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Noel Brotherston

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Full nameNoel Brotherston
Playing positionWinger

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Noel Brotherston (18 November 1956 - 6 May 1995) was a footballer.

A winger, he played in the Football League for Tottenham, Blackburn Rovers, Bury, and Scarborough, and won 27 international caps for Northern Ireland, scoring 3 goals. Noel played in a famous 1-0 win for Northern Ireland over Israel that allowed the team to qualify for the World Cup finals for the first time in 24 years. He also scored the winning goal against Wales in 1980 to give Northern Ireland the British Championship trophy in the Irish Football Association's centenary year. Noel was well remembered for his characteristic hairstyle that seemed to emphasise his jinking runs down the wing. He was a fans' favourite at Blackburn and became a painter and decorator in the town when he retired as a player, but died of a heart attack aged just 38.

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