Published Tuesday, 15 April 2014
George Best and Pat Jennings both went on to become NI legends. (© Getty)
Belfast boy Best was 17 and playing for Manchester United when he got his first call up to the Northern Ireland first team, while Newry's Jennings was 18 and playing for Watford at the time.
They debuted in a British Home Championship match against Wales in Swansea on 15 April 1964, which Northern Ireland won 3-2.
A crowd of 10,343 turned out, unaware that they were watching a little bit of football history unfold.
Best went on to score nine goals for Northern Ireland in 37 appearances.
Goalkeeper Jennings continued his international career for over 22 years, earning 119 caps - a world record at the time and still a Northern Ireland record.
He played his final international game against Brazil in the World Cup on his 41st birthday in 1986.
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