Tony Towner

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Tony Towner
Personal information
Full nameAntony James Towner [1]
Date of birth (1955-05-02) 2 May 1955 (age 65) [1]
Place of birth Brighton, [1] England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) [2]
Position(s) Winger
Youth career
Brighton & Hove Albion
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1973–1978 Brighton & Hove Albion 162 (24)
1978–1980 Millwall 68 (13)
1980–1983 Rotherham United 108 (11)
1983Sheffield United (loan) 10 (0)
1983–1984 Wolverhampton Wanderers 31 (2)
1984–1985 Charlton Athletic 27 (2)
1985–1986 Rochdale 5 (0)
1986–1987 Cambridge United 8 (0)
Gravesend & Northfleet
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Antony James Towner (born 2 May 1955) is an English former footballer who made more than 400 appearances in the Football League playing as a winger. [3]

A right winger, he spent much of the 1970s with his hometown club Brighton & Hove Albion before moving to Millwall later in the decade. Towner was sold to Rotherham United along with John Seasman for a joint fee of £165,000 in 1980. £95,000 believed to be Towner's fee. He also had a brief loan spell at Sheffield United before moving to Wolverhampton Wanderers for £100,000, where he spent a season in top-flight football. He later played for Charlton Athletic, Rochdale and Cambridge United.

Towner was a skilful, pacy right winger and great crosser of the ball who formed a great partnership with another Rotherham legend Ronnie Moore. Towner was a key figure in Rotherham's 1981 Division 3 winning side.

Jesper Olsen was rumoured to have based his winger play on Tony which led to his move to Manchester United

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Tony Towner". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  2. Dunk, Peter, ed. (1987). Rothmans Football Yearbook 1987–88. London: Queen Anne Press. p.  202. ISBN   978-0-356-14354-5.
  3. "Tony Towner". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 22 July 2010.