Tony Godden

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Tony Godden
Personal information
Full name Anthony Leonard Godden[1]
Date of birth (1955-08-02) 2 August 1955 (age 58)[1]
Place of birth Gillingham, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1978 Ashford Town ? (0)
1978–1986 West Bromwich Albion 267 (0)
1982–1983 Luton Town (loan) 12 (0)
1983–1984 Walsall (loan) 19 (0)
1986 Chelsea (loan) 8 (0)
1986–1987 Chelsea 26 (0)
1987–1989 Birmingham City 29 (0)
1989 Bury (loan) 1 (0)
1989–1990 Peterborough United (loan) 24 (0)
Teams managed
1994–1995 Kings Lynn
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Anthony Leonard "Tony" Godden (born 2 August 1955) is an English former football goalkeeper who played in the Football League for West Bromwich Albion, Luton Town, Walsall, Chelsea, Birmingham City, Bury and Peterborough United.[2]

Career[edit]

Godden was born in Gillingham, Kent,[2] and began his career with Kent non-league club Ashford Town. He then joined West Bromwich Albion in 1978. He made 267 league appearances for the Midlands club, in addition to brief loan spells with Luton Town in 1982-83 and Walsall in 1983-84. He joined Chelsea after his time at West Brom.[2]

He dropped down a division to sign for Birmingham City for £35,000 in July 1987, and subsequently had spells with Bury (on loan) and Peterborough United, before dropping into non-league football. He has been goalkeeping coach for Rushden & Diamonds since 2006,and also had brief spells as their caretaker manager following the departures of Paul Hart and later Graham Westley. In February 2009 he joined Brighton and Hove Albion following the exit of goalkeeping coach Paul Crichton to Norwich City.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hugman, Barry J. (2005). The PFA Premier & Football League Players' Records 1946-2005. Queen Anne Press. p. 238. ISBN 1-85291-665-6. 
  2. ^ a b c "Tony Godden". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 29 January 2010.