Exeter City Football Club and Exeter City Supporters' Trust are saddened to hear that our former player, Tony Scott, has passed away at the age of 80.
Born on April Fool's Day in 1941, Tony Scott played for Huntingdon Boys and St Neots Town before joining the groundstaff at West Ham United in 1957. After three years, and having made 12 appearances for England Youth, Tony made his senior debut against Chelsea in February 1960.
After spells at West Ham, Aston Villa, Torquay United and Bournemouth, Tony would join the Grecians in June 1972 making his debut in a 1-0 defeat at Southport the following month. He stayed at St James Park for two seasons before he was forced to retire through injury. Whilst playing for City he combined that with running a butchers shop in North Street.
Tony was a tricky winger, who unfortunately took more than his fair share of hard tackles from defenders trying to stop him.
Tony would later works as youth team coach for Manchester City under Malcolm AllIson and held a number of coaching roles after hanging up his boots, including working alongside Bond at Manchester City and in Kuwait with Nassah and Kuwait City. In 1989 he emigrated to Australia with wife Sheila.
Forever a Grecian, Tony will be missed by all at the club, and our thoughts and best wishes are with his family at this time.