David Greene (footballer)

David Michael Greene (born 26 October 1973) is an Irish retired footballer who played as a defender.

David Greene
Personal information
Full name David Michael Greene
Date of birth (1973-10-26) October 26, 1973 (age 46)
Place of birth Luton, England
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1996 Luton Town 19 (0)
1992Woking (loan)
1992–1993Slough Town (loan) 2 (0)
1994Dagenham & Redbridge (loan)
1994Woking (loan)
1995Colchester United (loan) 14 (1)
1996Brentford (loan) 11 (0)
1996Dagenham & Redbridge (loan)
1996–2000 Colchester United 154 (15)
2000–2001 Cardiff City 10 (0)
2001 Cambridge United 1 (0)
Total 209 (16)
National team
1992–1995 Republic of Ireland U21 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Born in Luton, England to a Galway mother and a Dublin father, Greene played for the Republic of Ireland U21 side 14 times.[1] He began his career at hometown club Luton Town, where he spent five years, making just 19 league appearances. Then manager David Pleat's move from Kenilworth Road to take over at Sheffield Wednesday brought Greene into immediate conflict with the new Luton manager, Terry Westley.[2] Greene was loaned out twice during his time with Luton, firstly to Colchester United and then to Brentford. He was sold to Colchester for £30,000 in 1996, and went on to make over 150 league appearances, being named Player of the Year in two consecutive years.[3] Greene moved on to play for Cardiff City in 2000, making 10 league appearances, and made a solitary league appearance for Cambridge United in 2001 before retiring through injury.[4]



Colchester United[5][6]


  • Colchester United Player of the Year (2): 1999, 2000


  1. ^ "David Greene Profile". 11v11.
  2. ^ "Ireland's Greene gets Luton blues". The Independent. London. 7 September 1995.
  3. ^ "Colchester United Player of the Season". Coludaybyday.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2017-10-26. Retrieved 2019-07-18.
  4. ^ "David Greene Player Profile". Coludata.co.uk.
  5. ^ "Division Three (League Two) Play-Off Finalists". Coludaybyday.co.uk.
  6. ^ "Associate Members Cup Finalists". Coludaybyday.co.uk.

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