David Tong

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This article is about the footballer. For the Professor of Theoretical Physics at Cambridge, see David Tong (mathematician).
David Tong
Personal information
Full name David Joseph Tong
Date of birth (1955-09-21) 21 September 1955 (age 59)
Place of birth Blackpool, England
Playing position Midfielder (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974-1978 Blackpool 78 (7)
1978-1982 Shrewsbury Town 160 (8)
1982-1985 Cardiff City 120 (3)
1985 Rochdale (loan) 2 (0)
1985-1986 Bristol City 19 (0)
1986 Gillingham 5 (0)
1986-1987 Cambridge United 6 (0)
1987-? Merthyr Tydfil ? (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

David Joseph Tong (born 21 September 1955 in Blackpool) is an English former professional footballer.

Tong began his career at his hometown club, Blackpool, making his first-team debut against Norwich City on the opening day of the 1974-75 season. He played for the club during the previous spring, at the "Caligaris" International Tournament in Italy. He scored one of Blackpool's goals in their 3–1 victory over Napoli in the final.[1]

He left the club in September 1978 to sign for Shrewsbury Town and went on to play in nearly two hundred matches for the club before being released in 1982. He joined Cardiff City and helped the side to promotion in his first year before being ever present the following season. He eventually lost his place in the side and, after a loan spell at Rochdale, was allowed to join Bristol City in 1985. His spell at Bristol was short and he spent time at Gillingham and Cambridge United in 1986 before joining non-league side Merthyr Tydfil.


  1. ^ "The Forgotten Italian Job of 1974" - Blackpool-mad.co.uk