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UEFA EURO: Northern Ireland - Netherlands Match press kits

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Northern IrelandNorthern IrelandWindsor Park - BelfastSaturday 16 November 2019
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Group C - Matchday 9
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

2020 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/10/2019QR (GS)Netherlands - Northern Ireland3-1
RotterdamDepay 80, 90+4, L. de Jong 90+1; Magennis 75
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
12/10/1977QR (GS)Northern Ireland - Netherlands0-1
Belfastvan der Kuylen 74
13/10/1976QR (GS)Netherlands - Northern Ireland2-2RotterdamKrol 64, Cruyff 66; McGrath 4, Spence 88
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
07/04/1965QR (GS)Netherlands - Northern Ireland0-0Rotterdam
17/03/1965QR (GS)Northern Ireland - Netherlands2-1
BelfastCrossan 11, Neill 62; Van Nee 6
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
Northern Ireland----1001----100113
Northern Ireland21012020----412144
Northern Ireland------------2002010
Northern Ireland21013021----7124517

* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

Last updated 15/10/2019 11:21CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Northern Ireland - Squad list
Current season
-Michael McGovern12/07/198435Norwich - 0000
-Trevor Carson05/03/198831Motherwell - 0000
-Bailey Peacock-Farrell29/10/199623Burnley - 6000
-Jonny Evans03/01/198831Leicester*6100
-Craig Cathcart06/02/198930Watford - 6000
-Conor McLaughlin26/07/199128Sunderland - 1000
-Michael Smith04/09/198831Hearts - 3000
-Liam Donnelly07/03/199623Motherwell - 0000
-Paddy McNair27/04/199524Middlesbrough - 6100
-Tom Flanagan21/10/199128Sunderland - 1000
-Steven Davis01/01/198534Rangers - 6100
-Josh Magennis15/08/199029Hull - 6300
-Corry Evans30/07/199029Blackburn - 3000
-Stuart Dallas19/04/199128Leeds - 6000
-Shane Ferguson12/07/199128Millwall - 3000
-George Saville01/06/199326Middlesbrough*6000
-Jordan Thompson03/01/199722Blackpool - 1000
-Jamal Lewis25/01/199821Norwich - 5000
-Kyle Lafferty16/09/198732Sarpsborg - 4000
-Niall McGinn20/07/198732Aberdeen - 3100
-Liam Boyce08/04/199128Burton - 2000
-Gavin Whyte31/01/199623Cardiff - 2000
-Shayne Lavery08/12/199820Linfield - 1000
-Michael O'Neill05/07/196950 - 6000
Netherlands - Squad list
Current season
-Jeroen Zoet06/01/199128PSV - 0000
-Jasper Cillessen22/04/198930Valencia - 6000
-Marco Bizot10/03/199128AZ Alkmaar - 0000
-Daley Blind09/03/199029Ajax - 6000
-Patrick van Aanholt29/08/199029Crystal Palace - 0000
-Joël Veltman15/01/199227Ajax - 2000
-Nathan Aké18/02/199524Bournemouth - 1000
-Virgil van Dijk08/07/199128Liverpool - 6100
-Matthijs de Ligt12/08/199920Juventus - 6100
-Denzel Dumfries18/04/199623PSV - 4000
-Ryan Babel19/12/198632Galatasaray - 6200
-Georginio Wijnaldum11/11/199029Liverpool - 6500
-Kevin Strootman13/02/199029Marseille - 1000
-Davy Pröpper02/09/199128Brighton - 3000
-Marten de Roon29/03/199128Atalanta*5000
-Quincy Promes04/01/199227Ajax - 4000
-Donny van de Beek18/04/199722Ajax - 2000
-Frenkie de Jong12/05/199722Barcelona - 6100
-Calvin Stengs18/12/199820AZ Alkmaar - 0000
-Luuk de Jong27/08/199029Sevilla - 4100
-Steven Berghuis19/12/199127Feyenoord - 1000
-Wout Weghorst07/08/199227Wolfsburg - 0000
-Myron Boadu14/01/200118AZ Alkmaar - 0000
-Ronald Koeman21/03/196356 - 6000

Last updated 16/11/2019 01:23CET

Head coach Only this chapter

Michael O'Neill

Date of birth: 5 July 1969
Nationality: Northern Irish
Playing career: Coleraine, Newcastle, Dundee United, Hibernian, Coventry, Aberdeen (loan), Reading (loan), Wigan, Saint Johnstone, Portland Timbers, Clydebank, Glentoran, Ayr United
Coaching career: Brechin City, Shamrock Rovers, Northern Ireland, Stoke

• A midfielder and forward during a 20-year playing career, O'Neill spent the bulk of his time in Scotland, most notably with Dundee United and Hibernian. Enjoyed late success when winning a Northern Irish league and League Cup double with Glentoran in 2002/03. Made 31 appearances for his country, scoring four goals, two of which came in a memorable 5-3 victory against Austria during EURO '96 qualifying.

• Moved into coaching as assistant manager of Scottish club Cowdenbeath in 2005 before taking the reins at Brechin in March 2006. Was named coach of Shamrock Rovers in the Republic of Ireland in December 2008, guiding the Hoops to a second-place finish in his debut season before clinching their first title since 1994 in 2010.

• Made history as Rovers became the first Irish side to qualify for the group stage of a European competition, beating Partizan in the 2011/12 UEFA Europa League play-offs. Also led the Hoops to a second successive domestic championship in 2011.

• Appointed coach of his country in December 2011 and helped Northern Ireland record several notable results in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying, including a 1-1 draw in Portugal and a home win against Russia. Even better was to come as O'Neill steered his charges to UEFA EURO 2016, their first UEFA European Championship appearance, taking Northern Ireland to the last 16 at the finals in France.

• Agreed a new contract despite losing out to Switzerland in the 2018 World Cup play-offs; appointed Stoke manager in November 2019, initially carrying out his new job in tandem with his Northern Ireland duties.


Ronald Koeman

Date of birth: 21 March 1963
Nationality: Dutch
Playing career: Groningen, Ajax, PSV Eindhoven, Barcelona, Feyenoord
Coaching career: Netherlands (assistant), Barcelona (assistant), Vitesse, Ajax, Benfica, PSV Eindhoven, Valencia, AZ Alkmaar, Feyenoord, Southampton, Everton, Netherlands

• One of the classiest ball-playing defenders in history, Ronald Koeman was also a frequent goalscorer, mostly from free-kicks and penalties. He began his career at Groningen before spending three seasons apiece at Ajax and PSV.

• The 1987/88 season was one of extraordinary achievement for the blond right-footer, who collected the Dutch domestic double as well as the European Cup with PSV and then proved an equally inspirational figure with the Netherlands at EURO '88, where they captured their only major international trophy to date.

• Koeman subsequently shone during a six-year spell at Barcelona – during which he played at three further tournaments for the Oranje, ending up with 78 caps and 14 goals. The highlight of his time in Catalonia was his winning goal in the 1992 European Cup final against Sampdoria at Wembley, giving Barça their first continental crown. He also won four Liga titles with the club.

• After ending his playing days at Feyenoord, Koeman took on assistant coach roles with the Netherlands then Barcelona before branching out on his own at the turn of the millennium and embarking on what would be a highly eventful coaching career. Having played for each of the Netherlands' big three clubs he became the first man to coach all three as well, winning two titles with Ajax, one with PSV and reinvigorating Feyenoord during a productive tenure from 2011 to 2014.

• He departed Rotterdam to pursue his career in England, firstly with Southampton, then Everton, with whom he parted company in October 2017. The following February he was appointed as the Netherlands' Bondscoach on a contract taking him through to the 2022 FIFA World Cup and led the Oranje to the inaugural UEFA Nations League Finals ahead of France and Germany, seeing off England in the semi-finals only to lose to hosts Portugal in the decider.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeSzymon Marciniak (POL)
  • Assistant refereesPaweł Sokolnicki (POL) , Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)
  • Fourth officialTomasz Musiał (POL)
  • UEFA DelegateIsabel Hochstöger (AUT)
  • UEFA Referee observerCostas Kapitanis (CYP)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Szymon Marciniak07/01/19811075

Szymon Marciniak

Referee since: 2002
First division: 2009
FIFA badge: 2011

Tournaments: 2018 FIFA World Cup, 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup, UEFA EURO 2016, 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

2018 UEFA Super Cup
2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
29/03/2015EUROQRNorthern IrelandFinland2-1Belfast

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
28/07/2011UEL3QRAZ AlkmaarFK Jablonec2-0Alkmaar
29/03/2015EUROQRNorthern IrelandFinland2-1Belfast
11/05/2017UELSFOlympique LyonnaisAFC Ajax3-1Decines
13/09/2017UCLGSFeyenoordManchester City FC0-4Rotterdam

Last updated 14/11/2019 11:29CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Northern Ireland

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group C - Group Standings
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    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    Northern Ireland 2-0 Estonia
    1-0 McGinn 56, 2-0 S. Davis 75 (P)
    Peacock-Farrell, Lewis, J. Evans, Saville, McGinn (85 C. McLaughlin), S. Davis, Lafferty (76 Magennis), Dallas, Jones (81 Ferguson), McNair, Cathcart
  • Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    Northern Ireland 2-1 Belarus
    1-0 J. Evans 30, 1-1 Stasevich 33, 2-1 Magennis 87
    Peacock-Farrell, Lewis, J. Evans, Saville, McGinn (68 Magennis), S. Davis, Lafferty (79 Boyce), Dallas, Jones (85 Ferguson), McNair, Cathcart
  • Matchday 3 (08/06/2019)
    Estonia 1-2 Northern Ireland
    1-0 Vassiljev 25, 1-1 Washington 77, 1-2 Magennis 80
    Peacock-Farrell, Lewis, J. Evans, Saville (69 Magennis), Whyte, S. Davis, Boyce (46 Washington), Dallas, McNair, Smith (64 Jones), Cathcart
  • Matchday 4 (11/06/2019)
    Belarus 0-1 Northern Ireland
    0-1 McNair 86
    Peacock-Farrell, Lewis, J. Evans, S. Davis, C. Evans (69 Saville), Jones, Washington (72 Lafferty), McNair, Smith, Cathcart, Magennis (56 Dallas)
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    Northern Ireland 0-2 Germany
    0-1 Halstenberg 48, 0-2 Gnabry 90+3
    Peacock-Farrell, Lewis, J. Evans, Saville (70 Magennis), McGinn (59 Whyte), S. Davis, Washington (83 Lavery), C. Evans, Dallas, McNair, Cathcart
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    Netherlands 3-1 Northern Ireland
    0-1 Magennis 75, 1-1 Depay 80, 2-1 L. de Jong 90+1, 3-1 Depay 90+4
    Peacock-Farrell, Smith, J. Evans, Saville (83 Thompson), S. Davis, Lafferty (66 Magennis), Ferguson, C. Evans (87 Flanagan), Dallas, McNair, Cathcart
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Northern Ireland-Netherlands
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)
    Germany-Northern Ireland


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group C - Group Standings
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    Matchday 1 (21/03/2019)
    Netherlands 4-0 Belarus
    1-0 Depay 1, 2-0 Wijnaldum 21, 3-0 Depay 55 (P) , 4-0 Van Dijk 86
    Cillessen, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Bergwijn, Wijnaldum, Babel (59 Promes), Depay, De Roon (46 Pröpper), Blind, F. de Jong, Dumfries (68 Tete)
  • Matchday 2 (24/03/2019)
    Netherlands 2-3 Germany
    0-1 Sané 15, 0-2 Gnabry 34, 1-2 De Ligt 48, 2-2 Depay 63, 2-3 Schulz 90
    Cillessen, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Babel (46 Bergwijn), Depay, Promes, De Roon (91 L. de Jong), Blind, F. de Jong, Dumfries
  • Matchday 5 (06/09/2019)
    Germany 2-4 Netherlands
    1-0 Gnabry 9, 1-1 F. de Jong 59, 1-2 Tah 66 (og) , 2-2 Kroos 73 (P) , 2-3 Malen 79, 2-4 Wijnaldum 90+1
    Cillessen, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Wijnaldum, Babel (81 Aké), Depay, Promes, De Roon (58 Malen), Blind, F. de Jong, Dumfries (58 Pröpper)
  • Matchday 6 (09/09/2019)
    Estonia 0-4 Netherlands
    0-1 Babel 17, 0-2 Babel 47, 0-3 Depay 76, 0-4 Wijnaldum 87
    Cillessen, Veltman, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Pröpper, Malen (63 Berghuis), Wijnaldum, Babel (85 Strootman), Depay, Blind, F. de Jong (71 L. de Jong)
  • Matchday 7 (10/10/2019)
    Netherlands 3-1 Northern Ireland
    0-1 Magennis 75, 1-1 Depay 80, 2-1 L. de Jong 90+1, 3-1 Depay 90+4
    Cillessen, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Bergwijn, Wijnaldum, Babel (66 Malen), Depay, De Roon (66 Van de Beek), Blind, F. de Jong, Dumfries (78 L. de Jong)
  • Matchday 8 (13/10/2019)
    Belarus 1-2 Netherlands
    0-1 Wijnaldum 32, 0-2 Wijnaldum 41, 1-2 Dragun 54
    Cillessen, Veltman, De Ligt, Van Dijk, Van de Beek (67 De Roon), Bergwijn (89 Babel), Wijnaldum, Promes (67 L. de Jong), Blind, Malen, F. de Jong
  • Matchday 9 (16/11/2019)
    Northern Ireland-Netherlands
  • Matchday 10 (19/11/2019)

Last updated 15/10/2019 11:23CET


:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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