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Tony Knapp

Tony Knapp
Tony Knapp at Viking Stadion, 10 July 2008.
Personal information
Full nameAnthony Knapp
Date of birth13 October 1936(age 80)
Place of birthNewstead, England
Playing positionDefender

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Anthony Knapp (born 13 October 1936 in Newstead, Nottinghamshire) is a British footballer, a notable defender in the English football league in the 1960s.

He was training with Nottingham Forest before becoming professional, as a player for Leicester City (1955 61, 86 matches), Southampton FC (1961 67, 260 matches, 2 goal), Coventry City (1967 68, 11 matches), Los Angeles Wolves (1968) and Tranmere Rovers (1969 71, 36 matches, 1 goal).

His career as a manager started in Poole Town F.C. (1971 72, also player) and as an assistant coach to Norwich City.

He then had success with the amateurs Iceland national football team (1974 77, A, U18, U21) as in their beating the East Germany national football team 2-1 (1975). In Norway he had success with Viking FK (1978 81, winning the double 1979), Fredrikstad FK (1982 83), again Iceland (1984 85),

and SK Brann (1986 87, cupfinalist). Since then Knapp has coached lower division clubs around Stavanger, such as SK Vidar, Djerv 1919, Sandnes Ulf, Staal (from Jørpeland, 2003), Stavanger IF, Hundvåg FK (2004 05) and Lillesand IL (2007-).

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