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Dennis William Lawrence

Dennis Lawrence NicknameTallman
PositionDefender
Height6′ 7″ (2.01 m)
Date of Birth August 1st, 1974 (age 43)
Place of Birth Morvant, Trinidad and Tobago
Debut March 18th, 2000 (aged 25)
Caps/Goals89    ( 5 goals)
Last ClubSan Juan Jabloteh (8/2009)
Previous ClubsCrewe Alexandra (9/2008-5/2009), Swansea City (8/2006-5/2009), Wrexham (2/2001-8/2006), Defence Force (8/2000-2/2001), Morvant Caledonia United, Barataria Ball Players
SchoolsMalick Secondary Comprehensive


Dennis turned into one of the most improved players in the country during the 2002 World Cup qualifying series. Following his draft into the squad by Ian Porterfield, the Defence Force man had settled nicely into the team's defense. Several British clubs including Newcastle United, Hibernian, Sheffield United and AFC Bournemouth were tracking him in 2000 but he eventually signed for Wrexham in February, 2001.
(TTFF Media player profile)

An imposing defender standing 2m tall, Dennis Lawrence will be remembered best for his winning header against Bahrain in the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ Asia/CONCACAF play-off which sent his country to Germany 2006.

Signed by Welsh club Wrexham in February 2001, he was their 2003/4 player of the season. He was also named the most valuable player at the 2001 Copa Caribe.

A regular during the ‘Soca Warriors’ 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, he also featured in the 2002 campaign and the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
(FIFA WC 2006 profile)



Honors for Dennis
  • English League One winner's medal with Swansea City in 2007/2008
  • Trinidad & Tobago Chaconia Medal Gold (World Cup Squad) in 2006
  • GLOSS (Gems, Laventille, Outstanding, Spirit and Soul) award in 2006
  • LDV Vans Trophy winner's medal with Wrexham in 2004/2005
  • Wrexham Player of the Year in 2003/2004
  • Copa Caribe MVP in 2001

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Gudjon open to Lawrence switchMar 16th, 2009
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Boss praise for leader LawrenceJan 6th, 2009
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We could have done much better than this, insists LawrenceSep 24th, 2007
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