Iain Dunn

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Iain Dunn
Personal information
Full name Iain George William Dunn[1]
Date of birth (1970-04-01) 1 April 1970 (age 44)[1]
Place of birth Goole, England[1]
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1991 York City 77 (11)
1991–1992 Chesterfield 13 (1)
1992 Scarborough
1992 Peterborough United 0 (0)
1992 Scarborough
1992 Goole
1992–1997 Huddersfield Town 243 (33)
1996 Scunthorpe United (loan) 3 (0)
1997–1999 Chesterfield 18 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Iain George William Dunn (born 1 April 1970) is an English former professional footballer who played for, amongst other clubs, York City, Chesterfield, Peterborough United, Scarborough, Goole, Huddersfield Town and Scunthorpe United. He also represented England at youth level.[1] Whilst in his second spell at Chesterfield he helped them reach the FA Cup semi final in 1997, playing as a substitute in the quarter final tie against Wrexham.[2] However, he didn't play in the semi final itself, as Chesterfield ultimately lost to Middlesbrough after a replay.

Dunn was the first player in British football to score a golden goal. He achieved this feat in the Auto Windscreens Shield for Huddersfield Town versus Lincoln City on 30 November 1994. Huddersfield won 3-2 in extra time. Dunn was later presented with a commemorative trophy.

Always a cult figure, Dunn polarised fans' opinions; despite this he was voted Huddersfield Town's all-time cult hero by the club's fans[3] in an August 2004 poll for the BBC's Football Focus programme, and he has recently been included in the fans' all-time 100 favourite players.

His cult status amongst Huddersfield fans was often aired with the popular terrace chant:

Iain Dunn,
Iain Dunn,
Iain, Iain Dunn
He's got no hair,
But we don't care.
Iain, Iain Dunn.

Dunn is currently a street environment officer for York City Council.[4] In late 2006, Iain was involved in a national campaign to prevent the people of York putting their bins out too early,[5] a job described as "not glamorous, but...very, very important" by Iain, on a Daily Mail press release. Iain is a Street Environment Officer and this new team, which was set up to fight environmental crime in 2003, has won national awards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946–2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 183. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ "Beaumont puts Spireites in sight of twin towers: Football". The Independent. 10 March 1997. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  3. ^ 'Huddersfield's cult heroes', BBC, 13 August 2004
  4. ^ Iain Dunn - street environment officer, City of York Council
  5. ^ Snooper squad will rummage bin bags

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