Clubs played for: Burnley, QPR, Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Middlesbrough, Portsmouth.
Position: left winger
Biography: Born in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Dave came from good footballing stock - his grandfather was one of a group of West Auckland miners who represented Great Britain and won an international tournament held in Turin in the early 1910's. A former England international who was an extremely skillful and fast midfielder, he had a long and successful playing career, playing for almost 20 years and totalling over 450 league appearances whilst playing for Burnley, QPR, Everton, Vancouver Whitecaps, Middlesbrough, Pompey and Wolves (who he joined in preference to Manchester United, a decision that he has regretted ever since). He won 8 England caps overall whilst at QPR. In 1981, he played a single summer season with the Vancouver Whitecaps in the North American Soccer League. A three year spell at Pompey, towards the end of his career, was ended in 1986 by the new Deacon regime and he turned to one of his other passions, gardening, to earn a living for many years thereafter. He also worked part time as a PE teacher at the Bishop Luffa School in Chichester, but has now retired.
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