Tony Dobson

Tony Dobson

Anthony "Tony" Dobson (born 2 May 1969 in Coventry) is a retired English professional footballer who played in the English Premier League.

Club career

Coventry City

Tony Dobson started his professional career at Coventry City at the age of 18. He officially signed on July 7, 1986. He made 54 league appearances, scoring 1 goal.

Blackburn Rovers

He was transferred to Blackburn Rovers on January 17, 1991, for a transfer fee £300,000. There he made 41 league appearances during his two year stint.


He was transferred to Portsmouth on September 22, 1993, for a transfer fee £150,000. There he made 53 league appearances, scoring 2 goals. He also had loan spells with Oxford United and Peterborough United.

Later career

After leaving Portsmouth in the summer of 1997, thankfully, he played for West Bromwich Albion, Gillingham, Northampton Town, and Forest Green Rovers.

Management career

In 2001, he became the manager of Rugby Town (then called Rugby United). In 2005, he left Rugby Town to become the manager of Solihull Borough. He left the post in 2006, but then began his second spell in charge of Rugby Town, signing a new contract on 16th September 2008.


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