Born in Edmonton, Tony attended Raynham Road school in Edmonton and then to Enfield Technical College.
Played for Enfield Schools, Middlesex Schools and London Schools representative sides.
Won four England schoolboys caps in 1947 and was invited to join Tottenham juniors, signing on as an amateur at the age of 15 in July 1948. Played in the Reserves soon after and was the youngest player to play for the first team in the league at the time, when he turned out to face Grimsby Town on 22nd April 1950.
Captained the side in 73 games, as his versatility kept him as a useful reserve, but this may also have hindered his progress as a player, but his dream of playing for Spurs kept him in the shadows; always ready to be called upon. He could have been a regular at any other club in the First Division, but stayed loyal and made six appearances during the Double season. His biggest match was the European Cup Winners Cup final of 1963 in Rotterdam.
Took charge of the Cambridge University side for the Varsity match of 1959
On retirement from playing in 1965, Tony went into management with a post as player/manager at Cambridge City, where he was in charge from May 1965 to March 1967, followed by a spell in charge at Northampton Town in the 1967-68 season.
He used to play for Maldon Cricket Club in Essex, where he retired to after running a wallpaper shop and worked in the building trade.