Tony Gallagher (footballer)

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Tony Gallagher
Personal information
Full name Anthony Gallagher
Date of birth (1963-03-16) 16 March 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Celtic Boys Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
East Kilbride Thistle
1982–1988 Albion Rovers 133 (16)
1988–1997 Stranraer 209 (17)
Baillieston Juniors
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tony Gallagher (born 16 March 1963) is a Scottish former professional footballer, who played for Albion Rovers and Stranraer. Born in Bellshill, South Lanarkshire, he grew up in East Kilbride, and was a boyhood Celtic supporter.

Playing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Gallagher played for Celtic Boys Club,[1] becoming captain at under-13 level.[citation needed] He was the first captain to win the Scottish Cup at the under-13 level.[citation needed] He was injured at Celtic, and decided to move on, playing for junior team East Kilbride Thistle. East Kilbride Thistle won the Scottish Junior Cup in May 1983 when they beat Bo'ness United at Ibrox Stadium.[1]


Gallagher played with Stranraer for 10 years,[1] during which time he captained the team and helped them win the Second Division title (1994)[1] and the League Challenge Cup in 1996.[1] He was awarded a testimonial match, which was against Rangers[1] at Stair Park on 20 July 1997. Rangers won the match.[citation needed]


After dropping back into playing in Junior football, Gallagher went on to have spells coaching at Cumnock, Bailleston and Auchinleck Talbot. He then joined East Kilbride YM in 2002.[1] Gallagher spent over eight years there before becoming assistant manager at East Kilbride Thistle in 2010, the club he had played for in the 1980s.[1] Gallagher resigned in June 2012, along with manager Jimmy Kerr, after the club were relegated from the Junior Super League first division.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Thomson, Paul (22 December 2010). "Jags assistant itching to get down to business". Daily Record. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "East Kilbride Thistle managers resign after relegation". STV News. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 

External links[edit]

  • Tony Gallagher Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database