Tony Shepherd

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Tony Shepherd
Personal information
Full name Anthony Shepherd[1]
Date of birth (1966-11-16) 16 November 1966 (age 50)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Celtic Boys Club
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1989 Celtic 28 (2)
1988 Bristol City (loan) 3 (0)
1989–1991 Carlisle United 75 (8)
1991–1993 Motherwell 10 (0)
1993–1995 Portadown 34 (4)
1995 Partick Thistle 1 (0)
1995–1996 Ayr United 11 (0)
1996 Stranraer 2 (0)
1996 Glenavon
1996–1997 Cliftonville
1997–1998 Albion Rovers 17 (3)
Total 181 (17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Anthony "Tony" Shepherd (born 16 November 1966 in Glasgow) is a Scottish former football player. He was a midfielder coming from the Celtic Boys Club.

Shepherd signed with the senior Celtic side in August 1983 and debuted at Parkhead in a 2-1 Scottish Cup victory over Queen’s Park on 15 February 1986, providing assists for both the goals in that game for Brian McClair and Roy Aitken.[2] He was sent off in the 1986 Scottish League Cup Final when the referee assumed he had been struck by Shepherd from behind. When the referee accepted that he had been hit by a coin and not by Shepherd, he allowed Shepherd to remain on the field.[3][4]

Shepherd struggled to hold down a first team place at Celtic and was sent on loan to Bristol City during the 1988/89 season. He left Celtic in 1989 and had spells with clubs including Carlisle United, Motherwell, Portadown and Cliftonville.[5]

After retiring from playing football, Shepherd joined the Fire Service and is currently the Watch Commander at East Kilbride.[5]



  1. ^ "Tony Shepherd". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Paul, Ian (17 February 1986). "Celtic are forced to forgo niceties by plucky Queen's". The Glasgow Herald. p. 12. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Swan, Craig (10 March 2009). "Ex-Celtic boss Davie Hay warns Strachan and Smith: Don't lose the plot like I did". Daily Record. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Paul, Ian (30 October 1986). "Cup Final enquiry". The Glasgow Herald. p. 28. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Henderson, Mark (14 June 2013). "Where Are They Now? Tony Shepherd". Celtic FC. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "County Antrim Shield 1996/97". Irish Football Club Project. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 

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