Colin Sullivan (footballer)

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Colin Sullivan
Personal information
Date of birth (1951-06-24) 24 June 1951 (age 65)
Place of birth Saltash, Cornwall, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Plymouth Argyle
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1968–1974 Plymouth Argyle 230 (7)
1974–1979 Norwich City 157 (3)
1979–1981 Cardiff City 63 (1)
1981 Hereford United 8 (0)
1981–1984 Portsmouth 94 (0)
1984–1986 Swansea City 53 (0)
1986–? Locks Heath ? (?)
National team
1973 England U23 2[1] (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Colin Sullivan (born 24 June 1951) is an English former footballer who played at left back for most of his career. At the time of his debut he was the youngest to play for Plymouth Argyle. As of 2013 he runs a gardening business.[2]

He began his career at Plymouth Argyle, training with the amateur players on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and made his debut away to Rotherham United on 19 March 1968, three months before his seventeenth birthday. He remained with the club until June 1974 when he was transferred to Norwich City for £70,000, making his debut for the club on 17 August 1974 against Blackpool.[3] He went on to appear in the 1975 Football League Cup Final for the club losing 1 – 0 to Aston Villa at Wembley. He moved in February to Cardiff City where he remained until 1981 and a brief spell at Hereford United. He then appeared for Portsmouth and Swansea City before leaving the league in 1986 to play for Locks Heath.[4][5]


  1. ^ B.J. Hugman, Rothmans Football League Players Records The Complete A-Z 1946-1981, 1981, p. 484
  2. ^ Nigel Walrind (13 October 2013). "Local lad who became a hero". Independent (Plymouth). p. 19. 
  3. ^ Colin Sullivan
  4. ^ Colin Sullivan stats
  5. ^ Past Players Swansea City