Robbie Dunn

Personal Details

Date of Birth: 6 July 1960
Place of Birth: Paisley, Scotland
Position: Defence

Club Summary

Club Games Goals
Kwinana United (junior)
Rockingham City (1979) ? ?
North Perth Croatia (1980) ? ?
Adelaide Azzurri (1981) ? ?
West Adelaide (1982-1983) 58 7
Preston Makedonia (1984-1985) 52 7
West Adealide (1986) 19 4
Melbourne Croatia (1987-1988) 38 2
Perth Italia (1989-1990) ? ?
South China (1991) ? ?
Selangor (1992) ? ?
North Perth Croatia (1992) ? ?
Cocbkburn United (1995) ? ?

International Summary

Games Goals
Australia 'A' (1985-1988) 25 2
Australia 'B' (1979-1980) 14 2

Career Brief

Dunn is Western Australia's most capped international players with twenty-five 'A' appearances plus another fourteen 'B' outings. One of the nation's most outstanding defenders, he featured in the 1986 World Cup qualifying campaign and played at the 1988 Olympic Games when Australia made the quarter-finals.

A junior with Kwinana United, Dunn played first team football at Rockingham City and spent a season with North Perth Croatia before travelling east as a 17-year old to join South Australian club Adelaide Azzurri for the winter of 1981. Signed by national league outfit West Adelaide, Dunn debuted on the opening day of the 1982 season against Brisbane Lions and over two seasons was a virtual ever-present for the club.

Dunn moved to Melbourne in 1984 to link up with Preston Makedonia, where he again rarely missed a game during a two-year stay. His first appearance in the green and gold of Australia was against touring Itlaian club Udinese in June 1985. Dunn's senior international debut arrived three months later when he came off the bench in a World Cup qualifier against New Zealand. Before the year was out he'd taken his 'A' game tally to six with outings against Israel, Taiwan and Scotland.

For the 1986 season Dunn headed back to South Australia where he turned out regularly for West Adelaide, and representing Australia against Czechsolavakia, New Zealand and China. The big defender then returned to Victoria to commence a two-year stint with Melbourne Croatia. In the second half of 1987 he donned Australia colours against Egypt and South Korea at the Presidents Cup tournament, New Zealand and Taiwan, the later the Socceroos first qualifier for the 1988 Olympic Games.

Absentee from the rest of the Olympic Games qualification campaign due to a serious knee injury, Dunn' recalled co-incided with the four-nation Bicentennial Gold Cup. Strong performances against Brazil (twice), Saudi Arabia and Argentina were rewarded with a spot on the plane to the Olympic Games in Seoul during September. Australia went all the way through to the last eight of that tournament with Dunn featuring in all four games, against Yugolsavia, Brazil, Nigeria and the USSR, the latter earning the defender his 25th and final 'A' cap.

Dunn made his solitary State team appearance against touring English club Milwall in mid-1989, by which time he was back in the State League as a Perth Italia player. Seasons at South China (Hong Kong) and Sarawak (Malaysia) followed before hanging up his boots in 1992 when player/coach of North Perth Croatia. The final chapter in Dunn's senior playing career would be a short comeback with Cockburn United three years later.

Socceroos Game by Game

Date Opponent (Venue) Result Status Comments
05.06.1985 Udinese (Adelaide) 2-1 (won) 'B' game Full game
09.08.1985 Red Star Belgrade (Adelaide) 1-4 (loss) 'B' game Sub off after 54 minutes for David Mitchell
11.09.1985 Dez Martin Squad (Sydney) 2-0 (won) 'B' game Full game
15.09.1985 Victorian All-Stars (Melbourne) 3-2 (won) 'B' game Sub on after 41 minutes for Steve O'Connor
21.09.1985 New Zealand (Auckland) 0-0 (draw) World Cup qualifier Sub on after 60 minutes for Steve O'Connor
23.09.1985 China (Canberra) 2-0 (won) 'B' game Full game
25.09.1985 China (Sydney) 1-1 (draw) 'B' game Full game
08.10.1985 Israel (Tel Aviv) 2-1 (won) World Cup qualifier Sub on after 82 minutes for Joe Watson
23.10.1985 Taiwan (Adealide) 7-0 (won) World Cup qualifier Full game; scored two goals
27.10.1985 Taiwan (Sydney) 8-0 (won) World Cup qualifier Full game
20.11.1985 Scotland (Glasgow) 0-2 (loss) World Cup qualifier Sub on after 82 minutes for Steve O'Connor
04.12.1985 Scotland (Melbourne) 0-0 (draw) World Cup qualifier Sub off after 75 minutes for Frank Farina
03.08.1986 Czechoslovakia (Melbourne) 1-1 (draw) Friendly Sub off after 46 minutes for Chris Kalantzis
06.08.1986 Czechoslovakia (Adelaide) 0-1 (loss) Friendly Sub off after 12 minutes for Alan Hunter
10.08.1986 Czechoslovakia (Sydney) 0-3 (loss) Friendly Full game
22.10.1986 Victorian All-Stars (Melbourne) 2-1 (won) 'B' game Sub off after 67 minutes for Alan Hunter; scored one goal
25.10.1986 New Zealand (Auckland) 1-1 (draw) Friendly Full game
02.11.1986 New Zealand (Sydney) 2-1 (won) Friendly Sub off after 76 minutes for Robert Wheatley
23.11.1986 China (Canton) 2-0 (won) Friendly Full game
25.11.1986 Shandong Provence (Shandong) 2-0 (won) 'B' game Full game
03.06.1987 Everton (Melbourne) 1-1 (draw) 'B' game Full game; scored one goal
11.06.1987 Chile B (South Korea) 2-0 (won) 'B' game Full game
13.06.1987 Shamrock Rovers (South Korea) 1-0 (won) 'B' game Full game
15.06.1987 South Korea B (South Korea) 5-0 (won) 'B' game Full game
17.06.1987 Fortuna Sittard (South Korea) 1-1 (draw) 'B' game Full game
19.06.1987 Egypt (Seoul) 0-0 (draw) Friendly Full game
21.06.1987 South Korea (Seoul) 1-1 (draw) Friendly Full game
02.09.1987 New Zealand (Melbourne) 1-1 (draw) Friendly Full game
09.09.1987 New Zealand (Wellington) 0-1 (loss) Friendly Full game
15.11.1987 Taiwan (Taipei) 3-0 (won) Friendly Full game
10.02.1988 IFK Gotenburg (Sydney) 1-0 (won) 'B' game Full game
07.07.1988 Brazil (Melbourne) 0-1 (loss) Friendly Full game
09.07.1988 Saudi Arabia (Sydney) 3-0 (won) Friendly Full game
14.07.1988 Argentina (Sydney) 4-1 (won) Friendly Full game
17.07.1988 Brazil (Sydney) 0-2 (loss) Friendly Full game
18.09.1988 Yugoslavia (Gwangliu) 1-0 (won) Olympic Games Full game
20.09.1988 Brazil (Seoul) 0-3 (loss) Olympic Games Sub off after 60 minutes for Gary Van Egmond
22.09.1988 Nigeria (Gwangliu) 1-0 (won) Olympic Games Sub off after 69 minutes for Andy Koczka
25.09.1988 USSR (Pusan) 0-3 (loss) Olympic Games Full game

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