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Colin Sullivan

Colin Sullivan

Clubs played for: Plymouth Argyle, Norwich City, Cardiff City, Hereford United, Portsmouth, Swansea City, (1968-1985).

Born: 1951

Birthplace: Saltash, Cornwall

Position: Defender

Biography: Having been born in Cornwall, the nearest league club to home was Plymouth Argyle and it was there that Sullivan made his debut at the age of 16. In doing so, he became the youngest player in their history. Ironically, the record had previously been held by Richie Reynolds. At Home Park he established himself as an accomplished Left-back and won call ups to the England youth and Under-23 sides. After 230 appearances for the club he joined Norwich City for £70,000 in 1974. He became a first team regular for the next four years and helped the Norfolk side to promotion from the second division and to the League Cup final in 1975. With his career seemingly coming to an end, Pompey offered him a contract at the age of 31 and he seized the opportunity. He played in all of the remaining games in his first season and was an ever present in the third division championship winning side of 1982//3. Having settled in the area, he played for Locks Heath after a short spell at Swansea and became a postman. In between rounds of golf, the Cornishman has been running his own landscaping business since the early 1990's.

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