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Tony Cunningham

Tony Cunningham

Clubs played for: Kidderminster Harriers, Stourbridge, Lincoln City, Barnsley, Sheffield Wednesday, Manchester City, Newcastle United, Blackpool, Bury, Bolton Wanderers, Rotherham United, Doncaster Rovers, Wycombe Wanderers, Gainsborough Trinity (1979-1994)

Born: 1957

Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Position: Striker

Biography: A classic football journeyman he played for eleven clubs in the Football League between 1979-94. A big target man he scored 116 goals in 495 appearances in the Football League. Whilst playing football he completed an Open University degree in Business Studies. He then studied law at Nottingham University. In 1995 after a brief spell at Gainsborough Trinity he joined Andrew Jay & Co Solicitors in Gainsborough and qualified as a solicitor four years later. At that time he moved to their Lincoln office where he still works.

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Cunningham, Tony Went to school with him and in the same class for 11 years.

Tony Played in the same teams as Tony at Nothicote and the Highcroft I was the goalkeeper. Used to get the ball to him because no one could stop him creating or scoring a goal.
06-09-20 Philip Simpson

Cunningham, Tony Watched him in the Leazes End playing for the Toon back in the 70s. I met him years later doing a kids football presentation in Metheringham Lincs. I reminded him of his goals for Newcastle against MAN U which he still says was the highlight of his career. I also reminded him of the chant we fans sang about about him and did he love it.
He has never forgot it. Great fellow.
05-07-20 Stuart Cameron

Cunningham, Tony Met one of his sons the other week. Tony ended up at Lincoln. He still lives there and is a criminal defence lawyer.
Chris Bell

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