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David Pipe

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

05/11/1983

Height

175 cm

Signed

01/07/2017

Country

Wales

A tireless and committed defender who never gives anything less than 100%. David Pipe captained The Exiles to victory at the Conference Play-Off at Wembley in 2013 but was let go the following year. He re-signed for the Club in May 2017 stating "I should never have left Newport".

David Pipe has been part of two remarkable seasons at Newport County AFC.  In 2013, he led the team to promotion back to the Football League and in 2017 he played a major part in keeping them there.

He played in every game since re-joining the Club in January and epitomised the 'never-say-die' fighting spirit which became key in the team's scrap to cling onto Football League Status.  A favourite among County fans due to his endless energy and commited performances, he's quickly becoming a County legend.

Born in Caerphilly, he began his career at Coventry City before making his debut as a second-half substitute in 2002.  He made 21 appearances for the side before moving to Notts County in 2004 where he made over 140 appearances.  He had a spell at Bristol Rovers, followed by a loan spell at Cheltenham Town before joining Newport County AFC in 2011 when he helped the team secure league status.

He joined Forest Green Rovers in 2014, followed by Eastleigh in 2017.  Six months later, Newport County AFC came knocking again - this time at the request of then First Team Coach, Michael Flynn.  A loan was agreed between the two Clubs.

In May 2017, now Manager, Michael Flynn, announced that he had signed Pipe a one-year deal.  Hopefully, the defender can make it three remarkable seasons with The Exiles.

 

DID YOU KNOW: David Pipe has an International Cap coming on for John Oster in the 70th minute vs USA in a 2003 friendly.

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