Ian Dunbavin

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Ian Dunbavin
Personal information
Full name Ian Stuart Dunbavin[1]
Date of birth (1980-05-27) 27 May 1980 (age 35)
Place of birth Huyton, England[2]
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Liverpool 0 (0)
2000–2004 Shrewsbury Town 99 (0)
2004 Morecambe (loan) 3 (0)
2004–2006 Halifax Town 53 (0)
2006 Scarborough (loan) 14 (0)
2006–2014 Accrington Stanley 151 (0)
2014 Chesterfield (loan) 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:24, 10 May 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Ian Stuart Dunbavin (born 27 May 1980) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He's currently without a club following his release from Accrington Stanley in July 2014.


Born in Huyton, Merseyside, Dunbavin played in the youth team at Liverpool but did not get a first team game so left for Shrewsbury Town in 2000. In 2004, after playing more than 100 times for Shrewsbury, he joined Halifax Town. He had a spell at Scarborough before joining Accrington Stanley in the summer of 2006.

In January 2009, Dunbavin was arrested on suspicion of assault and affray by Merseyside Police, as a result of a bar brawl, for which Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard had previously been arrested.[3] He later admitted to the charge of affray.[4] In August 2009, Dunbavin was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison, suspended for a year, for his part in the brawl. He was also ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work, and expressed "remorse and shame" for throwing two punches at the victim.[5]

On 2 January 2014, Dunbavin signed for Chesterfield on a one-month emergency loan.[6] He returned to Accrington Stanley at the end of the season, and was released by the club on 5 July 2014.[7]



  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 2010-08-12. 
  2. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8. 
  3. ^ "Accrington Stanley goalkeeper arrested over Steven Gerrard alleged bar brawl". Liverpool Echo. 2009-01-16. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  4. ^ "Gerrard cleared after bar brawl". BBC. 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  5. ^ "Six sentenced over Gerrard brawl". BBC. 2009-08-07. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  6. ^ "Dunbavin Signs for Spireites". Chesterfield F.C. 2 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Dunbavin Leaves Club". Accrington Stanley F.C. 5 July 2014. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 

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