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Denis Irwin

Denis Irwin
Personal information
Full nameDenis Joseph Irwin
Date of birth31 October 1965(age 50)
Place of birthCork, Ireland
Height1.73 m
Playing positionFull back

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Denis Joseph Irwin (born 31 October 1965 in Cork, Ireland) is a former Irish football player who is best known for his long and successful stint at Manchester United, where he established himself as one of the most important players in the United team that won a host of domestic and European trophies in his time there between 1990 and 2002.

Earlier in his career he played for Leeds United and then Oldham Athletic.

Irwin was capped by the Republic of Ireland national side 56 times, scoring four goals and featuring in the side that reached the second round (last 16) at the 1994 FIFA World Cup. He has been regarded by Sir Alex Ferguson as pound for pound his greatest ever signing.

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