Walsall Player 87. Anthony “Tony” Macken


• Anthony “Tony” Macken (born 30 July 1950) is an Irish former professional football player. He was born in Dublin.
Macken was a right back or midfielder who played for Home Farm F.C., Glentoran F.C. (1969–1973) and Waterford United F.C. in Ireland before moving to Derby County F.C. in August 1974 for a fee of £30,000. Manager Dave Mackay left Macken in the reserves for the whole of the 1974/75 season.
After a spell on loan at Portsmouth, Macken finally made his league debut on Saturday, 27 December 1975 in a 2-0 win at home to Aston Villa. He again went on loan to Portsmouth in February 1976. His only other appearance for Derby in the season was in a 1-0 loss again against Villa. In all competitions he made thirty-seven appearances for the Rams, including eight as a substitute bafore moving to play in America in 1977.
After spells with Washington and Dallas, he returned to England with Walsall in October 1977. He starred in Walsall 1979/80 promotion team and scored once for them in 190 games before returning home to Ireland in June 1982 where he played for Waterford United and Drogheda United. He managed Drogheda United to the League Cup winners in 1983/84. And was assistant manager to Ray Treacy when Shamrock Rovers won the League Championship in 1993/94.
He won his single Republic of Ireland cap – a 1-0 defeat at home to Spain on 9 February 1977.

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This is all I could find as far as Tony’s Stats go, and the only thing to be got out of these are the clubs he played at and the times. But no stats on games or goals.

07/1982 – 06/1984 Drogheda United Manager

Club career

07/1985 – 06/1987 Waterford United Defender
07/1982 – 06/1984 Drogheda United Defender
10/1977 – 06/1982 Walsall FC Defender
10/1977 – 10/1977 Derby County Defender
09/1977 – 09/1977 Dallas Tornado Defender
05/1977 – 08/1977 Washington Diplomats Defender
09/1976 – 04/1977 Derby County Defender
05/1976 – 08/1976 Washington Diplomats Defender
02/1976 – 04/1976 Portsmouth FC Defender
07/1974 – 01/1976 Derby County Defender
07/1972 – 06/1974 Waterford AFC Defender
07/1969 – 06/1972 Glentoran Belfast Defender
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