A towering England international centre half, Dawson joined the Tigers in August 2014 having built a fine reputation for defensive excellence and inspirational captaincy. While prone to occasional injuries in his early thirties, Dawson has nonetheless followed the footsteps of his brother Andy and become a figurehead for the Tigers over two relegations and a promotion.
Born and raised in Leyburn, Michael joined his two elder brothers at Nottingham Forest as a youngster, made his debut at 18 and was an established first teamer by the age of 22 when Tottenham Hotspur made a double swoop for Dawson and his chubby Irish midfield teammate Andy Reid. Over the next nine years Dawson was a first team regular in the top flight, garnering experience of playing in Europe as well as international honours. He was only an irregular first teamer by 2014 when City signed him.
A regular in the England under-21s, Dawson won the first of his four senior international caps in August 2010, having been a non-playing member of the 23-man squad for England in the 2010 World Cup finals.
Date/Place of Birth: 18 November 1983, Leyburn
Hull City First Game: 31 August 2014, Aston Villa A (Premier League), 30 years, 286 days old
Hull City Final Game: [current player]
Nottingham Forest (2001-2005), Tottenham Hotspur (2005-2014), Hull City (2014-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 109 apps, 7 goalsMichael Dawson
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