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David Healy's top three Kop goals for Northern Ireland

Published 23/04/2015

OF the 36 goals that fired David Healy to the top of Northern Ireland's all-time goalscoring charts, he was to bag nine of them in front of the soon to be demolished Kop Stand at Windsor Park.

The ace marksman has picked out his three favourites from that list. You can see them here in chronological order, a trio of tremendous strikes that had the Green and White Army jumping for joy and saluting their hero.

As Healy says: "The goals against England and Spain in front of the Kop will always hold a special place in my heart.

"The goal to beat England meant so much to the Northern Ireland supporters at that time and then to follow it up a year later by beating a Spanish team packed with big stars was incredible.

"I think for my hat-trick goal to defeat Spain, when I lobbed their goalkeeper, fans in the Kop were celebrating even before the ball had crossed the line.

"The other one I would put in my top three at the Kop would be my last goal for Northern Ireland against Azerbaijan.

"It had been a while since I had scored at international level and I didn't want to go out on a low with people saying I hadn't scored for ages.

"So, to come off the bench and score in injury time to earn us a draw that night was a massive moment for me.

"I said after the game if I never scored again in my career I could live with that because I had scored at the Kop end at Windsor one last time. The memories of that evening will stay with me forever."

Healy's top three Kop goals

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