Tony Glavin

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Tony Glavin
Personal information
Date of birth (1958-04-29) 29 April 1958 (age 62)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1975–1976 Queen's Park
Senior career*
1976–1978 Queen's Park 64 (7)
1978–1980 Philadelphia Fury 66 (13)
1979 Hamilton Academical 14 (5)
1980–1987 St. Louis Steamers (indoor) 153 (157)
1987–1991 Kansas City Comets (indoor) 29 (4)
Teams managed
1983–1987 St. Louis Steamers (assistant)
1987–1988 Kansas City Comets
1990 Dayton Dynamo
1991–2000 St. Louis Kutis
2006– St. Louis Lions
2015–2017 St. Louis Ambush
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tony Glavin (born 29 April 1958) is a Scottish former professional footballer who played as a midfielder in both Scotland and the United States, making over 300 career appearances. His elder brother Ronnie was also a footballer. [1]


Playing career

Born in Glasgow, Glavin spent time in the Scottish Football League with both Queen's Park and Hamilton Academical, [2] [3] before playing in the United States (in both the North American Soccer League and the Major Indoor Soccer League) for the Philadelphia Fury, the St. Louis Steamers, and the Kansas City Comets. [4]

Coaching career

On 9 February 1987, the St. Louis Steamers fired head coach Pat McBride and replaced him with Glavin. [5] Glavin then worked as an Assistant for the Kansas City Comets, playing a handful of games for them. [6] In August 1990, he was hired to coach the Dayton Dynamo of the American Indoor Soccer Association. [7] In 1994, he founded the "Tony Glavin Soccer Club" in Cottleville, Missouri. [8] In December 2005, the United Soccer Leagues awarded a franchise to Glavin and his partners, which became the St. Louis Lions, to which Glavin was also named as Head Coach of the team, known as the St. Louis Lions. [9] In December 2015 he was announced as the new head coach of the St. Louis Ambush. [10] On July 18, 2017, Tony Glavin was removed from the head coaching position of the Ambush, though he remains a part-owner of the team. [11]

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  1. Former Hamilton player Tony Glavin now runs his own Celtic-inspired club in the USA, Tony Glavin Soccer Club, 8 March 2017
  2. "QUEEN'S PARK : 1946/47 - 2009/10". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database.
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  4. "Profile". NASL Jerseys.
  5. "Steamers Fire Coach". Seattle Times. 9 February 1987.
  6. "Glavin to wear two hats for the Comets K.C. assistant also will play tonight, against Sockers". San Diego Union. 11 November 1988.
  7. "Glavin Takes Reins For Dynamo Program". Dayton Daily News. 28 August 1990.
  8. Tony Glavin Soccer Club
  9. "Lions introduced in St Louis as new PDL franchise". United Soccer Leagues. 16 December 2005.