Tony Humes

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Tony Humes
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-03-19) 19 March 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth Blyth, Northumberland, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Colchester United (head of youth)
Youth career
Ipswich Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1992 Ipswich Town 120 (10)
1992–1999 Wrexham[A] 209 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Tony Humes (born 19 March 1966) is an English former footballer who played in the Football League as a central defender for Ipswich Town and Wrexham.[1][2] Since June 2009 he has been head of youth at Colchester United.

Humes was born in Blyth, Northumberland and began his playing career at Ipswich, where he made 140 appearances and scored 12 goals between 1985 and 1992.[1] A tough-tackling defender, he suffered a series of potentially career-ending injuries in that time.[citation needed] In March 1992 he signed for Wrexham for £40,000 where he played out the rest of his career, retiring in October 1999, having played more than 200 games.[1]

Following retirement from playing he worked in Wrexham's centre of excellence until August 2001[3] before joining Ipswich Town's youth academy. Promoted to academy manager in 2006 when his predecessor, Bryan Klug, became first-team coach,[4] he left the club after a review of the youth system in January 2009. He took up the post of head of youth at Colchester United in June 2009.[5]


A. ^ Soccerbase gives Humes 209 league appearances for Wrexham, while Neil Brown has 199.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Tony Humes". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Tony Humes". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "A Season's Tale – August 2001". Wrexham A.F.C. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Foley poised to join Ipswich staff". Eastern Daily Press. 8 June 2006. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  5. ^ Waldron, Jonathan (16 June 2009). "Humes is new man in charge of U's Youth". Essex County Standard. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 

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