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Tony Morley

Aston Villa FC

6 caps, 0 goals

P 6 W 4 D 2 L 0 F 12: A 3
*(actual F 9: A 2)
83% successful

1981-82

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
450

Profile

Full name William Anthony Morley (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 26 August 1954 in Ormskirk, Lancashire [registered as William A. in Ormskirk, September 1954].
Height/Weight 5' 8½", 11st. 8½lbs [1982].

Source

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

Club Career

Club(s) Played for Ormskirk & District Schools, from which he joined Preston North End FC as an apprentice, turning professional in September 1972. Played 84 league matches, scoring fifteen times. Burnley FC signed Morley in February 1976 for a £100,000 transfer fee, another 91 league matches followed, and another five goals. He moved onto Aston Villa FC in June 1979 for £220,000, amonst his success, he featured in 137 league appearances, scoring 25 times. West Bromwich Albion FC signed him for £70,000 in December 1983, he completed 33 league appearances and scored another five goals before being sent out on loan. Birmingham City FC in 1984, where he sored three times in four league games. He joined Seiko SA of Hong Kong for the 1985-86 season, but left after the club dissolved. He joined ADO Den Haag for the following season, playing in 31 Eredivisie appearances, scoring thirteen. Morley returned to West Bromwich Albion FC in 1987, playing in another 28 league matches, scoring seven times. He made another five league appearances with Burnley FC in 1988 on loan. After leaving Hawthorns, Morley joined the Tampa Bay Rowdies in 1989 and Greece side Hamrun Spartans FC.
Club honours Football League Champions 1980-81; European Challenge Cup winners 1981-82; European Super Cup winner 1982; KNVB Cup runners-up 1986-87;
Individual honours BBC Match of the Day Goal of the Season 1980-81, Aston Villa FC vs. Everton FC, Football League First Division, 7 February 1981.
Distinctions None

Source

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

England Career

Player number 953rd player to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside-left
First match No. 558, 18 November 1981, England 1 Hungary 0, a World Cup qualification match at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, substitute (65), aged 27 years 84 days.
Last match No. 572, 17 November 1982, Greece 0 England 3, a European Championship qualification match at Kaftatzoglio Stadio, Thessalonica, aged 28 years 83 days.
Major tournaments British Championships 1981-82;
Team honours British Championship winners 1981-82;
Individual honours England B (two appearances), England U23 (one appearance)
Distinctions None

Beyond England

Tony Morley is a prominent member of the Aston Villa Former Players Association and a regular player in the 'Aston Villa Old Stars' team. He also provides match commentary for radio broadcasts on the Official Aston Villa Website.

 

Tony Morley - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Capt. Disc.
6+ 6 5 5 1 2 455 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 Morley - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2
Away 4 2 2 0 7 3 +4 0 2 1.75 0.75 75.0 +2
All 6 4 2 0 12 3 +9 0 4 2.00 0.50 83.3 +4

 

Tony Morley - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 5 3 2 0 9 3 +6 0 3 1.80 0.60 80.0 +3
Red 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 0 1 3.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 6 4 2 0 12 3 +9 0 4 2.00 0.50 83.3 +4

 

Tony Morley - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1

ECP

2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 75.0 +1
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 75.0 +1
British Championship 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2
Friendly 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
All 6 4 2 0 12 3 +9 0 4 2.00 0.50 83.3 +4

 

Tony Morley - Match Record - Tournament Matches
World Cup Preliminary Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 1980-82 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
All 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
European Championship Preliminary Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 1982-84 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 75.0 +1
All 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 75.0 +1
British Championships
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1981-82 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2
All 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 0 1 1.00 0.00 100.0 +1
EC 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 0 1 2.50 1.00 75.0 +1
BC 2 2 0 0 5 0 +5 0 2 2.50 0.00 100.0 +2
All 5 4 1 0 11 2 +9 0 4 2.20 0.40 90.0 +4

 

Tony Morley - Match History
 Club: Preston North End F.C. - 0 full caps

Coach: Don Revie - 0 full capsx

Age 20
1 u23 21 January 1975 - Wales u23 0 England u23 2, Racecourse Ground, Wrexham Fr AW sub ?
 Club: Aston Villa F.C. - 6 full caps

Coach: Ron Greenwood - 5 full capsx

Age 26
1 b 17 November 1980 - England B 1 Australia 0, St Andrew's Stadium, Birmingham Fr HW sub 69 ?
2 b 25 March 1981 - Spain B 3 England B 2, Estadio Los Palmenos, Granada Fr AL Start 9
Age 27
1 558 18 November 1981 - England 1 Hungary 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London WCP HW sub 65 x
1-0 when substituting
2 559 23 February 1982 - England 4 Northern Ireland 0, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London BC HW Start off 77 11
2-0 when substituted
3 560 27 April 1982 - Wales 0 England 1, Ninian Park, Sloper Road, Cardiff BC AW Start 11
4 563 2 June 1982 - Iceland 1 England 1, Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjav√≠k Fr AD Start 11
A forty-man Provisional Squad was announced on 10 May 1982, five days before the deadline. The Final squad was announced on 4 June. Among the 18 players not going to Spain was Tony Morley.
Age 28
5 570 22 September 1982 - Denmark 2 England 2, Idrætsparken, København ECP AW Start off 83 7
1-2 when substituted
6 572 17 November 1982 - Greece 0 England 3, Kaftatzoglio Stadio, Thessalonica ECP AW Start 11

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