Gerry Taggart

Gerry Taggart

Former professional footballer who played for Manchester City, Barnsley, Bolton Wanderers, Leicester City, Stoke City and the Northern Ireland national team.

Gerry started his career with Manchester City, then joined Barnsley for five seasons, making 212 appearances and became part of the Northern Ireland national team at the same time.

His international career for Northern Ireland lasted for 13 years, from 1990 to 2003. In that time he earned 51 caps.

He signed for Bolton Wanderers for a club record of £1.5 million in August 1995, where he helped them win the Division One title in 1996-97. During his time at the club he made 69 appearances.

He then joined Leicester City, where he partnered Steve Walsh and Matt Elliott in Leicester’s defence playing in back to back league cup finals, winning the cup in 2000.

Gerry stayed with Leicester until 2003, having made 117 appearances, then he moved to Stoke City, playing for them across three seasons, making 55 appearances.

After a short spell playing for Tamworth, Gerry retired from playing, and moved back to Leicester City to begin his coaching career. He then became Assistant Manager at Oldham Athletic in 2010 for a two year spell.