Shaun Dennis
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Shaun Dennis

Shaun Dennis
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-12-20) 20 December 1969 (age 51)
Place of birth Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988-1997 Raith Rovers 245 (6)
1997-2001 Hibernian 64 (4)
2000 -> Raith Rovers (loan) 12 (0)
2001-2004 Raith Rovers 87 (5)
2004 -> Brechin City (loan) 5 (0)
2004-2005 Raith Rovers 12 (0)
National team
1991 Scotland U21 1 (0)
Teams managed
2004 Raith Rovers (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Shaun Dennis (born 20 December 1969 in Kirkcaldy) is a Scottish retired professional football player and coach, primarily with Raith Rovers. He was capped by Scotland at under-21 level.[1]

Club career

Shaun Dennis made his debut for Raith Rovers in 1988 and stayed at the club until 1997, when he joined Hibernian. He scored a penalty kick in the 1994 Scottish League Cup Final win over Celtic at Ibrox Stadium. He also played in Raith's subsequent UEFA Cup run the following year. Dennis also scored Raith's first goal in the Scottish Premier Division, against St Johnstone in August 1993, in a 1-1 draw.

Dennis won the Scottish First Division championship in 1998-99 and played in 64 games for Hibernian before returning to Raith on loan for three months in September 2000. He signed a permanent contract at Raith in the summer of 2001, staying for three years, winning the Second Division title in the process. Dennis signed for Brechin City in 2004, but returned to Raith again in October, before retiring due to a recurring knee injury.

In total, Dennis played in over 400 games for Raith. On 6 November 2017 he was inducted into the Raith Rovers Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy.[2]

International career

Dennis made one appearance for the Scotland under-21 team, a 3-0 win against Switzerland in Bulle on 10 September 1991.[3]

Coaching career

Towards the end of his playing career, Dennis became a coach with Raith. During his loan at Brechin, he took over as caretaker manager of Raith in September 2004 when Claude Anelka stood down as head coach.[4]

Honours

As a player

Raith Rovers

As an individual

References

  1. ^ "Shaun Dennis". www.fitbastats.com. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Raith Rovers Hall of Fame doors open for legendary defender". www.fifetoday.co.uk. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Scotland U21: Dennis, Shaun". FitbaStats. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "Anelka stands down at Raith". 29 September 2004. Retrieved 2020.

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