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Full Name: David Linighan
Normal Position: Defender
Height: 6'2
Weight: 13st
Born: 09/01/1965 (Hartlepool)

David LinighanHe played as a centre-back. He is one of three footballing brothers, the other two being Andy and Brian.

Linighan began his career at Hartlepool in 1982 as a 17-year-old. He remained at Victoria Park for four years, making close to 100 league appearances for the club.

After a brief spell at Derby County in 1986, he joined Shrewsbury Town for a 30,000 fee. In two years with the Shrews, Linighan made 65 league appearances, scoring one goal.

Linighan joined Ipswich Town in 1988 for 300,000, and it was at Portman Road that he would spend the majority of his career. In eight years, he made 277 league appearances, netting twelve goals.

In 1995, Linighan was signed by Sam Allardyce to shore up Blackpool's defence. He played under three managers during his three years at Bloomfield Road, the others being Gary Megson and Nigel Worthington, chalking up five goals in a century of league appearances.

Scottish club Dunfermline Athletic came in for the defender's services in 1998, and he moved north of the border for what proved to be just one game. During his time with the Pars, he was loaned to Mansfield Town, whom he would join on a permanent basis in 1999.

In 2000, Linighan moved into non-league football with Southport (2000-01) and Chester City (2001), before a short spell with Hyde United prior to his retirement.



Season From To Value
2000/2001 MANSFIELD TOWN Southport



Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
2000/2001 1542
Total 15 4 2


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
24/04/2001 Lancashire Junior Cup / FinalN LANCASTER CITY 1 - 0
21/04/2001 League / ConferenceH HEDNESFORD TOWN 2 - 0
16/04/2001 League / ConferenceA DOVER ATHLETIC 1 - 0
14/04/2001 League / ConferenceH KINGSTONIAN 2 - 2
10/04/2001 League / ConferenceA WOKING 2 - 1
07/04/2001 League / ConferenceA HAYES 0 - 1
31/03/2001 League / ConferenceH NORTHWICH VICS 1 - 1
27/03/2001 League / ConferenceH HEREFORD UNITED 1 - 1
25/03/2001 League / ConferenceA BOSTON UNITED 0 - 1
20/03/2001 Lancashire Junior Cup / SFA MORECAMBE 3 - 1
17/03/2001 League / ConferenceH NUNEATON BOROUGH 1 - 2
24/02/2001 FA Trophy / 5A WEYMOUTH 2 - 1
20/02/2001 Lancashire Junior Cup / 3H MARINE 5 - 0
17/02/2001 League / ConferenceH FOREST GREEN ROVERS 1 - 1
10/02/2001 League / ConferenceA TELFORD UNITED 3 - 2
06/02/2001 Conference League Cup / QFH CHESTER CITY 0 - 3
03/02/2001 FA Trophy / 4A KINGSTONIAN 1 - 0
27/01/2001 League / ConferenceA SCARBOROUGH 1 - 1
23/01/2001 Liverpool Senior Cup / 1H ST HELENS TOWN 4 - 1
20/01/2001 League / ConferenceA YEOVIL TOWN 1 - 0
13/01/2001 FA Trophy / 3H HEDNESFORD TOWN 3 - 0
09/01/2001 Lancashire Junior Cup / 2A BARROW 5 - 3
06/01/2001 League / ConferenceH RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS 1 - 3
01/01/2001 League / ConferenceA MORECAMBE 3 - 1
26/12/2000 League / ConferenceH MORECAMBE 1 - 2
22/12/2000 League / ConferenceH STEVENAGE BORO 2 - 2
16/12/2000 League / ConferenceA LEIGH RMI 2 - 2
09/12/2000 FA Cup / 2H KINGSTONIAN 1 - 2
28/11/2000 League / ConferenceH DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 0
25/11/2000 League / ConferenceA DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE 1 - 0
18/11/2000 FA Cup / 1A HAVANT & WATERLOOVILLE 2 - 1
14/11/2000 Lancashire Junior Cup / 1H DARWEN 3 - 0
11/11/2000 League / ConferenceH DOVER ATHLETIC 2 - 1
04/11/2000 League / ConferenceA HEDNESFORD TOWN 1 - 0
31/10/2000 FA Cup / 4QRH DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 0
28/10/2000 FA Cup / 4QA DONCASTER ROVERS 2 - 2
21/10/2000 League / ConferenceH HAYES 2 - 0
17/10/2000 Conference League Cup / 2H DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 0
14/10/2000 League / ConferenceA KINGSTONIAN 1 - 3
16/09/2000 League / ConferenceA KETTERING TOWN 1 - 1
12/09/2000 League / ConferenceA DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 1
09/09/2000 League / ConferenceH TELFORD UNITED 3 - 0
05/09/2000 League / ConferenceH SCARBOROUGH 3 - 1
02/09/2000 League / ConferenceA CHESTER CITY 1 - 0
28/08/2000 League / ConferenceA RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS 0 - 4
26/08/2000 League / ConferenceH YEOVIL TOWN 3 - 0
22/08/2000 League / ConferenceH LEIGH RMI 1 - 2
19/08/2000 League / ConferenceA HEREFORD UNITED 0 - 0

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
16/04/2001League / ConferenceA DOVER ATHLETIC 1 - 0
10/04/2001League / ConferenceA WOKING 2 - 1
09/01/2001Lancashire Junior Cup / 2A BARROW 5 - 3
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