Tony Dunne is confirmed dead at the age of 78.
Tony was best known as a Irish football player .
Tony Dunne
Personal information
Full nameAnthony Peter Dunne
Date of birth(1941-07-24)24 July 1941
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Date of death8 June 2020(2020-06-08) (aged 78)
Playing position(s)Left-back
Youth career
St Finbarr's Drimnagh
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1958–1960Shelbourne18(1)
1960–1973Manchester United414(2)
1973–1979Bolton Wanderers170(0)
1979Detroit Express12(0)
Total614(3)
National team
1962–1975Republic of Ireland33(0)
Teams managed
1982–1983Steinkjer
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
Anthony Peter Dunne (24 July 1941 – 8 June 2020) was an Irish footballer who regularly appeared at left-back for Manchester United. He won 33 caps for the Republic of Ireland, playing for the national team during 1962–1975. He was Irish Footballer of the Year in 1969.
Born in Dublin, Dunne played for Stella Maris as a schoolboy Shelbourne from 1958–1960. Having helped Shels win the FAI Youth Cup in 1959, he won the FAI Cup with them the following year, beating Cork Hibernians 2–0 in the final.
A week after the final, he was signed by Manchester United for £5,000. His debut for United came on 15 October 1960 against Burnley. He helped the club win the 1963 FA Cup, the 1965 and 1967 English Football League First Division championships, and the 1968 European Cup. In his United career, he scored two goals and appeared in 530 games, a number bettered only by Ryan Giggs, Bobby Charlton, Bill Foulkes, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Wayne Rooney and Alex Stepney.
He remained at Old Trafford until the start of the 1973–74 season. He then signed for Bolton Wanderers, helping them win the Football League Second Division in 1977–78. At the time, Bolton were being managed by former Manchester United player Ian Greaves.
He joined Detroit Express in the North American Soccer League (NASL) in 1979.
After retiring from professional football, Dunne returned to Bolton as an assistant manager from 1979–1981. He then replaced Bill Foulkes as manager of Steinkjer FK in 1982–1983.
He made his full international debut in the 3–2 home defeat by Austria on 8 April 1962. Over 13 years he took his tally to 33 caps, appearing in both full-back positions and at centre-half. He is not related to goalkeeper Pat Dunne, who also played for Manchester United in the 1960s. He captained his country on four occasions.
Currently, Dunne lives in Sale and runs a driving range in Altrincham.
In October 2011, his former club, Manchester United, paid approximately £44,000 at auction for four medals won by Dunne, including a European Cup medal, an FA Cup medal and two League medals.
Dunne died on 8 June 2020.
Honours
Shelbourne
FAI Cup (1): 1959–60
Manchester United
Football League First Division (2): 1964–65, 1966–67
FA Cup (1): 1962–63 FA Cup
European Cup (1): 1967–68 European Cup
FA Charity Shield (2): 1965, 1967
Bolton Wanderers
Football League Second Division (1): 1977–78
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