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Tony Coton

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Full name Anthony Coton
Born 19 May 1961 at 21 Hawthorn Avenue in Gillway, Tamworth [registered in x, x]. To William and Gladys. Youngest of three children, the other two being Paul and Carol.
Attended Flax Hill Primary School and Mercian Grammar School for Boys.
Height/Weight x' x½", xst. xlbs [x].


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies There To Be Shot At - Tony Coton with Simon Mullock (deCoubertin Books Ltd, 2017)

Club Career

Club(s) Began his junior career as an eight-year old when he was put between the sticks for Gillway Boys FC. Played in the Tamworth Sunday League with The Merican FC when he was just fourteen years old. He represented Aldridge & Brownhills District schools' team as a centre-half. As a sixteen year-old, his trial with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC was unsuccessful. However, he did sign junior forms with Aston Villa FC on a non-contract basis in 1977, but he soon walked away from Villa Park. After leaving school, Coton kept goal once for Tamworth FC in a Southern League Division One (North) match, then in the Birmingham League for Kingsbury United FC and in the Midlands Combination League for Mile Oak Rovers FC. Then, in October 1978, another trial, this time with Birmingham City FC, proved to be a success.
Club honours x
Individual honours PFA Division Two Team of the Year 1988-89, 1989-90; PFA Division One Team of the Year 1991-92;
Distinctions x


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number Did not appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Major tournaments x
Team honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.


Tony Coton - Career Statistics
Squads Apps comp. apps Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
- 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - min - none none
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


Tony Coton - Match History
 Club:   F.C. - x full appearances

Coach: x - x full capsx

Age x
1 - x - x, x x x x x
Graham Taylor selected 28 players for the game with Brazil at Wembley on May 17, plus four on standby.. On the day following the 1-1 draw with Brazil, Taylor announced his 20-man squad, thirteen days ahead of the deadline, that list excluded Tony Coton.