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Dennis Viollet

Manchester United FC

2 appearances, 1 goal

P 2 W 1 D 0 L 1 F 4: A 3
50% successful

1960-61

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
180

Profile

Full name Dennis Sydney Viollet
Born 20 September 1933 in Fallowfield, Manchester, Lancashire [registered in Manchester South, September 1933]. Youngest of three to Charles Sydney and Hannah.

Register Notes

Cannot be found on the 1939 register, presumably still closed.

According to the Passenger Notes, Dennis Viollet was one of many Manchester United footballers that arrived in New York on board the Queen Mary on 20 June 1960. His address was stated as 561 Kings Road in Stretford.

Married twice, firstly to Barbara Mavis Southern, at St. Edmund's Church in Manchester [registered in Manchester, June 1951]. They had four children, Stephanie (b.1951), Roger (b.1957) Deborah (b.1958) and Malcolm (b.1961).
After their divorce in 1969, he then married Helen B. Greeph
[registered in Manchester, June 1969]. One daughter, Rachel (b. 1972), who would become a leading British tennis player, reaching the second round at Wimbledon 1996.
Died 6 March 1999 in Jacksonville, Florida, aged 65 years 167 days [not registered in UK]. Following a two-year battle with a brain tumour.
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 0lbs [1961].

Source

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

Biographies Viollet: Life of a Legendary Goalscorer - Rob Cavanagh and Brian Hughes (Empire Publications Ltd., 15 October 2001)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) x
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions In 2010, Viollet was inducted into the Washington DC Soccer Hall of Fame. Viollet was also inducted into the first class of the USL Hall of Fame in 2002. The annual University of North Florida/Jacksonville University football match has been contested for the Viollet Cup since 2001. The Dennis Viollet Soccer Training Center was dedicated in 2006 and located at the Complete Soccer Academy in Longwood, Florida.

Source

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

England Career

Player number 792nd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
First match No. 391, 22 May 1960, Hungary 2 England 0, an end-of-season final tour match at Népstadion, Budapest, aged 26 years 245 days.
Last match No. 351, 28 September 1961, England 4 Luxembourg 1, a World Cup qualification match at Arsenal Stadium, Highbury, London, aged 28 years 8 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1958 (provisional squad)
Team honours None
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Dennis Viollet - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
- 2 1 2 0 0 180 2 180 min 1 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.

 

Dennis Viollet - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Away 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All - White 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 1 0 2.00 1.50 50.0 =0

 

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

WCP

1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
Friendly 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 1 0 0.00 2.00 0.00 -1
All 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 1 0 2.00 1.50 50.0 =0

 

Dennis Viollet - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1960-62 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
WCP All 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 0 0 4.00 1.00 100.0 +1

 

Dennis Viollet - Match History
 Club: Manchester United F.C. - 2 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 2 full capsx

Age 24
England's selectors announced their forty-man squad from whom the final 22 would be selected, on April 22 1958. Of the 18 players who were cut from the squad on 28 May, they included Dennis Viollet.
Age 26
- 339 11 May 1960 - England 3 Yugoslavia 3, Empire Stadium, Wembley tour HD squad member
- 340 15 May 1960 - Spain 3 England 0, El Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid AL
1 341 22 May 1960 - Hungary 2 England 0, Népstadion, Budapest AL Start 10
Age 28
2 351 28 September 1961 - England 4 Luxembourg 1, Arsenal Stadium, Highbury WCP HW Start 37 10

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