Chris Dunn

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Chris Dunn
Chris Dunn 2014.jpg
Dunn in 2014
Personal information
Full name Christopher Michael Dunn
Date of birth (1987-10-23) 23 October 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Havering, London, England[1]
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Cambridge United
Number 1
Youth career
2005–2006 Northampton Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Northampton Town 98 (0)
2011–2013 Coventry City 3 (0)
2013–2014 Yeovil Town 8 (0)
2014– Cambridge United 21 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:34, 22 December 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Christopher Michael "Chris" Dunn (born 23 October 1987) is an English football goalkeeper, who currently plays for League Two side Cambridge United.

Career[edit]

Dunn started his career at the Northampton Town centre of excellence in January 2005. After a year playing youth and reserve football, Dunn was made a squad number as cover for Lee Harper in the 2005-06 season by then manager Colin Calderwood, and again in the 2006–07 season by manager Stuart Gray. For the following two seasons, Dunn was understudy to Mark Bunn. On 3 May 2008, Dunn was given the opportunity to make his début in the last game of the 2007–08 season to gain first-team experience. The game was at home to Tranmere Rovers and Northampton Town won 2–1.[2]

Bunn was sold near the end of the 2008 summer transfer window to Blackburn Rovers, which stopped Stuart Gray from signing a new goalkeeper and meant Dunn was selected as first choice for the forthcoming season.[3] After spending the 2008–09 season in and out of the team, Dunn signed a new two-year contract on 11 May 2009.[4] During the 2009–10 season, Dunn was the regular goalkeeper and went on a run of five clean sheets in a row without conceding a goal in 524 minutes. This took him to third place in the record number of minutes without conceding a goal for Northampton Town behind Alan Starling and Len Hammond.[5] In February that season Dunn was nominated for the PFA League 2 Player of the Month award.

During the 2010-11 season Dunn played in Northampton Town's third round Carling Cup win against Liverpool at Anfield. Later that season, Dunn was awarded the PFA Fans Player of the Month for December after consecutive clean sheets and impressive performances.

On 30 June 2011, Coventry City confirmed the signing of Chris Dunn on a three-year contract; as Dunn was under 24, an undisclosed fee was agreed between the two clubs.[6] He made his début for the club on 10 September 2011, as a half-time substitute for Joe Murphy in a 2–0 win against Derby County.[7] He also made another sub appearance in the 1–0 win over Nottingham Forest. His first competitive appearance for the Sky Blues was in the 2–1 FA Cup defeat to Southampton.

On 16 August 2013, Dunn had his contract at Coventry City terminated by mutual consent.[8]

On 17 August 2013, Dunn signed for Football League Championship side Yeovil Town on a one year contract, to be reunited with manager Gary Johnson whom he worked under at Northampton Town.[9] Dunn made his Yeovil debut in their 2–1 defeat against Doncaster Rovers, on 22 November 2013.[10]

Dunn agreed a 2-year deal to join Cambridge United on 10 June 2014 for the U's return season in the Football League. He is expected to play a first-choice role at the Abbey Stadium, his first opportunity to do so since leaving Northampton Town in 2011.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 22 December 2014.[11]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Northampton Town 2006–07 League One 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08[12] League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008–09[13] League One 29 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 30 0
2009–10[14] League Two 29 0 2 0 1 0 3[a] 0 35 0
2010–11[15] League Two 39 0 2 0 2 0 1[a] 0 44 0
Total 98 0 4 0 3 0 5 0 110 0
Coventry City 2011–12[16] Championship 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
2012–13[17] League One 1 0 1 0 0 0 1[a] 0 3 0
Total 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
Yeovil Town 2013–14[18] Championship 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
Cambridge United 2014–15[19] League Two 21 0 3 0 1 0 1[a] 0 26 0
Career totals 130 0 9 0 4 0 7 0 150 0
  1. ^ a b c d e Appearances in Football League Trophy

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  2. ^ Bassett, Dave (3 May 2008) Northampton 2 Tranmere 1 Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 3 May 2008.
  3. ^ Cobblers keeper Dunn in tribute to departed Bunn Northampton Chronicle & Echo. 1 September 2008. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  4. ^ Dunn signs new deal ntfc.co.uk. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
  5. ^ Clean Sheets; The Definitive Record ntfc.co.uk. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 26 January 2010.
  6. ^ Dunn completes City move "ccfc.co.uk." 30 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  7. ^ "FULL TIME: Coventry City 2 Derby County 0". ccfc.co.uk. 10 September 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "Dunn leaves Sky Blues". CCFC Official Site. 16 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Yeovil Town sign goalkeepers Dunn and Johnstone". BBC Sport. 17 August 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Doncaster 2–1 Yeovil". BBC Sport. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Chris Dunn". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Games played by Chris Dunn in 2007/2008". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  13. ^ "Games played by Chris Dunn in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  14. ^ "Games played by Chris Dunn in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "Games played by Chris Dunn in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "Games played by Chris Dunn in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "Games played by Chris Dunn in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Chris Dunn in 2013/2014". Soccerbase. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  19. ^ "Games played by Chris Dunn in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 

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