Colin Viljoen

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Colin Viljoen
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-06-20) 20 June 1948 (age 66)
Place of birth Johannesburg, South Africa
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Johannesburg Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966-1978 Ipswich Town 305 (45)
1978-1980 Manchester City 27 (0)
1980-1982 Chelsea 20 (0)
1982-1983 Southall
National team
1975 England 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Colin Viljoen (born 20 June 1948) is a South Africa-born former footballer who played in midfield for English teams Ipswich Town, Manchester City and Chelsea. He also won two caps for England under manager Don Revie.

Biography[edit]

Born in Johannesburg, Viljoen was signed from Johannesburg Rangers' colts team by Ipswich in 1966.[1] He spent 12 years at Portman Road, playing 305 games and won two caps for England, both coming in a four-day spell in May 1975. A goalless draw with Northern Ireland in Belfast was followed by a 2-2 draw with Wales at Wembley, both games in the Home International Championship.[2] In 1978 he moved on to Manchester City, before signing for Chelsea for £60,000 in 1980.[3] He was released by the club at the end of the 1981-82 season, and signed for non-League Southall.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Colin Viljoen Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database
  2. ^ "Colin Viljoen". The FA. Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Colin Viljoen Football Heroes