Tony Diamond

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Tony Diamond
Personal information
Full nameAnthony John Diamond [1]
Date of birth (1968-08-23) 23 August 1968 (age 52) [1]
Place of birth Rochdale, [1] England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) [2]
Playing position(s) Forward
Youth career
Blackburn Rovers
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1986–1989 Blackburn Rovers 26 (3)
1988Wigan Athletic (loan) 6 (2)
1989–1990 Blackpool 3 (1)
Chorley
Atherton LR
National team
1989 Northern Ireland U23 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Anthony John Diamond (born 23 August 1968) is an English former professional footballer who played as a forward.

Rochdale-born Diamond started his career at Blackburn Rovers. He made his debut in September 1986 in a 6–1 win against Sunderland, and scored his first goal for the club in January 1987 in a single-goal victory over Oldham Athletic. [3] In October 1988 he was loaned out to Wigan Athletic, and made his debut for the club in a 2–1 defeat against Southend United. [4] He made six appearances during his spell at the club, scoring two goals.

In 1989, he represented the Northern Ireland under-23s in a 3–0 defeat against the Republic of Ireland. [3]

He signed for Blackpool during the 1989-90 season, but made just three appearances for the club as Blackpool were relegated to the Fourth Division. He scored one goal for the Seasiders, in a 3–0 victory over Mansfield Town at Field Mill on 23 September.[ citation needed ] After being released in 1990 by incoming manager Graham Carr, Diamond dropped into non-League football.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Tony Diamond". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  2. Dunk, Peter, ed. (1987). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1987–88. London: Queen Anne Press. p.  62. ISBN   978-0-356-14354-5.
  3. 1 2 http://nifootball.blogspot.com/2008/02/tony-diamond.html
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)