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Martin Dobson

Burnley FC, Everton FC

5 caps, 0 goals

P 5 W 2 D 3 L 0 F 7: A 3
*(actual F 4: A 3)
70% successful

1973-74

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
422

Profile

Full name John Martin Dobson

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 14 February 1948 in Rishton, Lancashire [registered in Blackburn, March 1948].
Married to Carole Hayhurst [registered in Burnley & Pendle, June 1987].
Height/Weight 5' 10", 11st. 6lbs [1975].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Started playing with Lancashire Youth before signing for Bolton Wanderers FC as a centre-forward in July 1966.  After a season without any first team appearances, Dobson joined Burnley FC in August 1967 on a free transfer.  After 224 league appearances and 43 goals, Dobson broke the record transfer fee in August 1974 when he joined Everton FC for �300,000 (190 league appearances, 29 goals). He rejoined Burnley FC on 3 August 1979 for �100,000 (186 league appearances, 20 goals). Then joined Bury FC in March 1984 as player-manager (61 league appearances, 4 goals).
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1972-73; FA Cup runners-up 1976-77; Football League Division Three winners 1981-82;
Individual honours Football League (1 appearance); PFA Division Three Team of the Year 1981-82; PFA Division Four Team of the Year 1984-85;
Distinctions None

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

Managerial Career

Club(s) Then joined Bury FC in March 1984 as player-manager, taking the managerial position from 1986 until 1989. Appointed manager of Bristol Rovers FC in July 1991, but was sacked by the October, after nine league defeats. Also took the reigns at Northwich Victoria FC for a while in 1991.
Club honours None

England Career

Player number One of six who became 891st players (893) to appear for England.
Position(s) Midfielder
First match No. 478, 3 April 1974, Portugal 0 England 0, a friendly match at Estádio da Luz, Lisboa, aged 26 years 48 days.
Last match No. 486, 30 October 1974, England 3 Czechoslovakia 0, a European Championship qualification match at Wembley Stadium, London, substituted (62), aged 26 years 258 days.
Major tournaments British Championship 1973-74;
Team honours None
Individual honours England U23 (1 appearance)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Dobson has remained in football since retiring from playing. A couple of managerial posts and coaching roles. He was caretaker manager of Burnley FC for one premiership match in 2010 against Manchester United. At present, he is Director of Youth Development at Burnley FC. - Various Media

 

Martin Dobson - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
11 5 1 5 0 1 422 0 0 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Martin Dobson - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Away 4 1 3 0 4 3 +1 1 2 1.00 0.75 62.5 +1
All 5 2 3 0 7 3 +4 1 3 1.40 0.60 70.0 +2

 

Martin Dobson - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 3 1 2 0 5 2 +3 0 2 1.667 0.667 66.7 +1
Blue 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 1 1 1.00 0.50 75.0 +1
All 5 2 3 0 7 3 +4 1 3 1.40 0.60 70.0 +2

 

Martin Dobson - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

ECP

1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 4 1 3 0 4 3 +1 1 2 1.00 0.75 62.5 +1
All 5 2 3 0 7 3 +4 1 3 1.40 0.60 70.0 +2

 

Martin Dobson - Match Record - Tournament Matches
European Championship Preliminary Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1974-76 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
EC All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1

 

Martin Dobson - Match History
 Club: Burnley F.C. - 4 full caps

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 1 full capx

Age 25
- 477 14 November 1973 - England 0 Italy 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HL squad/unused sub?
Age 26
1 478 3 April 1974 - Portugal 0 England 0, Estádio da Luz, Lisboa Fr AD Start 4
 

Coach: Joe Mercer - 3 full capsx

- 479 11 May 1974 - Wales 0 England 2, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC HD squad/unused sub?
- 480 15 May 1974 - England 1 Northern Ireland 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HD squad/unused sub?
- 481 18 May 1974 - Scotland 2 England 0, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London HD squad/unused sub?
- 482 22 May 1974 - England 2 Argentina 2, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HD squad/unused sub?
2 483 29 May 1974 - GDR 1 England 1, Zentralstadion, Leipzig Fr AD Start 6
3 484 1 June 1974 - Bulgaria 0 England 1, Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofija Fr AW Start 6
4 485 5 June 1974 - Yugoslavia 2 England 2, Stadion Crvena zvezda, Beograd Fr AD Start 6
 Club: Everton F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: Don Revie - 1 full capx

5 486 30 October 1974 - England 3 Czechoslovakia 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HW Start off 62 4
0-0 when substituted
- 487 20 November 1974 - England Portugal 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London ECP HD squad/unused sub?

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