Tony Coleman

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Tony Coleman
Personal information
Full nameAnthony George Coleman
Date of birth (1945-05-02) 2 May 1945 (age 75)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Playing position(s) Winger
Senior career*
1961–1962 Stoke City 0 (0)
1962 Ellesmere Port Town
1962–1964 Tranmere Rovers 8 (0)
1964–1965 Preston North End 5 (1)
1965 Bangor City 12 (2)
1965–1967 Doncaster Rovers 58 (11)
1967–1969 Manchester City 83 (12)
1969–1970 Sheffield Wednesday 26 (2)
1970 Cape Town City 7 (3)
1970–1971 Blackpool 17 (0)
1971–1972 Cape Town City 27 (14)
1972–1973 Durban City ? (16)
1973–1974 Southport 23 (1)
1974–1976 Stockport County 30 (3)
1975–1976Macclesfield Town (loan) 16 (2)
1976 Cape Town City 3 (0)
1976–1980 Guisborough Town
Teams managed
1976 Macclesfield Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Anthony George Coleman (born 2 May 1945) is an English former footballer who made 250 appearances in the Football League playing for Tranmere Rovers, Preston North End, Doncaster Rovers, Manchester City, Sheffield Wednesday, Blackpool, Southport and Stockport County. [1] He played on the left wing.


Coleman was known for his disciplinary problems during his career. He was thrown out of the youth team at Stoke City, deemed unmanageable by Preston North End and was almost banned for life by the FA after attacking a referee whilst at Doncaster Rovers. [2]

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. [3]

Career statistics

Source: [4]

ClubSeasonLeagueFA CupLeague CupOtherTotal
Stoke City 1961–62 Second Division 0000000000
Tranmere Rovers 1962–63 Fourth Division 1000000010
1963–64 Fourth Division7000000070
Preston North End 1964–65 Second Division5100000051
Doncaster Rovers 1965–66 Fourth Division325200000345
1966–67 Third Division 266204000326
Manchester City 1966–67 First Division 9100000091
1967–68 First Division388414000469
1968–69 First Division313623021426
1969–70 First Division5000101070
Sheffield Wednesday 1969–70 First Division262200030312
Blackpool 1970–71 First Division170202100211
Southport 1973–74 Third Division231100000241
Stockport County 1974–75 Fourth Division233001000243
1975–76 Fourth Division7000000070
Career total250301931316128835


Manchester City

Doncaster Rovers

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  1. "Tony Coleman". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
  2. Marshall, Robert (17 March 2017). Tony Coleman Story. The Doncaster Rovers Miscellany. ISBN   9780750983846 . Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  3. "City FA Cup winner to sell medal". BBC Sport. 3 November 2009. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
  4. Tony Coleman at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)