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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Ex-QPR's Don Givens Turns 57

Former QPR STAR, DON Givens
Don Givens - Born August 9th 1949.
Signed from Luton for 35,000 pounds in the summer of 1972 as a partial replacement for Rodney Marsh. The ex-Man United forward formed a forward line that was signed betwee July and October 1972: Givens, Bowles and Thomas, that took QPR out of the Second Division and was part of QPR's Championshp team in 1975/1976. Givens scored 23 goals in 41 appearances in that first season.
Eventually was sold to Jim Smith's Birmingham in 1978 for about 150,000 pounds...Ended up playing in Switzerland. And is currently the Republic of Ireland's U-21 Coach.
Also scored prolifically for the Republic of Ireland
QPR & Birmingham Record
Republic of Ireland Record

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