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Republic of Ireland
Nickname(s) The Boys in Green (Irish: Na buachaillí i nglas)
The Green Army
Association Football Association of Ireland (FAI)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Mick McCarthy
Captain Séamus Coleman
Most caps Robbie Keane (146)
Top scorer Robbie Keane (68)
Home stadium Aviva Stadium
FIFA code IRL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 34 Decrease 1 (7 February 2019)
Highest 6 (August 1993)
Lowest 70 (June–July 2014)
Elo ranking
Current 43 Decrease 9 (3 March 2019)
Highest 8 (March–April 1991, April 2002, August 2002)
Lowest 63 (May 1972)
First international
Ireland 1–0 Bulgaria 
(Stade Colombes, France; 28 May 1924)
Biggest win
 Ireland 8–0 Malta 
(Dublin, Ireland; 16 November 1983)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 7–0 Ireland 
(Uberlândia, Brazil; 27 May 1982)
World Cup
Appearances 3 (first in 1990)
Best result Quarter-finals, 1990
European Championship
Appearances 3 (first in 1988)
Best result Round of 16, 2016

Republic of Ireland national football team is the national football team of Republic of Ireland.

Most appearances

Pos Player Apps Goals Career
1 Robbie Keane 126 59 1998–2016
2 Shay Given 125 0 1996–2012
3 Kevin Kilbane 110 8 1997–2011
4 Steve Staunton 102 7 1988–2002
5 Damien Duff 100 8 1998–2012
6 Niall Quinn 91 21 1986–2002
7 John O'Shea 89 1 2001–2018
8 Tony Cascarino 88 19 1986–2000
9 Paul McGrath 83 8 1985–1997
10 Packie Bonner 80 0 1981–1996

Top scorers

Pos Player Goals Apps Career
1 Robbie Keane 59 126 1998–2016
2 Niall Quinn 21 91 1986–2002
3 Frank Stapleton 20 71 1977–1990
4 Tony Cascarino 19 88 1986–2000
4 John Aldridge 19 69 1986–1997
4 Don Givens 19 56 1969–1982
7 Noel Cantwell 14 36 1953–1967
8 Gerry Daly 13 48 1973–1986
8 Jimmy Dunne 13 15 1930–1939
10 Ian Harte 11 64 1996–2007

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