Northern Ireland
Country overview

This page shows positions in rankings and best historical results of Northern Ireland. Northern Irish association (official name "Irish Football Association", FIFA code "NIR") was established in 1880. Northern Ireland is member of FIFA since 1911 and member of UEFA since 1954.

UEFA Country Ranking chart

UEFA Country Ranking is based on the results of each association's clubs in the five previous UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League seasons. The rankings determine the number of places allocated to an association (country) in forthcoming UEFA club competition.

National Ranking UEFA chart

National Ranking UEFA is based on the results of each association's national team in previous FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro qualifications and final tournaments. The rankings determine seeding of national teams in UEFA Euro and UEFA Nations League draws.

Best historical results

Best UEFA Champions League / European Cup results:
-- Since 1999/2000:  Q2 - Glentoran FC (10), Linfield FC (11, 12, 13, 18), Cliftonville FC (14, 15), Crusaders FC (16, 17)
-- 1992/1993 - 1998/1999:
  Last 32 - Glentoran FC (93), Linfield FC (94)
-- 1955/1956 - 1991/1992:  Quarter-final - Linfield FC (67)

Best UEFA Europa League / UEFA Cup results:
-- Since 2004/2005:
  Q3 - Cliftonville FC (11)
-- 1999/2000 - 2003/2004:  never advanced from first played round
-- 1971/1972 - 1998/1999:  Last 32 - Portadown FC (75)

Best FIFA World Cup results:
-- Since 1998: 
did not qualify
-- 1930 - 1994:  Quarter-final (1958)

Best UEFA Euro results:
-- Since 1996:
  Last 16 (2016)
-- 1960 - 1992:  did not qualify