Sean DUNDEE

Sean Dundee - Liverpool FC - League appearances.

Photo/Foto: Michael Regan

Date: 24 April 1999

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    • POSITION
      Forward
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Thursday, 07 December 1972
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Durban, South Africa
  • CLUBS
  • Liverpool FC
    • Club Career Dates
      1998-1999
    • League Debut
      Saturday, 17th April 1999 in a 1-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa (Aged: 26)
    • Club Career
      3 League apps as sub, 0 goals
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Sean DUNDEE - Liverpool FC - League appearances.

There are two mysteries surrounding Sean Dundee's season long spell at Liverpool, the first relating to who actually bought him. Arriving in the summer of 1998 when Liverpool appointed Gerard Houllier as Roy Evans' co-manager it was never revealed which one of the two had given the go ahead for the club to spend £2 million to get the German international striker from Karlsruhe. And perhaps there is good reason for this as in probability neither one of the two wanted the blamed for one of the worst signings in Liverpool FC's history. Dundee, un-originally nicknamed Crocodile in Germany, had been a key figure of the Karlsruhe side that became a fixture in the highest reaches of the Bundesliga in the mid-nineties.

 

In 1996 he scored sixteen times and followed it up with seventeen goals the following season. Such was his reputation that Berti Vogts was forced to cap the player after it was feared that he might opt for his native South Africa. Such statistics might explain his transfer to Merseyside, as does the fact that Liverpool knew that Robbie Fowler would be missing through injury for the first half of the season and as such needed a replacement. Yet Dundee himself had just missed the previous season through a serious injury and no one knew whether he had fully recovered.

 

Which leads to the second Sean Dundee related mystery: what was he actually like? His three Premiership appearances were too brief to reveal any talents or lack of. Those who saw him more frequently for the reserves - when he wasn't injured - tell of an extremely slow player with no discernible technical ability. Unsurprisingly, at the end of his one and only season at Anfield, Houllier decided that Dundee was free to go. Somewhat surprisingly, Stuttgart were willing to part with £1 million for the player and, back in Germany, he proved to be quite a regular scorer, although never reaching the same heights as those he set with Karlsruhe. (Paul Grech)


1992–1994    Stuttgarter Kickers    7    (0)
1994–1995    TSF Ditzingen    34    (24)
1995–1998    Karlsruher SC    85    (36)
1998–1999   Liverpool    3    (0)
1999–2003    VfB Stuttgart    77    (25)
2003–2004    Austria Wien    18    (0)
2004–2006    Karlsruher SC    52    (14)
2006–2008    Kickers Offenbach    15    (0)
2007             Stuttgarter Kickers (loan)    5    (1)
2008–2009    AmaZulu    4    (0)
2013             VSV Büchig    16