Tony Dobson

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Tony Dobson
Personal information
Full name Anthony Dobson
Date of birth (1969-02-05) 5 February 1969 (age 48)
Place of birth Coventry, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1991 Coventry 54 (1)
1991–1993 Blackburn 41 (0)
1993–1997 Portsmouth 53 (2)
1994–1995 Oxford (loan) 5 (0)
1996 Peterborough (loan) 4 (0)
1997–1998 West Brom 11 (0)
1998 Gillingham 2 (0)
1998–2000 Northampton 12 (0)
2000–2001 Forest Green Rovers 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Anthony "Tony" Dobson (born 5 February 1969 in Coventry) is a retired English professional footballer who played in the Premier League.

Club career[edit]

Coventry City[edit]

Tony Dobson started his professional career at Coventry City at the age of 18. He officially signed on 7 July 1986. He made 54 league appearances, scoring 1 goal.

Blackburn Rovers[edit]

He was transferred to Blackburn Rovers on 17 January 1991, for a transfer fee £300,000. There he made 41 league appearances during his two-year stint.


He was transferred to Portsmouth on 22 September 1993, for a transfer fee £150,000. There he made 53 league appearances, scoring 2 goals. He also had loan spells with Oxford United and Peterborough United.

Later career[edit]

After leaving Portsmouth in the summer of 1997, he played for West Bromwich Albion, Gillingham, Northampton Town, and Forest Green Rovers.

Management career[edit]

In 2001, he became the manager of Rugby Town (then called Rugby United). In 2005, he left Rugby Town to become the manager of Solihull Borough. He left the post in 2006, but then began his second spell in charge of Rugby Town, signing a new contract on 16 September 2008. In Oct 2009 became big fan of Mount Nod JFC community football where his son is hoping to follow in his footsteps as a footballer