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He’s from east Belfast, played for Manchester United and had European glory… but it’s not George Best

The remarkable story of winger David Lyner, a forgotten hero of Northern Irish football

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Victory: David Lyner. Credit: Sam Robinson

Victory: David Lyner. Credit: Sam Robinson

Victory: David Lyner. Credit: Sam Robinson

Next Monday marks the 108th anniversary of one of the most remarkable achievements in Irish football: Glentoran’s famous Vienna Cup triumph.

One of many individual stories from that incredible victory is that of David Lyner, the first winner of a European cup to play for Manchester United.


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