Internationals

In this section of the museum we share with you photo’s and details of players who gained international caps whilst playing for the Posh

If you know of any more players that played for their country at the same time as playing for the Posh, please contact us at enquiries@theposhtrust.co.uk so we can update this page of the museum.

Page last updated: 31 March 2016



Frank Rankmore (Wales)

Frank a strong centre half was signed by boss Jack Fairbrother from Cardiff City (strangely managed at that time by former Posh boss George Swindin) in the summer of 1963. He  played for the Posh from the 1963/64 season to the end of the 1967/68 season making in total 201 league appearances, 17 FA Cup appearances and 13 League Cup appearances.

Frank was awarded his first, and only, cap for Wales when he played against Chile during a tour of South America in 1966.

Trevor Anderson (Northern Ireland)

Born in Belfast, Trevor began his playing career at Portadown before signing for Manchester Utd in October 1972. Signed by John Barnwell from Swindon Town in December 1977 Trevor made his Posh debut on Boxing Day away at Hereford Utd

Trevor’s debut for Northern Ireland was against Cyprus in 1973 and he went on to win 22 caps.

Kgosi Ntlhe (South Africa)

After playing in all of South Africa’s games in the 2012 Cape Town International Challenge (an exhibition tournament for players under the age of 20),  Kgosi was called up to the senior team for the first time to play two friendlies against  Brazil and Mozambique.

Kgosi made his international debut on 12 October 2013 in a 1–1 draw against Morocco at the Adrar Stadium in Agadir, Morocco.

Tony Millington (Wales)

Born 5th June 1943 in Hawarden, Wales Tony was signed by Gordon Clark from Crystal Palace in March 1966.

Whilst at the Posh Tony represented Wales 8 times against Brazil, Chile, England, Northern Ireland (twice), West Germany, Italy and East Germany only ever ending up on the winning side once (2-0 against Northern Ireland on the ).

In total Tony played 21 times for his country.

Grant McCann (Northern Ireland)

Born in Belfast, Grant made his debut for Northern Ireland on the 6th October 2001 in a 1–0 away win against Malta. His first goal for his country was a header in a 4–1 away win against Liechtenstein on 24 March 2007.

In total Grant made 39 appearances for Northern Ireland scoring 4 goals. Grant also played 11 times for the Northern Ireland Under 21 team scoring 3 times.

James Quinn (Northern Ireland)

James an English born Northern Ireland player is one of only 30 players who have won fifty caps or more for his country. In his 50 appearances James scored four goals for his country against Belgium, Luxembourg, Malta and Serbia & Montenegro.

James was reported to have retired from playing football due to the fact that he failed to break back into the Northern Ireland team.

Gaby Zakuani (DR Congo)

Gaby made his international debut 16 August 2005 against Guinea coming on as a sub in a match that finished in a 3–1 win to DR Congo.

He was called up by the national squad for the 2013 African Cup of Nations and played his first match for DR Congo in over seven years coming on as a sub in a 2–2 draw with Ghana in the first group B match. He did not play in the second match but made his first start and played the full 90 minutes against Mali in the third. The match finished 1–1 but this wasn’t enough for DR Congo to qualify as they were eliminated in the group stages.

As at 17 January 2016 Gaby had won 14 caps.

Craig Morgan (Wales)

Winning 12 caps during his time at the Posh, Craig is the player who has won the most international caps as a Posh player.

Born 16 June 1985 in Flint, Wales Craig joined the Posh in January 2007 after a short loan spell, helping us reach the Championship by winning consecutive promotions in the 2007–08 and 2008–09 seasons.

Craig made his debut for the Wales senior side on 11 October 2006 in a 3–1 win over Cyprus at the Millennium Stadium in the qualifying rounds of Euro 2008. To date he has won 23 caps for his country.

Adam Newton (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

Born 4 December 1980 in Grays, Essex  Adam joined the Posh on a free transfer in May 2002. He soon established himself in the Posh side and in 2004 was one of three UK-based players (the others being Sagi Burton and Calum Willock) to be called up by Saint Kitts and Nevis for the qualifying rounds of the 2006 World Cup.

In total Adam represented Saint Kitts and Nevis 5 times scoring 1 goal.

 

Sagi Burton (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

Born 25 November 1977 in Birmingham, Osagyefo Lenin Ernesto Burton-Godwin (know as Sagi Burton) joined the Posh in 2002 from Crewe Alexandra.

In 2004 Sagi was one of three UK-based players (the others being Calum Willock and Adam Newton) to be called up by Saint Kitts and Nevis for the qualifying rounds of the 2006 World Cup. Sagi won three caps for Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2004 making his debut on 2 June, in a 2–0 friendly defeat to Northern Ireland.

In autumn 2006, Sagi turned down the chance to play in the Caribbean Cup for his country, preferring instead to stay with his new club Shrewsbury Town to play league games against Hartlepool Utd and Darlington thus ending his international career.

Callum Willock (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

Born October 29, 1981 in Lambeth London Callum began his career with Fulham and came on loan to the Posh before signing permanently to us in 2003.

In 2004 Callum was one of three UK-based players (the others being Sagi Burton and Adam Newton) to be called up by Saint Kitts and Nevis for the qualifying rounds of the 2006 World Cup.

He played 3 times for Saint Kitts and Nevis scoring 3 goals (twice against Barbados in a 3–2 win on 19 June 2004 in a 2006 World Cup qualifying game.

Ollie Conmy (Republic of Ireland)

Ollie was the first Posh player to win a senior international cap while playing for the club.

Born 13 November 1939 in Mulranny, County Mayo Ireland Ollie signed for the Posh in 1964 from Huddersfield Town.

Ollie was capped five times in total for the Republic of Ireland team at senior level.

He died aged 74 on 26 January 2014 at his Southport home, following a long illness.

Craig Mackail-Smith (Scotland)

Although born in Watford, England Craig was eligible to play for Scotland through his Edinburgh born grandmother. He received his first call up from Craig Levein in March 2011 for a friendly with Brazil on 27 March. He made his international debut when he came on as a substitute for Kenny Miller in the 87th minute.

Craig scored his first international goal Liechtenstein on 8 October 2011 (by which time he had sadly left the Posh for Brighton & Hove Albion) in a Euro 2012 qualifier.

Michael Smith (Northern Ireland)

From Ballycare a small town in County Antrim, Michael’s first senior club was Ballyclare Comrades and he signed for Ballymena United in January 2009 making over 100 appearances for them before moving to England to join Bristol Rovers in 2011. Michael joined the Posh in July 2014 on a three year deal.

A defender Michael made his international debut for Northern Ireland at the age of 27 on Tuesday 28th March 2016 at Windsor Park, Belfast in a 1-0 win against Slovenia.