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Michael Dawson
Michael Dawson
Michael Dawson
Date of Birth:18 Nov 1983 (Age 30)
Place of Birth:Northallerton
Nationality:England
Height:188 cm.
Weight:79 Kg.
Position:Defender
Squad Number:20
EPL: Michael Dawson, Everton - Tottenham (Getty Images)
Dawson goes to South Africa on the back of an impressive season for Tottenham, leading the club to a Champions League qualifying spot. But he nearly didn't - only drafted in after England captain Rio Ferdinand injured his knee in the Three Lions' first training session.

The unassuming Dawson has been a rock in the centre of defence for Spurs this season alongside the brittle Ledley King, and now joins his club team-mate in South Africa. A defender who marshals his defence expertly and has a knack for a last ditch tackle, Capello may well be calling on the former Nottingham Forest defender this summer.

Did you know? Dawson was getting ready to go on holiday when the call from Capello came to join the boys in South Africa.

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