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Tony Kay

Everton FC

1 cap, 1 goal

P 1 W 1 D 0 L 0 F 8: A 1
100% successful

1963

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
90

Profile

Full name Anthony Herbert Kay
Born 13 May 1937 in Attercliffe, Sheffield [registered in Sheffield, June 1937].
Married to Marina Platts [registered in Sheffield, September 1957].
Height/Weight 5' 7½", 12st. 0lbs [1963].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played junior football around Sheffield before earning a trial with Sheffield Wednesday FC, becoming part of the groundstaff in 1952, turning professional in May 1954. After 179 League appearances, and ten goals, Kay became Britain's most expensive footballer when he moved to Everton FC in December 1962 for �60,000. He remained until April 1964, he never played football again after The Sunday People revealed his match-fixing involvement on 12 April 1961. Sentenced to prison in January 1965. He completed 57 Toffee league appearances, scoring four times.
Club honours Football League Division Two winners 1958-59; Football League Champions 1962-63;
Individual honours Football League (seven appearances)
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number 823rd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Right-half
Only match No. 371, 5 June 1963, Switzerland 1 England 8, an end-of season tour at Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel, aged 26 years 23 days.
Major tournaments None
Team honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None

England Disgrace

While at Sheffield Wednesday FC, he and two team-mates placed a bet on a match in 1962 against Ipswich Town FC, which eventually led to jail terms and life bans from the game.
Also spent twelve years in Spain after selling adiamond that turned out to be a fake. - The Observer Sport

Beyond England

His football career came to an abrubt end when he was sent to prison in January 1965 for four months, of which he served ten weeks in an open prison in Leeds. The Football Association banned him for life from football, but this was rescinded after seven years. Kay never returned to football, but in fact ended up in Spain and then South London. - Daily Telegraph

 

Tony Kay - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
4 1 0 1 0 0 90 0 0 min 0 None None
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Tony Kay - Match Record - All Matches - By Colour of Shirt - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Away - White - Friendly 1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 0 0 8 1 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 0 0 8 1 100.0 +1

 

Tony Kay - Match History
 Club: Sheffield Wednesday F.C. - 0 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 0 full capsx

Age 24
FIFA set a deadline of April 10 1962 for preliminary lists of forty players to be submitted. England's selectors produced theirs, two days early. Following England's defeat by Scotland at Hampden Park, the squad was whittled down to 22 names on April 15, with 18 names excluded including Tony Kay.
 Club: Everton F.C. - 1 full cap

Coach: Alf Ramsey - 1 full capx

Age 26
- 369 29 May 1963 - Czechoslovakia 2 England 4, Štadión Tehelné pole, Bratislava Tour AW squad/reserve
- 370 2 June 1963 - GDR 1 England 2, Zentralstadion, Leipzig AW
1 371 5 June 1963 - Switzerland 1 England 8, Sankt Jakob Stadium, Basel AW Start 4
- 373 23 October 1963 - England 2 Rest of the World 1, Empire Stadium, Wembley, London Fr HW reserve

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