List of Linfield F.C. players

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For a list of all Linfield players, major or minor, with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Linfield F.C. players. For the current Linfield first-team squad, see Linfield F.C.#Current squad.

Linfield F.C. are an Northern Irish professional association football club based in Belfast, who currently play in the IFA Premiership. They have played at their current home ground, Windsor Park, since 1905. Previous to this they had played at Ulsterville Avenue from 1889 until 1905 and The Meadow from their foundation in 1886 to 1889. They were one of the founding clubs of the Irish League in 1890, and since that time the club's first team has competed in numerous nationally and internationally-organised competitions.

All players who have played in 100 or more such matches or played international football during their time at the club are listed below. Players are listed according to the date of their first professional contract signed with the club. Appearances and goals are for first-team competitive matches only; wartime matches are excluded, substitute appearances are included.

Striker Tommy Dickson holds both the appearance and goalscoring records, with 660 appearances and 454 goals between 1948 and 1965. Defender Noel Bailie has the second most appearances, with 577 since his debut in 1989. He is currently the club captain. Other players with more than 100 goals include Joe Bambrick, Glenn Ferguson, Paul McAreavey and Peter Thompson.

List of players[edit]

Name Nationality Position Linfield career Appearances Goals
Bambrick, JoeJoe Bambrick  Ireland Striker 1927–1935 183 286
Dickson, TommyTommy Dickson  Northern Ireland Striker 1948–1965 660 454
Anderson, TrevorTrevor Anderson  Northern Ireland Striker 1979–1987 327 96
Jeffrey, DavidDavid Jeffrey  Northern Ireland Defender 1982–1992 182 21
Baxter, StephenStephen Baxter  Northern Ireland Striker 1987–1993 114 51
Bailie, NoelNoel Bailie  Northern Ireland Defender 1989– 577 11
Beatty, StephenStephen Beatty  Northern Ireland Midfielder 1990–2001 253 29
Murphy, WilliamWilliam Murphy  Northern Ireland Defender 1997– 338 25
Ferguson, GlennGlenn Ferguson  Northern Ireland Striker 1998–2009 322 177
Gault, MichaelMichael Gault  Northern Ireland Midfielder 1999– 217 13
Mannus, AlanAlan Mannus  Northern Ireland Goalkeeper 2000–2009 211 1
Thompson, PeterPeter Thompson  Northern Ireland Striker 2001–2008
2010–
167 111
Douglas, StevenSteven Douglas  Scotland Defender 2003– 143 8
McAreavey, PaulPaul McAreavey  Northern Ireland Midfielder 2003–2009 265 204
O'Kane, AidanAidan O'Kane  Northern Ireland Midfielder 2003– 152 14
Mulgrew, JamieJamie Mulgrew  Northern Ireland Midfielder 2005– 121 17