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Tony Godden

Tony Godden

Clubs played for: West Bromwich Albion, Luton Town, Walsall, Chelsea, Birmingham City, Bury, Peterborough United. (1976-1989).

Born: 1955

Birthplace: Gillingham

Died:

Position: Goalkeeper

Biography: Initially signed on loan by John Hollins in March 1986 when Eddie Niedzwiecki was injured and Steve Francis lost form. He performed well enough to be signed permanently at the start of next season and within weeks, enjoyed the highlight of his stay, saving two penalties in front of the Stretford End to help earn a 1-0 win over Manchester United. Injuries and illness prevented progress and when Roger Freestone was signed, Godden never regained his first team slot. Went on to play for three more clubs before turning his hand to coaching keepers for a living. Has served as coach to a number of League clubs has also managed non-league Kings Lynn FC. Is now on Brighton's coaching staff.




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Godden, Tony I played in the same school team as Tony, we also played in the same Sunday 11 aside team managed by my brother Steve, he was also a good out field player and I was in goal.

Good times :)
10-03-20 Philip Clyesdale

Godden, Tony A true gentleman 😆
05-02-20 David Woodhouse

Godden, Tony I remember when we played away to Manchester Utd in 1986, I was just behind the goal to the right,(We won 1-0 with a Kerry Dixon goal) and Tony saved 2 penalties at the Stretford end, one from Strachan and one from Olsen. He was an exceptionally good keeper with excellent reflexes. He also had a huge drop kick.


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