Colin Walsh

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Not to be confused with Colin Walshe.
Colin Walsh
Personal information
Full name Colin David Walsh
Date of birth (1962-07-22) 22 July 1962 (age 54)
Place of birth Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1986 Nottingham Forest 139 (32)
1986–1996 Charlton Athletic 242 (21)
1989 Peterborough United (loan) 5 (1)
1991 Middlesbrough (loan) 13 (1)
Total 399 (55)
National team
1982–1983 Scotland U21 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Colin David Walsh (born 22 July 1962) is a former Scottish footballer.

Born in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Walsh started his career under manager Brian Clough at Nottingham Forest. He made his league debut for Forest on 29 November 1980 as a substitute in a 1–1 draw at Coventry City aged 18. Walsh was picked for the Scottish national team but never played for the full side. Six years after making his debut Walsh moved to Charlton Athletic. Despite playing in the First Division, the club was forced to play home games at Selhurst Park as The Valley had been closed.

He helped Charlton stay in the First Division until 1990 when they were relegated. Nevertheless, he remained with the club and etched his name into Addicks history in 1992. Charlton were playing their first game back at The Valley against Portsmouth on 5 December 1992 and Walsh scored the only goal to give Charlton a 1–0 win. This historical goal is memorized in a banner in The Valley's north stand carrying Walsh's name and the time of the goal. A very popular player with supporters, Walsh remained with the club until 1996 to complete a decade of service to Charlton before retiring.

His brother Derek played for Hamilton Academical and Sligo Rovers.

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