Dawson, Cameron

Birth Date

7th July 1995





Biographical Text

Cameron Dawson, a goalkeeper from Sheffield Wednesday, played 45 league games when Exeter City won promotion in 2022.

Sheffield-born Cameron became a Sheffield Wednesday trainee in 2011 and signed his first professional contract in 2013. As a young player he appeared for England at both under-18 and under-19 level. 

Cameron quickly made the substitutes bench for first-team games during autumn 2013 without playing and, in February 2014, moved to Plymouth Argyle on loan where he was an unused substitute on seventeen occasions. He was to finally make his senior debut, on loan for Wycombe Wanderers, early in 2016/17 (oddly two of Wycome’s other goalkeepers that season were future Exeter players Jamal Blackman and Scott Brown). Then, returning to Hillsborough in September 2016, Cameron soon made his first-team debut as a substitute in October 2016. He signed a three-year contract in summer 2017 and, after a brief emergency loan at Chesterfield, played nine first-team games for Wednesday towards the end of 2017/18. This was followed by Cameron  playing for the first-team on a more regular basis in 2018/19 and, over the next two seasons, he was to play fifty games in the Championship. But, plagued by injury, he was to play few games in Wednesday’s calamitous 2020/21 season and, in July 2022, moved to St James Park on a season-long loan.

Making his debut, with a clean sheet, against Bradford City on 7 August 2021, Cameron was an instant success at Exeter City and only missed one game as the team was promoted to League One. At the end of the season he was to win the Junior Grecians Player of the Year award.      

After his time at Exeter, Cameron returned to Sheffield Wednesday ready to contest the goalkeeping position at Hillsborough with the newly-signed David Stockdale. He was to take over as first-choice as the Owls went on a strong run in the second half of the 2022/23 season before winning promtion with a Wembley play-off final victory over Barnsley. 


Exeter City

45 League; 5 Cups (50)

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