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Tony Knapp

Tony Knapp
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Tony Knapp at Viking Stadion, 10 July 2008.
Personal information
Full name Anthony Knapp
Date of birth (1936-10-13) 13 October 1936 (age 83)
Place of birth Newstead, England
Playing position(s) Defender
Youth career
Nottingham Forest
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1961 Leicester City 86 (0)
1961–1967 Southampton 233 (2)
1967–1968 Coventry City 11 (0)
1968 Los Angeles Wolves 30 (1)
1969–1971 Tranmere Rovers 36 (1)
1971–1972 Poole Town
Teams managed
1971–1972 Poole Town
1974–1975 Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur
1974–1977 Iceland
1978–1981 Viking FK
1982–1983 Fredrikstad FK
1984–1985 Iceland
1986–1987 SK Brann
SK Vidar
Djerv 1919
Sandnes Ulf
2003 Staal Jørpeland
Stavanger IF
2004–2005 Hundvåg FK
2007–2008 Lillesand IL
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Anthony Knapp (born 13 October 1936 in Newstead, Nottinghamshire) is an English former footballer, a notable defender in the English football league in the 1960s.[1]

He was training with Nottingham Forest before becoming professional, as a player for Leicester City (1955–61, 86 matches), Southampton FC (1961–67, 260 matches, 2 goal), Coventry City (1967–68, 11 matches), Los Angeles Wolves (1968) and Tranmere Rovers (1969–71, 36 matches, 1 goal).

His career as a manager started in Poole Town F.C. (1971–72, also player) and as an assistant coach to Norwich City. He then had success with the amateurs Iceland national football team (1974–77, A, U18, U21) as in their beating the East Germany national football team 2-1 (1975). In Norway he had success with Viking FK (1978–81, winning the double 1979), Fredrikstad FK (1982–83), again Iceland (1984–85), and SK Brann (1986–87, cupfinalist). Since then Knapp has coached lower division clubs around Stavanger, such as SK Vidar, Djerv 1919, Sandnes Ulf, Staal (from Jørpeland, 2003), Stavanger IF, Hundvåg FK (2004–05) and Lillesand IL (2007–08), before he retired due to illness.




  1. ^ Peter Keeling, Blast from the past[permanent dead link] (1.3.08)
  • Tony Knapp, Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Transfer Database