|Full name||Anthony George Want|
|Date of birth||13 December 1948|
|Place of birth||Hackney, London, England|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|1975||→ Philadelphia Atoms (loan)||19||(0)|
|1979–1981||Minnesota Kicks (indoor)||25||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Anthony George Want (born 13 December 1948) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender.He played more than 150 games in the First Division of the Football League for Tottenham Hotspur and Birmingham City, and spent time on loan to the Philadelphia Atoms of the North American Soccer League (NASL) in 1975, before continuing his NASL career in 1978 with Minnesota Kicks.
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