Tony Ingham

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Tony Ingham
Personal information
Date of birth (1925-02-18)18 February 1925
Place of birth Harrogate, England
Date of death 21 April 2010(2010-04-21) (aged 85)
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Harrogate Town
1947–1950 Leeds United 3 (0)
1950–1963 Queens Park Rangers 514 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Anthony "Tony" Ingham (18 February 1925 – 21 April 2010) was an English professional footballer who played more than 500 games in the Football League as a defender for Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers.[1] He holds the appearance record for QPR, having played 548 first-team games in senior competitions.[2]

Career[edit]

Ingham served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, and completed an electrical apprenticeship while playing part-time for Harrogate Town. He signed for Leeds United in 1947, and made his League debut for the club the same year, but played only rarely, and joined Queens Park Rangers in 1950 for a fee of £5,000.[3]

He made his debut against Doncaster Rovers in November 1950,[4] and retired 13 years later having made a club record 548 appearances in all senior competitions, 514 in the League.[2] After retiring as a player, he held various positions with QPR and went on to become a director of the club.[3] A function room at Loftus Road is named in Ingham's honour.[5]

Death[edit]

On 21 April 2010, Tony Ingham died of an illness at the age of 85.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tony Ingham". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Tony Ingham". Queens Park Rangers F.C. Retrieved 27 April 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Ingham: Anthony (Tony)". Leeds United F.C. History. Tony Hill. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Westerberg, Kenneth. "1950/51" (Excel spreadsheet). QPRNet. Ron Norris. Retrieved 25 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Hospitality brochure" (PDF). Queens Park Rangers F.C. Retrieved 25 February 2010.