Thirlby, Anthony

Birth Date

4th March 1976

Birthplace

Berlin, Germany

Occupation

Midfielder

Biographical Text

One of a number of youth players to have progressed to the first team in the mid 1990s, Thirlby had signed for Exeter City as a trainee, then gaining a full contract in July 1994.

Thirlby, a Northern Ireland youth international, made his league debut for the Grecians whilst still a trainee when introduced as a substitute against Cardiff City in August 1993.

Released on a free transfer at the end of the 1994-95 season he signed for Tiverton Town, but got another Football League chance when moving to Torquay United in February 1997, where he had three matches as a non-contract player. He then played for Dorchester Town in 1997-98.

Thirlby moved to Bracknell Town during the 1997-98 season and in the summer of 1998 joined Woking, as well as working as a part-time van driver.

In 2010 he had become managing director of Swindon print company, ESP Colour.

Appearances

27

Appearances as Substitute

12

Goals

2

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