Tony Warner

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Tony Warner
Personal information
Full name Anthony Randolph Warner
Date of birth (1974-05-11) 11 May 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Free Agent
Youth career
Liverpool
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1999 Liverpool 0 (0)
1997 Swindon Town (loan) 3 (0)
1998–1999 Celtic (loan) 3 (0)
1999 Aberdeen (loan) 6 (0)
1999–2004 Millwall 200 (0)
2004–2006 Cardiff City 26 (0)
2005–2006 Fulham (loan) 14 (0)
2006–2008 Fulham 7 (0)
2006 Leeds United (loan) 13 (0)
2007 Norwich City (loan) 13 (0)
2008 Barnsley (loan) 3 (0)
2008–2010 Hull City 0 (0)
2009 Leicester City (loan) 4 (0)
2010 Charlton Athletic 0 (0)
2010 Leeds United 0 (0)
2010 Scunthorpe United 2 (0)
2011 Tranmere Rovers 25 (0)
2011–2012 Wellington Phoenix 15 (0)
2012–2013 Floriana 24 (0)
2013–2014 Blackpool 0 (0)
National team
2006–2011 Trinidad and Tobago 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:09, 17 December 2012 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 04:02, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Anthony Randolph "Tony" Warner (born 11 May 1974) is an English-born Trinidad and Tobago professional footballer as a Free Agent after being released by Blackpool.

As a player he was a goalkeeper from 1994 to 2013 and notably played in the Premier League for Liverpool and Fulham, having also being contracted to Hull City without playing. He also played in the Scottish Premier League for Celtic and Aberdeen and in the Football League with Swindon Town, Millwall, Cardiff City, Leeds United, Norwich City, Barnsley, Leicester City, Charlton Athletic, Scunthorpe United and Tranmere Rovers before finishing his career playing in New Zealand and Malta with Wellington Phoenix and Floriana. He was capped twice by Trinidad and Tobago.

Club career[edit]

Liverpool[edit]

He started his career at Liverpool he earned the nickname Tony Bonus, due to him receiving many win bonuses where he spent the first five years of his career there. He had loan spells with Swindon Town, Celtic, where he was part of the team that defeated Rangers 5–1 and Aberdeen. His career at Anfield never really took off and he found himself playing as the permanent understudy to David James in his earlier years with the club, but by the time of his departure he was the clubs third choice keeper following the signing of Brad Friedel as the new second choice shot stopper.

Millwall[edit]

He moved to Millwall in 1999, he earned the nickname Denzil, because he looked and sounded like the character Denzil from the television sitcom Only Fools and Horses. A firm fan favourite, and prolific penalty stopper, which earned him his own chant from the Lions fans of, "Denzil, Denzil what's the score? Denzil, what's the score?" Warner was voted Player of the Year 2002–03 by the Millwall fans. Despite being injured and unable to keep goal for Millwall at their 2004 F.A. Cup Final appearance, the then Millwall manager Dennis Wise, insisted that he be presented with a medal.

Cardiff City[edit]

He left Millwall the next year to sign for Cardiff City where he spent two years unable to hold down a first team spot due to some poor performances and eventually lost his place to Neil Alexander.

Due to a goalkeeping crisis at Fulham, they signed Warner on loan in August 2005.[1] Warner's career at Fulham started well, he kept a clean sheet on his debut against Birmingham City[2] and in a match against Arsenal at Highbury he saved a penalty from Lauren with the score at 0-0. However Arsenal went on to win 4-1.[3]

Fulham[edit]

In January 2006 the loan move was made permanent.[4] However, on 4 August 2006, Leeds United signed Warner on a one-month loan, as cover for the injured Neil Sullivan.[5] He made his debut in a 1–0 victory over Norwich City the following day.[6] His initial loan period was due to end on 4 September, but on 31 August the loan deal was extended until 1 January 2007.

Warner started nearly every match for Leeds up to the sacking of manager Kevin Blackwell when new manager Dennis Wise witnessed a poor performance by Warner in the League Cup against Southend United and brought in a new goalkeeper on loan, Graham Stack from Reading who kept Warner out of the side for several matches. An injury to Stack gave Warner his place back in the Leeds side, but his loan spell at Leeds drew to an end on 1 January 2007.

Upon his return to Fulham he played against Leicester City in the FA Cup,[7] but then signed on loan for Norwich City until the end of the 2006–07 season as a replacement for the previous loan goalkeeper; Celtic's David Marshall. On 12 August 2007, after an injury to first choice Fulham goalkeeper Antti Niemi in the warm-up before The Cottagers game at The Emirates against Arsenal, Warner was forced to be a last minute replacement for Niemi, but despite the circumstances Warner impressed and kept countless shots at bay, but two late goals denied Warner a clean sheet and Fulham lost the game 2–1.[8] In the following game against Bolton Wanderers on 15 August 2007, Warner dropped the ball after collecting it from a Nicky Hunt throw-in and gave former team mate Heiðar Helguson a goal for Bolton, but somewhat redeemed himself after pulling off a full-stretch save from Nicolas Anelka and Fulham won 2–1.[9] On 18 August against Middlesbrough, Warner gifted debutant Mido a goal, after Warner mistimed a shot from the Egyptian and the ball bounced off his chest and rolled into the back of the net, as in the Bolton game, he somewhat redeemed himself after pulling off a full-stretch save from central defender David Wheater. Warner's mistake this time affected the score, with Middlesbrough winning 2–1.[10] With Niemi still injured and Warner regularly making mistakes, Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez, brought in Kasey Keller on 23 August 2007, to provide cover and competition for Warner and Niemi.[11] On 25 August 2007 Warner sat on the bench for the game at Aston Villa.[12] On 28 August 2007, Warner played and kept a clean sheet in a 1–0 victory over Shrewsbury Town at the New Meadow.[13] After the game Niemi returned from injury and Warner was third choice goalkeeper behind Niemi and Keller.

Warner joined Championship side Barnsley on loan for a month on January transfer deadline day, as cover for Heinz Muller's injury. He made his debut in the 4–0 defeat to Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena. He was released by Fulham on 28 May 2008.[14]

Hull City[edit]

On 16 July 2008, Warner signed for Hull City on a two year deal. Warner made his debut for Hull in the FA Cup match against Millwall on 24 January 2009, where he kept a clean sheet in a 2–0 victory.[15] On 13 March 2009, Warner joined Leicester City on a one month loan deal after an injury to David Stockdale.[16] Despite conceding five goals in four league games, losing his place to Stockdale, he had his loan extended until the end of the season.[17] He was presented with a medal on 24 April after Leicester won the League One title.[18]

On 25 August 2009 Warner made his season debut and only second competitive start for Hull City in the 3–1 League Cup win over Southend United.[19] He left the club by mutual consent on 1 February 2010.[20]

Charlton Athletic[edit]

On 25 March 2010, Charlton Athletic announced that Warner would join them for the remainder of the season, after their number 1 choice goalkeeper Robert Elliot was ruled out for a month.[21] On 1 June 2010, Charlton Athletic confirmed that his 2 month contract would not be renewed[22] Warner was commended by Charlton Athletic manager Phil Parkinson for his experience in helping No. 1 keeper, Darren Randolph.[23]

After leaving Charlton, Warner started training with Roy Hodgson's Liverpool in order to keep himself fit and was training at Liverpool for 3 months before getting the invitation to re-join Leeds.[24]

Leeds United[edit]

Warner returned to one of his former clubs Leeds United on 11 October on a short term deal to play for Leeds' reserve team after a goalkeeping injury crisis which saw first choice goalkeepers Kasper Schmeichel and Shane Higgs out injured as well as youth goalkeepers ruled out through injury.[25] His deal wasn't extended as Leeds signed Ben Alnwick on loan.

Scunthorpe United[edit]

Warner joined Scunthorpe United on 22 October 2010 on a free transfer,[26] and made his debut the following day in the 2–0 win at Watford.[27] He started his second game in a row which came against former club Leeds United with first choice goalkeeper Joe Murphy still out injured [28] Warner was released on 24 November 2010.

Tranmere Rovers[edit]

Warner signed for Tranmere Rovers on 6 January 2011 until the end of the 2010–11 season.[29] He made his club debut on 8 January against Walsall.[30] After playing all the remaining matches of the season, local media reported that he had been offered a new contract for the 2011–12 season.[31] However, it was confirmed on 21 June by the club that he was set to join another club.[32]

Wellington Phoenix[edit]

It was reported on 5 July that Warner was set to sign for Premier League club Blackburn Rovers,.[33] Instead on 17 August 2011, he was announced as signing for the Wellington Phoenix playing in the Australian A-League. Warner made his debut for the Phoenix against Newcastle Jets in place of the injured regular goalkeeper Mark Paston.[34]

Floriana[edit]

On 11 October 2012 Warner signed for 25 time Maltese Premier League Champions Floriana F.C..[35]

Blackpool[edit]

Warner joined the coaching staff at Blackpool in the summer of 2013. He was named as an unused substitute for Blackpool's 0-0 draw with Bolton Wanderers on 1 October 2013.[36]

International career[edit]

On 10 January 2006, it was announced that Warner would join the preliminary Trinidad and Tobago squad for their 2006 World Cup campaign but he was not selected in the final 23 man squad. Warner made his first appearance as a second half substitute for the Soca Warriors on 28 February 2006 against Iceland in a friendly international played at Loftus Road.

Honours[edit]

Liverpool
  • FA Cup: 1995–96 (runner-up)
Millwall

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warner deal solves Fulham problem". BBC. 11 August 2005. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fulham 0-0 Birmingham". BBC. 13 August 2005. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Arsenal 4-1 Fulham". BBC Sport. 23 August 2005. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "Warner pens permanent Fulham deal". BBC. 5 January 2006. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Keeper Warner joins Leeds on loan". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 4 August 2006. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Leeds 1-0 Norwich". BBC. 5 August 2006. Retrieved 21 September 2012. 
  7. ^ Fletcher, Paul (17 January 2007). "Fulham 4–3 Leicester". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  8. ^ "Arsenal 2–1 Fulham". BBC Sport (BBC). 12 August 2007. Retrieved 19 September 2007. 
  9. ^ "Fulham 2–1 Bolton". BBC Sport (BBC). 15 August 2007. Retrieved 19 September 2007. 
  10. ^ "Fulham 1–2 Middlesbrough". BBC Sport (BBC). 18 August 2007. Retrieved 19 September 2007. 
  11. ^ "Fulham bring in goalkeeper Keller". BBC Sport (BBC). 23 August 2007. Retrieved 19 September 2007. 
  12. ^ "Aston Villa 2–1 Fulham". BBC Sport (BBC). 25 August 2007. Retrieved 19 September 2007. 
  13. ^ "Shrewsbury 0–1 Fulham". BBC Sport (BBC). 28 August 2007. Retrieved 19 September 2007. 
  14. ^ Players Released
  15. ^ "Hull 2–0 Millwall". BBC Sport (BBC). 24 January 2009. Retrieved 24 January 2009. 
  16. ^ "Come In Number Six". LCFC.com. 13 March 2009. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  17. ^ "Warner extends Foxes loan stint". BBC Sport (BBC). 16 April 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2009. 
  18. ^ "Champions Picture Special". LCFC.com. 25 April 2009. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  19. ^ "Hull 3–1 Southend". BBC Sport (BBC). 25 August 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2009. 
  20. ^ "Tigers Release Warner". Hull City OWS. 1 February 2010. Archived from the original on 1 March 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  21. ^ Harvey, Tom (25 March 2010). "Addicks snare Warner". Charlton Athletic. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  22. ^ "Club confirms six to depart". 
  23. ^ "Defender doubt, but duo available". 
  24. ^ Leeds United | Keeper's thanks to Leeds and Liverpool
  25. ^ Leeds United | News | News | News | ONE-TIME LOAN MAN RETURNS TO CLUB
  26. ^ "Scunthorpe United sign goalkeeper Tony Warner". BBC Sport (BBC). 22 October 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  27. ^ "Watford 0–2 Scunthorpe". BBC Sport (BBC). 23 October 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2010. 
  28. ^ "Warner Leaves the Iron". Scunthorpe United F.C. 25 November 2010. Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  29. ^ "Rovers Recruit Goalkeeper". Tranmere Rovers. 6 January 2011. Archived from the original on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  30. ^ "Tranmere 3–3 Walsall". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 8 January 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  31. ^ Hilton, Nick (13 May 2011). "Tranmere Rovers to consider Bayern Munich move for Dale Jennings". Liverpool Daily Post. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  32. ^ "Warner Set For New Club". Tranmere Rovers F.C. 21 June 2011. Archived from the original on 27 August 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  33. ^ "Rovers eye Warner move". Sky Sports. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  34. ^ http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/wellingtonphoenix/news-display/warner-to-make-phoenix-debut/41776
  35. ^ http://www.florianafc.com/display_news.php?post_id=122
  36. ^ "Blackpool 0-0 Bolton". BBC Sport. 1 October 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 

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