|Full name||Noel Brotherston|
|Date of birth||18 November 1956|
|Place of birth||Dundonald, Northern Ireland|
|Date of death||6 May 1995(aged 38)|
|Place of death||Blackburn, England|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|1988||-> Scarborough (loan)||5||(0)|
|1978||Northern Ireland U21||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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.
Brotherston made his debut for Northern Ireland in a May 1980 friendly match against Scotland and won 27 international caps, scoring three goals. He represented his country in three FIFA World Cup qualification matches and played at the 1982 World Cup.
Brotherston played in a famous 1-0 win for Northern Ireland over Israel that helped 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 Home Internationals Championship trophy in the Irish Football Association's centenary year.
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