|Full name||Noel Brotherston|
|Date of birth||18 November 1956|
|Place of birth||Dundonald, Northern Ireland|
|Date of death||6 May 1995(aged 38)|
|Place of death||Blackburn, England|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|1988||→ Scarborough (loan)||5||(0)|
|1978||Northern Ireland U21||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Noel was well remembered for his characteristic hairstyle that seemed to emphasise his jinking runs down the wing. He was a fans' favourite at Blackburn and became a painter and decorator in the town when he retired as a player.
Brotherston made his debut for Northern Ireland in a May 1980 friendly match against Scotland and has won 27 international caps, scoring 3 goals. He has represented his country in 3 FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played at the 1982 FIFA World Cup.
Noel played in a famous 1-0 win for Northern Ireland over Israel that allowed the team to qualify for the World Cup finals for the first time in 24 years. He also scored the winning goal against Wales in 1980 to give Northern Ireland the British Championship trophy in the Irish Football Association's centenary year.
He died of a heart attack aged just 38.
- Noel Brotherston at National-Football-Teams.com
- Intl career stats - EU-Football
- Noel Brotherston — international appearances at Sporting Heroes
- NIFG profile
- Profile - Tottenham Hotspur
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