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Full Name: Tony Coleman
Normal Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 11st 6lbs
Born: 02/05/1945(Great Crosby, Liverpool)

He started his career at Stoke City, where he failed to make the grade and moved into non-league playing for Ellesmere Port Town. Whilst there, local league club Tranmere Rovers noticed him and signed him in January 1962 and after only eight games in two seasons, moved up two divisions to sign for Preston North End. He did not stay long at Deepdale before moving back into non-league with Welsh side Bangor City in the Cheshire County League. But again did not dwell in non-league for too long before being signed by Fourth Division Doncaster Rovers and became an important member of their Championship winning side in 1965.

Joe Mercer signed him for Manchester City signed in 1966 and consequently Doncaster suffered as a result and spiralled back down to Division Four. Whilst at Maine Road, Coleman won League Championship and FA Cup winners medals, before moving to Sheffield Wednesday which was less than successful as Wednesday were relegated to start their downfall to Division Three. This was followed by a spell at Blackpool, before Coleman emigrated to South Africa and then to return to England to see out his playing days at Southport, Stockport County and Macclesfield Town.



Player Profile reproduced with Permission from:
The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F. C., by Michael Braham and Geoff Wilde (Palatine Books, 1995). ISBN 978-1-874181-14-9

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Footnote:
In November 2009, an interview with Coleman was broadcast on Manchester City football show Blue Tuesday on BBC Manchester in which he spoke about his life in Australia and revealed that he intended to raise money by selling his football medals.




Statistics include the following competitions
FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, League, PLAY OFFS , Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1973/1974 2311
Total 23 1 1

Last 10 games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
27/04/1974 LeagueA HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 - 3
15/04/1974 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 2
13/04/1974 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 3
30/03/1974 LeagueA HEREFORD UNITED 0 - 3
27/03/1974 LeagueA WATFORD 0 - 4
23/03/1974 LeagueH SHREWSBURY TOWN 1 - 0
17/03/1974 LeagueA WALSALL 0 - 2
10/03/1974 LeagueH ROCHDALE 0 - 0
09/03/1974 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 1 - 1
02/03/1974 LeagueA PORT VALE 1 - 2

Last 10 games where player started

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
27/04/1974 LeagueA HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 - 3
15/04/1974 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 2
13/04/1974 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 3
30/03/1974 LeagueA HEREFORD UNITED 0 - 3
27/03/1974 LeagueA WATFORD 0 - 4
23/03/1974 LeagueH SHREWSBURY TOWN 1 - 0
17/03/1974 LeagueA WALSALL 0 - 2
10/03/1974 LeagueH ROCHDALE 0 - 0
09/03/1974 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 1 - 1
03/02/1974 LeagueA BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 2

Last 10 Games where player has scored

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
22/12/1973LeagueA CHARLTON ATHLETIC 1 - 0
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