Tony Lange

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Tony Lange
Personal information
Full name Anthony Lange
Date of birth (1964-12-10) 10 December 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth West Ham, England
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Bromley District
Charlton Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1986 Charlton Athletic 12 (0)
1985 Aldershot (loan) 7 (0)
1986–1988 Aldershot 125 (0)
1988–1992 Wolverhampton Wanderers 8 (0)
1990 Aldershot (loan) 2 (0)
1991 Torquay United (loan) 1 (0)
1992 Portsmouth (loan) 0 (0)
1992–1995 West Bromwich Albion 48 (0)
1995–1997 Fulham 59 (0)
St. Leonards Stamcroft
Total 262 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Anthony "Tony" Lange (born 10 December 1964) is an English retired professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. Lange made over 250 appearances in the Football League between 1983 and 1997.


Born in West Ham, Lange was playing for the Bromley District side when he signed for Charlton Athletic, turning professional in 1983.[1] He later played for Aldershot, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Torquay United, Portsmouth, West Bromwich Albion, Fulham and St. Leonards Stamcroft.[2][3]

At Aldershot, Lange was the club's Player of the Year in both the 1986–87 and 1987–88 seasons.[1] He also won promotion to the Third Division with the club in the 1986–87 season.[1] He moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1988 for a fee of £150,000, which remains Aldershot's record transfer fee.[1]

While at West Bromwich Albion, Lange won promotion via the play-offs in the 1992–93 season, with Lange appearing in the final.[4] While at the club he was nicknamed "Freddie" due to his appearance being similar to Freddie Mercury.[4]

Lange was a member of the Fulham team which was runner-up in Division Three in the 1996–97 season.[5]

Later life[edit]

After retiring as a player, Lange worked as a landscape gardener and for Southern Railway.[5] Lange also played for the West Bromwich Albion Masters side.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Tony Lange to be guest of the day at Cheltenham game". Aldershot F.C. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "Profile". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Tony Lange career statistics at Soccerbase
  4. ^ a b c "Albion's 1993 play-off side revisited". Birmingham Mail. 11 May 2007. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Adam Ellis (5 January 2016). "Where are they now? Fulham's Division 3 runners-up 1997". The League Paper. Retrieved 3 July 2016.