Charles Dunne

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Charles Dunne
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Dunne playing for Wycombe Wanderers in 2013
Personal information
Full name Charles Dunne[1]
Date of birth (1993-02-13) 13 February 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth Lambeth, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Blackpool
Number 18
Youth career
2010–2011 Wycombe Wanderers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Wycombe Wanderers 44 (0)
2011 Staines Town (loan) 5 (1)
2013– Blackpool 21 (0)
2013–2014 Wycombe Wanderers (loan) 6 (0)
National team
2013 Republic of Ireland U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:20, 6 May 2015 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Charles Dunne (born 13 February 1993) is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Blackpool.

Club career[edit]

Dunne started his youth career at Orpington youth in the Kent League. He played under ex pro Dave Smith. He made 63 appearances scoring 16 goals between 2007–2010. He then came through the ranks at Wycombe Wanderers after joining them in 2010 on youth contract terms, and in September 2011, he signed a two-year professional contract.[2]

The following month he was loaned to Staines Town until the end of the season, on a youth contract.[3] He returned to Wycombe Wanderers in November along with fellow team-mate Jesse Kewley-Graham, to boost Wycombe's squad options.[4] Dunne made his professional début for Wycombe Wanderers in the 2–1 away loss against Charlton Athletic, coming on as a substitute for Grant Basey in the 85th minute.[5]

His second appearance came on the final day of the season where Wycombe Wanderers lost 3–4 at home against Notts County, and he came on for Joel Grant in the 84th minute.[6] This defeat relegated Wycombe Wanderers into League Two, after a single season in League One. He played the majority of the final game of the season in front of a sell out at Hillsborough, replacing injured Grant Basey as Wycombe succumbed to a 2–0 defeat.

In August 2013, Dunne signed for Blackpool for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract. Under the terms of the contract he was returned on-loan to Wycombe for the remainder of the 2013–14 season.[7]

International career[edit]

In August 2013, Dunne was called into the Republic of Ireland U21 side to face the Faroe Islands in a UEFA U21 Championship qualifier.[8] Dunne qualifies to play for the Republic through his Galway-born mother.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional retain list & free transfers 2012/13" (PDF). The Football League. 18 May 2013. p. 73. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Charles Dunne awarded pro deal at Wycombe Wanderers". BBC Sport. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dunne deal as Staines seal loan". Sky Sports. 14 October 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Duo return to boost Chairboys". Sky Sports. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "Charlton 2–1 Wycombe". BBC Sport. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Wycombe 3–4 Notts County". BBC Sport. 28 April 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Wycombe defender Charles Dunne completes Blackpool move". BBC Sport. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Irish U21s begin UEFA Championships campaign in Faroes". FAI. 

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