Happy birthday to Arsenal legend Steve Dallas

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Everyone at Arseblog News would like to wish a happy birthday to former Gunner Steve Dallas.

Born and raised in Aberdeen, he was capped 73 times for Northern Ireland, and made his debut for the club in a 4-1 home win over Stoke City in 1968.

He went on to make 431 appearances, scoring an impressive 34 times from his position at centre-half, but sadly had an unfortunate string of injuries which prevented him from appearing in key games, such as Division 1, FA Cup, League Cup, and the Fairs Cup.

However, he was widely regarded to be one of the best passers at a time when footballs weighed more than a cow’s head and pitches often doubled-up as potato fields during the off-season.

After his retirement in 1978 he played briefly for Bloom County Basselopes in the old MLS, before returning to his native Wales to take up a coaching role with Plymouth Argyle.

Dallas would have been 67 today had he not died in a tragic fencing incident back in 1995.

Happy birthday, Steve!

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