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Lewis Dunk

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

21/11/1991

Height

192 cm

Signed

01/07/2009

Country

England

A look at the Albion defender's career.

A graduate of Albion's centre of excellence and scholarship system, Lewis Dunk made his first-team debut in the penultimate game of the 2009/10 season at MK Dons.

Dunk was the club’s youth team captain that season, and went on to impress in Albion’s reserve side and added to his first-team appearances in 2010/11, appearing eight times.

With Adam El-Abd out with a long-term injury, he made a first-team berth his own in 2011/12, and his form prompted a call up to the England under-21 squad.

After finding himself behind Gordon Greer and Matthew Upson, Dunk had a brief loan spell with Bristol City in 2013, but re-established himself as first-choice centre back during the 2014/15 season, finishing the season as top scorer and as runner-up to Inigo Calderon for the Player of the Season award.

Dunk played a pivotal role in Albion's promotion-winning season to the Premier League, as he formed an impressive relationship alongside Shane Duffy, and the pairing's understanding continued into Albion's debut season in the Premier League.

The central defender took up the role of vice captain, wearing the armband when Bruno was unavailable, and Dunk scored his first Premier League goal against Arsenal at the Amex Stadium, as the Seagulls claimed a 2-1 win.

Dunk played every single minute of Albion's 38 Premier League matches in 2017/18, as the Seagulls finished 15th and secured their top-flight status for another season.

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