Munks, David

Birth Date

29th April 1947





Biographical Text

Having made over a hundred league appearances for both Sheffield United and Portsmouth, David Munks played no more than twenty for Exeter City before a knee injury ended his professional career. Signing from Swindon, he later played on a semi-professional basis for Waterlooville.

Munks won two England Youth caps whilst with his first club Sheffield United. He was to go on and make 112 league outings for the Blades, scoring one goal. Moving to Portsmouth in July 1969, he quickly became a crowd favourite and won the Player of the year honour for 1971. Despite making 137 league appearances and scoring two goals, financial cutbacks at Portsmouth meant he was on his way. Munks signed for Swindon Town in December 1973, but was to feature in just 21 league matches before joining Exeter City, initially on loan in January 1975.

His debut for the Grecians was in a 1-0 home win over Hartlepool. The move to Exeter was made permanent in the summer of 1975, but he soon sustained a knee injury which ultimately ended his league playing career at the conclusion of the 1975-76 season. He did however appear for Waterlooville in 1976-77 having settled in Hampshire where he later worked in sports centres in both Portsmouth and Southampton.





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