|Full name||Dennis Tueart|
|Date of birth||27 November 1949|
|Place of birth||Newcastle upon Tyne, England|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Playing position||Left winger|
|1978–1979||New York Cosmos||47||(26)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Dennis Tueart (born 27 November 1949) is a former English footballer who played for Sunderland, Manchester City, Stoke City and Burnley at club level. On the international scene, he won six full caps for England.
Tueart was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and began his career with Sunderland. Following their relegation in 1969–70 the Black Cats tried in vain to gain a quick return to the First Division but found success in the FA Cup winning the competition in 1973 by beating Leeds United 1–0. In March 1974 Tueart signed for Manchester City and was part of the winning team in the 1976 League Cup final, memorable for him scoring with a spectacular overhead kick. He scored 73 goals in 173 matches for Man City.
He moved to the United States to join the New York Cosmos, where he not only won Soccer Bowl '78, but was named man of the match for netting two goals in the Cosmos' 3–1 victory over Tampa Bay. Tueart remained with New York until 1980.
He re-signed for Manchester City in February 1980. He spent four years back at Maine Road until the club was relegated in 1982–83. He joined Stoke City in August 1983 in time for the start of the 1983–84 season, but now into his mid-thirties Tueart struggled to force his way into the starting line up at the Victoria Ground and after making just four appearances by December he left for Burnley. He saw out the remainder of the 1983–84 season with the Clarets and later played for Irish club Derry City.
Tueart later became a director of Manchester City, where he was heavily involved in the appointments of managers Joe Royle and Kevin Keegan. In July 2007, following the takeover of Manchester City by Thaksin Shinawatra, Tueart was sacked as a director, ending a 33-year association as a player and director with the club. In a competition where more than 20,000 supporters cast their votes on the 50 golden moments as nominated on The Football League's special 50th anniversary website, Dennis Tueart's winning goal against Newcastle United for Manchester City in the 1976 League Cup Final was voted the greatest moment in the competition's history.
- Sourced from The English National Football Archive
|Club||Season||League||FA Cup||League Cup||Europe||Other[A]||Total|
|Manchester City||1973–74||First Division||8||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||8||1|
|New York Cosmos||1978||NASL||20||10||–||–||–||–||20||10|
|Manchester City||1979–80||First Division||11||5||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||12||5|
|Stoke City||1983–84||First Division||3||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||4||0|
- A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Anglo-Italian Cup, Anglo-Scottish Cup, Texaco Cup and Full Members Cup.
As a player
- 1973 F.A. Cup winner
- Manchester City
- 1976 League Cup winner
- New York Cosmos
- 1978 Soccer Bowl: winner