MNT: 50-Cap club set to welcome newest member

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MNT: 50-Cap club set to welcome newest member

There are 37 players who have cemented their status in Irish footballing history by collecting 50 or more Republic of Ireland men's senior caps. Now, one more is ready to join them.
30th May 2017

Should he feature in the International Friendly against Mexico at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Thursday, June 1, James McClean will be welcomed into a very exclusive club.

The Derry man is currently on 49 caps and is eager to reach the half century, which would make him the sixth most experienced player in Martin O'Neill's squad.

Here is the full list of the players to have joined the 50-cap club:

146 - Robbie Keane
134 - Shay Given
117 - John O'Shea
110 - Kevin Kilbane
102 - Steve Staunton
100 - Damien Duff
91 - Niall Quinn
88 - Tony Cascarino, Aiden McGeady
83 - Paul McGrath
80 - Packie Bonner, Richard Dunne
79 - Glenn Whelan
73 - Ray Houghton, Shane Long
72 - Liam Brady, Kenny Cunningham
71 - Kevin Moran, Frank Stapleton
70 - Andy Townsend
69 - John Aldridge
68 - David O'Leary
67 - Roy Keane
64 - Ian Harte
63 - Gary Breen, Kevin Doyle
59 - John Giles
57 - Mick McCarthy
56 - Don Givens, Denis Irwin
53 - Steve Finnan, Chris Hughton, Ronnie Whelan Jnr
52 - Gary Kelly, Mick Martin, Jason McAteer
50 - Paddy Mulligan