Tony Lange

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Tony Lange
Personal information
Full name Anthony Lange
Date of birth (1964-12-10) 10 December 1964 (age 51)
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.

† Appearances (goals)

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.

Career[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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 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.