Tony Grealish

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tony Grealish
Personal information
Full name Anthony Patrick Grealish
Date of birth (1956-09-21)21 September 1956
Place of birth Paddington, London, England
Date of death 23 April 2013(2013-04-23) (aged 56)
Place of death Ilfracombe, Devon, England
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Leyton Orient
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1979 Leyton Orient 171 (10)
1979–1981 Luton Town 78 (2)
1981–1984 Brighton & Hove Albion 100 (6)
1984–1986 West Bromwich Albion 65 (5)
1986–1987 Manchester City 11 (0)
1987–1990 Rotherham United 110 (7)
1990–1992 Walsall 36 (1)
1992–1995 Bromsgrove Rovers 18 (0)
Total 589 (31)
National team
1976–1985 Republic of Ireland 45 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Anthony Patrick "Tony" Grealish (21 September 1956 – 23 April 2013) was a professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Born in England to Irish parents, he represented the Republic of Ireland at international level.

Career[edit]

Born in Paddington, London, Grealish played club football for Leyton Orient, Luton Town, Brighton & Hove Albion, West Bromwich Albion, Manchester City, Rotherham United, Walsall and Bromsgrove Rovers.[1][2] Grealish captained Brighton in the 1983 FA Cup Final.[3]

He represented the Republic of Ireland at international level, captaining his country 17 times, scoring 8 goals in 45 appearances between 1976 and 1985.[2][4] He also appeared in a total of 13 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.[5]

Death[edit]

Grealish died on 23 April 2013, at the age of 56, after battling against cancer.[6][7][8]

Personal life[edit]

His nephew is musician Example.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A – Z Player's Database. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Tony Grealish at National-Football-Teams.com
  3. ^ Malone, Emmet (23 April 2013). "Tributes paid to former Republic of Ireland captain Tony Grealish". Irish Times. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "FAI pays tribute to Tony Grealish RIP". Football Association of Ireland. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Tony GrealishFIFA competition record
  6. ^ "Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Tony Grealish dies". BBC Sport. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Brighton in mourning as 1983 FA Cup final captain Grealish dies aged 56". Daily Mail. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Former Ireland star Tony Grealish passes away". RTÉ Sport. 23 April 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013. 
  9. ^ Joe Brewin (June 2010). "Celebrity Fans". FourFourTwo. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 

External links[edit]