Dominic Edward Shimmin (born 13 October 1987 in Bermondsey) is an English footballer, who is currently without a club.

Dominic Shimmin
Personal information
Full name Dominic Edward Shimmin[1]
Date of birth (1987-10-13) 13 October 1987 (age 32)[1]
Place of birth Bermondsey, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Central defender
Youth career
1995–2005 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 Queens Park Rangers 3 (0)
2007Bournemouth (loan) 2 (0)
2008 Crawley Town 2 (0)
2008–2010 Greenock Morton 38 (0)
2010 Dundee 1 (0)
2011–? Dover Athletic 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 March 2011

In his career, he has also played for Arsenal, Queens Park Rangers, Bournemouth and Crawley Town. Shimmin mainly plays as a centre half.

Career (England)Edit

Shimmin started his career, spending six years at Highbury playing for the various youth teams at Arsenal under Arsène Wenger.

After leaving the Gunners, Shimmin made the move across the city to Queens Park Rangers, with whom he played from 2005 until January 2008. The deal was for a small nominal fee at first, with up to £80,000 in add-ons, dependent on appearances.[2]

Shimmin made his début against Coventry City in a 3–0 defeat, however a serious knee injury prevented him from playing many games for QPR.[3]

During this time Shimmin had a loan spell at Bournemouth[4] where he only managed 2 league games due to injury. Prior to that he was a youth player with Arsenal until 2004. QPR announced that Shimmin's contract had been cancelled by mutual consent on 28 January 2008.

On 8 February 2008, Shimmin joined Crawley Town on a short-term deal.[5] He was released in March, after failing to overcome a hamstring injury.[6] He impressed whilst at Crawley and it was with a heavy heart that the Red Devils were forced to release him.

Career (Scotland)Edit

In July 2008, Shimmin joined St Mirren on trial,[7] but signed for Greenock Morton soon afterwards.[8]

Shimmin made his Morton début in a Co-operative Insurance Cup tie at Stair Park, in which Morton won 6–3 against the home side Stranraer[9] to progress to the second round where Morton would dispose of SPL side Hibernian in a seven-goal thriller.[10]

He made his first league appearance for Morton in a 2–2 draw with St Johnstone at Cappielow on 8 August 2008.[11]

Shimmin was named Irn-Bru Phenomenal Young Player of the Month for October 2008, after helping Morton to rally after a poor start to the season.[12]

Shimmin spent nine months out 'injured', from March 2009, making a return on the bench for the Scottish Cup game at Dumbarton on 5 December.[13]

He was released by Morton at the end of the 2009–10 season.[14]

Shimmin, as of 27 May 2010 has signed a two-year contract at Dundee. He had his contract terminated by administrators on 15 October 2010.[15]

Return to EnglandEdit

After his release by Dundee, Shimmin signed in 2011 for Dover Athletic.[16]



  • SFL Young Player of the Month: October 2008[17]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c Hugman, Barry J. (ed) (2008). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2008–09. Mainstream. ISBN 978-1-84596-324-8.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "Rangers capture Arsenal defender". BBC Sport. 24 March 2005. Retrieved 27 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Player Profiles: Dominic Shimmin". Archived from the original on 14 January 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2009.
  4. ^ "Bournemouth snap up QPR defender". BBC Sport. 23 November 2007. Retrieved 11 September 2008.
  5. ^ "Crawley bring in defender Shimmin". BBC Sport. 8 February 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2008.
  6. ^ "Crawley take steps to stop racism". BBC Sport. 28 March 2008. Retrieved 13 November 2008.
  7. ^ "Saints shelve interest in Shimmin". BBC Sport. 3 August 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2008.
  8. ^ "Division One ins and outs". BBC Sport. 6 September 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2008.
  9. ^ "Stranraer 3–6 Morton". BBC Sport. 5 August 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2008.
  10. ^ "Hibernian 3–4 Morton (aet)". BBC Sport. 26 August 2008. Retrieved 11 September 2008.
  11. ^ "Morton 2–2 St Johnstone". Soccerbase. Retrieved 13 November 2008.
  12. ^ "Player prize for Morton youngster". BBC Sport. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 16 November 2008.
  13. ^ "Dumbarton 0–1 Morton". BBC Sport. 5 December 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2009.
  14. ^ "Brian Graham signs new Ton deal". Greenock Telegraph. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
  15. ^ "Axed Dundee players seek clarity from union chief". BBC Sport. 15 October 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
  16. ^ "Former Dundee defender Shimmin signs for Dover Athletic". BBC Sport. 10 February 2011. Retrieved 12 February 2011.
  17. ^ "Dom:I played through pain". Greenock Telegraph. 12 November 2008. Retrieved 12 November 2008.

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