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Dennis Irwin

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Position Right back
Born 31 Oct 1965, Cork (Republic of Ireland)
Height 172 cm
Weight 70 kg
International Caps Republic of Ireland: 56 full, 1 B, 3 U21, ? Youth

Club From To Apps Goals Sold for
Leeds United 03 Nov 1983 22 May 1986 82 1 £0
Oldham Athletic 22 May 1986 20 Jun 1990 204 7 £625000
Manchester United 20 Jun 1990 23 Jul 2002 529 33 £0
Wolverhampton Wanderers 23 Jul 2002   52 2  

Leeds Career League FA Cup League Cup Europe Other
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1983 - 1984 12  1  0  0  0 
1984 - 1985 411 1  3  0  0 
1985 - 1986 19  1  2  0  2 
Total 721 3  5  0  2 

Jabba's Comments

Irwin made his debut for Leeds at the age of 18 having come through the youth and reserve teams. Eddie Gray developed the young right back into a solid player over the next 2 years, but under Billy Bremner he was released and joined Oldham. At Oldham he really began to improve, and after 4 years there he was snapped up by Manchester United. The rest, as they say, is history: he's been an almost constant presence in the all-conquering Man U side of the 90s and has picked up countless medals and established a European appearance record of 70 games for the Old Trafford club. If only he'd stayed....

At the age of 36 and with younger and fitter players at the club, there wasn't much chance of him playing much more for Man U, so he's taken his experience to Wolves for a final season or two to see if his experience at the back will be enough to finally take the Molineux side back into the top flight.


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