Frankie Bunn

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Frankie Bunn
Personal information
Full name Frank Stephen Bunn
Date of birth (1962-11-06) 6 November 1962 (age 51)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1985 Luton Town 59 (9)
1985–1987 Hull City 95 (23)
1987–1990 Oldham Athletic 78 (26)
1994-1995 Stalybridge Celtic 15 (2)
Teams managed
2008 Coventry City (joint caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Frank Stephen Bunn (born 6 November 1962 in Birmingham) is a former English professional footballer, now a coach at Huddersfield Town. He holds the Football League Cup record for the most goals (six) by a player in a single match, achieved in 1989.

He played as a striker and began his career at Luton Town, and later played for Hull City and Oldham Athletic. His most famous moment as a player came on 25 October 1989, when he scored six goals in Oldham's 7–0 victory over Scarborough in the third round of the League Cup, which is still the League Cup record for most goals by a player in a single match.[1]

In 1990, Bunn was forced to retire from professional football because of injury. He then joined Stalybridge Celtic[2] and later Radcliffe Borough.[3] He later became a coach and began his coaching career at Wigan Athletic, before joining Manchester City as reserve team coach in 1998. In February 2007, Bunn was appointed first-team coach at Coventry City,[4] and on 11 February 2008, he was named joint caretaker manager of the Sky Blues along with John Harbin, following the sacking of Iain Dowie.[5] He returned to his old position as first-team coach following Chris Coleman's appointment as manager.

Paul Scholes described Bunn as his favourite footballer of all time, in an interview at the 2002 World Cup.[6]

In June 2011 Bunn was confirmed as Steve Eyre's assistant manager at Rochdale. In July 2012 he joined Huddersfield Town as a professional development coach working with the academy under 18s.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Bunn's son, Harry Bunn, is a professional footballer at Manchester City, currently playing as a striker for Huddersfield Town on loan.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bunn's Half Dozen, Celebrating 50 years of the League Cup. Retrieved 14 March 2010
  2. ^ Independent 14 August 1992
  3. ^ Bolton Evening News 12 January 1996
  4. ^ Dowie adds Bunn to coaching staff, BBC Sport, 27 February 2007. Retrieved 12 February 2008
  5. ^ Dowie sacked as Coventry manager, BBC Sport, 11 February 2008. Retrieved 12 February 2008
  6. ^ Phil McNulty. "Paul Scholes the master will be sadly missed". BBC Sport. Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Frankie goes to Huddersfield". Sporting Life. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Huddersfield sign Manchester City's Harry Bunn on loan". BBC Sport. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 

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