Dennis, Tony

Birth Date

1st December 1963


Eton, Buckinghamshire



Biographical Text

Tony Dennis made a handful of appearances for Exeter City early in the 1983/84 season after signing from Plymouth Argyle. He left to play for Bideford before successfully returning to the Football League with Cambridge, Chesterfield, Colchester and Lincoln.

Formerly an apprentice with Plymouth Argyle, Tony gained a full contract in December 1981 but only played a handful of first-team matches.

He moved to Exeter City in August 1983 and made his debut in a 1-0 home defeat against Walsall on the opening day of the season. It proved to be a challenging season for the Grecians, finishing bottom of the Third Division, with a high turnover of players including Tony who, after just three league starts, moved on to Bideford in October 1983. 

He then played for Taunton Town (signing in January 1985) and Slough Town (from January 1987) before receiving another Football League opportunity when joining Cambridge United in February 1989 for £15,000 where he scored 10 goals in 111 league appearances. His next move, for £20,000, was to Chesterfield in June 1993 but he only had one season at Saltergate making just 10 league appearances. Tony then signed for Colchester United in August 1994 for whom he had a couple of relatively-successful seasons adding five goals and 65 league matches to his career tally. His final league club was Lincoln City, who he joined in July 1996, and in one season at Sincil Bank scored twice in 28 league appearances. 

After being released by Lincoln he finished with Gainsborough Trinity and Ilkeston Town.


Exeter City league games only


Appearances as Substitute




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