Colin Waldron

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Colin Waldron
Personal information
Date of birth (1948-06-22) 22 June 1948 (age 69)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1967 Bury 20 (1)
1967 Chelsea 9 (0)
1967–1976 Burnley 308 (16)
1976 Manchester United 3 (0)
1976–1978 Sunderland 20 (1)
1978 Tulsa Roughnecks 11 (1)
1978 Philadelphia Fury 16 (1)
1978 Mossley (loan) 1 (0)
1979 Atlanta Chiefs 14 (0)
1979–1980 Rochdale 19 (1)
Total 420 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Colin Waldron (born 22 June 1948 in Bristol) was an English football defender. He spent thirteen seasons in the Football League and two in the North American Soccer League.

Waldron spent his youth in Oldham, Lancashire, beginning his career with nearby Bury, making 20 appearances. He then joined Chelsea before the 1967–68 season. Nine games into the season, Burnley purchased his contract for £30,000. He made his Burnley debut on 28 October 1967. He quickly became a fixture at centre back and was named captain in his second season with the club.[1] Burnley won the Second Division in 1973 and were invited to play in the 1973 FA Charity Shield in which Waldron scored the winning goal against Manchester City. He ultimately played nine years and 308 games for Burnley before club turmoil in 1976 led the team to release the manager Jimmy Adamson and several players including Waldron. He then moved to Manchester United, for whom he made just three appearances before the Adamson-managed Sunderland purchased his contract. After two years with Sunderland, Waldron moved to the United States to play for the Tulsa Roughnecks. After spells with the Philadelphia Fury and Atlanta Chiefs, he moved back to England to play for Rochdale.

References

  1. ^ The Hall of Fame Number 36 – Colin Waldron

External links

  • Profile at StretfordEnd.co.uk
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  • NASL stats
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