Don Givens

Date of birth09 August 1949
Place of birthLimerick
NationalityIrish
PositionForward

Despite great promise, Don could not break into the team of Law, Charlton etc, but had a brilliant career with QPR.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Manchester United 01 Dec 1966 01 Apr 1970
Luton Town 01 Apr 1970 01 Jul 1972
Queens Park Rangers 01 Jul 1972 01 Aug 1978
Birmingham City 01 Aug 1978 01 Mar 1981

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1969-70 Manchester United League Cup 1
1969-70 Manchester United League Division One 4
4
1
1973-74 All Ireland All Ireland Match 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
09 Aug 1969 Crystal Palace v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
13 Aug 1969 Manchester United v Everton L 0-2 League Division One
19 Aug 1969 Everton v Manchester United L 3-0 League Division One
23 Aug 1969 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United D 0-0 League Division One
27 Aug 1969 Manchester United v Newcastle United D 0-0 League Division One
30 Aug 1969 Manchester United v Sunderland W 3-1 League Division One
03 Sep 1969 Manchester United v Middlesbrough W 1-0 League Cup 2nd round
06 Sep 1969 Leeds United v Manchester United D 2-2 League Division One
25 Oct 1969 West Bromwich Albion v Manchester United L 2-1 League Division One


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
1968-69 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
1
1969-70 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1
1969-70 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
2
1970-71 Republic of Ireland FAI Golden Jubilee Match 1
1970-71 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 4
1971-72 Republic of Ireland Independence 3
1
1972-73 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1
1972-73 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1973-74 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 4
1974-75 Republic of Ireland A v B 1
1974-75 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 5
4
1975-76 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
2
1975-76 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
4
1976-77 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1
1
1976-77 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
1977-78 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
1
1977-78 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1977-78 Republic of Ireland Representative 1
1
1977-78 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 1
1978-79 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1978-79 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1
1
1978-79 Republic of Ireland UNICEF Charity 1
1979-80 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1
2
1979-80 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship
1
1980-81 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 2
1
1980-81 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1981-82 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup
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
27 May 1969 Denmark v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
08 Jun 1969 Republic of Ireland v Hungary L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
21 Sep 1969 Republic of Ireland v Scotland D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Oct 1969 Czechoslovakia v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Oct 1969 Republic of Ireland v Denmark D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
05 Nov 1969 Hungary v Republic of Ireland L 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
06 May 1970 Poland v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 International Friendly
09 May 1970 West Germany v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 International Friendly
14 Oct 1970 Republic of Ireland v Sweden D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
08 Dec 1970 Italy v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
10 May 1971 Republic of Ireland v Italy L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 6
24 May 1971 Republic of Ireland v Football Association XI D 1-1 FAI Golden Jubilee Match
30 May 1971 Republic of Ireland v Austria L 1-4 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Jun 1972 Republic of Ireland v Iran W 2-1 Independence Group 2
18 Jun 1972 Ecuador v Republic of Ireland W 2-3 Independence Group 2
25 Jun 1972 Portugal v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 Independence Group 2
15 Nov 1972 Republic of Ireland v France W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
13 May 1973 USSR v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 9
16 May 1973 Poland v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
19 May 1973 France v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 9
06 Jun 1973 Norway v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
21 Oct 1973 Republic of Ireland v Poland W 1-0 International Friendly
05 May 1974 Brazil v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 International Friendly
08 May 1974 Uruguay v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 International Friendly
12 May 1974 Chile v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 International Friendly
30 Oct 1974 Republic of Ireland v USSR W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
20 Nov 1974 Turkey v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
11 Mar 1975 Republic of Ireland v West Germany W 1-0 A v B
10 May 1975 Republic of Ireland v Switzerland W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
18 May 1975 USSR v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 6
21 May 1975 Switzerland v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
29 Oct 1975 Republic of Ireland v Turkey W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 6
24 Mar 1976 Republic of Ireland v Norway W 3-0 International Friendly
26 May 1976 Poland v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 International Friendly
08 Sep 1976 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
13 Oct 1976 Turkey v Republic of Ireland D 3-3 International Friendly
17 Nov 1976 France v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
09 Feb 1977 Republic of Ireland v Spain L 0-1 International Friendly
30 Mar 1977 Republic of Ireland v France W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
01 Jun 1977 Bulgaria v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 5
21 Sep 1977 Republic of Ireland v League of Ireland W 2-1 Representative
12 Oct 1977 Republic of Ireland v Bulgaria D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Group 5
21 May 1978 Norway v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
24 May 1978 Denmark v Republic of Ireland D 3-3 UEFA European Championship Group 1
20 Sep 1978 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
25 Oct 1978 Republic of Ireland v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
02 May 1979 Republic of Ireland v Denmark W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
19 May 1979 Bulgaria v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
22 May 1979 Republic of Ireland v West Germany L 1-3 International Friendly
29 May 1979 Republic of Ireland v Argentina D 0-0 UNICEF Charity
29 Oct 1979 Republic of Ireland v USA W 3-2 International Friendly
21 Nov 1979 Northern Ireland v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
30 Apr 1980 Republic of Ireland v Switzerland W 2-0 International Friendly
16 May 1980 Republic of Ireland v Argentina L 0-1 International Friendly
10 Sep 1980 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
15 Oct 1980 Republic of Ireland v Belgium D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Group 2
19 Nov 1980 Republic of Ireland v Cyprus W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Group 2
24 Feb 1981 Republic of Ireland v Wales L 1-3 International Friendly
14 Oct 1981 Republic of Ireland v France W 3-2 FIFA World Cup Group 2


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