Colin Waldron

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Colin Waldron
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-06-22) 22 June 1948 (age 69)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
1966–1967 Bury 20 (1)
1967 Chelsea 9 (0)
1967–1976 Burnley 308 (16)
1976 Manchester United 3 (0)
1976–1978 Sunderland 20 (1)
1978 Tulsa Roughnecks 11 (1)
1978 Philadelphia Fury 16 (1)
1978Mossley (loan) 1 (0)
1979 Atlanta Chiefs 14 (0)
1979–1980 Rochdale 19 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Colin Waldron (born 22 June 1948 in Bristol) was an English football defender. He spent thirteen seasons in the Football League and two in the North American Soccer League.

Bristol Place in England

Bristol is a city and county in South West England with a population of 459,300. The wider district has the 10th-largest population in England. The urban area population of 724,000 is the 8th-largest in the UK. The city borders North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, with the cities of Bath and Gloucester to the south-east and north-east, respectively. South Wales lies across the Severn estuary.

Association football Team field sport

Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal.

North American Soccer League (1968–84) defunct association football league (1968–1984)

The North American Soccer League (NASL) was the top-level major professional soccer league in the United States and Canada that operated from 1968 to 1984. It was the first soccer league to be successful on a national scale in the United States. The league final was called the Soccer Bowl from 1975 to 1983 and the Soccer Bowl Series in its final year, 1984. The league was headed by Commissioner Phil Woosnam from 1969 to 1983.

Waldron spent his youth in Oldham, Lancashire, beginning his career with nearby Bury, making 20 appearances. He then joined Chelsea before the 1967–68 season. Nine games into the season, Burnley purchased his contract for £30,000. He made his Burnley debut on 28 October 1967. He quickly became a fixture at centre back and was named captain in his second season with the club. [1] Burnley won the Second Division in 1973 and were invited to play in the 1973 FA Charity Shield in which Waldron scored the winning goal against Manchester City. He ultimately played nine years and 308 games for Burnley before club turmoil in 1976 led the team to release the manager Jimmy Adamson and several players including Waldron. He then moved to Manchester United, for whom he made just three appearances before the Adamson-managed Sunderland purchased his contract. After two years with Sunderland, Waldron moved to the United States to play for the Tulsa Roughnecks. After spells with the Philadelphia Fury and Atlanta Chiefs, he moved back to England to play for Rochdale.

Oldham town in Greater Manchester, England

Oldham is a town in Greater Manchester, England, amid the Pennines and between the rivers Irk and Medlock, 5.3 miles (8.5 km) southeast of Rochdale and 6.9 miles (11.1 km) northeast of Manchester. It is the administrative centre of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, which had a population of 230,800 in 2015.

Lancashire County of England

Lancashire is a ceremonial county in North West England. The administrative centre is Preston. The county has a population of 1,449,300 and an area of 1,189 square miles (3,080 km2). People from Lancashire are known as Lancastrians.

Bury F.C. English association football club

Bury Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Bury, Greater Manchester. Founded in 1885, the club has been a member of the English Football League (EFL) since 1894. The team, known as "The Shakers", play in white shirts and navy blue shorts. Gigg Lane, one of the world's oldest football grounds, has been the club's home venue since 1885. In the 2018–19 season, the club's first team is competing in EFL League Two, the fourth tier of the English football league system, having been relegated from EFL League One in May 2018.

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