One of the finest goalkeepers this country has ever produced, Patrick Joseph Bonner was born on the 24th of May 1960 and was raised in County Donegal.
His football career began in the late 1970s with his local youth side Keadue Rovers before the legendary shot-stopper made the move to Celtic in 1978 where he would remain until he hung up his gloves in 1997.
Bonner earned a total of 80 caps for the Republic of Ireland after making his debut on his 21st birthday in a friendly against Poland on the 24th of May 1981.
He was a member of the squad that qualified for Euro 88 - the country’s first-ever major football tournament - and played in every game, including the famous 1-0 victory over England in Stuttgart where he was named man of the match.
The netminder also featured in two World Cups - Italia 90 and USA 94 - and is arguably best remembered for his famous penalty save from Daniel Timofte of Romania in Genoa which sent the Boys in Green into the quarter-finals of the 1990 tournament.
Since retiring, Bonner has also held the role of technical director with the Football Association of Ireland, and 11 years after leaving that position he returned to the board in 2021.