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David Dunn

Blackburn Rovers FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 1: A 1
*(actual F 0: A 1)
50% successful


disciplined: none
minutes played:


Full name David John Ian Dunn

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

Born 27 December 1979 in Great Harwood, Lancashire [registered in Blackburn, December 1979].
Attended St Wulstan's Roman Catholic Primary School, Great Harwood and St Augustine's Roman Catholic School, Billington
Married to Hayley, with a son Isaac Joseph. Already has a daughter, Mia, to ex-partner, actress Samantha Winward.
Height/Weight 5'10", 12st 3lb. [2004].


Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2004] & FindMyPast.com

Club Career

Club(s) Began as a Blackburn Rovers FC trainee, before signing professionally on 30 September 1997. After 135 league appearances, scoring thirty goals, Dunn signed for Birmingham City for £5.5m on 3 July 2003, but niggling injuries blighted Dunn's time at St Andrews, and was allowed to leave on a free transfer in January 2007 after seven league goals in 58 appearances. Dunn was due to sign for Bolton Wanderers FC, having passed a medical at The Reebok Stadium, but on 17 January 2007, Dunn decided to rejoin Blackburn Rovers FC for £2.2million. Sunderland AFC expressed an interest in signing Dunn ahead of the 2009-10 season. He was released by Rovers on 1 July 2014, but was re-signed by them ten days later for another season. On 27 April 2015, Dunn announced he would be leaving Rovers after thirteen years. After 180 league appearances and twenty goals, he left Rovers on the final day of the 2014-15 season. On 30 July 2015, Dunn signed with Oldham Athletic FC for the season, and he made eight league appearances. After his appointment back at Rovers backroom staff on 26 February 2016, he hung up his boots.
Club honours FA Youth Cup runners-up 1997-98; Football League Cup winner 2001-02.
Football League Championship runners-up 200607;
Individual honours PFA Division One Team of the Year 2000-01;
Distinctions None


Barry Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2004]

Management Career

Club(s) Dunn was appointed caretaker manager at Oldham Athletic AFC on 13 September 2015 after Darren Kelly was sacked. Kelly had only signed Dunn six weeks earlier. The position was made permanent on 7 October. But after a string of poor results, he was sacked on 12 January 2016. Dunn returned to Blackburn Rovers FC on 25 February 2016, to become their under-23 assistant coach. A year later, he was promoted to first team coach under Tony Mowbray, but reverted back to his under-23 role after Rovers were relegated at the end of the season. He remained at the Rovers academy for another year. Leaving in June 2018. After eighteen months out of the game, in January 2020, Dunn joined Blackpool FC as an assistant coach to Simon Grayson, and after Grayson was sacked on 12 February, Dunn was installed as the caretaker manager until 2 March. He left on 9 July to become the new Barrow FC manager. It lasted for twenty matches, until his sacking on 13 December 2020.

England Career

Player number 1119th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Midfielder.
Only match No. 796, 7 September 2002, England 1 Portugal 1, friendly match at Villa Park, Trinity Road, Aston, Birmingham, substitute (ht), aged 22 years 254 days;
Major tournaments World Cup Finals (standby) 2002
Team honours None
Individual honours England U21 (twenty appearances, three goals), England U18 (three appearances).
Distinctions The 100th post-war Lancastrian to represent England


David Dunn - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
1 1 0 0 1 0 45 0 0 min 0 none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


David Dunn - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Home - White - Friendly 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0


David Dunn - Match History
 Club: Blackburn Rovers F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - 1 full capx

Age 21
On 9 May 2002, Sven-Göran Eriksson picked a provisional 23-man squad for the World Cup Finals without Dunn.  Eriksson submitted his final squad list on 21 May, still without Dunn. With injuries and recovering prevailing, Dunn was added to the standby list before 1st June.
Age 22
1 796 7 September 2002 - England 1 Portugal 1, Villa Park, Birmingham Fr HD sub ht 15

1-0 when substituting