24 February 2024
Bromley Football Club were deeply saddened to hear that former striker Butch Dunn has passed away.
Dunn made his debut for the Club in September 1978 having joined from Cray Wanderers. In one of his first games Butch scored a hat-trick in a 4-2 win over Hampton at Hayes Lane. He would go on to score over 30 goals in that debut season.
47 goals in his second season helped Bromley to promotion out of the Isthmian League Division 1 to the Premier Division for the 1980/81 season.
Dunn was in fact top goalscorer for the Club in the 1978-79, 1979-80 and 1980-81 seasons, amounting a total of 132 goals in 208 appearances. Dunn also picked up the Player of the Season award in 1980.
Having initially put in a transfer request at the start of the 1981-82 season, Dunn continued to play for a struggling Bromley side and produced one of the moments of the season scoring what was said to have been one of the best goals ever seen at Hayes Lane. The below is an excerpt from A Centenary History by Muriel V. Searle;
“Butch Dunn was the scorer of this memorable goal, scored after an hour’s play in the pouring rain. He blasted the ball in with such a thunderous shot that fans have talked of his great goal for many years since.”
Dunn would see out the 1981-82 season scoring 19 goals in his final campaign as a Bromley player. An incredible goalscoring record makes Butch widely regarded as one of the greatest players to ever play for Bromley Football Club.
The thoughts of everyone at the Club are with Butch’s family and friends during this time.