John Dungworth

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John Dungworth
Personal information
Full nameJohn Henry Dungworth [1]
Date of birth (1955-03-30) 30 March 1955 (age 65) [1]
Place of birth Rotherham, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) [2]
Position(s) Striker [1]
Youth career
1969–1972 Huddersfield Town
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1972–1975 Huddersfield Town 23 (1)
1974Barnsley (loan) 3 (1)
1975–1977 Oldham Athletic 4 (0)
1976Rochdale (loan) 14 (3)
1977–1980 Aldershot 105 (58)
1980–1982 Shrewsbury Town 86 (17)
1982Hereford United (loan) 7 (3)
1982–1984 Mansfield Town 56 (16)
1984–1988 Rotherham United 186 (16)
Total484(115)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

John Henry Dungworth (born 30 March 1955) is an English former professional footballer and coach.

Career

Born in Rotherham, then in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England, Dungworth began his playing career at Huddersfield Town, where he signed schoolboy forms in 1969, and scored on his first-team début against Middlesbrough in 1972. He was then transferred to Oldham Athletic in 1975 followed by a successful spell at Aldershot, where he scored 66 goals in 118 games. In 1977–78 he scored 23 goals in 45 league games and was voted Supporters Player of the Year. The following season he was ever present, scoring 26 times to break the all time Shots record for league goals in a season. However some of his best performances in 1978–79 were in the FA Cup where Aldershot lost in a 5th Round Replay, with Dungworth scoring 8 times in the club's cup run to make him the second highest scorer in the country with 34 goals. He won the Golden Boot Award for being the leading marksman in the Fourth Division. He joined Shrewsbury Town in October 1979, a Football League Tribunal setting the fee at £100,000, a club record fee for Aldershot. [3] At Shrewsbury, he struggled to repeat his past scoring records. Later he moved into the back four and ended his career as a centre-half at his home town club Rotherham United.

Since he ended his playing career, he has been a coach at Sheffield United and manager of Leeds United's academy. Subsequently, he rejoined Huddersfield Town, initially as reserve team coach, and then being appointed First Team Coach in December 2006, when Terry Yorath resigned due to ill health. He left on 3 April 2008, announced as by 'mutual consent', following the departure of manager Andy Ritchie two days earlier. [4] He joined Sheffield Wednesday in early 2009 with primary responsibility for coaching the reserve team, but departed in December 2009 along with manager Brian Laws.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "John Dungworth". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  2. Dunk, Peter (20 August 1987). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1987–88. Queen Anne Press. p. 314. ISBN   978-0-3561435-4-5 . Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  3. Rollin, Jack, ed. (1980). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1980–81. London: Queen Anne Press. p. 43. ISBN   0362020175.
  4. "First-team coach leaves Terriers". BBC Sport. 3 April 2008. Retrieved 4 April 2008.