Lewis Dunk

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Lewis Dunk
Lewis Dunk.jpg
Dunk playing for Brighton & Hove Albion in 2011
Personal information
Full name Lewis Carl Dunk[1]
Date of birth (1991-11-21) 21 November 1991 (age 25)[1]
Place of birth Brighton, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[2]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Brighton & Hove Albion
Number 5
Youth career
2009–2010 Brighton & Hove Albion
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010– Brighton & Hove Albion 148 (10)
2013 Bristol City (loan) 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:08, 21 December 2016 (UTC).

Lewis Carl Dunk (born 21 November 1991) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Championship club Brighton & Hove Albion.

Early life[edit]

Dunk was born in Brighton, East Sussex[1] and educated at Varndean School in the city.

Club career[edit]

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

On 30 April 2010, Dunk signed a two-year professional contract with Brighton & Hove Albion following impressive performances captaining the club's youth-team.[3] The following day, Dunk made his first professional appearance starting in the 0–0 draw at Milton Keynes Dons.[4]

On 31 January 2011, Dunk signed a one-year extension on his contract keeping him at the club until the summer of 2013.[5] Dunk made eight appearances in the 2010–11 season as Brighton gained promotion to the Championship.

With fellow defenders Tommy Elphick and Adam El-Abd sidelined by injury, Dunk started the 2011–12 season alongside captain Gordon Greer, playing in Brighton's first ever match at Falmer Stadium versus Doncaster Rovers.

Bristol City (loan)[edit]

On 4 October 2013, Dunk joined League One club Bristol City on a one-month loan deal, to gain some first-team football.[6]

Return to Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

On 25 July 2014, Dunk signed a new four-year contract with Brighton & Hove Albion which kept him at the club until the end of the 2017/18 season.[7]

International career[edit]

Dunk received a call-up to the England under-21 squad in November 2011, ahead of their European Championship qualifiers against Iceland and Belgium, however he did not feature in either of the games.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 21 December 2016.[9]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Brighton & Hove Albion 2009–10 League One 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2010–11 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2011–12 Championship 31 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 36 0
2012–13 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
2013–14 6 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
2014–15 38 5 2 1 4 1 0 0 44 7
2015–16 38 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 41 4
2016–17 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 1
Total 148 9 13 1 8 1 2 1 171 12
Bristol City (loan) 2013–14 League One 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
Career total 150 9 13 1 8 1 3 1 174 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 129. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ "Player profiles: Lewis Dunk". Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. Retrieved 28 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Seagulls award pro deals to hot prospects". The Argus. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Dunk debut for Albion". The Argus. 1 May 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "Brighton defender signs new deal". BBC Sport. 31 January 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "City deal in Dunk". Bristol City Official Website. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  7. ^ "New deal for Dunk". Brighton and Hove Albion Official Website. 25 July 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "Squad named for Iceland and Belgium games". The Football Association. 2 November 2011. Retrieved 2 November 2011. 
  9. ^ Lewis Dunk at Soccerbase

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