Dion Dublin

Date of birth22 April 1969
Place of birthLeicester
NationalityEnglish
Weight78 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionDefender/Forward

Tall, powerful, with good feet and a terrific shot, Dion scored for fun at Cambridge United and this alerted Manchester United who bought him for £1million.

Dion's career at Manchester was disappointing as he unfortunately broke his leg early on, yet the goals he scored in his limited appearances were crucial in winning the first two Premiership titles.

He then transferred to Coventry City where he quickly became a hero and prolific scorer.

He broke the most goals in a season record by Cyrille Regis by scoring over 20 goals.

He soon became an England international, playing under Glenn Hoddle in a friendly against Chile in 1998.

He missed out on World Cup '98 and was transferred to Aston Villa in November 1998, quickly became a Holt End hero by scoring twice against Tottenham Hotspur on his debut.

He proved his worth as a target man for Villa.

He broke his neck against Sheffield Wednesday in 1999, but bounced back and played in a FA Cup Semi Final against Bolton Wanderers scoring a penalty in the shoot out to win the game.

Dion's contract at Leicester City was extended to June 2006 in June 2005.

Dion joined Celtic in January 2006 with a contract to the end of the season.

He joined Norwich City in September 2006 with a contract to the end of the season that was extended to June 2008 in May 2007.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Oakham United 01 Jul 1987 24 Mar 1988
Norwich City 24 Mar 1988 02 Aug 1988
Cambridge United 02 Aug 1988 07 Aug 1992
Manchester United 07 Aug 1992 09 Sep 1994
Coventry City 09 Sep 1994 06 Nov 1998
Aston Villa 06 Nov 1998 30 Jun 2004
Millwall 28 Mar 2002 03 May 2002 L
Leicester City 19 Jul 2004 30 Jan 2006
Celtic 30 Jan 2006 31 May 2006
Norwich City 20 Sep 2006 30 Jun 2008

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1991-92 Cambridge United League Division Two Play-Offs 2
1992-93 Manchester United Premier League 3
4
1
1
1993-94 Manchester United FA Cup 1
1
1993-94 Manchester United League Cup 1
1
1
1993-94 Manchester United Premier League 1
4
1
1993-94 Manchester United UEFA Champions League
1
1994-95 Coventry City FA Cup 4
1
1994-95 Coventry City League Cup 3
2
1994-95 Coventry City Premier League 31
13
3
1995-96 Coventry City FA Cup 3
2
1995-96 Coventry City League Cup 1
1
1995-96 Coventry City Premier League 34
14
2
1996-97 Coventry City FA Cup 1
1996-97 Coventry City League Cup 3
1
1996-97 Coventry City Premier League 33
1
13
5
2
1997-98 Coventry City FA Cup 5
4
1997-98 Coventry City League Cup 2
1
1997-98 Coventry City Premier League 36
18
4
1
1998-99 Aston Villa Premier League 24
11
4
1998-99 Coventry City League Cup 2
1
1998-99 Coventry City Premier League 10
3
1
1999-00 Aston Villa FA Cup 2
1
1
1999-00 Aston Villa League Cup 3
2
1
1999-00 Aston Villa Premier League 23
3
12
1
2000-01 Aston Villa FA Cup 2
1
2000-01 Aston Villa League Cup 1
2000-01 Aston Villa Premier League 29
4
8
2
2000-01 Aston Villa UEFA Intertoto Cup 3
1
2001-02 Aston Villa League Cup 1
1
1
2001-02 Aston Villa Premier League 9
12
4
2
1
2001-02 Aston Villa UEFA Cup
1
2001-02 Aston Villa UEFA Intertoto Cup 5
1
1
1
2001-02 Millwall League Division 1 5
2
1
2001-02 Millwall League Division 1 Play-Offs 2
1
2002-03 Aston Villa FA Cup 1
2002-03 Aston Villa League Cup 4
4
2002-03 Aston Villa Premier League 23
5
10
5
1
2002-03 Aston Villa UEFA Intertoto Cup 2
2003-04 Aston Villa League Cup 4
1
1
2003-04 Aston Villa Premier League 12
11
3
1
2004-05 Leicester City FA Cup 4
1
1
2004-05 Leicester City League Championship 34
3
5
6
1
2005-06 Leicester City League Championship 15
6
2
2005-06 Leicester City League Cup 2
2006-07 Norwich City FA Cup 4
2
2006-07 Norwich City League Championship 22
11
5
3
2006-07 Norwich City League Cup
1
2007-08 Norwich City FA Cup 1
1
1
2007-08 Norwich City League Championship 28
9
7
6
1
2007-08 Norwich City League Cup 1
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
10 May 1992 Cambridge United v Leicester City D 1-1 League Division Two Play-Offs Semi-final 1st leg
13 May 1992 Leicester City v Cambridge United L 5-0
Agg: 6-1
League Division Two Play-Offs Semi-final 2nd leg


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

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1997-98 England International Friendly 1
1997-98 England King Hassan II Cup 1
1
1998-99 England International Friendly 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
11 Feb 1998 England v Chile L 0-2 International Friendly
27 May 1998 Morocco v England W 0-1 King Hassan II Cup
29 May 1998 Belgium v England L 0-0 (3-4) King Hassan II Cup
18 Nov 1998 England v Czech Republic W 2-0 International Friendly


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