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 Date From To Value
2000/2001 MANSFIELD TOWN Southport



Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
2000/2001 2253
Total 22 5 3


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 / D5H HEDNESFORD TOWN 2 - 0
16/04/2001 League / D5A DOVER ATHLETIC 1 - 0
14/04/2001 League / D5H KINGSTONIAN 2 - 2
10/04/2001 League / D5A WOKING 2 - 1
07/04/2001 League / D5A HAYES 0 - 1
31/03/2001 League / D5H NORTHWICH VICS 1 - 1
27/03/2001 League / D5H HEREFORD UNITED 1 - 1
25/03/2001 League / D5A BOSTON UNITED 0 - 1
20/03/2001 Lancashire Junior Cup / SFA MORECAMBE 3 - 1
17/03/2001 League / D5H 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 / D5H FOREST GREEN ROVERS 1 - 1
10/02/2001 League / D5A 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 / D5A SCARBOROUGH 1 - 1
23/01/2001 Liverpool Senior Cup / 1H ST HELENS TOWN 4 - 1
20/01/2001 League / D5A 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 / D5H RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS 1 - 3
01/01/2001 League / D5A MORECAMBE 3 - 1
26/12/2000 League / D5H MORECAMBE 1 - 2
22/12/2000 League / D5H STEVENAGE BORO 2 - 2
16/12/2000 League / D5A LEIGH RMI 2 - 2
09/12/2000 FA Cup / 2H KINGSTONIAN 1 - 2
28/11/2000 League / D5H DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 0
25/11/2000 League / D5A 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 / D5H DOVER ATHLETIC 2 - 1
04/11/2000 League / D5A 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 / D5H HAYES 2 - 0
17/10/2000 Conference League Cup / 2H DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 0
14/10/2000 League / D5A KINGSTONIAN 1 - 3
16/09/2000 League / D5A KETTERING TOWN 1 - 1
12/09/2000 League / D5A DONCASTER ROVERS 0 - 1
09/09/2000 League / D5H TELFORD UNITED 3 - 0
05/09/2000 League / D5H SCARBOROUGH 3 - 1
02/09/2000 League / D5A CHESTER CITY 1 - 0
28/08/2000 League / D5A RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS 0 - 4
26/08/2000 League / D5H YEOVIL TOWN 3 - 0
22/08/2000 League / D5H LEIGH RMI 1 - 2
19/08/2000 League / D5A HEREFORD UNITED 0 - 0

Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
16/04/2001League / D5A DOVER ATHLETIC 1 - 0
10/04/2001League / D5A WOKING 2 - 1
09/01/2001Lancashire Junior Cup / 2A BARROW 5 - 3