For nearly 50 years, the Northern Irish national team held the record for being the smallest nation to qualify for the World Cup Finals. They first achieved this in 1958, going on to reach the quarter-finals. However, in the 1960s, despite having one of the world's all-time greatest players, George Best, they couldn't qualify for another World Cup. But in the 1980s they qualified for back-to-back tournaments in 1982 and 1986. Their record for being the smallest country to qualify was only broken in 2006 by Trinidad and Tobago. Since then, Northern Ireland went on to their first-ever European championships in 2016, reaching the last 16 before being knocked out by Wales. As well as the legendary Best, other famous players to play for Northern Ireland include Pat Jennings, Norman Whiteside, and record goalscorer David Healy. Here at New Vintage Football we have re-created all of the most famous kits of the Northern Irish national team.