Tony Thomas (footballer)

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Tony Thomas
Personal information
Full name Anthony Thomas
Date of birth (1971-07-12) 12 July 1971 (age 45)
Place of birth Liverpool, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1985–1986 Tranmere Rovers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1997 Tranmere Rovers 257 (12)
1997–1998 Everton 8 (0)
1998–2001 Motherwell 16 (0)
Total 281 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Anthony "Tony" Thomas (born 12 July 1971) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender in the Football League for Tranmere Rovers, where he spent the majority of his career, in the Premier League for Everton and in the Scottish Premier League for Motherwell.[1]


Thomas was born in Liverpool.[1] He began his career as a junior with Tranmere Rovers reserves, and quickly advanced through the ranks. He made his debut as a 17-year-old in the 1987–88 season[2] and made more than 300 appearances in the next ten years.[1] After completing a £400,000 move to Everton before the 1997–98 season, injury disrupted his progress and he failed to hold down a first-team place.

Sold to Motherwell at the beginning of the next season for £150,000, he retired from professional football due to injury in 2001.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Tony Thomas". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 4 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Tony Thomas Everton FC". Football Heroes. Sporting Heroes Collections. Retrieved 4 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Tony Thomas". Motherwell F.C. Retrieved 4 December 2009. 

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