David Platt

Date of birth10 June 1966
Place of birthChadderton
NationalityEnglish
Weight75 kg
Height1.78 m
PositionMidfielder

England captain

David’s first two seasons at Arsenal were wrecked by injury but his perseverance paid dividends in 1997-98 when he paid a key support role in the Gunners double season.

David Platt left his job as Nottingham Forest manager on 12/7/2001 to become the England U-21 coach. The move also signalled the end of his long and illustrious playing career.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1987-88 Aston Villa League Division Two 11
5
1988-89 Aston Villa FA Cup 2
1
1988-89 Aston Villa League Division One 38
7
1988-89 Aston Villa Littlewoods Cup 5
6
1989-90 Aston Villa FA Cup 5
1
1989-90 Aston Villa League Division One 37
19
1989-90 Aston Villa Littlewoods Cup 4
1
1990-91 Aston Villa FA Cup 2
1990-91 Aston Villa League Division One 35
19
1990-91 Aston Villa Rumbelows League Cup 5
3
1990-91 Aston Villa UEFA Cup 4
2
1995-96 Arsenal Coca-Cola League Cup 2
1
1995-96 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1995-96 Arsenal Premier League 27
2
6
3
1996-97 Arsenal Coca-Cola League Cup 3
1
1996-97 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1996-97 Arsenal Premier League 27
1
4
4
1996-97 Arsenal UEFA Cup 2
1997-98 Arsenal Coca-Cola League Cup 2
2
1
1997-98 Arsenal FA Cup 1
3
1
1997-98 Arsenal Premier League 11
20
3
4
1997-98 Arsenal UEFA Cup
2
2000-01 Nottingham Forest League Division 1 2
1
2000-01 Nottingham Forest Worthington Cup 1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
20 Feb 1988 Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa L 3-2 League Division Two
27 Feb 1988 Aston Villa v Plymouth Argyle W 5-2 League Division Two
05 Mar 1988 AFC Bournemouth v Aston Villa W 1-2 League Division Two
12 Mar 1988 Aston Villa v Leeds United L 1-2 League Division Two
19 Mar 1988 Reading v Aston Villa W 0-2 League Division Two
26 Mar 1988 Aston Villa v Stoke City L 0-1 League Division Two
02 Apr 1988 Millwall v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division Two
04 Apr 1988 Aston Villa v Oldham Athletic L 1-2 League Division Two
09 Apr 1988 Crystal Palace v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division Two
02 May 1988 Aston Villa v Bradford City W 1-0 League Division Two
07 May 1988 Swindon Town v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Division Two
27 Aug 1988 Aston Villa v Millwall D 2-2 League Division One
03 Sep 1988 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 2-3 League Division One
10 Sep 1988 Aston Villa v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
17 Sep 1988 West Ham United v Aston Villa D 2-2 League Division One
24 Sep 1988 Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
27 Sep 1988 Birmingham City v Aston Villa W 0-2 Littlewoods Cup 2nd round 1st leg
01 Oct 1988 Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division One
08 Oct 1988 Aston Villa v Wimbledon L 0-1 League Division One
12 Oct 1988 Aston Villa v Birmingham City W 5-0 Littlewoods Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
15 Oct 1988 Charlton Athletic v Aston Villa D 2-2 League Division One
22 Oct 1988 Aston Villa v Everton W 2-0 League Division One
29 Oct 1988 Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-1 League Division One
02 Nov 1988 Aston Villa v Millwall W 3-1 Littlewoods Cup 3rd round
05 Nov 1988 Manchester United v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
12 Nov 1988 Southampton v Aston Villa L 3-1 League Division One
19 Nov 1988 Aston Villa v Derby County L 1-2 League Division One
26 Nov 1988 Coventry City v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division One
30 Nov 1988 Aston Villa v Ipswich Town W 6-2 Littlewoods Cup 4th round
03 Dec 1988 Aston Villa v Norwich City W 3-1 League Division One
10 Dec 1988 Middlesbrough v Aston Villa D 3-3 League Division One
17 Dec 1988 Luton Town v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
26 Dec 1988 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers W 2-1 League Division One
31 Dec 1988 Aston Villa v Arsenal L 0-3 League Division One
03 Jan 1989 Liverpool v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division One
07 Jan 1989 Crewe Alexandra v Aston Villa W 2-3 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 1989 Aston Villa v Newcastle United W 3-1 League Division One
18 Jan 1989 West Ham United v Aston Villa L 2-1 Littlewoods Cup Quarter-final
21 Jan 1989 Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa L 4-0 League Division One
28 Jan 1989 Aston Villa v Wimbledon L 0-1 FA Cup 4th round
04 Feb 1989 Aston Villa v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-0 League Division One
11 Feb 1989 Wimbledon v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division One
14 Feb 1989 Everton v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
25 Feb 1989 Aston Villa v Charlton Athletic L 1-2 League Division One
01 Mar 1989 Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division One
12 Mar 1989 Aston Villa v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
18 Mar 1989 Millwall v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division One
25 Mar 1989 Aston Villa v West Ham United L 0-1 League Division One
27 Mar 1989 Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division One
01 Apr 1989 Aston Villa v Luton Town W 2-1 League Division One
08 Apr 1989 Newcastle United v Aston Villa W 1-2 League Division One
22 Apr 1989 Norwich City v Aston Villa D 2-2 League Division One
29 Apr 1989 Aston Villa v Middlesbrough D 1-1 League Division One
02 May 1989 Aston Villa v Southampton L 1-2 League Division One
06 May 1989 Derby County v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division One
13 May 1989 Aston Villa v Coventry City D 1-1 League Division One
19 Aug 1989 Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
23 Aug 1989 Aston Villa v Liverpool D 1-1 League Division One
26 Aug 1989 Aston Villa v Charlton Athletic D 1-1 League Division One
29 Aug 1989 Southampton v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division One
09 Sep 1989 Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur W 2-0 League Division One
16 Sep 1989 Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division One
20 Sep 1989 Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 2-1 Littlewoods Cup 2nd round 1st leg
23 Sep 1989 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers L 1-3 League Division One
30 Sep 1989 Aston Villa v Derby County W 1-0 League Division One
04 Oct 1989 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Aston Villa D 1-1 Littlewoods Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
14 Oct 1989 Luton Town v Aston Villa W 0-1 League Division One
22 Oct 1989 Manchester City v Aston Villa W 0-2 League Division One
25 Oct 1989 Aston Villa v West Ham United D 0-0 Littlewoods Cup 3rd round
28 Oct 1989 Aston Villa v Crystal Palace W 2-1 League Division One
05 Nov 1989 Aston Villa v Everton W 6-2 League Division One
08 Nov 1989 West Ham United v Aston Villa L 1-0 Littlewoods Cup 3rd round replay
11 Nov 1989 Norwich City v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division One
18 Nov 1989 Aston Villa v Coventry City W 4-1 League Division One
25 Nov 1989 Wimbledon v Aston Villa W 0-2 League Division One
02 Dec 1989 Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest W 2-1 League Division One
09 Dec 1989 Liverpool v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
16 Dec 1989 Millwall v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1989 Aston Villa v Manchester United W 3-0 League Division One
30 Dec 1989 Aston Villa v Arsenal W 2-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1990 Chelsea v Aston Villa W 0-3 League Division One
06 Jan 1990 Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa D 2-2 FA Cup 3rd round
10 Jan 1990 Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers W 3-1 FA Cup 3rd round replay
13 Jan 1990 Charlton Athletic v Aston Villa W 0-2 League Division One
20 Jan 1990 Aston Villa v Southampton W 2-1 League Division One
27 Jan 1990 Aston Villa v Port Vale W 6-0 FA Cup 4th round
10 Feb 1990 Aston Villa v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Division One
17 Feb 1990 West Bromwich Albion v Aston Villa W 0-2 FA Cup 5th round
21 Feb 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa W 0-2 League Division One
24 Feb 1990 Aston Villa v Wimbledon L 0-3 League Division One
04 Mar 1990 Coventry City v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division One
10 Mar 1990 Aston Villa v Luton Town W 2-0 League Division One
14 Mar 1990 Oldham Athletic v Aston Villa L 3-0 FA Cup Quarter-final
17 Mar 1990 Derby County v Aston Villa W 0-1 League Division One
20 Mar 1990 Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
24 Mar 1990 Crystal Palace v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division One
01 Apr 1990 Aston Villa v Manchester City L 1-2 League Division One
11 Apr 1990 Arsenal v Aston Villa W 0-1 League Division One
14 Apr 1990 Aston Villa v Chelsea W 1-0 League Division One
17 Apr 1990 Manchester United v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division One
21 Apr 1990 Aston Villa v Millwall W 1-0 League Division One
28 Apr 1990 Aston Villa v Norwich City D 3-3 League Division One
25 Aug 1990 Aston Villa v Southampton D 1-1 League Division One
01 Sep 1990 Liverpool v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division One
05 Sep 1990 Manchester City v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division One
08 Sep 1990 Aston Villa v Coventry City W 2-1 League Division One
15 Sep 1990 Derby County v Aston Villa W 0-2 League Division One
19 Sep 1990 Aston Villa v Baník Ostrava W 3-1 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
22 Sep 1990 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers D 2-2 League Division One
26 Sep 1990 Aston Villa v Barnsley W 1-0 Rumbelows League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
29 Sep 1990 Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division One
03 Oct 1990 Baník Ostrava v Aston Villa W 1-2 UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
06 Oct 1990 Aston Villa v Sunderland W 3-0 League Division One
09 Oct 1990 Barnsley v Aston Villa W 0-1 Rumbelows League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
20 Oct 1990 Wimbledon v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Division One
24 Oct 1990 Aston Villa v Inter Milano W 2-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
27 Oct 1990 Aston Villa v Leeds United D 0-0 League Division One
31 Oct 1990 Aston Villa v Millwall W 2-0 Rumbelows League Cup 3rd round
03 Nov 1990 Chelsea v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division One
07 Nov 1990 Inter Milano v Aston Villa L 3-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
10 Nov 1990 Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
17 Nov 1990 Norwich City v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division One
24 Nov 1990 Luton Town v Aston Villa L 2-0 League Division One
28 Nov 1990 Aston Villa v Middlesbrough W 3-2 Rumbelows League Cup 4th round
01 Dec 1990 Aston Villa v Sheffield United W 2-1 League Division One
15 Dec 1990 Southampton v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
23 Dec 1990 Aston Villa v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
26 Dec 1990 Everton v Aston Villa L 1-0 League Division One
29 Dec 1990 Manchester United v Aston Villa D 1-1 League Division One
01 Jan 1991 Aston Villa v Crystal Palace W 2-0 League Division One
05 Jan 1991 Aston Villa v Wimbledon D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 1991 Wimbledon v Aston Villa L 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
12 Jan 1991 Aston Villa v Liverpool D 0-0 League Division One
16 Jan 1991 Leeds United v Aston Villa L 4-1 Rumbelows League Cup Quarter-final
19 Jan 1991 Coventry City v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division One
09 Mar 1991 Aston Villa v Luton Town L 1-2 League Division One
16 Mar 1991 Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur W 3-2 League Division One
23 Mar 1991 Sunderland v Aston Villa W 1-3 League Division One
30 Mar 1991 Aston Villa v Everton D 2-2 League Division One
03 Apr 1991 Arsenal v Aston Villa L 5-0 League Division One
06 Apr 1991 Aston Villa v Manchester United D 1-1 League Division One
10 Apr 1991 Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa L 2-1 League Division One
13 Apr 1991 Crystal Palace v Aston Villa D 0-0 League Division One
20 Apr 1991 Aston Villa v Wimbledon L 1-2 League Division One
23 Apr 1991 Aston Villa v Manchester City L 1-5 League Division One
04 May 1991 Leeds United v Aston Villa L 5-2 League Division One
08 May 1991 Aston Villa v Norwich City W 2-1 League Division One
11 May 1991 Aston Villa v Chelsea D 2-2 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester United 24 Jul 1984 25 Jan 1985
Crewe Alexandra 25 Jan 1985 02 Feb 1988
Aston Villa 02 Feb 1988 20 Jul 1991
Bari 20 Jul 1991 01 Jun 1992
Juventus 01 Jun 1992 14 Jul 1993
Sampdoria 14 Jul 1993 14 Jul 1995
Arsenal 14 Jul 1995 23 Jul 1998
Nottingham Forest 03 Aug 1999 12 Jul 2001

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1987-88 England Toulon Under-21 3
1988-89 England A v B 1
1988-89 England B International 1
1
1989-90 England FIFA World Cup 3
3
3
1989-90 England International 1
4
1990-91 England England Challenge Cup 2
3
1990-91 England International 5
1990-91 England Peter Shilton Test 1
1990-91 England UEFA European Championship 4
1
1991-92 England International 5
3
1991-92 England UEFA European Championship 5
1
1992-93 England FIFA World Cup 7
7
1992-93 England International 1
1992-93 England US Cup 1
1
2
1993-94 England FIFA World Cup 3
1993-94 England International 3
3
1994-95 England International 4
1
1994-95 England Umbro Cup 3
2
1995-96 England International 2
1
1
1995-96 England UEFA European Championship 2
2
1995-96 England Unofficial 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
05 Jun 1988 England v Mexico W 2-1 Toulon Under-21 Group A
09 Jun 1988 England v Morocco W 1-0 Toulon Under-21 Group A
12 Jun 1988 France v England L 4-2 Toulon Under-21 Final
16 May 1989 Switzerland v England W 0-2 B International
19 May 1989 Iceland v England W 0-2 A v B
22 May 1989 Norway v England W 0-1 B International
15 Nov 1989 England v Italy D 0-0 International
13 Dec 1989 England v Yugoslavia W 2-1 International
28 Mar 1990 England v Brazil W 1-0 International
15 May 1990 England v Denmark W 1-0 International
02 Jun 1990 Tunisia v England D 1-1 International
16 Jun 1990 England v Netherlands D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
21 Jun 1990 England v Egypt W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group F
27 Jun 1990 England v Belgium W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals 2nd round
01 Jul 1990 England v Cameroon W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
04 Jul 1990 Germany v England D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Finals semi-final
07 Jul 1990 Italy v England L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place
12 Sep 1990 England v Hungary W 1-0 International
17 Oct 1990 England v Poland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
14 Nov 1990 Republic of Ireland v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
18 Dec 1990 England v ITALIA 90 XI W 4-0 Peter Shilton Test
27 Mar 1991 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
01 May 1991 Turkey v England W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
21 May 1991 England v USSR W 3-1 England Chall Cup
25 May 1991 England v Argentina D 2-2 England Chall Cup
01 Jun 1991 Australia v England W 0-1 International
03 Jun 1991 New Zealand v England W 0-1 International
08 Jun 1991 New Zealand v England W 0-2 International
12 Jun 1991 Malaysia v England W 2-4 International
11 Sep 1991 England v Germany L 0-1 International
16 Oct 1991 England v Turkey W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 7
13 Nov 1991 Poland v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 7
25 Mar 1992 Czechoslovakia v England D 2-2 International
29 Apr 1992 C.I.S. v England D 2-2 International
17 May 1992 England v Brazil D 1-1 International
03 Jun 1992 Finland v England W 1-2 International
11 Jun 1992 Denmark v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals group 1
14 Jun 1992 France v England D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals group 1
17 Jun 1992 Sweden v England L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals group 1
09 Sep 1992 Spain v England L 1-0 International
14 Oct 1992 England v Norway D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
18 Nov 1992 England v Turkey W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
17 Feb 1993 England v San Marino W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
31 Mar 1993 Turkey v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
28 Apr 1993 England v Netherlands D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2
29 May 1993 Poland v England D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
02 Jun 1993 Norway v England L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
13 Jun 1993 England v Brazil D 1-1 US Cup
19 Jun 1993 England v Germany L 1-2 US Cup
08 Sep 1993 England v Poland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
13 Oct 1993 Netherlands v England L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
17 Nov 1993 San Marino v England W 1-7 FIFA World Cup Group 2
09 Mar 1994 England v Denmark W 1-0 International
17 May 1994 England v Greece W 5-0 International
22 May 1994 England v Norway D 0-0 International
07 Sep 1994 England v USA W 2-0 International
16 Nov 1994 England v Nigeria W 1-0 International
15 Feb 1995 Republic of Ireland v England D 0-0 International
29 Mar 1995 England v Uruguay D 0-0 International
03 Jun 1995 England v Japan W 2-1 UMBRO CUP
08 Jun 1995 England v Sweden D 3-3 UMBRO CUP
11 Jun 1995 England v Brazil L 1-3 UMBRO CUP
27 Mar 1996 England v Bulgaria W 1-0 International
24 Apr 1996 England v Croatia D 0-0 International
18 May 1996 England v Hungary W 3-0 International
26 May 1996 Hong Kong v England W 0-1 UNOFFICIAL
08 Jun 1996 England v Switzerland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
18 Jun 1996 England v Netherlands W 4-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group A
22 Jun 1996 England v Spain D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
26 Jun 1996 England v Germany D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.