Tony Wingate

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Tony Wingate
Personal information
Full name Tony Wingate[1]
Date of birth (1955-03-21) 21 March 1955 (age 63)[1]
Place of birth Islington, London, England[2]
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1970–1972 Colchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1974 Colchester United 1 (0)
Total 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tony Wingate (born 21 March 1955) is an English former footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League for Colchester United.


Born in Islington, London, Wingate joined Colchester United as an apprentice in 1970.[2] He made his first-team debut and only Football League appearance on 18 March 1972 as an 88th-minute substitute for Brian Garvey, three days before his 17th birthday. With only two touches and two minutes playing time, Wingate is noted as having the shortest Colchester United first-team career. The U's would lose the match with Hartlepool United 3–2.[2][3]

Wingate broke his leg in a reserve game with Southend United in March 1973, and then suffered a second break in the same place in August of the same year. Despite this, Wingate had been offered a professional contract and returned to action in January 1974, playing in reserve-team games and first-team friendlies. He was released from the club in the summer of 1974.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Colchester United – Player profile". Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Whitehead, Jeff; Drury, Kevin (2008). The Who's Who of Colchester United: The Layer Road Years. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 253. ISBN 978-1-85983-629-3. 
  3. ^ "Colchester United – Match details – Hartlepool United 3–2 Colchester Utd". Retrieved 8 July 2013.