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RIP David Dunmore

15th July 2021

York City Football Club is saddened to learn of the passing of former player David Dunmore, aged 87.

David started his career at York City. He first caught the eyes of City scouts at Cliftonville, a strong breeding ground for future City stars in the 1940s and 1950s.

The former Canon Lee pupil signed professional for City in early 1952 and made his first team debut on the last day of the 1951/2 season.

He was then sold to Tottenham Hotspur in 1954 for a then-record fee of £10,500 at 20 years of age, having scored 21 goals in 32 games that season.

Many believe the money from his sale in 1954 helped to fund the club's successful 1955 FA Cup semi final side.

Known for his finesse and grace, he spent 6 years at Spurs and one year with West Ham before joining Leyton Orent - he helped them win promotion to the top flight before returning to City in 1965.

Dunmore made 123 appearances during his two spells with the Minstermen, scoring 41 goals.

Our thoughts are with David's family and friends at this time.

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