Stephen Dawson

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Stephen Dawson
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Personal information
Full name Stephen John Dawson[1]
Date of birth (1985-12-04) 4 December 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Free Agent
Youth career
000?–2003 Leicester City[2]
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Leicester City 0 (0)
2005–2008 Mansfield Town 117 (4)
2008–2010 Bury 90 (6)
2010–2012 Leyton Orient 60 (3)
2012–2014 Barnsley 72 (5)
National team
2005–2006 Republic of Ireland U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22:03, 26 March 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Stephen John Dawson (born 4 December 1985) is an Irish footballer who plays for English Championship side Barnsley. He usually plays in central midfield, but has also occasionally played in a wider role on the right wing.

Career[edit]

Born in Dublin, Dawson began his professional football career as a trainee at Leicester City[3] having joined from Dublin schoolboy team Portmarnock AFC having spent 7 years before that with St Malachys Fc and although he became a regular in the reserve side, he did not graduate to the first team and rejected an offer of a new contract on reduced terms in May 2005.[4] He joined Mansfield Town in the summer of 2005[5] and scored on his debut against Stockport in August 2005.[6] He signed a new one-year contract in August 2007[5] and by the end of the 2007–08 season, had made over 125 appearances in all competitions for Mansfield Town.[3]

After Mansfield Town were relegated to the Football Conference at the end of the 2007–08 season, he was out of contract[7] and joined Bury on a two-year contract.[8] Dawson made his Bury debut on 9 August 2008 on the opening day of the season with a 1–0 win over Brentford at Gigg Lane. Dawson got his first goal for Bury on 18 October 2008 in a 3–1 win at Dagenham & Redbridge. On 4 June 2010 he signed for League One side Leyton Orient. He then became Leyton Orient's Captain. Dawson scored his first goal for the O's in their 2–1 win against Tranmere Rovers on 11 December 2010.

On 31 January 2012 he signed for Championship side Barnsley for an undisclosed fee.

He has also represented the Republic of Ireland at Under-21 level twice.[9]

Personal life[edit]

His younger brother Kevin plays for fellow Football League Championship side Yeovil Town.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 27 August 2011.
Club Season League[A] FA Cup League Cup Other[B] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mansfield Town
2005–06[10]
40 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 45 1
2006–07[11]
34 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 37 1
2007–08[12]
43 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 49 2
Total 117 4 8 0 4 0 2 0 131 4
Bury
2008–09[13]
45 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 47 2
2009–10[14] 45 4 1 0 1 0 3 0 50 4
Total 90 6 2 0 2 0 3 0 97 6
Leyton Orient 2010–11[15] 40 2 7 0 2 0 2 0 51 2
2011–12[16] 20 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 24 2
Total 60 3 9 0 3 1 3 0 75 4
Barnsley 2011–12[17] 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Total 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Career totals 279 13 19 0 9 1 8 0 315 14
A. ^ The "League" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League.
B. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals (including those as a substitute) in the Football League Trophy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 111. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ Rollin, Glenda; Rollin, Jack, eds. (2012). Sky Sports Football Yearbook 2012–2013 (43rd ed.). London: Headline. p. 418. ISBN 978-0-7553-6356-8. 
  3. ^ a b "Stephen Dawson". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 29 April 2008. 
  4. ^ "Dawson snubs Foxes contract offer". BBC Sport. 17 May 2005. Retrieved 29 April 2008. 
  5. ^ a b "Dawson signs new Mansfield deal". BBC Sport. 10 August 2007. Retrieved 29 April 2008. 
  6. ^ "Games played by Stephen Dawson in 2005/2006". Soccerbase. Racing Post. Retrieved 29 April 2008. 
  7. ^ "Seven players to leave Mansfield". BBC Sport. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 17 May 2008. 
  8. ^ "Midfielder Dawson commits to Bury". BBC Sport. 30 June 2008. Retrieved 3 July 2008. 
  9. ^ "Under 21–2005/2006 Squad Profile". Football Association of Ireland. 20 March 2006. Retrieved 29 April 2008. 
  10. ^ "Mansfield 2005/2006 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Mansfield 2006/2007 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Mansfield 2007/2008 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Bury 2008/2009 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  14. ^ "Bury 2009/2010 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  15. ^ "Leyton Orient 2010/2011 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  16. ^ "Leyton Orient 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  17. ^ "Barnsley 2011/2012 player appearances". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 

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