Tony English

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Tony English
Personal information
Full name Anthony Karl English
Date of birth (1966-10-19) 19 October 1966 (age 50)
Place of birth Luton, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Coventry City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1996 Colchester United 351 (42)
Sudbury Town
Heybridge Swifts
Witham Town
Harwich & Parkeston
Halstead Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Anthony Karl "Tony" English (born 19 October 1966) is a former professional footballer who played as a defender for Colchester United in the Football League.


Born in Luton, as a junior he played for Coventry City before joining the Colchester United youth setup and then progressing to a professional contract with the club. English played 351 league games and 45 cup games in defence for Colchester United between 1984 and 1996, captaining the side to a Conference and FA Trophy double.[1][2] At the end of the 2006/07 season, he was inducted into the Colchester United Hall of Fame as one of the first five inductees, with a special ceremony held on the Layer Road pitch at the last game of the season against Crystal Palace.[3]



Colchester United[4][5]


  1. ^ *Tony English at Soccerbase
  2. ^ "Time To Get Voting". Colchester United official website. 2007-04-02. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  3. ^ "Hall of Famers Inducted". Colchester United official website. 2007-05-07. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 
  4. ^ "Conference Honours". 
  5. ^ "FA Trophy Honours".