Mike Duxbury Profile

Mike Duxbury

Mi­chael Mi­ke Dux­bury, born Ac­cring­ton, Eng­land, Septem­ber 1, 1959. Mi­ke Dux­bury began his ca­reer wi­th Man­chester Uni­ted as an ap­pren­tice on the 2nd of Ju­ly 1976 and made his Fir­st Di­vi­sion de­but in a 0-0 draw to Birm­ing­ham City at St Andrew´s on the 23rd of Au­gust 1980. Whi­le at Uni­ted, he played well over 300 fir­st te­am ga­mes for the club and col­lec­ted two FA Cup winners´s medals in 1983 and 1985.

A highly dis­cip­lined and com­posed de­fender, Mi­ke Dux­bury was able to use his speed and ac­cur­ate tack­ling to dis­pos­sess op­pon­ents and ini­ti­ate at­tacks. The ver­sat­ile play­er soon fou­nd a reg­u­lar berth un­der Man­chester Uni­ted su­premo Ron Atkin­son, but when Al­ex Fer­guson ar­rived from Scot­tish Pre­mier Di­vi­sion out­fit Ab­er­deen on the 6th of Nov­ember 1986, it was quite clear that things were go­ing to be dif­fer­ent, and soon the door would slam shut on him at Old Traf­ford. Af­ter ev­entually los­ing his reg­u­lar place in the Man­chester Uni­ted start­ing el­ev­en, Dux­bury sub­sequently mo­ved on to near­by Black­burn Rov­ers at the be­gin­ning of the 1990-91 sea­son. Af­ter spend­ing two years wi­th The Blue and Whi­tes, he left Ew­ood Park for Lea­gue Di­vi­sion Two Brad­ford City where he went on to notch up 65 Lea­gue ap­pear­ances for The Ban­tams. The Lan­castri­an then joi­ned for­ces wi­th Hong Kong si­de Golden be­fore he de­cided to an­nounce his re­tire­ment from the ga­me in 1994. Af­ter be­ing han­ded his de­but for Eng­land by Bob­by Rob­son in a 4–0 tri­umph ag­ainst Lux­em­bourg at St­ade Mu­ni­cip­al on the 16th of Nov­ember 1983, he pro­ceeded to play a total of ten in­ter­na­tion­al seni­or ga­mes for his na­tive coun­try. A great as­set to the Man­chester Uni­ted te­am, Dux­bury was a faith­ful ser­vant at the club for more than a dec­ade and the highly re­spec­ted foot­baller re­ceived his testi­mo­ni­al in 1989. Mi­ke Dux­bury Play­ing Ca­reer: Man­chester Uni­ted, Black­burn Rov­ers, Brad­ford City, Golden. Man­aging Ca­reer: None.


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