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Tony Parks

1982 - 1988

Our former keeper returned to the Club as goalkeeping coach in November 2008, having spent the previous six years working in a similar role with the FA to the England youth teams.

Born in Hackney, he joined us an apprentice and became a full professional in September 1980. His full debut came against West Ham United at Upton Park in May 1982, but it was two years later in the UEFA Cup Final against Anderlecht when he carved a permanent niche for himself in our history.

With penalties required to decide the outcome after the aggregate score after extra time had finished 2-2, he saved Anderlecht's first spotkick and then repeated the feat with the final penalty to win us the trophy.

In total, he played 49 times for us, before being released in June 1988, having gone out on loan to Oxford United and Gillingham while on our books. He joined Brentford in August 1988, making 71 league appearances and went on to have spells with a host of clubs including Fulham, West Ham United, Stoke City, Falkirk, Doncaster Rovers and Scarborough.

In Scotland, he featured 128 times for Falkirk, while his first taste of coaching came with Burnley in January 1999. He then became player/goalkeeping coach at Halifax Town and also had a brief spell as assistant manager and joint caretaker manager at the club, before leaving in November 2001.

From Halifax he moved to Crewe as goalkeeping coach, before joining the FA in October 2002, where he looked after the coaching of all goalkeepers within the England youth teams.

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Tony Parks
League Appearances
37
League Goals
0
League Cup Appearances
1
League Cup Goals
0
FA Cup Appearances
5
FA Cup Goals
0
European Appearances
6
European Goals
0