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Jimmy Dunne

Irish footballer

Died when: 44 years 72 days (530 months)
Star Sign: Virgo

 

Jimmy Dunne

James Dunne (3 September 1905 – 14 November 1949) was an Irish footballer who played for, among others, Shamrock Rovers, Sheffield United, Arsenal and Southampton.

Dunne was also a dual internationalist and played for both Ireland teams: the FAI XI and the IFA XI.Dunne holds the all-time record of consecutive goals scored at the elite level of English football.

Dunne was the first Irishman to figure prominently in the English League scoring records.In the 1930–31 season he scored 41 league goals for Sheffield United.

This became a club record and remains the most league goals scored by an Irishman during a single English League season.

In the 1931–32 season, he scored in 12 consecutive matches.This is the all-time record of consecutive goals scored at the elite level of English football.

Dunne also scored 30 or more First Division goals in three consecutive seasons between 1930 and 1933.He excelled at either centre forward or inside forward and was outstanding with his head.

On 27 September 1930, he scored a hat-trick of headers against Portsmouth.He was a fringe member of the great Arsenal side of the 1930s before finishing his career at Shamrock Rovers.

Dunne died suddenly from a heart attack, at the age of 44, on 14 November 1949.His two sons, Tommy and Jimmy, also played in the League of Ireland for St.

Patrick's Athletic.Tommy also played for Shamrock Rovers.His nephew, another Tommy Dunne, also played for Rovers and another nephew Christy Doyle, played for Shelbourne and the Republic of Ireland.


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