Player #504

Appearances:

148

Starts:

148

Goals:

86

Seasons:

4

Tony Hateley
Tony Hateley

Source: Football card #186 Tony Hateley issued by Score under Soccer Stars series.

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Tony Hateley
Tony Hateley

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Tony Hateley

Position

Centre Forward

From

1963-64

To

1966-67

IMAGE CREDIT

Tony Hateley

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

22
23
24
25

Division

D1
D1
D1
D1

Appearances

148
39
53
44
12

Starts

148
39
53
44
12

Substitute

0
0
0
0
0

Unused

0
0
0
0
0

Goals

86
19
34
28
5

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Anthony Hateley

Birth Date

Friday, 13 June 1941

Birth Place

Derby, Derbyshire

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Notts County

From

For

£22,000

On

May 1963

Previous Clubs

Derby Schoolboy football |
Normanton Sports Club |
Derby County |
1958-63 Notts County |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Chelsea

For

£100,000

On

October 1966

Subsequent Clubs

1966-67 Chelsea |
1967-68 Liverpool |
1968-69 Coventry City |
1969-70 Birmingham City |
1970-72 Notts County |
1973-74 Oldham Athletic |
1974 Boston Minutemen, NASL |
1974-75 Bromsgrove Rovers |
1975-76 Prescot Town |
1976-77 Barrow |

Tony Hateley
Tony Hateley

Source: Football card #186 Tony Hateley issued by Score under Soccer Stars series.

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Tony Hateley
Tony Hateley

Source: Football card #186 Tony Hateley issued by Score under Soccer Stars series.

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

1963-66 Aston Villa, £22k, 148 (0) | 86 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Joe Mercer |
Dick Taylor |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 24 August 1963

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 24 August 1963

Nottingham Forest (a), Division One

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 24 August 1963

Final Appearance

Saturday, 22 October 1966

Sheffield United (h), Division One

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Saturday, 22 October 1966

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

Foot

International Team

Not selected

Died

1 February 2014, Aged 72

Tony Hateley

Player #504 for Aston Villa, Anthony Hateley, known as Tony Hateley, played as a centre forward for the club.

Tony played for Villa between 1963-64 and 1966-67 making 148 appearances and scoring 86 goals.

Tony was born in Derby on 13 June 1941 and made a goalscoring debut appearance for Villa on Saturday, 24 August 1963 aged 22.

Villa had signed Tony from Notts County for a fee of £22,000 earlier in August 1963 as a replacement for the troublesome and under-performing Derek Dougan.

The difference in the players however was acute, Tony could score but football at times seemed alien to him and he relied on more talented players to create the chances upon which his undoubted finishing capacity could capitalise.

Hateley was indebted to Phil Woosnam and Harry Burrows and later Tony Scott and Johnny MacLeod for many of his goals and although his heading was his key attribute he developed his abilities with his feet during his time with Villa.

Despite his limitations Tony immediately hit the goal trail for Villa, hitting 17 goals in his first season and then hit 34 and 28 respectively in the following two seasons before his ambition got the better of him and he demanded a move away from the club, and players, who had been so crucial in his development.

In truth however he played for the club in an era lacking success and after successive bottom 8 finishes in Division One he moved on.

Tony played his final game for Villa on Saturday, 22 October 1966 aged just 25, he moved on to Chelsea for a fee of £100,000.

Not the first and not the last casualty of a difficult period in Villa’s history.

By the end of that season Villa were relegated and didn’t return to top flight football for 9 seasons.

Yet Hateley’s career also went into decline just like the club he left, failing at Chelsea and then having the ignominy of playing for Coventry and Birmingham, toiling to little effect.

Tony had played under Villa managers Joe Mercer and Dick Taylor

Tony passed away in Preston on 1 February 2014 aged 72