Tony Read

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Tony Read
Personal information
Full name John Anthony Read
Date of birth (1942-07-05) 5 July 1942 (age 74)
Place of birth Haydock, England
Playing position Goalkeeper / Forward
Youth career
Sheffield Wednesday
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1965 Peterborough United 2 (0)
1965–1972 Luton Town 203 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Anthony "Tony" Read (born 5 July 1942 in Haydock, Lancashire) is a former English footballer, most noted as a player for Luton Town.

Playing career[edit]

After failing to make the grade at Sheffield Wednesday, goalkeeper Read signed for Peterborough United. After only two appearances, he was on the move again, as he signed for Luton Town in March 1965.[1]

Read arrived at Luton with a broken foot, and after a spree of goalscoring in the reserves, Read finally arrived in the Luton first team during the 1965–66 season—as a forward. Read scored 12 goals in 20 starts, even including a hat-trick against Notts County, but his rich vein of form soon dried up and he returned to his position between the posts.[1]

Reid was a regular for the next six years and a firm fans' favourite at Kenilworth Road, but in 1972 he decided to hang up his gloves.


  1. ^ a b Wash, Roger (2008). Hatters Heroes. Roger Wash. ISBN 978-0-9560832-0-3.