Mike Duxbury

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Mike Duxbury
Personal information
Full name Michael Duxbury
Date of birth (1959-09-01) 1 September 1959 (age 59)
Place of birth Accrington, Lancashire, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Full back
Youth career
000?–1975 Everton
1975–1976 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1990 Manchester United 299 (6)
1990–1992 Blackburn Rovers 27 (0)
1992–1994 Bradford City 65 (0)
1994–1996 Golden
Total 391 (6)
National team
1980–1982 England U21 7 (1)
1983–1984 England 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Michael Duxbury (born 1 September 1959)[1] is a former footballer who won 10 caps for England. At club level, he played in the Football League for Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers and Bradford City, and in the Hong Kong First Division League for Golden.

Born in Accrington, Lancashire,[1] Duxbury began his career as a right back with Everton, but he signed for Manchester United as a schoolboy in 1975. He signed trainee forms in July 1976, and then went professional three months later. Duxbury made his Manchester United debut on 23 August 1980, coming on as a substitute for Kevin Moran against Birmingham City. Duxbury became a semi-regular in the first team over the next couple of seasons, although – due to the form of first-choice full backs John Gidman and Arthur Albiston – he spent most of his time playing at centre back; it was not until towards the end of the 1981–82 season that Duxbury began to play in his favoured right back position. The following season, he won his first FA Cup medal with Manchester United, playing in both matches of the 1983 final against Brighton & Hove Albion. Another FA Cup medal followed in 1985, after Duxbury came on as a substitute for Arthur Albiston. He continued at Manchester United for another five years, but he found his first-team opportunities increasingly limited as he began to play more reserve matches. After being left out of the side for the 1990 FA Cup Final against Crystal Palace, Duxbury left United for Blackburn Rovers for free at the end of the season.

He later played for Bradford City and for Golden FC in Hong Kong before retiring in 1994. Duxbury was capped 10 times by England, making his debut in November 1983 and earning his last cap in October 1984.[1] While in Hong Kong, he played for his club's Select XI against England in their warm-up games for Euro 1996.[2]

Since his retirement from playing, Duxbury moved into the coaching side of the game. He worked with the Manchester United Soccer Schools programme in Hong Kong and Dubai,[3] and coached football and taught physical education in the junior department of independent school Bolton School.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c "Michael Duxbury". Englandstats. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  2. ^ Moore, Glenn (27 May 1996). "England fail to impress". The Independent. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  3. ^ "Sir Alex Ferguson returns to Dubai for training and launches the first ever MUSS Development Squad" (Press release). Manchester United Soccer Schools. 4 September 2006. Archived from the original on 14 May 2009. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  4. ^ "Bolton School chosen as a Football Focus School". Bolton School. 5 October 2009. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2010.
  5. ^ "Boys Reach National Swimming Final". Bolton School. 1 April 2009. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 20 February 2010.

External links

  • Profile at StretfordEnd.co.uk
  • Mike Duxbury at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database

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