Tony Vaughan

Anthony John Vaughan (born 11 October 1975 in Manchester) is an English former professional footballer who played as a defender/midfielder from 1994 until 2006.

Tony Vaughan
Personal information
Full name Anthony John Vaughan[1]
Date of birth (1975-10-11) 11 October 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Playing position(s) Defender/Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Ipswich Town 65 (3)
1997–2000 Manchester City 59 (2)
1999Cardiff City (loan) 14 (0)
2000Nottingham Forest (loan) 6 (0)
2000–2003 Nottingham Forest 37 (1)
2002Scunthorpe United (loan) 5 (0)
2002Mansfield Town (loan) 4 (0)
2003Motherwell (loan) 12 (1)
2003–2004 Mansfield Town 32 (2)
2004–2006 Barnsley 27 (4)
2005Stockport County (loan) 10 (1)
2005–2006 Hucknall Town
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He played Premier League football for Ipswich Town before moving into the Football League with Manchester City, Cardiff City, Nottingham Forest, Scunthorpe United, Mansfield Town, Barnsley and Stockport County. He also played in the Scottish Premier League for Motherwell and finished his career in non-league football with Hucknall Town.

Playing careerEdit

Vaughan was a product of the Manchester City youth scheme where he became a trainee.[2] He later joined Ipswich as a youth, before making his full debut on 23 October 1994 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the FA Premier League. He started 10 times in that season where Ipswich were eventually relegated from the top flight. He continued to play a big part as George Burley's team attempted to get back into the top flight. Vaughan scored his first goal on 2 April 1996 against Derby at home. His last appearance for Town was on 14 May 1997 at home against Sheffield United F.C. in the Division 1 playoff where Ipswich lost on away goals.

Manchester City manager Frank Clark made City fan Vaughan a pre season signing in 1997 for £1.35 million. He left for Nottingham Forest in 1999, where he scored once against Wimbledon[3] in 43 league games. After loan spells at Scunthorpe United and Mansfield Town he moved to Scotland to play for Motherwell on loan in January 2003.[4] At Motherwell he scored one goal against Dundee United in 12 games.[5] Vaughan rejoined Mansfield, this time on a permanent basis, in the Summer of 2003, before ending his professional career at Barnsley, where he also had a loan spell at Stockport County (scoring once against Leyton Orient).[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Vaughan resided in Nottingham after his career came to an end, but now works for AKW Global As A Driver.


  1. ^ "Tony Vaughan". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  2. ^ Manchester City save best till last
  3. ^ "Nottm Forest 1–2 Wimbledon". BBC. 18 November 2000. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Well make double swoop". Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Nothing between United and Well". BBC. 3 May 2003. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  6. ^ "Stockport 1–1 Leyton Orient". BBC. 8 October 2005. Retrieved 1 May 2010.

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