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Tony Waiters dies at the age of 83

Tue 10 November 2020 | 12:56

The former England goalkeeper has died at the age of 83.

Tony Waiters, former

Blackpool

and

Burnley

goalkeeper, has died at the age of 83.

Waiters appeared more than 250 times playing for Blackpool, in which he won five

England

caps in 1964 as Alf Ramsey sought back up for Gordon Banks before the World Cup two years later.

In the early 1970s, he left Burnley and headed into management at Plymouth. During his time at Plymouth between 1972 and 1977, he was promoted by the Third Division and led Argyle to the League Cup semi-finals.

England national team stated:” We're sad to learn that Tony Waiters, who won five caps for the Three Lions in 1964, has died at the age of 83.

“Our thoughts and sympathies are with Tony’s family, friends, and former clubs.”

Later he started his career as a manager at the Vancouver Whitecaps before having two spells as the national coach of Canada. Canada’s only appearance in the finals was in the 1986 World Cup and it was the time when Waiters was still in charge.


source: SportMob