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Tony Whelan

Tony Whelan

Clubs played for: Manchester United, Manchester City, Rochdale, Los Angeles Skyhawks, Fort Lauderdale Strikers (indoor), Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Atlanta Chiefs, Philadelphia Fever (indoor), Witton Albion, Fort Lauderdale Strikers (indoor), Fort Lauderdale Strikers (1968-1983)

Born: 1952

Birthplace: Salford

Position: Forward /Midfielder

Biography: Spotted by United scout, Joe Armstrong, and signed as an apprentice. Enjoyed a lot of success with the Youth team before signing a professional contract in 1969. He toured North America with the first team but never made it into a squad for a league or cup game, despite being leading scorer for the reserves in 1971- 1972. Was about to sign for Bolton when City boss, Malcolm Allison, stepped in and he moved to Maine Road. Coached on Manchester City's Football in the Community programme until Brian Kidd invited him to coach at United's Academy, where he is now assistant Academy director.

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Whelan, Tony Worked with Tony at Moston Brook H. S. in 1988 He was an Educational Welfare Officer (Wagman!) Also played alongside Him in The Staff Football Team
19-08-20 Michael Doherty

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