Who Are the Best Irish Footballers in 2022
Ireland has a long and storied footballing history. Even though Irish footballers are often overshadowed by English players there are still some world-class players representing Eire. In this article, we are going to look at the current 5 best Irish footballers. You can bet on all of these players and their teams at any of these Ireland bookmakers. Let’s get started!
1. Josh Cullen
Josh Cullen is an extremely talented midfielder who plays for Burnley in the English Championship, the second tier of English football. Cullen was a part of West Ham’s academy for many years and is known for his slick dribbling skills and his smoothing passing. Cullen has played 20 games for the national team and we expect him to play many more!
2. John Egan
John Egan is a world-class defender. The 29-year-old plays for Sheffield United in the English Championship. He is known for his strong tackling ability and his physical presence on the field. At 6 ft 1 opposing strikers have a very tough time getting past his powerful frame. Egan is still in his prime and has been an absolute rock for Sheffield who rewarded his great performances with a 4-year contract.
3. Shane Duffy
Shane Duffy is currently playing for Fulham in the English Premier League. The 6 ft 4 defender is a beast at tackling and good luck trying to beat him in the air, he easily leaps above the opposition and safely clears the ball. Prior to playing for Fulham, he spent years at Brighton where he played 160 games. Duffy has also been incredible for the Irish national team, making 55 appearances and scoring 7 goals.
4. Gavin Bazunu
Gavin Bazunu is one of the most skilled young goalkeepers in the world. Bazunu plays for Southampton in the English Premier League and he is just 20 years old! He is known for his athleticism and makes diving saves with ease. Bazunu is also great at making saves with his feet. Expect him to get signed to a big-time EPL club soon!
5. Nathan Collins
At 21 years old Nathan Collins is definitely a star of the future! He currently plays for Wolverhampton Wanderers in the EPL. Collins is an immensely talented centre-back. Prior to playing for Wolves, he had successful stints at Stoke and Burnley where he played 39 and 19 games. Collins is known for his immense strength and his aerial ability. We expect him to have a long career in the Prem!
Ireland has some amazing football talent. If you want to see Irish players tearing it up remember to tune into the English Championship and keep an eye out for Josh Cullen and John Egan. Or watch the EPL and check out Shane Duffy, Gavin Bazunu, and Nathan collins.