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Tony Taylor (footballer)

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Date of birth6 September 1946
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
Playing positionLeft back

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Tony Taylor (born 6 September 1946 in Glasgow) is a former professional footballer.

Taylor played left back in 195 league games for Crystal Palace between 1968 and 1974, scoring 8 goals. He also played for Kilmarnock, Celtic, Morton, Southend United (to whom he transferred on leaving Palace), Bristol Rovers, Portsmouth, and Northampton Town. In 1980 he moved to Canada and played for Pan Hellenik, a Greek team in the National Soccer League, a semi-pro Toronto league. The high point with this team was playing in a tournament against Benfica, Toronto Italia and Partizan Belgrade.

After working as an assistant coach with Celtic, Taylor became coach of Canada's national boy's youth team in the 1980s. He also served as the (senior) national team manager during an unsuccessful bid to qualify for the 1990 FIFA World Cup finals. Taylor is now the Technical Director of the Burlington Youth Soccer Club in Burlington, Ontario.

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