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Tony Dunne

Personal information
Full nameAnthony Peter Dunne
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing positionLeft-Back

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Anthony Peter Dunne (born 24 July 1941 in Dublin), Irish football player who regularly appeared at left-back. He had 33 caps for the Republic of Ireland, playing for the national team in 1962 1975. He was Irish Footballer of the Year in 1969.

Dunne played for the famous Nursery Stella Maris Football Club as a schoolboy Shelbourne from 1958 1960. Having helped Shels win the FAI Youth Cup in 1959, he won the FAI Cup with them the following year, beating Cork Hibernians 2 0 in the final.

A week after the final, he was signed by Manchester United for £5000. His debut for United came on 15 October 1960 against Burnley. He helped the club win the 1963 FA Cup, the 1965 and 1967 English Football League First Division championships, and the 1968 European Cup. In his United career, he scored two goals and appeared in 530 games, and is currently the Manchester United player with the seventh greatest number of club appearances, behind Ryan Giggs, Bobby Charlton, Bill Foulkes, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Alex Stepney.

He remained at Old Trafford until the start of the 1973 74 season. He then signed for Bolton Wanderers, helping them win the Football League Second Division in 1977 78. At the time, Bolton were being managed by former Manchester United player Ian Greaves.

He joined Detroit Express in the NASL in 1979.

After retiring from professional football, Dunne returned to Bolton as an assistant manager from 1979 1981. He then replaced Bill Foulkes as manager of Steinkjer F.C. in 1982 1983.

He made his full international debut in the 3 2 home defeat by Austria on 8 April 1962. Over 13 years he took his tally to 33 caps, appearing in both full-back positions and at centre-half. Is not related to goalkeeper Pat Dunne. He captained his country on four occasions.

Currently, Dunne lives in Sale and runs a driving range in Altrincham.


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