 3 1 77.20 1
2 Crusaders 5 190 100 43 47 343 244 +99 343 0 2 68.60 2
3 Cliftonville 5 190 100 37 53 359 246 +113 337 1 1 67.40 1
4 Glentoran 5 190 94 44 52 314 219 +95 326 1 0 65.20 1
5 Coleraine 5 190 79 46 65 284 258 +26 283 0 0 56.60 4
6 Portadown 4 152 67 30 55 246 215 +31 231 0 1 57.75 2
7 Ballymena United 5 190 59 49 82 253 308 –55 226 0 0 45.20 7
8 Dungannon Swifts 5 190 55 53 82 239 311 –72 218 0 0 43.60 5
9 Glenavon 5 190 55 40 95 280 322 –42 205 0 0 41.00 8
10 Lisburn Distillery 5 190 52 38 100 233 357 –124 194 0 0 38.80 4
11 Newry City 3 114 27 31 56 122 185 –63 112 0 0 37.33 8
12 Donegal Celtic 3 114 26 22 66 131 249 –118 100 0 0 33.33 8
13 Institute 2 76 19 22 35 83 117 –34 79 0 0 39.50 7
14 Ballinamallard United 1 38 15 8 15 49 43 +6 53 0 0 53.00 5
15 Bangor 1 38 9 9 20 42 67 –25 36 0 0 36.00 11
16 Carrick Rangers 1 38 7 10 21 50 91 –41 31 0 0 31.00 12

League or status:

2013–14 NIFL Premiership
2013–14 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 250½
Glentoran 23 21 7 18 15 9 2 8 27 2 132
Belfast Celtic 14 8 - 11 6 - - 10 8 ½ 57½
Glenavon 3 5 1 5 4 3 2 2 26 1 52
Lisburn Distillery 12 1 5 5 2 - 14 ½ 49½
Coleraine 1 5 1 2 4 8 - 1 21 2 43
Portadown 4 3 2 - 6 2 - 4 21 1 43
Cliftonville 8 3 - 3 - 1 12 9 - 39½
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
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
Black Watch - - - - - - - 1 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