Dion Dublin Biography
Dion Dublin is an English former footballer, a musician, and presently a television presenter. Presenter of Home Under The Hammer on BBC1, Dion Dublin is a master of many trades as an ex-professional footballer, a musician, and an accomplished awards host and conference facilitator.
Dublin started his football career as a centre-back with Norwich City, but made his name at Cambridge United as a centre-forward. He then went on to other clubs which include Manchester United, Coventry City, Millwall, Aston Villa, Leicester City and Celtic.
He had some life-changing injuries on the football pitch such as breaking his leg in 1992 on his Manchester United debut and spent six months in recovery, and seven years later, he suffered a life-threatening broken neck while playing for Aston Villa. He still has a titanium plate holding three of his neck vertebrae together, and is lucky not to have been left paralysed.
“The accident gave me a totally different outlook on life,” he says. “I could have been sat down for the rest of my life, but I wasn’t because I had very good people around me. That’s why I don’t let little things annoy me as much. I know I’m a very lucky man.”
He retired from professional football in 2008 and has since built a successful media career as a football pundit for the BBC and Sky. He presented Late Kick Off for BBC1 East and can also be heard regularly on BBC Radio 5 Live. He regularly appears as a football pundit and he manages a band called The Establishment.
Dion Dublin Age
Dublin was born on 22 April 1969 in Leicester, England. He is 49 years as of 2018.
Dion Dublin Family – Dion Dublin Parents (Nigerian)
Dion was born and grew up in a family of three children of Rose Dublin and Eddie Dublin and is of Nigerian descent. He has two siblings: younger brother Ben Challenger, a retired English high jumper and Eddie Dublin. He lost his mother to breast cancer at the same time that his father was battling bowel cancer.
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Dion Dublin Wife – Is Dion Dublin Married
Dion Dublin Louise Dublin
Dion is married to Louise Dublin. He prefers to keep his family life as a private affair hence not much is known about his partner other than her name.
Dion Dublin Child
Dion is fiercely private about his family life, and any talk about his grown-up kids is off the table. According to his twitter feed however, he has a son who looks much like him though his name is not mentioned.
Dion Dublin Dube
During his spell with Norwich City, he invented a percussion instrument called The Dube which is a form of cajón. In 2011, he accompanied Ocean Colour Scene during a gig at the University of East Anglia.
Dion Dublin Homes Under The Hammer
Homes Under The Hammer is a daytime TV programme in Britain that deals with factual renovation and auction. It has been running since May 2003 and had Lucy Alexander, as one of its original presenters till her departure in 2016.
Dublin is a presenter on the show since 2015 when he joined at the beginning of the nineteenth series. It has two other presenters: Martin Roberts (2003–), and Martel Maxwell (2017–).
As a footballer, Dublin began his career in 1985 at Norwich City. He however did not make it to the first team and in 1988, he was released from the club. In August the same year and on a free transfer, he joined Cambridge United where he played as a centre-half. He was shortly discovered as being great at striking and his goal scoring prowess helped United to successive promotions.
He was loaned to Barnet in the 1988–89 season for a short spell and put up for sale when Cambridge failed to win promotion to the top flight in the 1991–92 season.
Dublin signed for Manchester United on 7 August 1992 on a £1 million contract under manager Alex Ferguson. He played during the 1992-93 season and on September 2nd, he suffered a broken leg injury which ruled him out for six months and by the time he was back, Eric Cantona had been signed and established as first choice striker partner to Mark Hughes. At the beginning of the 1994–95 season, he got sold to Coventry City for £2 million.
Dublin played for Coventry for four-and-a-half years, establishing himself as one of the Premier League’s top strikers in the 1997–98 season. In 1998, he moved to Aston Villa for £5.75 million. It was at Aston Villa that he sustained a life-threatening broken neck injury. This necessitated him to get a titanium plate to hold three of his neck vertebrae together permanently. After 3 months, he was back on the field.
When his contract expired in 2004, he was given a free transfer and Leicester City signed him. At the time, the club had been relegated from the Premier League to the Championship and again lost his position as the main striker during the 2005–06 season and began appearing as a defender. On 30 January 2006, is contract with Leicester was terminated by mutual consent.
Dion Dublin Celtic
Dublin joined Celtic football club on a contract until the end of the season. There, he managed to win the Scottish League Cup and the Scottish Premier League. He was however let go by the club’s manager in May 2006, despite his great performances at the club.
Dion Dublin Norwich City (second spell)
Dublin made a return to his first club, Norwich City, on 20th September 2006 till the end of the 2006/2007 season. His first game back was on 23 September 2006 as a substitute against Plymouth Argyle.
On 2 September 2007, Dublin made an announcement that the 2007/2008 season would be his last as a footballer, citing the fact that his ‘bones had started to talk to him’ as the reason, meaning that he did not think his body could handle another season. He received the club’s votes as the Player of the Year and on 26th April 2008, he was awarded the Barry Butler trophy at his penultimate game. He played his last game on 4 May 2008 (Norwich against Sheffield Wednesday). He was substituted in the 66th minute, Dublin received a standing ovation from both sets of supporters, players and referee Mark Clattenburg.
Dion Dublin Net Worth
Dion Dublin has an estimated net worth of $16 million.
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