Michael Dawson

  • Date of birth : 18/11/1983
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : England England
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Michael Dawson

Michael Dawson

Clubs: Nottingham Forest FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC

• Joined Nottingham Forest at 14 and graduated through the youth setup, turning professional at 17 and making his debut in April 2002.

• Made 83 league appearances for Forest, during which time he became the captain of the England Under-21 team; joined Spurs in January 2005 in a joint deal with Irish midfielder Andy Reid.

• Played in 58 of Spurs' 59 matches in 2006/07, during which he captained the side for the first time, and was rewarded with a new five-year contract.

• Won the League Cup in 2008 but lost his way following Harry Redknapp's arrival, only to re-emerge as a key figure in the club's excellent 2009/10 campaign, at the end of which he was voted Tottenham's player of the year.

• Replaced injured captain Rio Ferdinand at the eleventh hour in England's 2010 FIFA World Cup squad in South Africa but did not make his debut until the team's first post-World Cup friendly – against Hungary at Wembley on 11 August 2010.

• Suffered a knee injury on his first international start the following month against Bulgaria in a UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier, ruling him out of Tottenham's first UEFA Champions League group stage campaign.

Last updated: 14/01/11 17.00CET


UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Michael Dawson
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 18/11/1983 (31)
  • Country: England

  • Height: 191cm
  • Weight: 88kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    14/09/06: Slavia Praha 0-1 Tottenham
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    11/10/02: Slovakia 0-4 England

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

England U-2191

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 05/03/2015 15:51 CET