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Tony Cottee

West Ham United FC, Everton FC

7 appearances, 0 goals

P 7 W 3 D 3 L 1 F 6: A 1
*(actual F 1: A 0)
64% successful

1986-89

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
174

Profile

Full name Antony Richard Cottee

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Born 11 July 1965 in Forest Gate, Newham, Greater London [registered as Antony R., in West Ham, September 1965].
Married to Lorraine Blackhall [registered as Antony R. in Thurrock, Essex, June 1989].
Height/Weight 5' 8", 11st. 4lbs [1987], 5' 9", 12st. 6lbs [1999].

Source

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

Biographies My Autobiography: Claret & Blues - Tony Cottee & Tony Macdonald (Independent UK Sports 1995);
Tony Cottee: West Ham: The Inside Story - Tony Cottee
(Philip Evans Media Ltd, November 2012)
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football in Essex before playing his junior football with Chase Cross United FC, and became a West Ham United FC apprentice in May 1981, turning professional on 1 September 1982 and going on to play 212 league appearances and scoring 92 goals. Joined Everton FC on 2 August 1988, for £2.3 million, a new British transfer record. He scored 72 goals in 184 Football League/Premiership appearances. He re-signed for West Ham United FC on 7 September 1994 and he made another 67 Premiership, scoring 23 goals. On 3 March 1997, he signed for Selangor FA, making 24 Liga-M appearances, scoring 14 goals. Returned to the Premiership with Leicester City FC on 14 August 1997 for ½million and made another 85 league appearances, scoring 27, during which time he was loaned to Birmingham City FC on 14 November 1997, scoring once in five Football League outings. Upon his release on 11 September 2000, Cottee signed as a player-coach and played seven league appearances for Norwich City FC, scoring once. He was released on 31 October and he went to Barnet FC as player-manager, scoring nine in sixteen league appearances, he resigned on 16 March 2001 and a week later, finished the season at Millwall FC, playing twice, before retiring.
Club honours FA Cup runners-up 1988-89; Full Members Cup runners-up 1990-91; FAM winners 1996-97; Football League Cup runners-up 1998-99, winners 1999-2000;
Individual honours PFA Young Player of the Year 1985-86; West Ham United FC Young Player of the Year 1985-86; Leicester City FC Player of the Year 1999-2000;
Distinctions In his final season, Cottee played with four different clubs in the four different top flight divisions.

Source

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

England Career

Player number 997th player to appear for England.
Position(s) Forward
First match No. 619, 10 September 1986, Sweden 1 England 0, a friendly match at Söderstadion, Stockholm, substitute (58), aged 21 years 61 days.
Last match No. 646, 27 May 1989, Scotland 0 England 2, a Rous Cup match at Hampden Park, Mount Florida, Glasgow, substituted (75), aged 23 years 320 days.
Major tournaments Rous Cup 1989;
Team honours Rous Cup winners 1989
Individual honours England U21 (seven appearances), England U18.
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Currently works as a pundit on Sky Sports.

 

Tony Cottee - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
7+ 7 4 1 6 1 174 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 Cottee - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 4 2 2 0 4 0 +4 2 4 1.00 0.00 75.0 +2
Away 3 1 1 1 2 1 +1 2 2 0.667 0.333 50.0 =0
All 7 3 3 1 6 1 +5 4 6 0.857 0.143 64.3 +2

 

Tony Cottee - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 6 3 3 0 6 0 +6 3 6 1.00 0.00 75.0 +3
Red 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.00 -1
All 7 3 3 1 6 1 +5 4 6 0.857 0.143 64.3 +2

 

Tony Cottee - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
ECP 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Minor Tournament 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 1 2 1.00 0.00 75.0 +1
Friendly 3 1 1 1 1 1 =0 2 2 0.333 0.333 50.0 =0
All 7 3 3 1 6 1 +5 4 6 0.857 0.143 64.3 +2

 

Tony Cottee - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1988-90 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
WCP All 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1986-88 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
ECP All 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
Minor Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
Rous Cup 1989 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 1 2 1.00 0.00 75.0 +1
TC All 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 1 2 1.00 0.00 75.0 +1
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 0 1 0 0 0 =0 1 1 0.00 0.00 50.0 =0
EC 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
TC 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 1 2 1.00 0.00 75.0 +1
All 4 2 2 0 5 0 +5 2 4 1.25 0.00 75.0 +2

 

Tony Cottee - Match History
 Club: West Ham United F.C. - 3 full caps

Coach: Bobby Robson - 7 full capsx

Age 21
1 619 10 September 1986 - Sweden 1 England 0, Söderstadion, Stockholm Fr AL sub 58 ?
1-0 when substituting
2 620 15 October 1986 - England 3 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley ECP HW sub 82 ?
3-0 when substituting
Age 22
3 632 27 April 1988 - Hungary 0 England 0, Népstadion, Budapest Fr AD sub 82 ?
0-0 when substituting
 Club: Everton F.C. - 4 full caps  
Age 23
4 639 14 September 1988 - England 1 Denmark 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley Fr HW sub 69 ?
1-0 when substituting
5 640 19 October 1988 - England 0 Sweden 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley WCP HD sub 79 ?
0-0 when substituting
6 645 23 May 1989 - England 0 Chile 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley RC HD sub 71 15
0-0 when substituting
7 646 27 May 1989 - Scotland 0 England 2, Hampden Park, Glasgow AW Start off 75 10
0-1 when substituted

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