Tony Weldon

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Tony Weldon
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Personal information
Date of birth(1900-11-12)12 November 1900
Place of birth Croy, Inverness, Scotland
Date of death 1953 (aged 5253)
Playing position(s) Inside left
Senior career*
–1924 Kilsyth Rangers
1924–1927 Airdrieonians 49 (30)
1927–29 Everton 70 (13)
1929–31 Hull City 31 (6)
1931–32 West Ham United 20 (3)
1931–32 Lovells Athletic
1933–34 Rochdale 27 (7)
1934 Dundalk
1934–? Bangor
Teams managed
1934–? Bangor
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Anthony Weldon (born 12 November 1900 – 1953) [1] [2] was a Scottish footballer who played as an inside left for Kilsyth Rangers, Airdrieonians, Everton, Hull City, West Ham United, Lovells Athletic, Rochdale, Dundalk and Bangor.


Footballing career

Weldon played football in Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland, often spending only one season with a club. Born in Croy, a village between Inverness and Nairn in Scotland, Weldon started his footballing career with Kilsyth Rangers based in Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire before signing for Airdrieonians on 27 May 1924 for a transfer fee of £5. [3] With Airdrieonians, such were his performances that he found himself picked for the first team ahead of Scottish international players, Willie Russell and Hughie Gallacher. He was part of the side that finished second in Division One two years running, in 1924–25 (four appearances) and 1925–26 (19 appearances and four goals), and scored 26 goals in 26 appearances as the club finished fourth in 1926–27. [4]

On 10 March 1927, [4] he moved to England and Everton for a transfer fee of £2,000 [5] where he remained until the end of 1929. Weldon's debut match for Everton, on 12 March 1927, saw his side win 2–1 against Leeds United. Weldon scored one of the goals, the other coming from Everton legend, Dixie Dean. [6] His time at Everton saw him play 74 games and score 13 goals and be part of the team which won the 1927–28 First Division. [7] [8]

Signing for Hull City for £1,000 [9] in December 1929 he remained there until 1931 when he moved south to play for West Ham United. He made his debut on 29 August 1931 in a 1–0 away win against Bolton Wanderers; his debut goal coming in his next game, a 3–1 home win against Chelsea. He lasted a single season playing 22 games in all competitions scoring four goals in a season which saw West Ham relegated to the Second Division having finished in 22nd and bottom place in the First Division.

In 1932, Weldon signed for Welsh side, Lovell's Athletic, then playing in the Western League. After a season he moved to Rochdale in the Third Division North, again only for one season. He next signed for Dundalk where he became player-coach but this lasted only a few months before he became player-manager of Bangor. [7] [2] [1] [10]

Personal life

He died in 1953. [2] Weldon was the father-in-law of footballer, Jim Storrie possibly best known as a Leeds United player of the 1960s. [10]

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  1. 1 2 "Welcome to the Wonderful World of West Ham United Statistics – Tony Weldon". Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  2. 1 2 3 "Tony Weldon". Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  3. Equivalent to £287 in today's pounds.
  4. 1 2 Litster, John (November 2012). "W". A Record of Pre-War Scottish League Players (2 ed.). Norwich: PM Publications.
  5. Equivalent to £120,260 in today's pounds.
  6. "Everton v Leeds United, 12 March 1927". Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  7. 1 2 "Everton player stats – Anthony Weldon". Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  8. "Anthony Weldon". Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  9. Equivalent to £61,242 in today's pounds.
  10. 1 2 Hogg, Tony (1995). Who's Who of West Ham United. London: Independent UK Sports Publications. p. 213. ISBN   1-899429-01-8.