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Dion Dublin

Coventry City FC, Aston Villa FC

4 caps, 0 goals

P 4 W 2 D 1 L 1 F 3: A 2
*(actual F 3: A 2)
63% successful

1998-99

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
273

Profile

Full name Dion Dublin

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

Born 22 April 1969 in Leicester, Leicestershire [registered in Leicester, June 1969].
Attended Westcotes School, Leicester
Married to Louise E. Howlett [registered in Cambridge, June 1993].
Height/Weight 6' 1", 12st. 4lbs [2000].

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2000] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Started playing Leicestershire local football with Wigston Fields FC, but began his football career with non-league Oakham United FC, where he was spotted by Norwich City FC, whom he signed for on 24 March 1988.  Without playing any games, Dublin joined Cambridge United FC on 2 August 1988 on a free transfer. He spent one game on loan at Barnet FC in 1988. His 52 Cambridge goals in 156 league appearances caught the attention of Manchester United FC, where he signed on 7 August 1992 for �1 million.  Alas, only two goals in twelve Premier League appearances (eight of them as a substitute) in two years ensured that Dublin's footballing agility lay elsewhere. It was Coventry City FC who signed Dublin on 9 September 1994 for �2 million. A return of 61 goals in 145 league appearances was much more successful and Aston Villa FC picked up his signature for �5.75 million on 6 November 1998.  He had a loan period with Millwall FC in 2002, playing five, scoring twice. He was freed by Villa after 145 league appearances and 48 goals in the summer of 2004, whereupon his hometown club, Leicester City FC signed him. After finding his position under threat, and playing games as a defender, Dublin and Leicester ended the contract on 30 January 2006 after 58 league appearances and five goals.  And it was onto Glasgow Celtic FC until the end of the season, playing eleven, scoring once.  On 20 September 2006, Norwich City FC announced the arrival of Dublin for a season-long stay. He remained for the following season, eventually retiring from football on 4 May 2008. He left Norwich playing 70 league matches, scoring twelve. In total, 613 league outings, scoring 183 times.
Club honours Football League Division Three winners 1990-91; FA Premier League Champions 1992-93; FA Cup runners-up 1999-2000; UEFA Intertoto Cup winners 2000-01; SPL Champions 2005-06; Scottish League Cup winners 2006;
Individual honours Premier League Golden Boot 1997-98; Premier League Player of the Month January 1998, November 1998;

Source

Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2000]

England Career

Player number 1085th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First match No. 741, 11 February 1998, England 0 Chile 2, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London, aged 28 years x days.
Last match No. 754, 18 November 1998, England 0 France 2, a friendly match at Wembley Stadium, London, aged 29 years x days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Since leaving football, Dion has been seen as a pundit on Sky Sports and BBC Sport.  Has also, unusually, invented a new percussion instrument, called The Dube, which has been used in many schools and the Royal Shakespeare Company. In 2011, Dion accompanied Ocean Colour Scene at one of their gigs in Norwich. - Various Media

 

Dion Dublin - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
11 4 2 3 1 1 273 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.

 

Dion Dublin - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 1 0 1 2 2 =0 1 1 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
Away 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Neutral 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
All- White 4 2 1 1 3 2 +1 2 3 0.75 0.50 62.5 +1

 

Dion Dublin - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Minor Tournament 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 1 2 0.50 0.00 75.0 +1
Friendly 2 1 0 1 2 2 =0 1 1 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 4 2 1 1 3 2 +1 2 3 0.75 0.50 62.5 +1

 

Dion Dublin - Match Record - Tournament Matches
Minor Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
King Hassan 1998 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 1 2 0.50 0.00 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 1 2 0.50 0.00 75.0 +1
All Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Minor Tournament 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 1 2 0.50 0.00 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 1 0 +1 1 2 0.50 0.00 75.0 +1

 

Dion Dublin - Match History
 Club: Coventry City F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: Glenn Hoddle - 4 full capsx

Age 28
1 741 11 February 1998 - England 0 Chile 2, Wembley Stadium, London Fr HL Start 9
- 742 25 March 1998 - Switzerland 1 England 1, Wankdorfstadion, Bern Fr AD unused sub 17
- 743 22 April 1998 - England 3 Portugal 0, Wembley Stadium, London Fr HW unused sub 18
Age 29
- 744 23 May 1998 - England 0 Saudi Arabia 0, Wembley Stadium, London Fr HD squad member
2 745 27 May 1998 - Morocco 0 England 1, Complexe Sportif Mohammed V, Casablanca TC AW Start off 79 9
0-1 when substituted
3 746 29 May 1998 - Belgium 0 England 0, Complexe Sportif Mohammed V, Casablanca ND sub 76 ?
0-0 when substituted
On May 12 1998, Glenn Hoddle named a provisional squad of thirty for a Wembley friendly with Saudi Arabia, and this squad was then due to fly out to La Manga, Spain, whereupon decisions would be made to cut eight players from the final squad. One of these included Dion Dublin.
- 751 5 September 1998 - Sweden 2 England 1, Råsunda Fotbollstadion, Solna kommun, Stockholms län ECP AL squad member
- 752 10 October 1998 - England 0 Bulgaria 0, Wembley Stadium, London HD squad member
- 753 14 October 1998 - Luxembourg 0 England 3, Stade Josy Barthel, Stad Lëtzebuerg AW unused sub 18
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 1 full cap  
4 754 18 November 1998 - England 2 Czech Republic 0, Wembley Stadium, London Fr HW Start 9
 

Coach: Howard Wilkinson - 0 full capsx

- 755 10 February 1999, England 0 France 2, Wembley Stadium, London Fr HL squad member

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