Richard Dunne


Richard Dunne
  • Full Name: Richard Dunne
  • Position: Defender
  • Birthday: September 21, 1979 (Age: 34)
  • Club: Queens Park Rangers
  • Height: 6' 2" (1.88m)

tournament statistics

Games Minutes Goals Assists Shots
3 270 0 0 3

Richard Dunne

Dunne has been a talismanic figure at the heart of the Ireland defence since he made his international debut against Greece back in April 2000, so it’s little wonder that there has been a sense of panic surrounding the fitness of this leader in the run up to Euro 2012.

A collar-bone injury has been slow to heal for the big Dubliner, but he never had any doubt that he would get himself ready for his second major international tournament and he will be needed if Ireland are to have any chance of upsetting the odds this summer.

Dunne travelled as a member of Ireland 2002 World Cup squad without getting onto the pitch in the Far East, but he will be the first name on Giovanni Trapattoni’s team-sheet in Ukraine after his superb displays in the Euro 2012 qualifiers, which included a stunning display in the 0-0 away draw against Russia last September.

Euro 2012

Croatia 1 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 0
Spain 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Italy 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0