Tony Scott (footballer)

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Tony Scott
Personal information
Full name Anthony Scott
Date of birth (1941-04-01) 1 April 1941 (age 73)
Place of birth Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England
Playing position Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1959–1965 West Ham United 83 (16)
1965–1967 Aston Villa 50 (3)
1967–1970 Torquay United 87 (4)
1970–1972 Bournemouth 62 (6)
1972–1974 Exeter City 51 (2)
Total 333 (31)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Anthony Scott (born 1 April 1941 in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire) is an English former professional footballer who played as a right winger.

Scott played for Huntingdon Boys and St Neots Town before joining the groundstaff at West Ham United in 1957.[1] After three years, and having made 12 appearances for England Youth, Scott made his senior debut on 6 February 1960 against Chelsea.

Partnering Phil Woosnam on the right wing, Scott played 97 games for West Ham, scoring 19 goals, before moving to Aston Villa. He played his last game for West Ham on 11 September 1965 against Leicester City.

Scott joined Villa for £25,000 and rekindled his partnership with Woosnam. He went on to make 57 appearances and score five goals for the Midlanders until his departure in September 1967. He then joined Torquay United, where he played under former Hammer Frank O'Farrell and linked up with his old team-mate John Bond.

Scott followed Bond, who went on to become manager of Bournemouth, in July 1970. Bournemouth, who also had ex-Hammer Ken Brown as coach, finished runners-up in Scott's first season. He made a total of 61 League appearances, scoring six goals. He moved to Exeter City in June 1972 and managed two goals in 51 League appearances before being forced to retire though injury in May 1974.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Graduates". www.whufc.com. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 
  • Hogg, Tony (2005). Who's Who of West Ham United. Profile Sports Media. p. 183. ISBN 1-903135-50-8. 
  • Anthony Scott, westhamstats.info, last accessed 21 January 2007