Dennis Tueart

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Dennis Tueart
Personal information
Full name Dennis Tueart
Date of birth (1949-11-27) 27 November 1949 (age 64)
Place of birth Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Left winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1974 Sunderland 178 (46)
1974–1978 Manchester City 140 (59)
1978–1979 New York Cosmos 47 (26)
1979–1983 Manchester City 84 (27)
1983 Stoke City 3 (0)
1983–1984 Burnley 15 (5)
1985–1986 Derry City
Total 467 (163)
National team
1975–1977 England 6 (2)
* 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.[1][2]

Career[edit]

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.[2] 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.[2] He saw out the remainder of the 1983–84 season with the Clarets and later played for Irish club Derry City.[2]

Post-retirement[edit]

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,[3] 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.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Sunderland 1968–69 First Division 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2
1969–70 First Division 39 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 1 45 6
1970–71 Second Division 20 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 4
1971–72 Second Division 42 13 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 2 51 15
1972–73 Second Division 40 12 9 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 53 15
1973–74 Second Division 27 11 2 0 3 1 4 2 0 0 36 14
Total 178 46 18 3 5 2 5 2 8 3 217 56
Manchester City 1973–74 First Division 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
1974–75 First Division 39 14 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 2 45 16
1975–76 First Division 38 14 2 2 7 8 0 0 3 0 50 24
1976–77 First Division 38 18 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 45 18
1977–78 First Division 17 12 2 1 5 2 1 0 0 0 25 14
Total 140 59 10 3 15 10 3 0 6 2 173 73
New York Cosmos 1978 NASL 20 10 20 10
1979 NASL 27 16 27 16
Total 47 26 47 26
Manchester City 1979–80 First Division 11 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 5
1980–81 First Division 22 8 3 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 30 12
1981–82 First Division 15 9 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 19 11
1982–83 First Division 36 5 3 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 42 7
Total 84 28 7 0 12 8 0 0 0 0 103 36
Stoke City 1983–84 First Division 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Burnley 1983–84 Third Division 15 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 19 5
Career Total 467 163 37 6 33 20 8 2 16 5 561 196
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Anglo-Italian Cup, Anglo-Scottish Cup, Texaco Cup and Full Members Cup.

Honours[edit]

As a player[edit]

Sunderland
Manchester City
New York Cosmos

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dennis Tueart". The FA. Retrieved 20 October 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d Matthews, Tony (1994). The Encyclopaedia of Stoke City. Lion Press. ISBN 0-9524151-0-0. 
  3. ^ Tueart stirs up City row Manchester Evening News, 14 August 2007