UK time is: 17:28:02
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Dave Bamber

7

D.O.B.

01-02-1959

Birthplace

St. Helens

Height

6'3

Weight

13 st 10 lbs

Nickname

Bambi On Ice

Position

Striker

Signed

22/11/1985

Fee

15,000

Former Clubs

St. Helens Town, Blackpool, Coventry City, Walsall, Portsmouth. Watford, Stoke City, Hull City, Blackpool.

International

English

Pen Pic

David Bamber (born February 1, 1959, in Prescot, England) is a retired professional footballer. In youth and junior football, he played for Manchester University and St. Helens Town.

He began his professional career at Blackpool in 1979. During the next four years of struggle, Bamber scored 36 goals in 100 games (in all competitions) under four different managers.

In 1982/83 he was the division's top scorer, and Coventry came in for his services. Blackpool, though sad to see Bamber leave, had the emerging of Paul Stewart to fall back on.

He went on to play for six other clubs including Swindon Town before returning to his first club to bring his fifteen-year playing career to a close. He was re-signed to Blackpool initially on loan, in December 1990, by the departing Graham Carr. A month later, new Seasiders manager Billy Ayre agreed to pay Hull 50,000 for his services.

Bamber played at Wembley twice in successive seasons (1990-91 and 1991-92) in his second spell at Blackpool, both in the end-of-season play-off finals, and both of which went to penalty shoot-outs. In the first final, against Torquay, Bamber put his spot-kick wide of Gareth Howells' left-hand post, handing promotion to the Tangerines' south-coast opponents. The following year, however, Blackpool were victorious in the same manner against Scunthorpe and were promoted to the new Division Two. Bamber, who played despite needing an operation on his knee, scored Blackpool's regulation-time goal.

Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Bristol City 20 12 6 2 +18 42
2. Swindon 20 12 5 3 +19 41
3. MK Dons 19 11 5 3 +21 38
4. Preston 20 11 5 4 +13 38
5. Sheff Utd 20 9 5 6 +3 32
6. Rochdale 20 9 3 8 +11 30
7. Notts County 19 8 6 5 +5 30

Breaking League News

Defender could step in
Crewe : 19/12/2014 16:32:00
Ronald Koeman Needs To Manage In League 1 - Smith
Walsall : 19/12/2014 16:02:00
Systematic approach from Davis
Crewe : 19/12/2014 16:02:00
Three-Month Absence For Davies
Gillingham : 19/12/2014 15:46:00
Defender misses leaders
Crewe : 19/12/2014 15:44:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will Swindon Town Finally Win Promotion To The Championship This Season?
Suggested By:  
Yes 60%
No 40%