Tony GREEN

Tony Green - Newcastle United - League appearances for The Magpies.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 13 November 1971

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    • POSITION
      Midfielder
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Wednesday, 30 October 1946
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Glasgow, Scotland
  • CLUBS
  • Blackpool FC
    • Club Career Dates
      1967-1971
    • League Debut
      Saturday, 6th May 1967 in a 3-1 defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion (Aged: 20)
    • Club Career
      123 League apps, 13 goals
  • Newcastle United
    • Club Career Dates
      1971-1973
    • League Debut
      Saturday, 6th November 1971 in a 1-0 defeat at Everton (Aged: 25)
    • Club Career
      33 League apps, 3 goals
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Tony GREEN - Newcastle United - League appearances for The Magpies.

Tony Green's career was tragically cut short by injury and he was forced to quit the game in 1973

at 27 years of age. Such was his impact on Tyneside, that despite playing just 39 games for the club,

Tony was idolised by the Geordie fans. On his retirement his manager Joe Harvey  (1918-1989)  said

"It was the saddest day of my life. He was my very best buy."


He is pictured above during the match against Leicester City on 13/11/1971.

 

Signed from Albion Rovers for £15,500 in May 1967
 
Blackpool:   1966-1967     Played   1     Scored   0   goals   (Division 1)
     1967-1968     Played   38     Scored   3   goals   (Division 2)
     1968-1969     Played   40     Scored   5   goals   (Division 2)
     1969-1970     Played   0     Scored   0   goals   (Division 2)
     1970-1971     Played   29     Scored   3   goals   (Division 1)
     1971-1972     Played   14     Scored   2   goals   (Division 2)
 
Transferred in October 1971
 
Newcastle Utd:   1971-1972     Played   27     Scored   2   goals   (Division 1)
     1972-1973     Played   6     Scored   1   goal   (Division 1)
     1973-1974     Played   0     Scored   0   goals   (Division 1)
 

 

He made six appearances for Scotland between 1971 and 1972.

After his football career ended Green became a maths teacher at Hodgson High School in Poulton-le-Fylde,

Lancashire, and later at Millfield, in nearby Thornton.

 

In 2008 Green said:  "You think about things for about six months and you look back wistfully.

But in a way, I'm glad that if I had to finish like I did, I did it at Newcastle. I had a chance to play

for a big club every week, in front of big crowds. You can't regret that. I'd have loved to have played on,

but if you keep looking back it would drive you crackers."