Mark Dennis

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Mark Dennis
Personal information
Full name Mark Earl Dennis[1]
Date of birth (1961-05-02) 2 May 1961 (age 58)[1]
Place of birth Streatham,[1] Greater London
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Left back
Youth career
Chelsea
1977–1978 Birmingham City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1982 Birmingham City 130 (1)
1983–1987 Southampton 95 (2)
1987–1988 Queens Park Rangers 28 (0)
1989–1990 Crystal Palace 9 (0)
National team
1979–1980 England U21 3 (0)
Teams managed
2002–2003 Fleet Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mark Earl Dennis (born 2 May 1961) is an English former footballer who played at left back for Birmingham City, Southampton, Queens Park Rangers and Crystal Palace. He was capped three times for England under-21s.[3][4]

Dennis was born in Streatham, London.[3] As a player, he was a First Division runner-up with Southampton in 1983–84,[5] and won promotion from the Second Division in 1979–80 with Birmingham City.[6] He was their Player of the Year the previous season.[7] His "no nonsense attitude and tough tackling" earned him the nickname Psycho, long before this was given to Stuart Pearce;[8] Dennis was sent off 12 times in his career.[3]

He became manager of Fleet Town in September 2002 alongside Adrian Aymes,[9] but left the club at the end of the 2002–03 season.[10] He spent time as assistant manager at Eastleigh, was a presenter on 107.8 Radio Hampshire,[8] and acted as director of football at Winchester City.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mark Dennis". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  2. ^ Rollin, Jack, ed. (1980). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1980–81. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 62. ISBN 0362 02017 5.
  3. ^ a b c Matthews, Tony (1995). Birmingham City: A Complete Record. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 82. ISBN 978-1-85983-010-9.
  4. ^ Courtney, Barrie (10 January 2004). "England - U-21 International Results 1976-1985 - Details". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 8 May 2009.
  5. ^ Holley, Duncan. "Mark Dennis Southampton FC". Sporting Heroes. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Where Are They Now: Birmingham City 1979–80". The League Paper. 12 September 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Player of the Year". The Birmingham City FC Archive. 13 December 2002. Archived from the original on 30 March 2003.
  8. ^ a b "Winchester City pen pics". Match programme. Taunton Town F.C. 14 February 2009. p. 26.
  9. ^ Hants star Aymes is Fleet boss Daily Echo, 4 September 2002
  10. ^ History of Fleet Town Football Club FleetHants
  11. ^ "Club Officials". Winchester City F.C. Archived from the original on 17 March 2009.

External links[edit]

  • Mark Dennis at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database