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Dickie Donoven 1925 - 1935

Fullname:Dickie Donoven
Birthday:Wednesday 20th June 1900
Position, records and matches
Usual position:

18th April 2006

Dickie was a striker/ midfielder. Starting as a striker and partnering Billy Hicks, in the 1930 season he moved to wing-half, and although he had never played in that position before he was soon a formidable force to be reckoned with , and terrified visiting defences.

He was the 1st Blues player to reach 300 apperances in October 1933, and retired a month before his 35th birthday with 332 apperances under his belt.

He played for Bulwell (where he was born) 1917-20, Notts Forest 1920-21, Mansfield 1922-25 then joined Southend for 500 in May 1925.

Article by Tracey Davies

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Southend United Career
YearsTotalsLeagueFA CupLeague CupOther Cup
Start Sub Goal StartSubGoalStartSubGoalStartSubGoalStartSubGoal
1925 - 1935 332 0 58 318 0 55 14 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Southend United Career
Start Sub Goal
Southend United Transfers
Date Team Fee Notes
Joined 1 May 1925 Mansfield Town £500
Left 1 May 1935 Retired