Tony Witter

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Tony Witter
Personal information
Full name Anthony Witter
Date of birth (1964-08-12) 12 August 1964 (age 52)
Place of birth London, England
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Grays Athletic
1990–1991 Crystal Palace
1991–1994 Queens Park Rangers 1 (0)
1992 Plymouth Argyle (loan) 3 (1)
1994 Reading (loan) 4 (0)
1994–1998 Millwall 104 (2)
1998 Northampton 4 (0)
1998 Welling United
1998 Torquay United 4 (0)
1998–1999 Welling United
1999 Scunthorpe United 14 (0)
1999 Hayes 2 (0)
1999 Enfield 0 (0)
1999 Bohemians 1 (0)
Total 137 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Tony Witter (born 12 August 1965) is a retired English footballer who played during the 1980s and 1990s.

Witter was a central defender who played for numerous clubs during his career including Millwall, Scunthorpe United and Bohemians amongst others. He spent nearly seven years at Millwall making 104 league appearances, scoring two goals. He made a solitary appearance for Bohemians, against Galway United in December 1999.

Witter who is of African-Caribbean ethnicity was notable for being accepted by Millwall supporters at a time when some of them had a reputation for racial intolerance.[1][2]

He held the record for the quickest goal scored for Plymouth Argyle by a player on his debut until Jamie Mackie broke it on 12 February 2008, against Barnsley.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Black, Les; Crabbe, Tim; Solomos, John (1998). "'Lions, Black Skins and Reggae Gyals' Race, Nation and Identity in Football" (PDF). Goldsmiths College, University of London. Archived from the original (pdf) on 23 October 2006. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  2. ^ Richards, Huw (2002-06-07). "Tasty left foot, but what about his cultural passport?". Times Higher Education. TSL Education Ltd. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  3. ^ "Plymouth vs Barnsley". Plymouth Argyle F.C. 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 

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