Tony Geidmintis

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Tony Geidmintis
Personal information
Date of birth (1949-07-30)30 July 1949
Place of birth Stepney, England
Date of death 16 April 1993(1993-04-16) (aged 43)
Place of death Halifax, West Yorkshire, England
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Workington
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1976 Workington 328 (37)
1976–1977 Watford 49 (0)
1977–1979 Northampton Town 63 (1)
1979–1980 Halifax Town 12 (0)
1980 Workington ? (?)
Total 452 (38)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tony Geidmintis (30 July 1949 – 16 April 1993) was an English professional footballer who played as a defender, making over 450 appearances in the Football League.

Career[edit]

Born in Stepney, Geidmintis made his Football League debut for Workington on 3 April 1965, aged just 15 years 247 days.[1][2] Geidmintis also played in the Football League for Watford, Northampton Town and Halifax Town, before returning in 1980 to a Workington side which had dropped into non-league football.[3] He retired in the 1980–81 season, aged 31, due to a heart condition that contributed to his death 12 years later.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Back to school for the 15-year-old who has become the Football League's youngest ever player". The Daily Mail. 1 October 2008. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Steve Wilson (1 October 2008). "Barnsley's record-breaking Reuben Noble-Lazarus to be looked after says Simon Davey". The Telegraph. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "TONY GEIDMINTIS". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 19 August 2009. 
  4. ^ Jones, Trefor (1996). The Watford Football Club Illustrated Who's Who. p. 94. ISBN 0-9527458-0-1.