Tony Parks

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For the Blackburn Rovers footballer and caretaker-manager, see Tony Parkes.
Tony Parks
Personal information
Full name Anthony Parks[1]
Date of birth (1963-01-26) 26 January 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth Hackney, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
vacant
Youth career
Tottenham Hotspur
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1988 Tottenham Hotspur 37 (0)
1986 Oxford United (loan) 5 (0)
1987 Gillingham (loan) 2 (0)
1988–1990 Brentford 71 (0)
1990 Queens Park Rangers (loan) 0 (0)
1990–1991 Fulham 2 (0)
1991–1992 West Ham United 6 (0)
1992 Stoke City 2 (0)
1992–1996 Falkirk 112 (0)
1996–1997 Blackpool 0 (0)
1997–1998 Burnley 0 (0)
1998 Doncaster Rovers 6 (0)
1998–1999 Barrow
1999 Scarborough 15 (0)
1999–2002 Halifax Town 6 (0)
Teams managed
2000 Halifax Town (caretaker manager)
2001 Halifax Town (caretaker manager)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Anthony Parks (born 26 January 1963) is an English football coach and former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper in the Football League for Tottenham Hotspur, Oxford United, Gillingham, Brentford, Fulham, West Ham United, Stoke City, Doncaster Rovers, Scarborough and Halifax Town, and in Scotland for Falkirk.[2][3] Parks was appointed goalkeeping coach for Norwich City on 14 July 2014.[4] In 2015, he became goalkeeping coach of Aston Villa.

Career[edit]

Parks was born in Hackney, London, and began his football career with Tottenham Hotspur.[3] Though never a first-team regular, he was on the winning side in the 1984 UEFA Cup Final, in which he saved the final penalty by Arnór Guðjohnsen in the shootout.[5] In a career spanning over 20 years, he was on the books of 15 different clubs, making more than 250 league appearances,[2] and had two spells as joint caretaker manager of Halifax Town.[6][7]

After his playing career ended, Parks went on to work as a goalkeeping coach with several clubs and as one of the Football Association's national coaches, working with the England youth teams.[5] In November 2008, he succeeded Hans Leitert as goalkeeping coach for Tottenham Hotspur.[8]

On 4 June 2016, Parks was released by Aston Villa as (goalkeeping coach). [9]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Tottenham Hotspur;
Falkirk

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tony Parks". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 14 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Tony Parks". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Tony Parks". UK A–Z Transfers. Neil Brown. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Tony Parks: Norwich City appoint ex-Tottenham goalkeeping coach". BBC. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Staves, Russell (11 October 2007). "Parks' life". The Football Association. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  6. ^ Nixon, Alan (4 October 2000). "Bracewell given task of rescuing Halifax". The Independent. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  7. ^ Wilson, Scott (3 April 2002). "Halifax count cost of Bracewell's exit". The Independent. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  8. ^ "Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp appoints Tony Parks to help Heurelho Gomes". The Daily Telegraph. 21 November 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2009. 
  9. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-3625163/Aston-Villa-release-goalkeeping-coach-Tony-Parks-following-Roberto-Di-Matteo-s-arrival.html
  10. ^ McKinney, David (13 December 1993). "Football: Falkirk find their fire". The Independent. London. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 

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