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Lewis Dunk

Facts About Lewis Dunk

Celebrated Name Lewis Dunk
Age 30 Years
Nick Name Dunksteronaldus
Birth Name Lewis Carl Dunk
Birth Date 1991-11-21
Gender Male
Profession Football Player
Nationality English
Birth Nation England
Place Of Birth Brighton, England
Horoscope Scorpio
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity
School Varndean School
Career Start 2003
Awards 2018-19, 2020-21 Brighton & Hove Albion Player of the Season, 2019-20 Brighton & Hove Albion Player of the Year, etc.
Father Mark Dunk
Marital Status Engaged
Girlfriend Abi Yaxley
Children Two
Height 6 ft. 4 inches
Weight 88kg
Body Type Alethic
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth €14 Million
Salary £3.4 Million
Current Team Brighton & Hove Albion
Position Centre-back
Jersey Number 5
Links Instagram

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Lewis Carl Dunk is an English professional football player who plays for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion, which he captains, and the England national team as a center-back. Aside from a brief loan spell at Bristol City in 2013, he has spent the entirety of his career at his hometown club Brighton & Hove Albion, making over 350 appearances for the club and scoring over 20 goals in all the competitions. During his 2016-17 season, he achieved promotion to the Premier League with Brighton and was named in the Championship team of the year. He became the club's captain from the 2019-20 season. 

On the international level, despite never being capped at youth level, he was called up to the England U21 side in 2011. He made his senior international debut for England on 15 November 2018 which remains his only cap to date.

Lewis Dunk famous for

  • Being an English professional football player.
  • For playing as a center-back for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion.

Where is Lewis Dunk from?

Lewis Dunk was born on 21 November 1991. His birthplace is Brighton, England. His birth name is Lewis Carl Dunk. He holds English nationality and he belongs to the white ethnicity. Likewise, his religion is Christianity and as per his birth date, his zodiac sign is Scorpio. His father’s name is Mark Dunk, and his mother’s name is not yet revealed. His father, Mark Dunk was a former Sussex non-league player. He was educated at Varndean School.

Who does Lewis Dunk for?

  • He started playing football for the youth team of Wimbledon until he was released following their liquidation and relocation to Milton Keynes, which they are known as Milton Keynes Dons. 
  • After leaving Wimbledon, in 2013, he joined the youth team of Brighton & Hove Albion and began his career at the club. 
  • With his excellent performances, he was promoted to the club's U18 squad in November 2007. 
  • On 30 April 2010, he signed a two-year professional contract with Brighton & Hove Albion after impressive performances captaining the club's youth team. He made his first professional appearance for the club on 1 May 2010 in a 0-0 draw against Milton Keynes Dons. This turned out to be his only appearance of the 2009-10 season.
  • At the start of the 2010-11 season, he suffered a foot injury that kept him out for four weeks. On 14 September 2010, he returned from injury and played 45 minutes, in a 0-0 draw against Wycombe Wanderers’ Reserves. He made his first appearance for the club on 2 October 2010 in a 1-1 draw against Tranmere Rovers. On 31 January 2011, he signed a one-year extension on his contract keeping him at the club until the summer of 2013. During his 2010-11 season, he made 8 appearances for the club, providing 1 assist in all the competitions as Brighton & Hove Albion gained promotion to the Championship as League One champions.
  • Ahead of the 2011-12 season, he stated that he was aiming to fight for his place in the first team at Brighton & Hove Albion. He was involved as Brighton kept four clean sheets in the first four months of the season. Since the start of the 2011-12 season, he quickly established himself in the starting eleven for the side, appearing in the next two months before being sidelined for one match, due to suspension. After serving a one-match suspension, on 15 October 2011, he returned to the starting line-up in a 0-0 draw against Hull City and helped them keep a clean sheet. He started in the next eight matches by the end of the year and along the way, helped Brighton & Hove Albion keep two consecutive clean sheets against Derby County and Nottingham Forest. During that season, he made 36 appearances for the club, providing 2 assists in all the competitions in Brighton's first season back in the Championship. Additionally, he was nominated for The Football League Young Player of the Year but lost out to Wilfried Zaha.
  • He made his first appearances of the 2012-13 season in a 3-0 loss against Swindon Town in the first round of the League Cup. Following the absence of Greer and El-Abd, he made his first league appearance of the season in a 1-0 win against Peterborough United and helped them keep a clean sheet.  During that season, he made only 9 appearances for the club in all the competitions. 
  • On 4 October 2013, he joined League One club Bristol City on a one-month loan deal, to gain some first-team football. He made his debut for the club on 8 October 2013 in a 2-1 away defeat to Wycombe Wanderers in the EFL Trophy. On 26 October 2013, he suffered a knee injury and was substituted in the 40th minute, as Bristol City won 4-2 against Carlisle United. Upon the conclusion of his loan spell, he then returned from injury for the club's development team on 11 November 2013 in a 3-0 win against Ipswich Town’s development team. Two months later, on 4 January 2014, he made his first appearance for Brighton & Hove Albion of the season, playing 23 minutes in a 1-0 win against Reading in the third round of the FA Cup. During his 2013-14 season, he made 11 appearances for the club, providing 1 assist in all the competitions, including a start in the club's 4-1 play-off semi-final second-leg defeat to Derby County on 11 May 2014.
  • On 25 July 2014, he signed a new four-year contract with Brighton, which kept him at the club until the end of the 2017-18 season. On 12 August 2014, he scored his first goal for the club in a 2-0 win against Cheltenham Town in the EFL Cup. On 30 August 2014, he scored a brace in a 2-2 draw against Charlton Athletic. He then helped Brighton keep three consecutive clean sheets between 20 September 2014 and 27 September 2014. After serving a one-match suspension, on 29 November 2014, he returned to the starting line-up, appointed as captain, in a 2-1 loss against Fulham. He then captained the side for the next five matches for the rest of 2014. He again helped Brighton keep three consecutive clean sheets between 29 December 2014 and 10 January 2015, against Fulham, Brentford (where he scored), and Charlton Athletic. O 7 February 2015, he scored his seventh goal of the season in a 3-2 loss against Nottingham Forest. After serving a two-match suspension, he again captained Brighton in three consecutive matches between 6 April 2015 and 14 April 2015. He made his 100th appearance for the club on 25 April 2015 in a 2-0 loss against Watford. Throughout the 2014-15 season, he quickly became a first-team regular, playing in the centre-back position. During that season, he made 44 appearances and scored 7 goals, making him Brighton's top scorer in all competitions for the season.
  • In August 2015, he signed a five-year contract with the club keeping him until 2020. On 20 October 2015, he captained the side for the first time in the 2015-16 season, as Brighton lost 2-1 against Walsall in the second round of the League Cup. In the absence of Gordon Greer, he captained the club for the next five matches between 20 October 2015 and 7 November 2015. He retained his place in the first team for the side and was able to regain his form in the defence. He then helped to keep five consecutive clean sheets between 23 February 2016 and 15 March 2016 against Bristol City, Leeds United (in which, Dunk scored his first goal of the season), Preston North End, Sheffield Wednesday, and Reading. He then scored two consecutive goals in two matches between 5 April 2016 and 11 April 2016 against Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest. He was sent off on two occasions throughout the 2015-16 season, both second bookable offence: the first one came on 15 December 2015 against Queens Park Rangers, drawing 1-1 and the second came on 2 May 2016 against Derby County for second bookable, drawing 2-2. The red card in the latter meant that he would miss the last game of the season, an away trip to Middlesbrough in winner-takes-all earning automatic promotion to the Premier League. Middlesbrough was ahead on goal difference and was promoted to the top flight after a 1-1 draw, with Brighton having to compete in the play-offs to fight for promotion. On 16 May 2016, he scored in Brighton's 1-1 play-off semi-final second-leg home draw against Sheffield Wednesday, however, Brighton's 3-1 aggregate defeat condemned them to another season in the Championship. Despite this, he regained his first-team place, playing in the centre-back position, throughout the 2015-16 season. During his 2015-16 season, he made 41 appearances for the club, scoring 4 goals and providing 1 assist in all the competitions. 
  • He started the 2016-17 season well by helping the club keep three consecutive clean sheets in the first three league matches of the season. On 6 September 2016, he signed a five-year contract with Brighton, keeping him until 2021. He again helped Brighton keep four consecutive clean sheets between 13 September 2016 and 27 September 2016 against Huddersfield Town, Burton Albion, Barnsley, and Ipswich Town. On 25 February 2017, he made his 150th appearance for the club in a 3-0 win against Reading.  He formed a partnership at centre-back with new Brighton signing Shane Duffy throughout the 2016-17 season, the club conceded a joint-league best of 40 goals for the season, in which Brighton was promoted to the Premier League. In this season, he was also named in the PFA Championship Team of the Year alongside fellow Brighton players David Stockdale, Bruno, and Anthony Knockaert. He also finished third place for the club's Player of the Year behind Stockdale and Knockaert. During his 2016-17 season, he made 43 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals and providing 2 assists in all the competitions as Brighton & Hove Albion were promoted to the Premier League. 
  • On 12 August 2017, he scored his own goal, in Brighton's first-ever Premier League match, a 0-2 home defeat to Manchester City. On 17 August 2017, he signed a five-year contract extension, keeping him until 2022. In the absence of Bruno, he took over the captaincy. On 24 February 2018, he scored his fourth own goal of the season in a 4-1 home win over Swansea City which brought him to level with martin Skrtel at the top of the list of most own goals in a season in the Premier League. On 4 March 2018, he scored his first Premier League goal in a 2-1 victory over Arsenal. During his 2017-18 season, he made 39 appearances for the club, scoring once and providing 1 assist in all the competitions as Brighton & Hove Albion finished in 15th place and amassed 40 points that season. That season, he also finished second place for the club's Player of the Year behind Pascal Grob. 
  • At the start of the 2018-19 season, on 19 August 2018, he suffered an ankle injury and was substituted in the 20th minute, as Brighton won 3-2 against Manchester United, resulting in him being sidelined for one match. On 1 September 2018, he returned to the starting line-up in a 2-2 draw against Fulham. Since returning to the first team from injury, Dunk retained his first-team place for the side, partnering Shane Duffy in the centre-back position as well as resuming his captain duty in the absence of Bruno. On 5 October 2018, he, alongside centre-back partner Duffy, signed a new contract with Brighton, with the pair signing five-year contracts that extended their stays at the club until June 2023. He then helped the side keep three consecutive clean sheets between 5 October 2018 and 27 October 2018 against West ham United, Newcastle United, and Wolverhampton Wanderers. During his 2018-19 season, he made 38 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals and providing 1 assist in all the competitions as he helped Brighton & Hove Albion finish 17th in the table as they secured their Premier League status. That season, he again finished second place for the club's Player of the Year behind Duffy.
  • Ahead of the 2019-20 season, he was given the Brighton captaincy by new head coach Graham Potter. He subsequently captained the club in their first match of the season, a 3-0 win over Watford, whilst also putting in a man-of-the-match performance. He scored in consecutive Premier League matches for Brighton in November 2019, finding the net in defeats to both Manchester United and Liverpool. On 30 June 2020, he made his 300th appearance for the club in a 3-0 home defeat to Manchester United. Despite missing two matches during his 2019-20 season, he made 36 appearances for the club, scoring 3 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions as he helped Brighton & Hove Albion survive relegation once again. Additionally, for his performance, Dunk won the club's Player of the Year Award that season. 
  • After being linked with a move to Chelsea he signed a new five-year contract with Brighton in August 2020. On 26 September 2020, he scored his fifth Premier League own goal, putting Manchester United back level in an eventual 3-2 home defeat. On 27 December 2020, he scored his first goal of the 2020-21 season in an eventual 2-2 away draw at West Ham United. On 3 February 2021, he played in Brighton's 1-0 away victory over defending champions Liverpool claiming their first league win at Anfield since 1982. On 6 February 2021, he made his 300th league appearance for the club where he scored the opening goal of the game with a header from a corner in an eventual 1-1 away draw at Burnley. At Brighton's end-of-season awards, he received the 2020-21 Players' Player of the Season. During that season, he made 37 appearances for the club, scoring 5 goals in all the competitions as Brighton & Hove Albion finished 16th place in the table.
  • On 5 February 2022, he made his first appearance since his injury in a little over two months, playing the whole match of the 3-1 away loss in the FA Cup fourth round against Tottenham Hotspur. He made his first league appearance since 1 December on 12 February, helping Brighton secure the season league double over Watford with a 2-0 away win. On 5 March 2022, he scored his first goal of the 2021-22 season in a 2-1 away loss at Newcastle United. 

Lewis Dunk International Career

  • Despite never being capped at youth level, although he was called up to the England U21 squad for their European Championship qualifiers against Iceland and Belgium in November 2011 marks his only youth international call-up.
  • In October 2018, he was called up for the first time to replace the injured James Tarkowski in the senior England squad for matches against Croatia and Spain in the Nations League. However, he did not make an appearance.
  • He made his senior international debut for England on 15 November 2018 in a 3-0 friendly win against the United States at Wembley Stadium. In doing so, he became the fourth Brighton player to earn a senior England cap and the first since Steve Foster in 1982.

Honors

  • Won the 2010-11 Football League One with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Awards

  • Won 2018-19, 2020-21 Brighton & Hove Albion Player of the Season.
  • Won the 2019-20 Brighton & Hove Albion Player of the Year.

How much does Lewis Dunk earn?

He is a very successful footballer and his major source of earning is from his football career. The net worth of Lewis Dunk as of 2022 is believed to be around €14 million where he received £3.4 million as a yearly salary from his current club. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. His market value is around €22 million. With these massive earnings, he is living a luxurious lifestyle.  

Who is Lewis Dunk's wife?

Looking at his personal life, he is not married. He is in a long-term relationship with Abi Yaxley who has been together since 2013. Despite dating for so long they are still not married. They got engaged in the summer of 2019. He shared the news through his social media post. Although they do not show much presence on social media, they are very close to each other. The couple is blessed with two children. He has an intimate relationship with his wife and children where they are living their life happily together. 

How tall is Lewis Dunk?

Lewis Dunk stands at a height of 1.92m i.e. 6 feet and 4 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 88kg. Moreover, he has an athletic body build. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight. His other body measurement such as chest size, biceps size, and waist size is still got to get revealed yet. Overall, he has got a healthy body.

Did You Know?

  • His father, Mark Dunk was a former Sussex non-league player.
  • He has spent the entirety of his career at his hometown club Brighton & Hove Albion, making over 350 appearances for the club and scoring over 20 goals in all the competitions.
  • He made his senior England debut on 15 November 2018 against the United States, which remains his only cap to date.
  • He wears shirt number 5 for Brighton & Hove Albion.