Dave Moore (footballer)

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For the Wigan Athletic player of the 2000s, see David Moore (footballer, born 1985).
Dave Moore
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-12-17) 17 December 1959 (age 56)
Place of birth Grimsby, England
Playing position Right back
Club 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
Teams managed
1994-1996 Scunthorpe United
2011 Grimsby Town (caretaker)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

David "Dave" Moore (born 17 December 1959) is an English former professional footballer, football manager and physiotherapist. He is head physiotherapist of Conference National 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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[2]

He was appointed first-team physiotherapist of Grimsby Town in 2001, and in 2010 he combined his duties with being the club's assistant manager under Neil Woods following the resignation of previous assistant Chris Casper who had joined Manchester United as a coach.

In February 2011 he took over as the club's caretaker manager following the sacking of Neil Woods[3] and on 5 March 2011 Moore and Robbie Stockdale took charge of the clubs 2-1 victory over A.F.C. Wimbledon.[4] 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.[5]

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.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

He completed his Bachelor's degree in physiotherapy from the University of Salford.[citation needed]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 23 March 2011[6]
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L Win %
Scunthorpe United England 1 August 1994 31 July 1996 99 37 26 36 37.37
Grimsby Town England 24 February 2011 23 March 2011 4 2 1 1 50
Total 103 39 27 37 37.86


  1. ^ a b "Dave Moore". Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Players Database. Neil Brown. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Manager Profile - Mick Buxton". League Managers Association. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Grimsby Town part with manager Neil Woods". BBC Sport. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Fans drive Mariners to shock victory over league leaders". Grimsby Telegraph. 7 March 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Town physio Moore happy to be back in the treatment room". Grimsby Telegraph. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "Dave Moore's managerial career". Soccerbase. 

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