Tony Wingate

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Tony Wingate
Personal information
Full nameTony Wingate [1]
Date of birth (1955-03-21) 21 March 1955 (age 65) [1]
Place of birth Islington, London, England [2]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) [2]
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1970–1972 Colchester United
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1972–1974 Colchester United 1 (0)
Total1(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Tony Wingate (born 21 March 1955) is an English former footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League for Colchester United.

Career

Born in Islington, London, Wingate joined Colchester United as an apprentice in 1970. [2] He made his first-team debut and only Football League appearance on 18 March 1972 as an 88th-minute substitute for Brian Garvey, three days before his 17th birthday. With only two touches and two minutes playing time, Wingate is noted as having the shortest Colchester United first-team career. The U's would lose the match with Hartlepool United 3–2. [2] [3]

Wingate broke his leg in a reserve game with Southend United in March 1973, and then suffered a second break in the same place in August of the same year. Despite this, Wingate had been offered a professional contract and returned to action in January 1974, playing in reserve-team games and first-team friendlies. He was released from the club in the summer of 1974. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Colchester United – Player profile". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Whitehead, Jeff; Drury, Kevin (2008). The Who's Who of Colchester United: The Layer Road Years. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 253. ISBN   978-1-85983-629-3.
  3. "Colchester United – Match details – Hartlepool United 3–2 Colchester Utd". Coludata.co.uk. Retrieved 8 July 2013.