David Brightwell

Date of birth07 January 1971
Place of birthLutterworth
NationalityEnglish
Weight85 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Brightwell became manager Brian Little's first signing for Hull in June 2000 and he quickly became a commanding figure on the left of a three-man defence. The highlight of his time at Boothferry Park came when he netted a late free kick that proved to be the winner in the Humber 'derby' at Scunthorpe in December. With the Tigers hitting financial problems in the new year, Brightwell elected to move on to Darlington where he immediately established himself in the heart of the defence alongside Craig Liddle. Strong in the air and uncompromising in the tackle he gave the defence a more solid look, producing a series of resolute displays. He is the younger brother of Ian Brightwell.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester City 11 Apr 1988 22 Dec 1995
Chester City 22 Mar 1991 22 Apr 1991 L
Lincoln City 11 Aug 1995 10 Sep 1995 L
Stoke City 11 Sep 1995 11 Oct 1995 L
Bradford City 22 Dec 1995 29 Jul 1997
Blackpool 12 Dec 1996 12 Jan 1997 L
Northampton Town 29 Jul 1997 10 Jul 1998
Carlisle United 10 Jul 1998 27 Jun 2000
Hull City 27 Jun 2000 15 Feb 2001
Darlington 15 Feb 2001 30 Jun 2002

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1992-93 Manchester City FA Cup 1
1
1992-93 Manchester City Premier League 4
4
1993-94 Manchester City Premier League 19
3
1
1994-95 Manchester City League Cup
1
1994-95 Manchester City Premier League 9
3
1995-96 Bradford City FA Cup 1
1997-98 Northampton Town FA Cup 1
2000-01 Darlington League Division 3 12
2
2000-01 Hull City FA Cup 2
2000-01 Hull City LDV Vans Trophy 1
2000-01 Hull City League Cup 2
2000-01 Hull City League Division 3 24
3
2
2
2001-02 Darlington FA Cup 4
2001-02 Darlington LDV Vans Trophy 1
2001-02 Darlington League Cup 1
2001-02 Darlington League Division 3 22
4


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
22 Aug 1992 Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City L 1-0 Premier League
21 Nov 1992 Coventry City v Manchester City W 2-3 Premier League
28 Nov 1992 Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-1 Premier League
02 Jan 1993 Manchester City v Reading D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 1993 Chelsea v Manchester City W 2-4 Premier League
13 Jan 1993 Reading v Manchester City W 0-4 FA Cup 3rd round replay
16 Jan 1993 Manchester City v Arsenal L 0-1 Premier League
23 Feb 1993 Manchester City v Sheffield Wednesday L 1-2 Premier League
18 Apr 1993 Aston Villa v Manchester City L 3-1 Premier League
21 Apr 1993 Manchester City v Wimbledon D 1-1 Premier League
14 Aug 1993 Manchester City v Leeds United D 1-1 Premier League
17 Aug 1993 Everton v Manchester City L 1-0 Premier League
21 Aug 1993 Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City L 1-0 Premier League
24 Aug 1993 Manchester City v Blackburn Rovers L 0-2 Premier League
01 Sep 1993 Swindon Town v Manchester City W 1-3 Premier League
11 Sep 1993 Manchester City v Queens Park Rangers W 3-0 Premier League
20 Sep 1993 Wimbledon v Manchester City L 1-0 Premier League
25 Sep 1993 Sheffield United v Manchester City W 0-1 Premier League
11 Dec 1993 Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur L 0-2 Premier League
28 Dec 1993 Manchester City v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League
01 Jan 1994 Newcastle United v Manchester City L 2-0 Premier League
15 Jan 1994 Manchester City v Arsenal D 0-0 Premier League
22 Jan 1994 Liverpool v Manchester City L 2-1 Premier League
19 Mar 1994 Manchester City v Sheffield United D 0-0 Premier League
26 Mar 1994 Oldham Athletic v Manchester City D 0-0 Premier League
29 Mar 1994 Ipswich Town v Manchester City D 2-2 Premier League
02 Apr 1994 Manchester City v Aston Villa W 3-0 Premier League
04 Apr 1994 Southampton v Manchester City W 0-1 Premier League
09 Apr 1994 Manchester City v Newcastle United W 2-1 Premier League
16 Apr 1994 Manchester City v Norwich City D 1-1 Premier League
23 Apr 1994 Manchester United v Manchester City L 2-0 Premier League
30 Apr 1994 Manchester City v Chelsea D 2-2 Premier League
20 Nov 1994 Leicester City v Manchester City W 0-1 Premier League
26 Nov 1994 Manchester City v Wimbledon W 2-0 Premier League
03 Dec 1994 Ipswich Town v Manchester City W 1-2 Premier League
17 Dec 1994 West Ham United v Manchester City L 3-0 Premier League
11 Jan 1995 Crystal Palace v Manchester City L 4-0 League Cup Quarter-final
14 Jan 1995 Manchester City v Coventry City D 0-0 Premier League
25 Jan 1995 Manchester City v Leicester City L 0-1 Premier League
04 Feb 1995 Southampton v Manchester City D 2-2 Premier League
11 Feb 1995 Manchester City v Manchester United L 0-3 Premier League
01 Apr 1995 Crystal Palace v Manchester City L 2-1 Premier League


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