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Northern Ireland vs France international football match report

Date, kick-off time:
Wednesday, 27 April 1988, 19:30 (UTC+1:00)
National teams, score:
Northern Ireland
0-0
France
Competition:
International Friendly
Referee:
Keith Cooper, Pontypridd /
Wales
Attendance, venue:
6 250, Windsor Park, Belfast
Managed by team manager Billy Bingham
Player
Caps
Age
Club
5
24
Celtic FC, Glasgow
55
30
Luton Town FC, Luton
20
26
Sheffield Wednesday FC, Sheffield
36
22
Manchester United FC, Manchester
41' Jimmy Quinn  
18
28
Swindon Town FC, Swindon
17
24
Queens Park Rangers FC, London
46
32
Watford FC, Watford
8
28
Luton Town FC, Luton
14
24
Brighton & Hove Albion FC, Hove
Colin Clarke   83' 
14
25
Southampton FC, Southampton
83' Kevin Wilson  
8
27
Chelsea FC, London
3
18
Newcastle United FC, Newcastle upon Tyne
1
23
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Wolverhampton
48' Kingsley Black  
1
19
Luton Town FC, Luton
France national football team line-up in match Nr.472
Managed by team manager Henri Michel
Player
Caps
Age
Club
6
26
AJ Auxerre, Auxerre
3
25
AS Monaco FC, Monaco
3
26
SC Toulon Var, Toulon
5
24
FC Metz, Metz
54
26
AS Monaco FC, Monaco
8
27
FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
44
28
Matra Racing, Colombes
9
26
RC Lens, Lens
26
25
FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
2
27
Toulouse FC, Toulouse
33
27
Toulouse FC, Toulouse
1
27
AS Saint-Étienne, Saint-Étienne
7
23
FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Bordeaux
Historical data sources
Belfast Telegraph (Belfast), №-, 28 Apr 1988; Irish Newspaper Archives
Comments
Northern Ireland vs France post-match head-to-head
WP
21.5
P
7
W
0
D
3
L
4
GF
4
GA
17
GF/P
0.571
GA/P
2.429
Av attendance
27 765
WP - winning percentage, P - played, W - wins, D - draws, L - losses, GF - goals for, GA - goals against, Av - average
Match stats
Northern Ireland:
players - 14 (from 12 clubs)
goals - 0 (penalties - 0, hat-tricks - 0)
average age - 25.533 (born 1955-1969)
average caps - 17.571
cautions - 0, expulsions - 0
France:
players - 13 (from 9 clubs)
goals - 0 (penalties - 0, hat-tricks - 0)
average age - 26.375 (born 1959-1964)
average caps - 15.462
cautions - 0, expulsions - 0
Northern Ireland national team matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
Northern Ireland vs Poland 1-1
Belfast, Wednesday 23 March 1988
Next match:
1990 FIFA World Cup Qualification
Northern Ireland vs Malta 3-0
Belfast, Saturday 21 May 1988
France national team matches
Previous match:
Friendly International
France vs Spain 2-1
Bordeaux, Wednesday 23 March 1988
Next match:
Friendly International
France vs Czechoslovakia 1-1
Paris, Wednesday 24 August 1988
Brief match report
Wed. 27 Apr 1988
Windsor Park, Belfast
Northern Ireland 0-0 France

Northern Ireland: McKnight, Donaghy, Worthington, Whiteside (Quinn 41), McDonald, McClelland (c), Danny Wilson, Penney, Clarke (Kevin Wilson 83), O'Neill, Dennison (Black 48). Managed by Bingham.

France: Martini, Sonor, Casoni, Kastendeuch, Amoros, Bijotat, Fernandez (c), Vercruysse (Ferreri 83), Durand, Stopyra, Garande (Fargeon 83). Managed by Michel.

Att: 6 250,
Ref: Cooper (Wales)

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