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Quiz: How well do you know your high-profile League of Ireland imports?

From George Best to Big Sam and everyone in between.

THERE WERE CONFLICTING reports this morning as to the future of former Ireland international Damien Duff.

However, many in the game expect him to sign for Shamrock Rovers in the coming days having previously expressed a desire to see out his career in the League of Ireland.

The news did get us thinking about some other high-profile players who’ve spent time in the League of Ireland and we thought we’d test your knowledge on the same.

Good luck!

Sam Allardyce was player manager of Limerick for one season (1991-1992) but how many goals did he score for the club?
INPHO
0
1

2
3
For which League of Ireland team did Bobby Charlton play three games in 1976?
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Cork Celtic
Waterford United

Sligo Rovers
Albert Rovers
Trevor Brooking played just two games for Cork City in 1985, but what was his impact?
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Two losses
Two wins

One win, one draw
Two draws
For which club did William Ralph 'Dixie' Dean score 10 goals in seven appearances in the 1939-40 League of Ireland season?
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Sligo Rovers
St. James's Gate

Dundalk
Cork United
Scotland's Jimmy Johnstone was what age when he made his Shelbourne debut in the 1977-78 season?
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44
40

33
30
German legend Uwe Seeler played for HSV his entire career except for one game -- where he scored twice -- with which League of Ireland outfit?
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Shamrock Rovers
Galway Rovers

Cork Celtic
St Patrick's Athletic
Which future England manager was named Man of the Match on his debut for St. Patrick's Athletic in 1976?
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Roy Hodgson
Terry Venables

Steve McLaren
Glenn Hoddle
After leaving Cork Celtic with three goals in three games, which US side did Geoff Hurst join?
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Seattle Sounders
New York Cosmos

San Diego Jaws
Boston Minutemen
Whose debut was Shamrock Rovers boss John Giles referring to when he said “his very presence on the field obviously lifted Pat’s” in 1977?
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Peter Bonetti
Pat Jennings

Sepp Maier
Gordon Banks
What age was George Best when he made his Cork Celtic debut?
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29
33

36
39
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
George Best
So you were a shadow of your former self when you got here but, still, George bloody Best!
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
Bobby Charlton
Not many other World Cup winners can say they played against Finn Harps.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
Uwe Seeler
Sure, you may not have realised you were even in Ireland but you still gave a good account of yourself!
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You scored out of !
Trevor Brooking
Yeah, that wasn't great was it?
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