Visitor....since October 1996. for the Who`s Who Main page Eric Cantona: 31.03.95..Info on Eric here!
Full back 60-73
5ft 6" 10st 9lbs
b.Dublin, 24th July 1941
Debut v Burnley (a) 15/10/60
UNITED Apr 60
Bolton Wanderers Aug 73
Detroit Express May- July 79
Bolton Wanderers coach 1979-81
Stenjker (Norway) coach 82-83
Capped by Eire as bothan amateur and a professional, Tony Dunne cost
UNITED a bargain 5000 pounds in April 60. In the week before his
transfer he won an FAI Cup winners` medal when his club, Shelbourne
beat Cork Hibs 2-0 at Dalymount Park, Dublin.
A small and compact full-back, Dunne was quick in the tackle, even
quicker to recover, and could match the majority of wingmen for speed
off the mark. Happy on either flank, his first chance of regular League
action came in season 1961-2 when Noel Cantwell was injured. The wiry
Dunne did so well that for some time after Cantwell`s recovery, he was
unable to displace his young countryman.
One of the top full-backs in UNITED`s history, the loyal and consistent
Dunne was an FA Cup winner with UNITED in 1963, won League
championships in 65 and 67, and was a European Cup winner in 1968 when
he turned in an outstanding display in the final. In 1969 he was elected
Irish Footballer of the Year.
After appearing in over 500 matches for UNITED he joined Bolton, on a
free transfer, in Aug 73. He was, with hindsight, probably released too
early by Tommy Docherty as, during his spell at Burndon Park, his high
standards never faltered and he was a key member of the 77-8 side which
won the championship of Div 2.
At the end of the following season he retired from League football,
having taken his career aggregate to a figure in excess of 700
appearances. He won 32 caps for the Republic of Ireland, and
represented his country as an amateur in the Olympic Games.
Tony Dunne lives in Sale, and runs a golf driving rangein Altrincham. Appearances: FL 414 - 2 g FAC 54 - 0 g FLC 21 - 0 g EUR 40 - 0 g Total: 529 apps 2 goals United note: When Tony Dunne took over as coach to Norwegian 2nd div Stenjker in 1982,
he replaced another UNITED old-boy Billy Foulkes. ________________________________________ t.b.cont Pt 23 Michael Duxbury 80-90 Greetings to all Manchester United Supporters All over the world.
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