Tony Leighton

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Tony Leighton
Personal information
Full name Anthony Leighton
Date of birth (1939-11-27)27 November 1939
Place of birth Leeds, England
Date of death 4 April 1978(1978-04-04) (aged 38)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1956–1959 Leeds United 0 (0)
1959–1962 Doncaster Rovers 83 (45)
1962–1964 Barnsley 107 (59)
1964–1968 Huddersfield Town 90 (40)
1968–1970 Bradford City 88 (23)
Teams managed
1970–1973 Bradford Park Avenue
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Anthony "Tony" Leighton (27 November 1939 – 4 April 1978) was a professional footballer who played as a striker for a number of Yorkshire clubs.

Born in Leeds, Leighton played for Doncaster Rovers, Barnsley, Huddersfield Town and Bradford City.[1]

He managed Bradford Park Avenue from December 1970 until October 1973.[citation needed]

Leighton died of Motor Neurone Disease in April 1978, aged only 38.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TONY LEIGHTON". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 22 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Death notices - Rest in Peace - 1960s and 1970s". Nigel's Webspace - Galleries of English Football Cards 1965/66 - 1979/80. Retrieved 22 June 2009.