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Phil Mulryne added to Norwich City Legends squad

3 May 2018

Former Canaries midfielder Philip Mulryne will return to the Carrow Road pitch for the upcoming charity match between Norwich City Legends and Inter Forever on May 20.

Mulryne, who is now a Roman Catholic priest in Newbridge, County Kildare, will dust off his boots for the Aviva-supported game, which will celebrate 25 years since the Canaries' memorable run to the third round of the UEFA Cup.

The Northern Irish midfielder joined the Canaries from Manchester United in 1999, and enjoyed six seasons in Norfolk, in a spell that included a Division One play-off final, and promotion to the Premier League in 2004.

He was capped on 27 occasions for his country, scoring three times.

Following a decision to take a year out of the game in 2009, Mulryne rediscovered his faith, and upon retirement, he turned his back on football and joined a seminary to train as a priest – a move that was widely publicised across the sports world.

He was ordained as a deacon in 2016, and as a priest in West Belfast last July.

Players confirmed for Norwich City Legends include Bryan Gunn, Darren Huckerby, Adam Drury, Chris Sutton, Spencer Prior, Gary Holt, Darren Eadie, Lee Croft, Iwan Roberts, Grant Holt, Mark Bowen, Rob Newman, Daryl Sutch, Youssef Safri, Paul McVeigh, Robert Ullathorne, and John Polston. 

Representing Inter Forever are Nerazzurri legends Jurgen Klinsmann, Javier Zanetti, Nicola Berti, Maicon, Marco Materazzi, Giogos Karagounis, Francesco Colonnese, Massimo Paganin, Giuseppe Baresi, Alessandro Bianchi, and goalkeeper Francesco Toldo.  

Tickets for the big game are priced at £9.93 for adults and £1.93 for under-18s. 

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