Richard Dunne

Date of birth21 September 1979
Place of birthDublin
NationalityIrish
Weight89 kg
Height1.85 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Richard Dunne returned to the Premier League in August 2002 having been a stalwart member of the Manchester City side that stormed to the 2001-02 Football League Championship.

That was his only campaign outside of England's top flight after signing professional forms for Everton in 1996.

A giant centre-half, he was previously associated with Home Farm.

After 72 appearances for the Goodison Park club, he rejoined his former boss Joe Royle at Manchester City in a £3million deal in October 2000.

Richard made his huge presence felt in the Republic's 2002 World Cup qualifying campaign and came up with the important opening goal in the win in Estonia.

More notably, although not blessed with blistering pace, he tempered the threat of the Dutch and Portuguese attacks.

Richard's contract at Manchester City was extended to June 2007 in April 2005 then to June 2009 in May 2006 and to June 2012 in July 2008.

He joined Aston Villa in September 2009 with a four-year contract.

Richard joined Queens Park Rangers in July 2013 with a one-year contract that was extended to June 2015 in April 2014.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Everton 08 Oct 1996 20 Oct 2000
Manchester City 20 Oct 2000 01 Sep 2009
Aston Villa 01 Sep 2009 30 Jun 2013
Queens Park Rangers 15 Jul 2013 30 Jun 2015

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1996-97 Everton FA Cup 1
1996-97 Everton Premier League 6
1
2
1997-98 Everton FA Cup 1
1997-98 Everton Premier League 2
1
1998-99 Everton FA Cup 2
1998-99 Everton League Cup 2
1
1998-99 Everton Premier League 15
1
6
1
1999-00 Everton FA Cup 4
1999-00 Everton League Cup 1
1999-00 Everton Premier League 27
4
4
2
2000-01 Everton League Cup 1
2000-01 Everton Premier League 3
1
2000-01 Manchester City FA Cup 3
2000-01 Manchester City Premier League 24
1
3
2001-02 Manchester City FA Cup 3
1
1
2001-02 Manchester City League Cup 3
2
2001-02 Manchester City League Division 1 41
2
1
5
2002-03 Manchester City League Cup 1
2002-03 Manchester City Premier League 24
1
5
2003-04 Manchester City FA Cup 5
2003-04 Manchester City League Cup 2
2003-04 Manchester City Premier League 28
1
5
2003-04 Manchester City UEFA Cup 3
1
1
2004-05 Manchester City FA Cup 1
2004-05 Manchester City Premier League 35
2
5
1
2005-06 Manchester City FA Cup 5
1
2005-06 Manchester City League Cup 1
2005-06 Manchester City Premier League 31
1
3
9
2006-07 Manchester City FA Cup 5
1
2006-07 Manchester City League Cup 1
1
2006-07 Manchester City Premier League 38
1
4
2007-08 Manchester City FA Cup 3
2007-08 Manchester City League Cup 3
1
2007-08 Manchester City Premier League 36
2
2
2008-09 Manchester City FA Cup 1
1
2008-09 Manchester City League Cup 1
2008-09 Manchester City Premier League 31
1
4
2
2008-09 Manchester City UEFA Cup 14
1
2009-10 Aston Villa FA Cup 4
1
2009-10 Aston Villa League Cup 5
2009-10 Aston Villa Premier League 35
3
7
2009-10 Manchester City Premier League 2
2010-11 Aston Villa FA Cup 2
2010-11 Aston Villa League Cup 1
2010-11 Aston Villa Premier League 32
4
2011-12 Aston Villa FA Cup 2
1
1
2011-12 Aston Villa League Cup 2
2011-12 Aston Villa Premier League 28
1
7
2013-14 Queens Park Rangers League Championship 41
1
6
1
2013-14 Queens Park Rangers League Championship Play-Offs 3
1
2013-14 Queens Park Rangers League Cup 1
2014-15 Queens Park Rangers League Cup 1
1
2014-15 Queens Park Rangers Premier League 22
1
7


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
05 Jan 1997 Everton v Swindon Town W 3-0 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1997 Sheffield Wednesday v Everton L 2-1 Premier League
05 Apr 1997 Aston Villa v Everton L 3-1 Premier League
12 Apr 1997 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur W 1-0 Premier League
16 Apr 1997 Everton v Liverpool D 1-1 Premier League
19 Apr 1997 West Ham United v Everton D 2-2 Premier League
03 May 1997 Sunderland v Everton L 3-0 Premier League
11 May 1997 Everton v Chelsea L 1-2 Premier League
28 Dec 1997 Everton v Bolton Wanderers W 3-2 Premier League
04 Jan 1998 Everton v Newcastle United L 0-1 FA Cup 3rd round
28 Mar 1998 Everton v Aston Villa L 1-4 Premier League
04 Apr 1998 Tottenham Hotspur v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
28 Oct 1998 Middlesbrough v Everton W 2-3 League Cup 3rd round
31 Oct 1998 Everton v Manchester United L 1-4 Premier League
08 Nov 1998 Arsenal v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
11 Nov 1998 Everton v Sunderland L 1-1 (4-5) League Cup 4th round
23 Nov 1998 Everton v Newcastle United W 1-0 Premier League
28 Nov 1998 Charlton Athletic v Everton W 1-2 Premier League
05 Dec 1998 Everton v Chelsea D 0-0 Premier League
12 Dec 1998 Everton v Southampton W 1-0 Premier League
26 Dec 1998 Everton v Derby County D 0-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1998 Tottenham Hotspur v Everton L 4-1 Premier League
02 Jan 1999 Bristol City v Everton W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 1999 Everton v Leicester City D 0-0 Premier League
30 Jan 1999 Everton v Nottingham Forest L 0-1 Premier League
07 Feb 1999 Derby County v Everton L 2-1 Premier League
13 Feb 1999 Everton v Coventry City W 2-1 FA Cup 5th round
17 Feb 1999 Everton v Middlesbrough W 5-0 Premier League
20 Feb 1999 Leeds United v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
10 Mar 1999 Blackburn Rovers v Everton W 1-2 Premier League
13 Mar 1999 Everton v Arsenal L 0-2 Premier League
01 May 1999 Chelsea v Everton L 3-1 Premier League
14 Aug 1999 Tottenham Hotspur v Everton L 3-2 Premier League
21 Aug 1999 Everton v Southampton W 4-1 Premier League
25 Aug 1999 Everton v Wimbledon W 4-0 Premier League
28 Aug 1999 Derby County v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
19 Sep 1999 Everton v West Ham United W 1-0 Premier League
22 Sep 1999 Everton v Oxford United L 0-1
Agg: 1-2
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
27 Sep 1999 Liverpool v Everton W 0-1 Premier League
02 Oct 1999 Everton v Coventry City D 1-1 Premier League
30 Oct 1999 Middlesbrough v Everton L 2-1 Premier League
07 Nov 1999 Newcastle United v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
20 Nov 1999 Everton v Chelsea D 1-1 Premier League
27 Nov 1999 Everton v Aston Villa D 0-0 Premier League
04 Dec 1999 Manchester United v Everton L 5-1 Premier League
11 Dec 1999 Exeter City v Everton D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
18 Dec 1999 Watford v Everton W 1-3 Premier League
21 Dec 1999 Everton v Exeter City W 1-0 FA Cup 3rd round
26 Dec 1999 Everton v Sunderland W 5-0 Premier League
28 Dec 1999 Bradford City v Everton D 0-0 Premier League
08 Jan 2000 Everton v Birmingham City W 2-0 FA Cup 4th round
15 Jan 2000 Everton v Tottenham Hotspur D 2-2 Premier League
22 Jan 2000 Southampton v Everton L 2-0 Premier League
29 Jan 2000 Everton v Preston North End W 2-0 FA Cup 5th round
06 Feb 2000 Wimbledon v Everton W 0-3 Premier League
12 Feb 2000 Everton v Derby County W 2-1 Premier League
04 Mar 2000 Everton v Sheffield Wednesday D 1-1 Premier League
11 Mar 2000 Chelsea v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
15 Mar 2000 Coventry City v Everton L 1-0 Premier League
19 Mar 2000 Everton v Newcastle United L 0-2 Premier League
25 Mar 2000 Sunderland v Everton L 2-1 Premier League
01 Apr 2000 Everton v Watford W 4-2 Premier League
08 Apr 2000 Leicester City v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
15 Apr 2000 Everton v Bradford City W 4-0 Premier League
21 Apr 2000 Everton v Liverpool D 0-0 Premier League
29 Apr 2000 Everton v Arsenal L 0-1 Premier League
08 May 2000 Leeds United v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
14 May 2000 Everton v Middlesbrough L 0-2 Premier League
16 Sep 2000 Everton v Manchester United L 1-3 Premier League
24 Sep 2000 Leicester City v Everton D 1-1 Premier League
27 Sep 2000 Bristol Rovers v Everton D 1-1
Agg: 2-2 (2-4)
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
14 Oct 2000 Everton v Southampton D 1-1 Premier League


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
1996-97 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-18 2
1997-98 Republic of Ireland B International 2
1997-98 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-18 7
1
3
1998-99 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-18 4
1998-99 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 1
1999-00 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
1
1999-00 Republic of Ireland UEFA Under-21 2
1
1999-00 Republic of Ireland Under-21 1
1
1999-00 Republic of Ireland US Nike Cup 1
1
2000-01 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 6
2
2000-01 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 1
2001-02 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
2
2002-03 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1
2003-04 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
2
1
2004-05 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 2
1
2005-06 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
1
2005-06 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
2006-07 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 6
1
2
1
2007-08 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 4
2007-08 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 3
1
2008-09 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 7
2
2008-09 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
2009-10 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 5
2009-10 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
2010-11 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 1
2010-11 Republic of Ireland Nations Cup 1
2010-11 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 5
2
2011-12 Republic of Ireland International Friendly 3
2011-12 Republic of Ireland UEFA European Championship 8
1
2
2012-13 Republic of Ireland International Friendly
1
2013-14 Republic of Ireland FIFA World Cup 3
2


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
26 Oct 1996 Republic of Ireland v Poland D 1-1 UEFA U18 Group 4
07 May 1997 Norway v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 UEFA U18 2nd round group 2
24 Jul 1997 France v Republic of Ireland L 3-2 UEFA U18 Group B
26 Jul 1997 Republic of Ireland v Switzerland W 1-0 UEFA U18 Final group B
28 Jul 1997 Republic of Ireland v Israel D 1-1 UEFA U18 Final group B
31 Jul 1997 Spain v Republic of Ireland L 2-1 UEFA U18 3rd place
22 Oct 1997 Azerbaijan v Republic of Ireland W 2-4 UEFA U18 Group 4
24 Oct 1997 Moldova v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UEFA U18 Group 4
11 Feb 1998 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 0-1 B INTER
11 Mar 1998 Republic of Ireland v Northern Ireland L 0-1 B INTER
25 Mar 1998 Greece v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UEFA U18 2nd round group 2
14 May 1998 Republic of Ireland v Greece W 2-0 UEFA U18 2nd round group 2
19 Jul 1998 Croatia v Republic of Ireland W 2-5 UEFA U18 Final group B
21 Jul 1998 Republic of Ireland v England L 0-1 UEFA U18 Final group B
23 Jul 1998 Cyprus v Republic of Ireland L 3-0 UEFA U18 Final group B
26 Jul 1998 Germany v Republic of Ireland W 1-1 (4-3) UEFA U18 Final
17 Nov 1998 Yugoslavia v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
31 Aug 1999 Republic of Ireland v Yugoslavia L 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 8
03 Sep 1999 Croatia v Republic of Ireland L 5-1 UEFA U21 Group 8
22 Feb 2000 Republic of Ireland v Czech Republic L 1-2 U21
26 Apr 2000 Republic of Ireland v Greece L 0-1 International Friendly
30 May 2000 Republic of Ireland v Scotland L 1-2 International Friendly
04 Jun 2000 Republic of Ireland v Mexico D 2-2 US NIKE CUP
02 Sep 2000 Netherlands v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
07 Oct 2000 Portugal v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
11 Oct 2000 Republic of Ireland v Estonia W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Nov 2000 Republic of Ireland v Finland W 3-0 International Friendly
25 Apr 2001 Republic of Ireland v Andorra W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
02 Jun 2001 Republic of Ireland v Portugal D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
06 Jun 2001 Estonia v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
15 Aug 2001 Republic of Ireland v Croatia D 2-2 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Republic of Ireland v Netherlands W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 2
13 Feb 2002 Republic of Ireland v Russia W 2-0 International Friendly
27 Mar 2002 Republic of Ireland v Denmark W 3-0 International Friendly
20 Nov 2002 Greece v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
12 Feb 2003 Scotland v Republic of Ireland W 0-2 International Friendly
30 Apr 2003 Republic of Ireland v Norway W 1-0 International Friendly
19 Aug 2003 Republic of Ireland v Australia W 2-1 International Friendly
09 Sep 2003 Republic of Ireland v Turkey D 2-2 International Friendly
18 Nov 2003 Republic of Ireland v Canada W 3-0 International Friendly
16 Nov 2004 Republic of Ireland v Croatia W 1-0 International Friendly
10 Feb 2005 Republic of Ireland v Portugal W 1-0 International Friendly
29 Mar 2005 Republic of Ireland v China PR W 1-0 International Friendly
17 Aug 2005 Republic of Ireland v Italy L 1-2 International Friendly
07 Sep 2005 Republic of Ireland v France L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
08 Oct 2005 Cyprus v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
12 Oct 2005 Republic of Ireland v Switzerland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
01 Mar 2006 Republic of Ireland v Sweden W 3-0 International Friendly
24 May 2006 Republic of Ireland v Chile L 0-1 International Friendly
02 Sep 2006 Germany v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
07 Oct 2006 Cyprus v Republic of Ireland L 5-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
15 Nov 2006 Republic of Ireland v San Marino W 5-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
07 Feb 2007 San Marino v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
24 Mar 2007 Republic of Ireland v Wales W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
28 Mar 2007 Republic of Ireland v Slovakia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
22 Aug 2007 Denmark v Republic of Ireland W 0-4 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Slovakia v Republic of Ireland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
12 Sep 2007 Czech Republic v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
13 Oct 2007 Republic of Ireland v Germany D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
06 Feb 2008 Republic of Ireland v Brazil L 0-1 International Friendly
24 May 2008 Republic of Ireland v Serbia D 1-1 International Friendly
29 May 2008 Republic of Ireland v Colombia W 1-0 International Friendly
20 Aug 2008 Norway v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Georgia v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
10 Sep 2008 Montenegro v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
15 Oct 2008 Republic of Ireland v Cyprus W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
19 Nov 2008 Republic of Ireland v Poland L 2-3 International Friendly
11 Feb 2009 Republic of Ireland v Georgia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
28 Mar 2009 Republic of Ireland v Bulgaria D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
01 Apr 2009 Italy v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
29 May 2009 Republic of Ireland v Nigeria D 1-1 International Friendly
06 Jun 2009 Bulgaria v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
12 Aug 2009 Republic of Ireland v Australia L 0-3 International Friendly
05 Sep 2009 Cyprus v Republic of Ireland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
10 Oct 2009 Republic of Ireland v Italy D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
14 Oct 2009 Republic of Ireland v Montenegro D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 8
14 Nov 2009 Republic of Ireland v France L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
18 Nov 2009 France v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
11 Aug 2010 Republic of Ireland v Argentina L 0-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2010 Armenia v Republic of Ireland W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group B
07 Sep 2010 Republic of Ireland v Andorra W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group B
08 Oct 2010 Republic of Ireland v Russia L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group B
12 Oct 2010 Slovakia v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group B
08 Feb 2011 Republic of Ireland v Wales W 3-0 Nations Cup
26 Mar 2011 Republic of Ireland v FYR Macedonia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group B
10 Aug 2011 Republic of Ireland v Croatia D 0-0 International Friendly
02 Sep 2011 Republic of Ireland v Slovakia D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
06 Sep 2011 Russia v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group B
11 Oct 2011 Republic of Ireland v Armenia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group B
11 Nov 2011 Estonia v Republic of Ireland W 0-4 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
15 Nov 2011 Republic of Ireland v Estonia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
26 May 2012 Republic of Ireland v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 1-0 International Friendly
04 Jun 2012 Hungary v Republic of Ireland D 0-0 International Friendly
10 Jun 2012 Republic of Ireland v Croatia L 1-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
14 Jun 2012 Spain v Republic of Ireland L 4-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
18 Jun 2012 Italy v Republic of Ireland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
02 Jun 2013 Republic of Ireland v Georgia W 4-0 International Friendly
06 Sep 2013 Republic of Ireland v Sweden L 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
10 Sep 2013 Austria v Republic of Ireland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
15 Oct 2013 Republic of Ireland v Kazakhstan W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group C


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