Matt Dickins

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Matt Dickins
Personal information
Full name Matthew James Dickins
Date of birth (1970-09-03) 3 September 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1991 Sheffield United 0 (0)
1989 Leyton Orient (loan) 0 (0)
1991–1992 Lincoln City 27 (0)
1992–1995 Blackburn Rovers 1 (0)
1993 Blackpool (loan) 19 (0)
1993 → Lincoln City (loan) 0 (0)
1994 Grimsby Town (loan) 0 (0)
1994 Rochdale (loan) 4 (0)
1995–1996 Stockport County 12 (0)
1996–1999 Altrincham ? (?)
1998–1999 Boston United (loan) 3 (0)
1999–2000 Sheffield ? (?)
Total 63 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:47, 5 September 2007 (UTC).

Matthew James "Matt" Dickins (born 3 September 1970 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire) is an English professional goalkeeper.

Dickins attended All Saints RC Comprehensive school on Granville Road.

Despite being a Sheffield Wednesday fan at school, Dickins began his career as a 19-year-old trainee with Sheffield United. After three years at Bramall Lane with no first-team appearances to his name, he signed for Lincoln City. Despite only making 27 league starts for the Imps, Kenny Dalglish, then manager of Premier League side Blackburn Rovers, saw his promise and signed him as cover for Bobby Mimms for a £250,000 fee in March 1992. He made only one appearance for Rovers, but was a member of the squad that won the Premier League championship in 1995.

During his three years at Ewood Park, Dickins was loaned out to four clubs: Blackpool, his old club Lincoln, Grimsby, and Rochdale.

For the 1995–96 season, he made a permanent move to Stockport, then managed by Dave Jones.

When he played for Altrincham during the 1996–97 campaign, he became only the club's sixth goalkeeper to be an ever-present.[1]