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Olphie Stanfield

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Olphert Stanfield was the most capped international footballer in the 19th century, becoming the first man to each 20 caps (24.02.94) and 30 caps (27.03.97).
He made his debut at 17. 
He scored 11 international goals, an Irish record that stood until 1926.
Ireland's record in the 30 matches in which Stanfield played:

W

D

L

F

A

4

3

23

43

137


Stanfield played his club football for Distillery.  Stanfield  played 181 competitive games for Distillery, scoring 178 goals. He also played in 115 friendlies, (62 goals).
In the 1888-89 season he scored hat-tricks in four consecutive games.
His domestic honours were: 
Irish League Champion 1895-96.
Irish Cup Winner 1888-89, 1893-94, 1895-96.










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