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Dave Moore (footballer)

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Dave Moore
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-12-17) 17 December 1959 (age 64)
Place of birth Grimsby, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[1]
Position(s) Right back
Team information
Current team
Grimsby Town (head physiotherapist)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1983 Grimsby Town 136 (2)
1983–1984 Carlisle United 13 (1)
1984–1986 Blackpool 115 (1)
1986–1988 Grimsby Town 4 (0)
1988–1989 Darlington 30 (1)
1989–1990 Boston United
Managerial career
1994–1996 Scunthorpe United
2011 Grimsby Town (caretaker)
2016 Grimsby Town (caretaker)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

David Moore (born 17 December 1959) is an English former professional footballer, football manager and physiotherapist. He is the head physiotherapist of Football League Two club Grimsby Town.

As a player, he made nearly 300 appearances in the Football League between 1978 and 1990, playing as a defender for Grimsby Town, Carlisle United, Blackpool and Darlington. He also played non-league football for Boston United.[2]

In 1994, he became manager of Scunthorpe United but was replaced two years later by Mick Buxton.


As a player[edit]

He played for his hometown club Grimsby Town, Carlisle United, Blackpool, Darlington and Boston United.[2]

As a coach[edit]

Moore managed Scunthorpe United between 1994 and 1996, with a record of played 99, won 37, lost 36, drawn 26. He lost his job after a poor run of form in February and March 1996, and was replaced by Mick Buxton.[3]

Moore re-joined Grimsby Town as the clubs physiotherapist. In February 2011 he took over as the club's caretaker manager following the sacking of Neil Woods[4] and on 5 March 2011 Moore and Robbie Stockdale took charge of the club's 2–1 victory over A.F.C. Wimbledon.[5] Moore and Stockdale's reign lasted four games with victories against A.F.C. Wimbledon and Kettering Town, a draw with Gateshead and a defeat against Bath City. On 23 March 2011 Grimsby appointed Paul Hurst and Rob Scott as joint managers, and with there no need for an Assistant Manager at the club Moore reverted to his role as physiotherapist.[6]

Moore took over again as caretaker manager in 2016 following the resignation of Paul Hurst and stayed in the position until the appointment of Marcus Bignot. In 2020 he was temporarily appointed as caretaker assistant manager to assist Ben Davies following Ian Holloway's departure.[7]

Sporting family[edit]

Moore is one of five members of his family to play for Grimsby, the other four being his brothers Kevin and Andy, his father Roy and his uncle Norman.[8]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 7 November 2016[9]
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Scunthorpe United England 1 August 1994 31 July 1996 99 37 26 36 037.37
Grimsby Town England 24 February 2011 23 March 2011 4 2 1 1 050.00
Grimsby Town England 24 October 2016 7 November 2016 2 0 1 1 000.00
Total 105 39 28 38 037.14


  1. ^ Dunk, Peter, ed. (1987). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1987–88. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 182. ISBN 978-0-356-14354-5.
  2. ^ a b "Dave Moore". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Players Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 16 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Manager Profile - Mick Buxton". League Managers Association. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Grimsby Town part with manager Neil Woods". BBC Sport. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  5. ^ "Fans drive Mariners to shock victory over league leaders". Grimsby Telegraph. 7 March 2011. Archived from the original on 14 September 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2011.
  6. ^ "Town physio Moore happy to be back in the treatment room". Grimsby Telegraph. 29 March 2011. Archived from the original on 15 February 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Ben Davies on the Grimsby Town job and the Oldham Athletic clash". Grimsbylive. 28 December 2020.
  8. ^ Joshua Burch (25 January 2014). "Young Reporter: Our beloved Grimsby Town". Grimsby Telegraph. Retrieved 12 August 2016.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Dave Moore's managerial career". Soccerbase.

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