Tony Gregory (footballer)

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Anthony Charles Gregory (16 May 1937 – 10 January 2021) was an English football player, coach and manager. He played as a wing half and as a winger.

Career

During his career he played for Vauxhall Motors, Luton Town, Watford, Bexley United, Bedford Town, Hastings United and Dover. He also served as a player-coach for Hamilton Steelers and Barnet, and as player-manager for Stevenage Town and Wolverton.

During his career, Gregory represented his country at youth level, was a losing finalist with Luton in the 1959 FA Cup Final, and helped Watford to promotion in the 1959–60 season. [1]

On 12 January 2021, it was announced that he had died at the age of 83. [2]

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References

  1. Jones, Trefor (1996). Watford Football Club Illustrated Who's Who. ISBN   0-9527458-0-1.
  2. Matthews, Anthony (12 January 2021). "Obituary: Former Watford player and Luton Town FA Cup finalist Tony Gregory dies". Watford Observer . Retrieved 12 January 2021.