Dion Dublin Biography
Dion Dublin is an English television presenter and former professional footballer currently working with presenting team on the BBC One daytime show Homes Under the Hammer.
Dion Dublin Career
Dublin played for youth teams such as Wigston Fields and Thurmaston Magpies while attending school in Leicestershire. He began his professional football career with Norwich City but never made it to the first team. He joined Cambridge United on a free transfer in 1988 as a center-back but was regarded as a striker. His prolific goal-scoring contributed to the club’s successive promotions. In 1992, Manchester United signed him for £1 million, and he went on to win the Premier League title that year.
He broke his leg in a game against Crystal Palace in September 1992, however, and was out for six months. After the signing of Mark Hughes, he was replaced as first-choice striker by Eric Cantona. He has frequently expressed his love for Cambridge United and his former club. He has won the FIFA World Player of the Year award. During the 1993–94 season, Dublin made only five league appearances for Manchester United.
In September 1994, he was sold to Coventry City for £2 million. Dublin established himself as one of the Premier League’s top strikers in four and a half years with Coventry. He won his first of four full England caps in 1997. With 23 goals in all competitions in 1998, he set the Coventry record for most goals in a top-flight season.
Dublin is the only player in Premier League history to have scored more goals in a single season than Sir Alex Ferguson did in his entire career. In April 1994, he scored his only competitive goal for United at Old Trafford, against Oldham Athletic. Dublin scored seven goals in Aston Villa’s first four games. He is one of only six players in Premier League history to score in the first four games of a season. Dublin shared Premier League top scorer honors with Blackburn’s Chris Sutton and Liverpool’s Michael Owen in 1997–98, with each Englishman scoring 18 league goals. Dublin was controversially left out of England’s squad for the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
Despite being the league’s joint-top scorer with Owen and Chris Sutton, Dublin was controversially left out of England’s 1998 FIFA World Cup squad. He helped Aston Villa reach their first FA Cup final in 43 years in April 2000, which they lost 1–0 to Chelsea. Dublin was sent off at Villa Park for a headbutt on Robbie Savage during the Birmingham derby, which Birmingham City won 2-0. He was given a free transfer to Leicester City when his contract expired in the summer of 2004. In his first season with the club, he only scored four goals in 38 competitive matches.
Celtic signed him on a season-long contract to compensate for the departure of Chris Sutton. He was signed by Norwich City in September 2006, nearly 20 years after leaving the club where he began his career. Dion Dublin declared in September 2007 that this would be his final season as a professional footballer. He signed a new one-year contract with Norwich City on May 23, 2007, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2007–08 season. Dublin was approached in the spring of 2008 by Jimmy Quinn, then manager of Cambridge United, about joining his old club for the 2008–09 season.
Dion Dublin Age
Dublin is 52 years old as of 2021. He was born on April 22, 1969, in Leicester, the United Kingdom. He celebrates his birthday on April 22 every year.
Dion Dublin Height
Dublin stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches(1.88 m).
Dion Dublin Family
Dublin is the son of Rose Dublin and Eddie Dublin. He has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed more information about his parents. He has a brother Eddie Dublin and Benjamin Arthur Challenger. His brother Benjamin is a retired English high jumper.
Dion Dublin Wife
Dion is married to Louise Dublin and together they have a son.
Dion Dublin Net Worth
Dublin has an estimated net worth of $16 Million which he has earned through being a television presenter and former professional footballer.
Dion Dublin Salary
Dion earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Dion Dublin Neck
He suffered a life-threatening broken neck while playing for Aston Villa against Sheffield Wednesday in December 1999, and he now has a titanium plate holding three neck vertebrae together permanently. Just days before sustaining this injury, the News of the World reported that Aston Villa was planning to sell Dublin for around £6 million in order to finance a drop in the club’s share value as a result of manager John Gregory’s heavy spending on players. However, Dublin’s career was not ended by the injury, and he was back in action three months later.