Richard Patrick Dunne (born 21 September 1979) is an Irish former footballer who played as a defender. He has made 431 Premier League appearances, including 253 for Manchester City.

Dunne began his professional career at Everton. He later spent nearly a decade at Manchester City before joining Aston Villa in 2009. In July 2013, he signed for Queens Park Rangers.

Dunne holds the Premier League record of being sent off – joint eight times along with Patrick Vieira and Duncan Ferguson. He also holds the Premier League record of scoring 10 own goals.

He has also played internationally for the Republic of Ireland from 2000 until 2014. With Ireland he was a member of the 2002 FIFA World Cup squad and played in UEFA Euro 2012.

Dunne announced his retirement from football in November 2015 after being released by Queens Park Rangers.



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